Welcome to Natal
Rio Grande do Norte's capital is a clean, bright and rather bland city that has swelled as a hub for coastal package tourism, much of it catering to Brazilian families. Its main attractions are touristic beaches, buggy rides and other organized excursions, restaurants and nightlife – it won't appeal too much if you seek museums, theater or wild empty strands.Most visitors stay in the beach neighborhood of Ponta... Read More
Top experiences in Natal
Pipa Beach from Natal
Your journey begins with a picturesque drive through the municipality of Tibau do Sul. Traveling along the second longest highway in Brazil on your way to the Beach of Pipa, you'll receive fantastic views of tropical Brazilian scenery. Don't forget your camera! The multitude of beaches stretch out in each direction, further than your eyes can see. Dotted by rocky outcrops, the white sand is lovely and dramatic against the backdrop of the high cliffs which plunge into the sea. The beach is a perfect spot to relax and watch the native turtles and dolphins which are aboundant in the area.Your tour continues into the village of Pipa, where you can browse the quaint shops and perhaps find that perfect souvenir! Or, simply enjoy a refreshment from one of the many restaurants before allowing us to return you to your Natal hotel.
Natal City and the Southcoast Tour
Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Via Costeira beach before making your way to the Reis Magos Fort (The Three Kings). Perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean, this fascinating structure is sure to capture your amazement! Your tour proceeds through the neighborhoods of Santos Reis, Rocas and Ribeira, areas where Natal began its urban growth. Then it's on to the city center where you'll visit the cathedral of Natal. Stop at an arts and handicrafts center, where you'll have the opportunity to appriciate the work and do a little souvenir shopping. Don't miss out on the view from the Morro de Careca (the bald hill), where panoramic vistas of the outskirts of Natal and Pirangi Beach can be found. From sightseeing and culture to shopping and relaxing, this tour has it all! An easy and fun way to experience Brazil's south coast!
Maracajau from Natal
Experience the excitement of a beach that is untouched by urbanization!. Dive in the Parrachos, which located about 4 miles (7km) offshore, consist of complex reef formations that cover over 3.5 acres (15 sq. km). Even if you don't participate in the diving, the floating platforms are worth a visit! Enjoy a local lunch from one of the many vendors along the beach. Savor Brazilian food in the beautiful natural surrounds before allowing us to return you to your Natal city hotel.
Cape Town Townships: Private Guided Tour
You will be collected from your Cape Town area hotel or guest house in the morning and driven for approximately 20-minutes to one of the city's oldest townships known to the locals as Langa (meaning ‘Sun’ in Xhosa). The township is named after a very respected chief Langalibalele, who was a renowned rainmaker that spent time in jail on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. Upon arrival in this township, originally developed for black South Africans who were evicted from their homes in District Six under the Group Areas Act, your driver will introduce you to the local tour guide. The local guide will accompany you on a short walking tour (0.5 miles or less than a kilometer), affording opportunities to interact with locals. The walking portion will start at Gugasthebe, a tourist information center, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. Then, you will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern, where you will learn how the local beer, Umqombothi, is brewed, and enjoy a beer tasting with locals. This will be followed by a visit to the municipal beer hall built in 1945. Afterwards, you'll visit the township's entrepreneurial business women who prepare barbecue (braai) meat on the streets of Langa, old and new hostels to see the transformations done by the government in order to better residents' living conditions, an area crèche, and a newer housing development. In Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional). The walking township tour will end at the public library. Then, you'll board the vehicle to explore other places of interest around the township before heading to a second township called Gugulethu, known to the locals as 'Gugs'. Gugulethu comes from Xhosa name ‘igugu lethu’ meaning 'our pride'. It was established in 1960 because Langa was overcrowded. The tour will drive to area attractions and stop for lunch at the Mzoli meat place (at your own expense). Here you will have an opportunity to eat and drink with the locals.At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 5:00pm.
7-Day KwaZulu-Natal Uncovered Tour from Durban
This 7 day tour will take you on a journey where you will be able to explore the Midlands and KwaZulu-Natal region extensively from battlefields tours to the historical museum of Seige, Mahatma Ghandi Statue and even the city of Howick where our late former president Nelson Mandela was captured. Experience the history of the battlefields and the other exciting activities KwaZulu-Natal has to offer including a Hluhluwe Safari Experience and the iSimangaliso Wetlands and the UNESCO World Heritage Site - uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains. This tour includes 6 nights accommodation, meals as specified, registered THETA tour guide and transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle.