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Throw in the wildlife – the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and rare marine species – the historic intrigue of the Battlefields, fabulous hiking opportunities, and the sand, sea and surf of coastal resort towns, and you get a tantalising taste of local heritage and authentic African highlights that should be on every ‘must-do’ list.


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$211.74 Day Trips & Excursions

Mountain Splendor -The Kingdom of Lesotho

You will make an early start, meandering through the rolling green hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and on to the little town of Underberg. Here you board a four wheel drive vehicle, the only means by which to tackle the steep Sani Pass. At the top lies a remote border post - passports are essential - and beyond that, the Kingdom of Lesotho. You will visit a traditional Sotho village and then enjoy lunch at the highest pub in Africa, which has incredible views of the pass, before making our way back down the mountain. Please note: The four wheel drive vehicle will depart from Underberg.

$186.68 Outdoor Activities

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

Venture into the wild lands of Zululand on this guided excursion into Africa’s oldest game reserve, the picturesque Hluhluwe-Umfolozi. The reserve also enjoys international acclaim for its work in Rhino conservation, spearheading the successful "Operation Rhino" campaign to bring the White Rhino population back from the brink of extinction in the 1950's and 1960's. This is an ongoing campaign which the reserve is proud to be a part of. The tour includes closed vehicle game drives throughout the day, and you have the option to take an open vehicle game drive at an additional cost, payable direct to the supplier on the day. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is home to the Big 5 and an abundance of other game and bird species. Enjoy game viewing at the lush waterholes and a variety of scenery, Lunch is at the award-winning Hilltop Camp, which has incredible views over the reserve.

$134.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

The many aspects of traditional Zulu life packed into one exhilarating day. Travel up the lush KwaZulu-Natal north coast into the sub-tropical beauty of Zululand and the nKwalini Valley. Atop a hill overlooking the uMhlatusi River, Shaka's birthplace, stands the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand - today it's a very much alive museum. Here you will learn all about the culture and traditions of Zulus and witness the skill and artistry that goes into building their huts, making pottery, brewing beer and crafting beadwork and baskets. Sample the unusual beer, visit the iSangoma (witchdoctor), enjoy the grace and energy of the Zulu dancers and then tuck into a delicious lunchtime feast.

$50.65 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Durban Airport Arrival Transfer

When making a booking for this private transfer service, you will need to advise your flight details and your Durban City or Umhlanga hotel details. 24-48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pick up times and places. It's that easy! Pricing is per vehicle per transfer with prices depending on number of guests. Don't forget to book your Durban Airport Departure Transfer. At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details: Airline Flight Number Departing City / Arrival City Arrival Time Hotel Name Hotel Address

$41.40 Tours & Sightseeing

Durban City Sightseeing Tour

Travel along the 'Golden Mile' beachfront towards the harbor entrance where you can see anything from sari clad Indian ladies walking on the sand to traditional healers collecting bottles of seawater to use as muti (medicine). Continue past Durban City Hall and learn about its humorous history, before visiting the Phansi Museum, home to a collection of South African artifacts and traditions. See beadworks, headrests, Zulu Clay Pots and various other treasures as you browse the museum with your expert guide. Visit the bustling African/Indian Markets at Warwick Triangle – home to 9 distinct markets developed around Durban’s largest public transport interchange and where approximately 6000 street vendors ply their trade, to an average of 460 000 daily commuters – an authentic experience. See Durban's Botanic Gardens, founded in 1849, where you'll find a mix of African, Asian and American trees. Throughout the tour your expert guide will introduce you to the rich Indian history of Durban. Conclude with a visit to an icon of KwaZulu-Natal, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where you will have the option of experiencing the cable car ride (for own account) to the top of the stadium for that phenomenal view of Durban and its surroundings.

$108.23 Day Trips & Excursions

Durban Tour: Valley of 1000 Hills, Victoria St Market, Mosque

Embark on a scenic and guided day tour of Durban and the Valley of 1000 Hills where you will visit PheZulu Cultural and Safari Park. At Victoria Street Market you will be given time to shop for African inspired accessories, clothing, souvenirs, home decorations, paintings and luggage etc. Next to the Victoria Street Market is the Zulu Medicine Market where your guide will take you on an informative tour of “Inyanga (Doctors) lane”. The Zulu Medicine Market is a unique place where Zulu culture has survived in the modern urban environment. The Moses Mabhida stadium has become a defining feature of the Durban skyline. It has a high-rise platform on top of its arch which is accessible by an elevator called the Sky Car for an additional fee. Your tour guide will show you around the exterior of the stadium and explain its history, use and significance. The tour includes a stop at the beautiful Botanical Gardens, which is the oldest Botanical Gardens in Africa, est 1849. Your guide will show you some of the interesting and beautiful features of the gardens and give you the option of extra time to explore alone. The KwaMuhle Museum was once the headquarters of Durban’s Native Administration Department and the center of Durban’s harsh system of labour control. Now it has been transformed into Durban’s Apartheid Museum that seeks to reflect Durban’s urban growth and the history of its residents. The tour includes a visit to uShaka Marine World’s Village Walk on the famous Golden Mile Beachfront on Durban’s OR Tambo parade. There you will be given time to shop and have lunch. uShaka Village Walk is home to Durban’s most unique shopping experiences, offering a shopper’s paradise in an open-air environment, affording guests a world of entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining. The tour leaves Durban and travels to the Valley of 1000 Hills. Home of PheZulu Cultural and Safari Park. Visitors are taken into traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artefacts, beliefs and rituals of the Zulu people are explained, giving visitors an insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. The Zulu dancing show (50 minutes) is impressive with the dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace, agility and humour. PheZulu also has a Crocodile and Snake park where guests will be taken on a tour by a knowledgeable local guide. They will learn interesting facts about crocodiles and snakes and have a hands-on experience with Cleo the Burmese python who weighs in at 42 kilograms.  

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