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$1676.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 nights Zulu culture, Battlefields & Wildlife tour

ItineraryDay 1: Durban Hotel pick up at 07h00Stop At: Isandlwana Battlefield, Isandlwana, KwaZulu-NatalAfter pick up from your hotel we embark on 3,5 hour journey to Isandlwana where the Zulu regiments fought against the British army on 22 January 1879. This was the first major encounter in the between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom - a decisive victory for the Zulus. After the tour of Isandlwana lunch will be served, thereafter a short tour of Rorke's drift will take place, a battle which followed Isandlwana on the same day - a decisive victory for the BritishAfter both tours have been conducted we will check in at a 4 star hotel for the evening where dinner will also be servedDuration: 20 hoursStop At: Valley of the Zulu Kings, KwaZulu-NatalThe Spirit of the Emakhosini is a monument to the Zulu people. It comprises, on a grand scale, a bronze Zulu beer- pot, surrounded by the horns/tusks of seven animals associated with the Zulu. The pot stands on a beaded plinth accompanied by bronze reliefs of scenes of traditional Zulu life. The beer-pot is an item found in every household and is symbolic both as a receptacle of the heritage of the valley, and of spirit of togetherness. The horns symbolize the seven Zulu kings who are buried in the valley. This cradle of the Zulu nation holds the graves of the Kings Zulu, Phunga, Mageba, Ndaba, Jama, Senzangakhona and DinuZulu.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: KwaZulu Cultural MuseumThe KwaZulu Cultural Museum at Ondini, near Ulundi, was opened in 1984 and houses one of the most representative collections of the rich cultural heritage of KwaZulu Natal. It focuses on the Nguni speaking peoples of South-Eastern Africa, from the earliest inhabitants to the great Zulu Nation. Of note is its famous collection of beadwork. The items featured on the site is a selection of some of the beautiful items which can be viewed at the museum. The items are divided into categories by the use for which they were intended. There are also a number of items which belonged to King Cetshwayo who ruled the Zulu nation during the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu-NatalSpend 2 nights at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, formerly known as the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. The park is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa. 96000 hectares in size (960 square kilometers) that's the same size as Netherlands Antilles while Hong Kong is 1104 square kilometers. Officially opened in 1895 as a Park. It is home to Africa's Big Five and also other game including the elusive Cheetah, Wild Dog and Nyala. Prime game viewing takes place at hides overlooking pans and waterholes which enable visitors to see animals at close range.Duration: 2 daysStop At: Shakaland, KwaZulu-NatalShakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village, situated just 160km north of the city of Durban, is a living monument to traditional Zulu culture. Here, people from across the world and different walks of life come to experience the vibrant Zulu culture. The Hotel offers traditional accommodation in KwaZulu Natal, featuring authentic African decor, complete with wooden interiors, thatched roofs and an earthy, warm ambience. Your 1 night stay here includes dinner, bed, breakfast, cultural experience (tour of the Zulu village including stick fighting, beading, pottery, spear making throwing, courtship demonstration) and spectacular traditional Zulu dancing. You will depart back to Durban after breakfast and morning programmeDuration: 20 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Spend 1 night at Rorke’s Drift Hotel - 4 starDay 2: Spend a night at a lodge in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - 3 starStop At: Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu-NatalSpend 2 nights a lodge in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park - 3 starDuration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Spend 2 nights at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - 3 starDay 3: Second night at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game ParkStop At: Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu-NatalMore Game viewingDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: 2nd night at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - 3 starDay 4: ShakalandStop At: Shakaland, KwaZulu-NatalSpend the night in the Zulu village coupled a lodge offering dinner, bed, breakfast, cultural experience and spectacular tribal dancingDuration: 20 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Shakaland for 1 and final night - 3 star

$510.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

Overnight Zulu Culture & Heritage tour from Durban

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Beyond Zulu Experience - Day Tours, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal08h00 Pick up from your centrally located Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito hotels or King Shaka airport and embark on a 3 hour journey to Ulundi - heart of the Zulu Kingdom where it all began.Stop At: Valley of the Zulu Kings, KwaZulu-NatalThe Spirit of Emakhosini is the birthplace of the Zulu Kingdom where 7 early Zulu Kings are buried.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: KwaZulu Cultural MuseumExperience the rich cultural heritage of theKwaZulu Natal region, from the earliestinhabitants to the present. The museum housesone of the most representative collections ofZulu material culture in the country, with afabulous collection of Zulu beadwork.One can also experience interactive displays,from touching tools dating back to the StoneAge, to smelling traditional medicine andplaying musical instrumentsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mtonjaneni LodgeA quick stopover for lunch at Mthonjanei Lodge or similar restaurantDuration: 1 hourStop At: Shakaland, KwaZulu-NatalThe final item of the day is an overnight experience at a Zulu cultural village. This cultural village is a unique resort built amid thorn trees and aloes, comprising a traditional Zulu "Umuzi” or homestead, where the Zulu people reside as well as a separate area consisting of hotel rooms. The entire experience includes transport from/to Durban, tour guide, accommodation at a Zulu village and cultural lodge, dinner, breakfast, lunch and all entrance fees.Duration: 20 hours