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Experience the journey through the storied Sani Pass while focusing on the scenery, since you'll have a guide/driver behind the wheel. No need to rent a car; you and your small group of just 15 people will be able to relax and enjoy the views while your 4x4 vehicle handles the hairpin curves of the treacherous road.
This is an affordable private tour with a personal, dedicated guide.
We guarantee your space to enjoy yourself in comfort. We take only two people in a vehicle, or 4 from the same group, or 6 (must have at least 2 children) from the same family.
You decide where you would like to spend time taking photo's or at viewpoints.
We offer freshly baked snacks, water and juice.
We go beyond the beaten track, include visits to shepherds in their homes and go to private homesteads.
We offer you traditional food tasting at a private restaurant.
You will see more, hear more and experience much more on these tours.
If you are cold we have fluffy blankets and hot bean bags for you.
There are warm and cold towels to refresh you along the way. We give you the option of lots of other extras for special occasions and make sure everyone has a superb certificate of achievement for summiting the Sani Pass.
Learn about Zulu culture on this tour from Richards Bay to Shakaland, a living museum that offers an immersion in local traditions. Watch drumming and dancing performances, see traditional handicrafts, and if you like, sip Zulu beer (own expense) while meeting the ‘villagers’ who keep the Zulu spirit alive. This Shakaland tour includes easy transportation, entrance fees, and lunch, and it’s limited to a small group for personalized service.
Follow the historical Sani Pass, a bridal path between Lesotho and Kwazulu Natal, on a 4WD adventure tour. With a guide providing historical and cultural information as you travel, learn about the area and make a lunch stop midday at the Sani Mountain Lodge, the highest pub in Africa. Learn about the people of Lesotho and their modern lives through a stop at a living Basotho village, complete with optional tastes of homemade bread and beer.
Embark on a day of wildlife sightings and Zulu culture with a mini safari tour from Durban. Start at the Natal Lion Park for an incredible up-close view of lions and elephants. Then continue to the region's Bird of Prey Sanctuary, where you'll see resident raptors such as vultures, eagles, and owls. Follow this with a trip to the nearby Tala Game Reserve and afterward, the Phezulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park. Here, enjoy an immersive Zulu cultural experience complete with a traditional dance performance.
This is the best value all inclusive tour available.
This is an exclusive trip offered 'only' by Major Adventures where there are no tour busses or tourists from other places. You will experience a full Sani Pass Day tour in a 4x4 vehicle and see 'The Highest Pub'. In addition you will travel deep into the Lesotho Highland and visit a small remote village. Observe traditional healer, secret rituals and song and dance routines. Interact with daily lives of the community.
The price includes a delicious packed lunch, all activities and an amount donated to the village person as this is a sustainable tourism project.
Duration is 9 to 10 hours departing and leaving from our office in the centre of town.
This tour is always a winner!
Delve into the mystical shark world with the Blue Wilderness team. Based on Durban’s Aliwal Shoal, we offer an exhilarating cageless shark snorkel, open to everyone who is comfortable floating in the water. This includes children from 7yo upwards. The trips occur early in the morning when the sharks are most active and the weather conditions are at their calmest. Spend between 45 and 60 minutes in the water with between 10 and 30 oceanic black-tip sharks on an ultimate bucket list adventure.
Enjoy two thrilling wildlife experiences in one day on this full-day tour from Durban. First, set sail around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St Lucia and iSimangaliso Wetland Park and look out for hippos, crocodiles, and fish eagle as you cruise around the scenic wetlands. After lunch (own expense), pay a visit to the Emdoneni Wild Cat Sanctuary, where you can learn about the center’s rehabilitation efforts and see cheetahs, serval cats, African wildcats, and lynx.
Explore the “Kingdom in the Sky”
This tour will take you up Sani Pass and further on into a village in the Mountain Kingdom, called Mokhotlong, allowing you to explore more of Lesotho in just a day! It’s the perfect mix of nature, culture and history; enjoy Lesotho’s natural flora and fauna, driving past Lesotho’s highest peak, dive into the culture of the Basotho people in this historical trading post and take a peek into history by getting to see the beautiful old buildings that pack lots of history into this small village. Lesotho is the only country in the world that is in its entirety above 1000m in elevation, making this an experience that you cannot enjoy anywhere else in the world! This tour ticks all these boxes – nature, culture and history – all in Lesotho, all in one day.
Escape Nelspruit for a 2-night 'Elephant Tour' of Kruger National Park, with a visit to Blyde Canyon. Embark on three days of safaris, setting out on morning and evening game drives in search of Africa's 'Big Five,' including elephants. Sleep nights at a park camp and even live like a local with a traditional South African braai, or barbecue. Before returning to Nelspruit spend several hours exploring some of Drakensberg's most spectacular natural sights, including God's Window, Lisbon Falls and the planet's only canyon that's increasing in size.
Far from city lights, crowds, and other travelers, this scenic drive takes you into the Lebombo Mountains where you can immerse yourself in rural Africa. Booking a private tour ensures you get the experience all to yourself, making it great for families or a romantic getaway. Plus, unlike on a group tour, you can pick the departure and return times, enabling you to catch the sunset overlooking Lake Jozini.
Get the best chance of spotting local wildlife by touring Hluhluwe Game Preserve with a private guide. Spend a half-day on safari in one of Africa’s oldest game parks, listening to commentary on the resident animals and searching for the Big Five mammal species. This private tour ensures personalized attention, the ability to move at your own pace, and plenty of chances to ask questions.
Visit the oldest game reserve in South Africa on a safari through Hluhluwe iMfolozi National Park. Search for ‘Big Five’ wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives, and enjoy a picnic lunch inside the reserve, which is home to the world’s largest population of white rhino. This Hluhluwe iMfolozi tour includes pickup and drop-off in Richards Bay, park entrance fees, and lunch, and is limited to 14 people for individual service from the guides.
Visit Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park for the morning and then drive to St Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetlands for a 2 hour boat cruise down the world’s largest estuary viewing hippo and crocodile in their natural hebitat.
For the best of Zulu Culture, Shakaland is a must. We drive north through sugar cane plantations and various historical landmarks to our destination "Shakaland". Our 1st stop will be the superb Dlinza forest at Eshowe.
Thrill to the rhythm of the drums as the Zulus give you an amazing demonstration of traditional dances. You will learn about Zulu customs and lifestyles, and have an opportunity to taste zulu beer. For lunch, you can enjoy a hot or cold buffet which includes traditional zulu food. Hand-crafted goods and souvenirs are available to buy we end the Day with a visit to King Shaka Memorial center in Kwa Dukuza before heading back to The City.
Our guides stop at breath taking view sites along the Sani Pass and the two border posts.
Once at the Top of the Sani Pass - we enjoy lunch at the highest Pub in Africa - The Sani Mountain Lodge. After lunch the Tour continues a further 7km into Lesotho to Skeering - a living Basotho village, where our experienced mountain guide will interest you on Lesotho and its people - the hardy mountainous Basotho folk. Traditional beer and homemade bread offered on request. We wind down the Sani Pass after this cultural experience and arrive back in Underberg
Kosi Bay Estuary and its 4 interlinking lakes are by far the most pristine estuarine ecosystem in South Africa. Boasting with warm crystal clear water fed by the Indian Ocean, the Kosi Bay Mouth area is sure to be one of South Africa’s top kayaking and snorkeling destinations. Together with a visit to the traditional Thonga fish traps, this is the ultimate Kosi Bay day trip!
Vuk’ Africa is a tourism social company that seeks to empower, develop and showcase developing communities not only in South Africa, but also in Africa as a whole. We started off as cultural tourism organization in 2004 operating in the community of KwaNyuswa, in the Valley of a Thousand Hills South Africa, 40km west of Durban. Beyond profit margins that drive most businesses, we facilitate social cohesion through tourism, create employment, promote talents, and empower locals where we operate through our Arise Africa Trust Fund, and Beyond Self-Scholarship Program, as well as other community development projects.
Our Zulu cultural tours are real life experience and create community employment and support locally.
uMkhuze harbours an astonishing diversity of habitats ranging from the eastern slopes of the Lebombo Mountains to stretches of rolling acacia savannah, swamps, woodlands and riverine forest. Wildlife includes black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, buffalo.
The Sani Pass was once a bridal path which allowed Basotho folk to transport their goods to and from the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho and Kwazulu Natal and today offer visitors the opportunity to experience the adventure of climbing to a height of 2874 meters above sea level.
Departing from Ghost Mountain Inn on a unique 4 hour experience and one of authenticity, the Myeni Cultural Experience includes a visit to a local homestead as well as the chance to interact with members of the Myeni family.
Sampling of traditional food and drink on request.
Spoil the senses to a remarkable fig forest walk as you explore the spellbinding beauty of natural Africa. Although the Fig Forest Walk is only about two hours long, the walk itself is situated deep in the uMkhuze Game Reserve so the activity includes a game drive to and from the walk.