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Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban

Experience the beauty of Sani Pass via 4x4 vehicle on a day trip from South Africa into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho and back. Set out from Durban and pass through the exquisitely preserved Victorian city of Pietermaritzburg en route to the World Heritage Suni Pass, a steep pass rising 9,429-feet above sea level. Once crossing the border (bring your passport) visit a traditional Sotho village filled with huts built around a central area filled with livestock. Afterward, savor incredible views while enjoying lunch (own expense) at Africa's highest pub.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour from Durban

Surf and turf safari tour anyone? Experience Africa's great diversity of wildlife by boat and by truck during this full day round trip tour from Durban. Travel up South Africa's Wild Coast to St. Lucia to spot crocs and hippos then head inland to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve to search for Africa's Big 5 by off-road vehicle. Finish with a relaxing dinner overlooking Africa’s oldest park before returning home.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Day Tour

Visit two unforgettable wildlife attractions in one day on this this full-day tour from Durban. In the morning, enjoy a thrilling safari at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and look out for the Big Five— Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhinoceros. After lunch (own expense) overlooking the park, visit the Emdoneni Wild Cat Sanctuary and get a closer look at Cheetahs, Serval Cats, African Wildcats, and Caracal.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Sani Pass Day Tour from Durban

Experience the KwaZulu-Natal midlands and the Sani Pass on this full-day tour from Durban. With hotel pickup and drop-off, you're ensured a stress-free experience riding in the back of a capable 4-WD vehicle with a small group of just eight people or fewer. Learn about the history, culture, and people of Lesotho through guided commentary while getting epic views and photo ops of the panoramic vistas on the Sani Pass and in Underberg.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Safari & PheZulu Village Day Tour from Durban

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour from Durban

Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal. Depart from Durban for a daylong sightseeing trip beginning with KwaZula-Natal's capital Pietermaritzburg and continuing onto Drankensberg's Giants Castle Nature Reserve: spectacular mountain peaks named for their distinct appearance. See the rock paintings of South Africa's indigenous Sans people before touring the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, home to a small museum and a stirring monument dedicated to the country's former president. End your excursion with a visit to Howick Falls.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full Day Sani Pass and Lesotho Tour from Durban in 4X4

Combine a city tour with mountain terrain on this full-day tour from Durban. Visit Pietermaritzburg, the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal, followed by the Mahatma Gandhi statue at city hall. Next, drive Sani Pass—a rugged mountain road that reaches the neighboring country of Lesotho. Cross the border to visit a local village and have a drink at the highest-altitude pub in Africa.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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St Lucia Estuary Safari & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Day Tour from Durban

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Shark Diving

Shark Cage Diving on Durban's Aliwal Shoal

Get up close and personal with an apex predator—oceanic blacktip sharks—on a shark cage snorkeling trip to Durban’s notorious Aliwal Shoal. A guide in the water guarantees safety on a trip that’s suitable for almost everyone, including non-swimmers and kids as young as 7. After learning about sharks, enjoy about an hour in the water. Many visitors choose to leave the cage to swim with the sharks.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

Tala Mini Day Safari - Durban

Enjoy an awesome day out at the Tala private game reserve, about 45 minutes drive from Durban. Spend a few hours viewing wildlife such as giraffe, rhino, hippo and zebra, as well as a multitude of different birds. We stop for a picnic in the tranquil gardens overlooking the river, before a little more wildlife viewing and heading back to Durban.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Full-Day Battle of Isandlwana Battlefields Tour from Durban

Visit the Isandlwana Battlefields, where South African and British Colonial history was made in a major battle, on this full-day tour from Durban. With an historian guide to lead you, you'll learn about the great battle between the Zulu warriors and British troops in 1879. Stop at Rorke's Drift to visit the museum, as well as Buffalo River for lunch and refreshments. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 14 hours
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Safaris

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Day Tour from Durban

Take an exciting trip to look for Africa's famous 'Big Five' animals at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve from Durban. Watch for elusive wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhino, water buffalo and leopards. Add optional excursions for a boat ride through an estuary, a wild cat sanctuary or a Zulu cultural village.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Durban City Tour (Full Day)

Get a comprehensive overview of Durban's highlights and landmarks, with transportation in between, on this full-day tour. Listen as your guide delves deep into the history, culture, architecture, and environment of this South African city. Stops include the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Umhlanga Rocks Promenade, Ushaka Village Walk, City Hall, Victoria Street Market, Durban Botanic Gardens, and others.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely cruise around South Africa's stunning St Lucia Estuary (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) aboard a double-decker boat. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and hippos as you meander through wetland waters, along with possible sightings of eagles, vultures, African broadbills and dozens of other bird species. Enjoy onboard snacks (own expense) as you travel, savoring the surrounding scenery. St Lucia is an approximately 2.5-hour drive from Durban.This day trip includes the expertise of a professional guide.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

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Sani Pass Tour into Lesotho from Underberg

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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

Spend a day at Shakaland to learn about Zulu life from the Zulu people who live there. Visit a traditional Zulu kraal (village), eat a typical lunch and watch a performance of Zulu dancers.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Isimangaliso Wetland Park and Cape Vidal Day Trip from St. Lucia

Enjoy the personalized attention and intimate atmosphere that come with traveling in a small group on this tour of Cape Vidal and Isimangaliso Wetland Park. With all transportation provided from St. Lucia, you can relax and enjoy the scenery on the ride, then enjoy a fully guided tour with insightful commentary through the pristine natural environment, which includes a game drive and a chance to go swimming.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Day Tour of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana

On this amazing day tour you'll get to walk the very ground that the British and Zulu fought on and with your qualified and passionate guide, will gain a deeper understanding of the battles themselves as well as the events that led up to the battles of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Culture shock! Walking tour of Durban

Johnny is a true Durbanite and knows the city and it's people like no other. Therefore, a city tour with Johnny shows the unique sides of Durban that you will never forget. The tour will take you through town to the markets and the beach by using the famous combi's to get from one place to another. Fun and adventure guaranteed!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Safaris

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

Set out on a day-long safari from Durban to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, one of Africa's oldest nature reserves. It's also home to the world's largest white rhino population, a species once on the brink of extinction. Once here, you'll embark on a closed vehicle game drive in search of Africa's 'Big Five,' along with other animals such as cheetahs and hyenas. Scan the waters for crocs and hippos, and keep an eye (and an ear) out for birds like the colorful little bee eater and the Klaas's cuckoo.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Day Trips

Mountain Splendor -The Kingdom of Lesotho

Take a day trip into the Kingdom of Lesotho from Durban, traveling by 4-wheel drive vehicle through the extremely steep Sani Pass after passing through the Natal Midlands and Himeville in a more standard coach. Visit a Sotho village to meet the locals, then head for the Sani Pass Top Chalet for lunch (included) before returning to Durban.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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St Lucia Isimangaliso Boat Safari Day Tour from Durban

Escape the city for a day exploring St Lucia Wetlands Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), a vast natural wetland that's also South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depart Durban for a 2-hour boat ride through the park's estuary, keeping an eye out for resident crocs and hundreds of hippos as you float along. This massive estuary is also a bird-lover's paradise, with flamingos, kingfishers, eagles and more.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Zulu Cultural Tour from Durban

Explore the traditional culture of the Zulu people with this full-day tour from Durban. Visit the cultural village of Shakaland to learn about the legacy of the great King Shaka, a revered leader of the Zulus. Get introduced to Zulu traditions such as Sangomas and assegaai-wielding warriors, and see demonstrations of spear making and dancing. Enjoy a buffet lunch during the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Durban Shore Excursion: Tala Game Reserve Tour

Escape the city and embark on a journey into the rolling hillsides of South Africa's Natal Midlands. You'll venture into the Tala Game Reserve, where you'll have a chance to explore the privately-owned eco estate known for its wildlife and birds. It's the perfect way to enjoy spectacular scenery and African wildlife in a close-top safari vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours


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