A drive through Sani Pass is a must for those traveling to KwaZulu-Natal. Leave Durban and pass rural villages on the way towards the Lesotho border. Transfer to a 4x4 vehicle to climb the 1,000 meters, passing a variety of wildlife along the way, then drive through the Lesotho border. Take in the views and stop at the Highest Pub in Africa, before winding down the mountain pass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Townships are part and parcel of life for many around South Africa and Durban has one of the oldest townships of all, the KwaMashu township. What makes this tour so unique is you will have an opportunity to learn about what makes a township and how modern South Africa is dealing with townships today.While visiting the township, you will get to visit the Phoenix Settlement established by Mahatma Gandhi during his time in South Africa, as well as visit the Ohlanga Institute where Nelson Mandela cast the first free and fair election vote in South Africa.Time permitting, you will also have an opportunity to visit the 1860 Museum that records and celebrates the arrival of the Indians in 1860 and learn about how they changed life in Durban for the better!
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.
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.
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.
Embark on an immersive day trip to the tiny country of Lesotho. Set out from Durban in a 4x4 vehicle in order to cross Africa's highest pass―9,435-foot-high (2876m) Sani Pass―and into this intriguing landlocked kingdom. Once inside, pay a visit to a Sotho village to experience how locals live. Interact with villagers, sample borotho bread inside a traditional hut and even purchase crafts as souvenirs. Afterward enjoy lunch at Sani Mountain Lodge, Africa's highest pub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a hassle-free day trip to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KawZulu-Natal province, on this small-group tour from Durban, limited to 11 people or fewer. Visit the site where Nelson Mandela was captured, learn about traditional Zulu culture, and more on an 8-hour excursion from the city.
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.
Spend a day exploring the 19th-century Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Learn about the history of the battles that took place on 22 January 1879 and then see the landscape on which the fighting occurred.
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.
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.
Experience the stunning Drakensberg Mountains on a day trip from Durban. Take in the endless vistas and incredible scenery before setting out on a short walk to view ancient Bushman paintings, hidden within caves and the Drakensberg's remote surrounds. Following lunch (own expense) pay a visit to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, home to an informative visitor centre and an incredible steel monument signifying the site's importance in the fight against apartheid. This trip includes round-trip hotel transport (to most hotels) and the expertise of a professional guide.
This comprehensive tour offers an excellent overview of the KwaZulu-Natal region. Stops include the Gandhi statue and City Hall in the capital city of Pietermaritzburg (the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere), the Nelson Mandela capture site statue and Apartheid Museum, and Howick Falls. You will also take a lengthy hike in Kamberg Nature Reserve to view ancient sandstone rock art.