Have you packed your passport? You’re heading into the Mountain Kingdom after all. At 3 240 meters above sea level it can get a tad icy so wrap yourself in one of our authentic Basotho Blankets which is yours for the day.
Our first stop is Himeville, at the base of the mountain, where you’ll climb into a rugged 4x4. Time to embark on the steep climb up the scenic and daunting Sani Pass. Get your passport stamped at the border and head into no-mans-land which connects South Africa to Lesotho.
Once you enter into Lesotho your guide will introduce you to a Basotho village before a bucketlist lunch (own cost) at Africa’s highest pub. Time to head down the mountain for your drive back to Durban.
TRAVEL VISA — Travellers are required to check whether they require a travel visa to enter Lesotho. If you require a visa it is your responsibility to acquire the necessary visa prior to the tour. Wild Routes Africa is in no way responsible for any traveller that is refused entry into Lesotho.
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.
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and journey into the gently rolling countryside of the Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands.
Enjoy a closed game drive through the Natal park .The park is home to Lion, African Elephant, Asian Elephant, Impala, Nyala, Grey Duiker, Porcupine, Bush Pig, Kudu, Vervet Monkey, Bush Babies, Black Backed Jackal, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest.
Then we continue to one of our best kept secrets, Tala Game Reserve! Tala, a privately owned wildlife conservancy, has a charm all its own; teaming with bird life, magnificent ’Plains Game’ such as eland, giraffe, kudu, zebra and a family of Hippos, which are extremely rare in this area! Enjoy the spectacular scenery and open vehicle game viewing, returning to Durban in afternoon.
Hit the road bright and early —05h00. As you know wildlife, especially predators, are most active around dawn and dusk.
Enter the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve at Nyalazi Gate and enjoy a 2.5 hour morning game drive in one of our Hyundai H1 vehicles (Please note — this is not an open safari 4x4). Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is renowned for its White Rhino densities.
Keep your Carl Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 binoculars on hand, you never know what’s around the corner. Stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp. Lunch is at travellers own expense.
Time to head into one of KwaZulu Natal’s premier private game reserves: Manyoni Private Game Reserve! Meet Manyoni’s most experienced ranger and jump into an authentic open safari 4x4. Embark on a 4 hour game drive through this pristine wilderness as you track down Africa’s iconic Big 5 and everything in between. Your ranger is passionate about the African bush and will help you understand the eco-system.
Depart Manyoni Private Game Reserve at 16h00 for Durban.
This day safari takes you to KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal province known for its beauty and diverse array of wildlife. The tour has three stops: Natal Lion Park, where you can admire a resident pride of lions up close; the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, where you can see indigenous South African raptors; and Tala Private Game Reserve, home to kudu, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, eland, and other big game animals.
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.
People who have gone on this tour have said that this was the best 7 days of their lives. The 7 Day Garden Route Tour from Durban to Cape Town offers a relaxed way to view this most scenic area and our overnight accommodations add to the comfort and luxury.
INCLUDED ON THIS TOUR
• Bottled water
• Guided transport
• Airconditioned Minibus
• Entrance fees to the various places of interest such as Tsitsikama National Park
• Breakfasts x 7
• Lunches x 7
• Dinners x 6
• One of the dinners will be the South African famous braai
• You can also indulge in wine a tasting experience – own expense
• Minimum booking 2 people sharing
We can cater for groups larger than 15 on request. There is also a discount for groups of 4 and more. If only 2 or 3 of you are booked for the tour, the tour will become a private tour for you at no extra charge.
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.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. This 96000 hectare Park is home to the African Big 5, Wild Dogs, Cheetah and much more.
Historically this is also the Park that single-handedly saved the Rhinos from near extinction in the '60s when less than 100 Rhinos roamed the planet. King Shaka also made use of the southern section (Umfolozi) as his personal hunting grounds in days gone by.
This park not only offers the most magical sights and sounds but some fascinating historical facts. All of our rangers have numerous years of experience in their respective fields and will undoubtedly ensure that you have a marvelous day out on your Full-Day Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Safari.
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.
Join our famous guide on a 3 hours iSimangaliso Sunset Safari!
Experience the beauty of iSimangaliso with breathtaking views of the African Sunset and have a bigger chance of seeing Leopard and other nocturnal species!
Travel through the gentle pastoral beauty of the Natal Midlands. Pass through grassy plains scattered with villages and lush farmlands and see plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. Take in the endless vistas and incredible scenery. Explore the magnificent Drakensberg.
The day's highlights are:
• See the Howick Falls
• See the site where former SA President Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962
• Enjoy mountain trails at the Drakensberg
• Minimum 2 people booking
*All this in one day.
We can cater for groups larger than 15 on request. There is also a discount for groups of 4 and more. if only 2 or 3 of you are booked for the tour, the tour can become a private tour for you at no extra charge.
Discover South Africa’s cultural heritage and spot the Big Five as you visit two popular attractions in one day—the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and DumaZulu Cultural Village. In the morning, enjoy a thrilling safari at Hluhluwe Imfolozi and look out for the Big Five— Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhinoceros. After lunch (own expense) overlooking the park, learn about the culture and traditions of the Zulu tribe at the DumaZulu Cultural Village.
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 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.
Set out to see Africa's Big 5 on a game drive in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park from KwaZulu-Natal. Round-trip transportation from your hotel means no navigating a rental car in the predawn darkness in order to make it to the park. With a guide providing facts about the animals biology behavior as well as expert tracking, you can make the most of your time in the park.
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.
Enjoy a big game drive on a full-day trip from Durban to Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, one of Africa's oldest nature reserves. Set out to experience the incredible wildlife of Hluhluwe–Imfolozi (formerly Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve), which along with the 'Big Five' includes hyenas, wildebeests, hippos, monkeys, bushpigs and very-rare-but-sometimes-seen wild dogs―among many others. Savor lunch on a hilltop camp for panoramic views of the park, and don't forget to bring your camera!
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.
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.
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.
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.