Durban, South Africa
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Tour the coastal city of Durban and explore the Valley of a 1000 Hills on a informative day trip through greater KwaZulu-Natal. Begin with a visit to some of this busy port city's main highlights, including the bustling Victoria Street Market, the KwaMuhle Apartheid Museum and the Southern Hemisphere's largest mosque. Stroll among orchids and cycads in the Durban Botanic Gardens and see the country's oldest temple complex in the country. Then go outside the city to experience Zulu culture, including a traditional Zulu dance performance.
  • City tour of Durban and Zulu culture in the Valley of a 1000 Hills
  • See Durban's landmark sites, including the Grey Street Mosque and KwaMuhle Apartheid Museum
  • Shop for bargains at Victoria Street Market, with more than 170 stalls
  • Meet a traditional Zulu healer at Phezulu Cultural Village and Umgeni Hindu Temple
  • Explore Africa's oldest operating botanical gardens
  • Travel by comfortable coach bus
  • Includes convenient round-trip hotel transport

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, Jul 2017

This tour began with the on time arrival of Terry and his able intern Nozipho. We decided to visit the Valley of the 1000 Hills in the morning because the weather was perfect and was questionable in the afternoon. After a short drive, which included a brief stop for refreshments, we arrived at the Valley of 1000 Hills. I am sure you can guess how it got it's name. At top of the hill is a traditional Zulu village. While this is very interesting and informative, it is overshadowed by the spectacular view of the valley from this strategic high ground.

The Natives provided an excellent example of traditional Zulu dances that were associated with various stories of Zulu life and culture. After that, the guest entered a massive Zulu hut for a short briefing on Zulu life and traditions. The whole experience was very interesting and informative, Be sure to bring you camera! After the entertainment, the dancers posed in their traditional Zulu warrior dress for photos with guests. This portion of the tour took most of the morning.

Returning back to town, Terry and Nozipho discussed the history of Durban. Driving through the streets, we visited various sports stadiums, centers of commerce, the harbor area, and the beautiful city hall. We also visited the Indian and local Flea Market. This was an unusual experience. The tour culminated with a visit to the City Aquarium, amusement park, and beach.

It was an excellent, full, and interesting day. I highly recommend this tour with THIS company! Terry and Nozipho were great!

, May 2017

This tour was a good way to use the single free day we had in Durban. The Reptile Park was interesting. However, despite having confirmed, we were picked up late and had the impression from our guide that First Zulu the actual tour provider might have forgotten they actually had clients that day, until we called them because they had not yet shown up. The tour guide was very informative in the morning but seemed to run out of info to impart after that. The stop at the Botanical Gardens was more rushed than I would have liked, likely because of the late start.

, Apr 2017

My tour guide Thammy is very informative and helpful. I really appreciated his detailed explanation at each point that we stopped by.
Highly recommended to those who looking for a relax and hassle free day tour. Worth for money!

, Feb 2017

Brilliant day, due to Christo, our guide from 1st Zulu Safaris. Just the two of us sharing his knowledge and excitement for this still new nation. Highlights were the PheZulu experience in 1000 Hill Valley and an unforgettable hour spent wandering Durban's Botanical Gardens. The Spice market was unreal and the Aids/Apartheid Museum eye-opening. Expensive but worth it - especially as we were his only client's and we shared all his intimate knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you.

, Jan 2017

Our guide was punctual and very friendly. We requested a 10am, which we were grateful could be accommodated. We did not go to the Botanical gardens, the Temple or Mosque but visited Umhlanga instead. The Phezulu village and reptile park were the highlights of the tour. Lunch at UShaka overlooking the ocean was a great venue recommended by our guide.
The cost of visiting the Stadium was not included in the price.
Our walk through the Muti market and Apartheid museum were interesting but rushed - no opportunity for photos and whisked off to the next venue.

, Nov 2016

My wife and I did Durban City Tour with 1000 Hills.

Our tour guide Thaimi forgive spelling was awesome.

We began in Durban and went out to the country for Zulu history performance, couple of scenic stops along the way, reptile sanctuary and concluded with multiple stops within the city botanical gardens, harbour, city center, and aqua marine.

There was plenty of opportunities for photos and history lessons throughout.

We got back in plenty of time to freshing up and relax, before heading out to dinner.

, Nov 2016

Trying to confirm our booking as requested by e-mail on arrival in Durban was somewhat of a pain! However, we were rung back by out guide, Chrostoph, who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. as we only had the one full day free in Durban this tour was ideal.

, Jun 2016

Sotiri and his staff customized our trip to meet our special interests and once again, our high expectations were far exceeded! I wish it was possible to rate this HIGHER than the excellent 5 star rating!

, May 2016

A nice introduction for those not familiar with the city. The 1000 Hills is the most scenic part of the journey. Tour guide was friendly but had to be asked questions since little narrative was offered spontaneously.

, Oct 2015

It ended up I was the only one who booked the tour but they didn't cancel it. My guide Peter was very attentive. He took me to all interesting places in Durban. The valley of a thousand hills is also very interesting. I highly recommend it.

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