AISA Tours – Durban

Safari & Phezulu Cultural Village Day Tour – 8 hrs

The tours first stop is the Natal Lion Park which is home to a variety of wildlife including Lion, African and Asian Elephants as well as Rhino. There our guide will drive around the park in search of the Elephants before entering the Lion’s enclosure to marvel at the pride of Lions. This activity is very popular as it gives tourists a rare opportunity to enjoy the excitement of being so close to lions. Tourists are amazed at their size and beauty.

Next, we visit Tala Private Game Reserve that hosts a diverse selection of wildlife on a 3000 hectares reserve. Tala Game Reserve is a Rhino sanctuary and is home to over 370 bird species and wildlife that includes Rhino, Giraffe, Hippo and Eland to name a few of the bigger animals. Our guide will drive around the park in our closed vehicle to view all the wildlife and to share some of his knowledge into the wildlife ecosystem and interesting facts of the animals at Tala Game Reserve.

Our final stop is the ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’ to experience traditional Zulu culture at PheZulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park. Visitors are taken into a traditional Zulu homestead to experience what traditional Zulu life was like before the modern era. Inside a traditional Zulu homestead there are thatched huts placed in a circular position, with the cattle placed in the centre as a form of protection. At PheZulu’s ‘Sibaya’ or homestead the thatched huts are surrounding the auditorium which faces the beautiful ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’. The local PheZulu guide will take you on a guided tour of the PheZulu sibaya and describe Zulu cultural practices to gain insight into Zulu traditions during the 1800’s. The local Zulu dancing show is educating and entertaining with the local performers singing beautiful traditional Zulu songs and dancing energetically. The performers wear their traditional Zulu attire, showing off their dancing and singing skills with rhythmic agility and pride.

Included in PheZulu is the Reptile Park where guests enjoy a guided tour by a local PheZulu Reptile park guide. The local guides are very knowledgeable and eager to take you around the park and share interesting facts about the animals in the park. PheZulu Reptile Park has diverse reptilian wildlife on site which include crocodiles, alligators, snakes, tortoises, spiders and iguanas. The local PheZulu guide will let you touch or hold some of the animals including the small crocodiles and the giant Burmese python, just long enough to take a photo. This tour is ideal for families with young children.

Fri, Dec 30 – 7:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 7:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 7:30am

Book Now – $202 per person


Phezulu Cultural Village & Reptile Park Day Tour – 4 hrs

The tour leaves Durban heading inland to the ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’ to experience traditional Zulu culture at PheZulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park. Visitors are taken into a traditional Zulu homestead to experience what traditional Zulu life was like before the modern era. Inside a traditional Zulu homestead there are thatched huts placed in a circular position, with the cattle placed in the centre as a form of protection. At PheZulu’s ‘Sibaya’ or homestead the thatched huts are surrounding the auditorium which faces the beautiful ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’. The local PheZulu guide will take you on a guided tour of the PheZulu sibaya and describe Zulu cultural practices to gain insight into Zulu traditions during the 1800’s. The local Zulu dancing show is educating and entertaining with the local performers singing beautiful traditional Zulu songs and dancing energetically. The performers wear their traditional Zulu attire, showing off their dancing and singing skills with rhythmic agility and pride.

Included in PheZulu is the Reptile Park where guests enjoy a guided tour by a local PheZulu Reptile park guide. The local guides are very knowledgeable and eager to take you around the park and share interesting facts about the animals in the park. PheZulu Reptile Park has diverse reptilian wildlife on site which include crocodiles, alligators, snakes, tortoises, spiders and iguanas. The local PheZulu guide will let you touch or hold some of the animals including a small crocodile and the giant Burmese python, just long enough to take a photo.

Fri, Dec 30 – Morning Tour – 9:00am

Afternoon Tour – 12:00pm

Sat, Dec 31 – Morning Tour – 9:00am

Afternoon Tour – 12:00pm

Mon, Jan 2 – Morning Tour – 9:00am

Afternoon Tour – 12:00pm

Book Now – $106 per person


Half-Day Safari Tour – 6 hrs

This half day tour includes two wildlife reserves, the Natal Lion Park and Tala Game Reserve to create an exciting safari experience in under 6 hours.

The tours first stop is the Natal Lion Park which is home to a variety of wildlife including Lion, African and Asian Elephants as well as Rhino. There our guide will drive around the park in search of the Elephants before entering the Lion’s enclosure to marvel at the pride of Lions. This activity is very popular as it gives tourists a rare opportunity to enjoy the excitement of being so close to lions. Tourists are amazed at the lion’s size and beauty.

Next, we visit Tala Private Game reserve that hosts a diverse selection of wildlife on a 3000 hectares reserve. Tala Game Reserve is a Rhino sanctuary and is home to over 370 bird species and wildlife that includes Rhino, Giraffe, Hippo and Eland to name a few of the bigger animals. Our guide will drive around the park in our closed vehicle to view all the wildlife and have a close look at the Rhinos. He will give insight into the wildlife ecosystem and the interesting facts about the animals.

Fri, Dec 30 – 7:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 7:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 7:30am

Book Now – $183 per person


Half-Day Durban City Tour – 4 hrs

Embark on a scenic and guided half day tour of Durban and Ethekwini municipality. An experienced and knowledgeable local guide will show you a variety of landmarks which highlight Durban’s diverse culture and history.

At Victoria Street Market you will be given time to shop for African inspired accessories, clothing, souvenirs, home decorations, paintings and luggage etc. Next to the Victoria Street Market is the Zulu Medicine Market where your guide will take you on an informative tour of “Inyanga (Doctors) lane”. The Zulu Medicine Market is a unique place where Zulu culture has survived in the modern urban environment.

The Moses Mabhida stadium has become a defining feature of the Durban skyline. It has a high-rise platform on top of its arch which is accessible by an elevator called the Sky Car for an additional fee. Your tour guide will show you around the exterior of the stadium and explain its history, use and significance. You will be given time to go to the sky platform if desired.

The tour includes a visit to uShaka Marine World’s Village Walk on the famous Golden Mile Beachfront on Durban’s OR Tambo parade. There you will be given time to shop and have lunch. uShaka Village Walk is home to Durban’s most unique shopping experiences, offering a shopper’s paradise in an open-air environment, affording guests a world of entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining.

Fri, Dec 30 – Morning Tour – 9:00am

Afternoon Tour – 12:00pm

Sat, Dec 31 – Morning Tour – 9:00am

Afternoon Tour – 12:00pm

Mon, Jan 2 – Morning Tour – 9:00am

Afternoon Tour – 12:00pm

Book Now – $87 per person


Top Ten of Durban City Tour – 5 to 6 hrs

Embark on a scenic and guided full day tour of Durban’s Top 10. An experienced and knowledgeable local guide will show you a variety of landmarks which highlight Durban’s diverse culture and history.

Gandhi’s house, situated in Inanda township, now stands as a museum dedicated to his 21 years in South Africa. Gandhi himself said, South Africa was essential to his personal achievements. The racial oppression he felt during the 21 years he spent in South Africa shaped his future. In 1904 Mahatma Gandhi established a settlement at Phoenix devoted to his principles of Satyagraha [passive resistance] and printed his newspaper, the Indian Opinion was printed.  After Gandhi’s home, the tour will then include a drive through Inanda Township before progressing to Umhlanga Promenade and the pier.

At Victoria Street Market you will be given time to shop for African inspired accessories, clothing, souvenirs, home decorations, paintings and luggage etc. Next to the Victoria Street Market is the Zulu Medicine Market where your guide will take you on an informative tour of “Inyanga (Doctors) lane”. The Zulu Medicine Market is a unique place where Zulu culture has survived in the modern urban environment.

The Moses Mabhida stadium has become a defining feature of the Durban skyline. It has a high-rise platform on top of its arch which is accessible by an elevator called the Sky Car for an additional fee. Your tour guide will show you around the exterior of the stadium and will  give time to go to the sky platform if desired.

The tour includes a visit to uShaka Marine World’s Village Walk on the famous Golden Mile Beachfront on Durban’s OR Tambo parade. There you will be given time to shop and have lunch. uShaka Village Walk is home to Durban’s most unique shopping experiences, offering a shopper’s paradise in an open-air environment, affording guests a world of entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining.

The tour includes a stop at the beautiful Botanical Gardens, which is the oldest Botanical Gardens in Africa, est 1849.

The KwaMuhle Museum was once the headquarters of Durban’s Native Administration Department and the center of Durban’s harsh system of labour control. Now it has been transformed into Durban’s Apartheid Museum.

The tour also includes various quick stops which include Durban’s City Hall & Harbor.

Fri, Dec 30 – 9:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 9:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 9:00am

Book Now – $106 per person


Shakaland Zulu Village & Dlinza Forest Tour – 10 hrs

Next stop is the main attraction Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village. The Kings Royal Homestead was built for the movie SHAKA ZULU in the 1980’s. It is a lifestyle replica of Shaka’s Royal Homestead which now serves as a living museum for tourists and schools. The two-hour guided tour gives visitors an insight into Zulu Culture before colonisation and modernization. This includes an opportunity to taste authentic Zulu beer and culminates with a show of spectacular Zulu dancing.

We then travel to Dlinza Forest for a scenic easy walk along the high raised board walks which make their way through the beautiful reserve. The reserve is home to small duiker, monkeys and a wide variety of bird life.

Fri, Dec 30 – 7:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 7:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 7:30am

Book Now – $240 per person


Drakensberg Giant’s Castle Cave Art & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour – 12 hrs

This day tour focuses on the Rock Art by the San and the Khoekhoe in the Giants Castle Reserve in the Drakensberg Mountain Range.

The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal. There we will stop by Pietermaritzburg’s City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. There we will visit the Gandhi statue also before we head towards the Drakensberg mountains.

We head towards the Giants Castle Reserve in Drakensburg Mountain range. Conveniently built high on the front of the Drakensberg, Giant’s Castle camp is surrounded by beautiful landscape, deep valleys and grassy highlands which presents tourists with spectacular unforgettable views.

Giant’s Castle Reserve has a set of sandstone caves which have been turned into an outdoor museum. The San Rock Art depicts life of the San and Khoekhoe people who lived in South Africa for 1000s of years before Bantu and European migration. Both considered ‘hunters and gatherers’, the San were more nomadic that the Khoekhoe, who started to herd cattle when introduced by the bantu people who migrated from central Africa. The San and the Khoekhoe used rock art to communicate their story between clans and people.

Giants Castle’s caves is one of the best maintained Cave Rock Sites in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa. The site has been developed for tourism and offers guided tours on the hour from 9am – 3pm daily.  Only 30 minutes from the camp the leisurely trail offers guests an original cultural experience and a spectacular landscape adventure. The local guide will elaborate and display the history and culture behind some of the best-preserved artwork by the San people.

Next stop will be the small town of Howick to visit its waterfall. KwaNogqaza or Howick Falls is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River. The local Zulu people named it the “Home of the Tall” referring to its height. Next to the falls lies a quaint old section of Howick which has a selection of historical museums and antique stores to visit.  

Next is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue and Apartheid Museum. The Capture Site boasts a large sculpture of Nelson Mandela made up of multiply steel columns which stand between 6 and 9 metres tall. Tourists at the Capture Site are required to stand 35 meters away from the large Nelson Mandela bust for it to come into clear focus. Facing west the impressive sculpture creates a uniquely beautiful landscape for the local Howick community. The museum is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s life and his struggle against the Apartheid government.

Fri, Dec 30 – 7:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 7:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 7:30am

Book Now – $240 per person


Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Art & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour – 12 hrs

The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal. There we will stop by Pietermaritzburg’s City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. There we will visit the Gandhi statue also before we head towards the Drakensberg mountains. Kamberg Cave Art is a 90 minute walk and hike from the base camp. This tour is for the physically fit.

The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal. There we will stop by Pietermaritzburg’s City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. There we will visit the Gandhi statue also before we head towards the Drakensberg mountains.

Our destination is the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Drakensberg mountain range. The Kamberg Nature Reserve was created in 1951 because of it its unique natural beauty, wildlife and historical cave rock sites.  The reserve has over 6200 hectors of rolling mountains and deep valleys with an extensive network of hikes and trails. The Walk to the Caves Rock Art Site is over 60 minutes in length from the camp and requires an average level of fitness to complete.  The natural landscape has many rock shelters, containing San rock paintings. These were created by the San people over a period of at least 4000 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity representing the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live in the region.

Next stop will be the small town of Howick to visit its waterfall. KwaNogqaza or Howick Falls is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River. The local Zulu people named it the “Home of the Tall” referring to its height. Next to the falls lies a quaint old section of Howick which has a selection of historical museums and antique stores to visit.  

Next is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue and Apartheid Museum. The Capture Site boasts a large sculpture of Nelson Mandela made up of multiply steel columns which stand between 6 and 9 meters tall. Tourists at the Capture Site are required to stand 35 meters away from the large Nelson Mandela bust for it to come into clear focus. Facing west the impressive sculpture creates a uniquely beautiful landscape for the local Howick community. The museum is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s life and his struggle against the Apartheid government.

Fri, Dec 30 – 7:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 7:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 7:30am

Book Now – $240 per person


Isandlwana & Rorkes Drift Battlefields Day Tour – 12 to 13 hrs

This tour takes you into the north of KwaZulu-Natal where you will visit famous sites of the battlefields. There you will encounter museums, memorials and fields dedicated to the Anglo Zulu wars.

This tour takes you north to the Isandlwana Battlefield and Museum. In early January 1879, the British Empire invaded Zululand furthering their colonial expansionist agenda of Southern Africa. The local Zulu Kingdom responded with a well-coordinated attack at the Battle of Isandlwana that surprised the British. This historic battle, which was documented as being ruthless and bloody is seen by historians as the start of Anglo-Zulu War. The British Empire experienced a severe defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana losing over 1700 soldiers at the hands of a Zulu army numbering 20 000.  The Zulu warriors outnumbered the British troops greatly even though they who had superior weapons in comparison to the spears and leather shields the Zulus used.

The tour progresses to the Battle of Rorke’s Drift which also occurred on January 22nd 1879 after the Battle of Isandlwana and continued into the following day. The Defence of Rorke’s Drift was smaller in numbers than the Battle of Isandlwana with the British numbering at an estimated 150 and the Zulu’s at 3000 – 4000 fighters. The British troops managed to hold off the Zulu warriors and secure a victory.

The last stop is Fugitives Drift and the Queens Colours memorial before we make the journey back to Durban.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:00am

Book Now – $240 per person


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari Day Tour – 12 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. You will arrive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve gate 2 to 3 hours after departing from Durban. You will experience a 3Hour open vehicle game drive around the park in search of the diverse wildlife and Big 5.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98 000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied.  Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its White Rhino conservation. Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

Your guide will stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp (own expense) giving you time to refuel and relax. The restaurant is situated at the top of the hill and gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery of the camp and surrounding areas or we will visit the Centenary Centre, a wildlife-holding centre with an attached museum, information centre and excellent craft shop. It incorporates rhino enclosures and antelope pens, and was established to allow visitors to view animals in transit to their new homes.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:00am

Book Now – $240 per person


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & iSimangaliso St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour – 12 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve where you will experience 3 hour open vehicle game drive in search of diverse wildlife. Next stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife.

The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa’s first Natural World Heritage Site in 1999. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the UNESCO site dates back over 120 years. Established in 1895 the reserve is considered South Africa’s third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles. Isimagaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98 000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied.  Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its White Rhino conservation. Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

Your guide will stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp (own expense) giving you time to refuel and relax. The restaurant is situated at the top of the hill and gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery of the camp and surrounding areas or we will visit the Centenary Centre, a wildlife-holding centre with an attached museum, information centre and excellent craft shop. It incorporates rhino enclosures and antelope pens, and was established to allow visitors to view animals in transit to their new homes.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:00am

Book Now – $266 per person


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Day Tour – 12 to 14 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading north up the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. You will arrive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi gate 2 to 3 hours after departing from Durban. There you will experience a 3 hour open vehicle game drive in search of the diverse wildlife and Big 5.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98 000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied.  Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its White Rhino conservation. Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

Your guide will stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp or Centenary(own expense) giving you time to refuel and relax. The restaurant is situated at the top of the hill and gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery of the camp and surrounding areas or the Centenary Centre, a wildlife-holding centre with an attached museum, information centre and excellent craft market. It incorporates rhino enclosures and antelope pens, and was established to allow visitors to view animals in transit to their new homes.

Emdoneni Cat Project offers a guided tour about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for the various wild cat species which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. Emdoneni’s guided tour offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to literally get up close and personal with their magnificent cat species. There are five species of wild cats at Emdoneni; African Wildcat, Caracal, Cheetah and Serval. This once in a lifetime opportunity can be enjoyed whilst being educated on a tour. This activity is very popular!

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:00am

Book Now – $266 per person


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & DumaZulu Cultural Village Day Tour – 12 to 14 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading north up the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. You will arrive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi gate 2 to 3 hours after departing from Durban. There you will experience 3 hour open vehicle game drive in search of the diverse wildlife and Big 5.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied.  Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its White Rhino conservation. Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

Your guide will stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp(own expense) giving you time to refuel and relax. The restaurant is situated at the top of the hill and gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery of the camp and surrounding areas or the Centenary Centre, a wildlife-holding centre with an attached museum, information centre and excellent craft market. It incorporates rhino enclosures and antelope pens, and was established to allow visitors to view animals in transit to their new homes.

DumaZulu Cultural Village is located near the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand. Translated as “Thundering Zulu” DumaZulu is South Africa’s largest Zulu cultural village boasting a large tradition sibaya and over 50 Zulu locals who live and work at DumaZulu. This village is depiction of what Zulu culture was like before modernization and is considered living museum. The village is laid out in the tradition Zulu design of Zulu beehive huts arranged in a circle around a cattle kraal. Visitors are welcomed by a local DumaZulu tour guide who explains and shares interesting traditions and customs of the Zulu people. The locals display traditional basket-weaving, spear and shield making skills and techniques. Guests enjoy buying decorative beadwork from the locals, viewing the village Sangoma perform tradition bone throwing as well as an impressive Zulu dancing and singing performance.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:00am

Book Now – $266 per person


iSimangaliso St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour – 10 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife.

The Isimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa’s first Natural World Heritage Site in 1999. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the UNESCO site dates back over 120 years. Established in 1895 the reserve is considered South Africa’s third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles. Isimangaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles.

After the boat tour, you will travel to the town of St Lucia for lunch and shopping at the local street vendors. After Lunch the tour guide will show you the beach area before heading back to Durban.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:30am

Book Now – $266 per person


St Lucia iSimangaliso Boat Safari & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Day Tour – 10 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife.

The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa’s first Natural World Heritage Site in 1999. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the UNESCO site dates back over 120 years. Established in 1895 the reserve is considered South Africa’s third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotamuses in SA as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles. Isimangaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles.

After the boat tour you will be given time to have lunch at the local restaurants in the town of St Lucia. After lunch your guide will take you to the river mouth for a walk before leaving St Lucia for Emdoneni Wild Cat Project.

Emdoneni Cat Project offers a guided tour about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for the various wild cat species which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. Emdoneni’s guided tour offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to literally get up close and personal with their magnificent cat species. There are four species of wild cats at Emdoneni; African Wildcat, Caracal, Cheetah and Serval. This once in a lifetime opportunity can be enjoyed whilst being educated on a tour. This activity is very popular!

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:30am

Book Now – $266 per person


Bayete Elephant Interaction & iSimangaliso Wetlands Boat Safari – 11 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is Bayete Zulu in the Zululand Rhino Reserve. They host an educational, touch and feed elephant experience every morning. You will arrive before 11 and wait in anticipation for the elephants to make their entrance for the interaction. The surrounding Zululand bush is quiet and the game rangers talk softly, preparing visitors for the arrival of the biggest mammal on earth.

One may wonder why the elephants are part of the reserve in Zululand and not roaming their natural land.  Rambo and Rachel belonged to a breeding herd in Zimbabwe that required culling.  Fortunately, both elephants succeeded in escaping and were successfully moved to this safe-haven. One of the local knowledgeable rangers will talk you through Rambo and Rachel’s history and provide you with interesting facts about elephants. Tourists are given the rare chance to touch Rambo’s and Rachel’s tusks, ears, legs and tongue whilst feeding them. The Elephants enjoy human interaction due to their unfortunate history. The Elephants are there by their own will which is amazing and surprising. Tourists absolutely love the unique experience.

After the Bayete Elephant interaction, the tour moves south to the town of St Lucia inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and educate you on the park’s incredible wildlife whilst cruising along the estuary on a Boat Safari.

The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa’s first Natural World Heritage Site in 1999. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the UNESCO site dates back over 120 years. Established in 1895 the reserve is considered South Africa’s third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles. Isimagaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:30am

Book Now – $272 per person


iSimangaliso Wetlands Boat Safari & DumaZulu Cultural Village Day Tour – 11 hrs

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the small town of St Lucia inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and educate you on the park’s incredible wildlife whilst cruising along the estuary on a Boat Safari.

Fri, Dec 30 – 6:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 6:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 6:30am

Book Now – $266 per person


Oribi Gorge & Lake Eland Reserve Adventure Day Tour – 10 hrs

The tour starts from Durban heading 100 km down the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal to Oribi Gorge Reserve and Lake Eland. Oribi Gorge has become famous for its thrilling adventure attractions that lure national and international tourists looking for a thrilling adventure in an amazing natural setting.

In Oribi our first attraction is Leopard’s Rock. Perched on the top of a rocky incline, Leopard’s Rock offers spectacular views of the Mzimkhulu river that runs through the gorge.

From there were move to the thrilling ‘Wild Swing or Slide’. Ranked as the highest swing in the world with a fall that equals a jump off a 50-floors building. Operated by Wild 5 Adventures, their adrenalin pumping swing jump can reach a speed of 100 km on the fall, the Swing has turned into one of South Africa’s most popular “Swing” adventure activities. This activity is at your own expense.

For those tourists looking for something less intense, the Zip Line is perfect for enjoying the gorge from high. Located 165m above the tree line, enjoy the spectacular view whilst sitting comfortable harnessed to the zip line.

The tour includes a visit to the longest suspended foot bridge in the South Africa. At 84m long, 2m wide and 100m high, the suspension bridge is an exhilarating walk for tourists offering beautiful views of Lehr’s Waterfall and Oribi Gorge.

Fri, Dec 30 – 8:00am

Sat, Dec 31 – 8:00am

Mon, Jan 2 – 8:00am

Book Now – $240 per person


Nelson Mandela Capture Site & PheZulu Cultural Village – 8 hrs

The tour departs from Durban for the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Your guide will give you a short tour of the city and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

Next stop will be the small town of Howick to visit its waterfall. KwaNogqaza or Howick Falls is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River. The local Zulu people named it the “Home of the Tall” referring to its height. Next to the falls lies a quaint old section of Howick which has a selection of historical museums and antique stores to visit.  

Next is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue and Apartheid Museum. The Capture Site boasts a large sculpture of Nelson Mandela made up of multiply steel columns which stand between 6 and 9 meters tall. The approach to the site leads one down a path towards the sculpture where, at 35 meters away, a portrait of Nelson Mandela, looking west, comes into focus. The museum is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s life and his struggle against Apartheid government.

The tour moves to the ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’ to experience traditional Zulu culture at PheZulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park. Visitors are taken into a traditional Zulu homestead to experience what traditional Zulu life was like before the modern era. Inside a traditional Zulu homestead there are thatched huts placed in a circular position, with the cattle placed in the center as a form of protection. At PheZulu’s ‘Sibaya’ or homestead the thatched huts are surrounding the auditorium which faces the beautiful ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’. The local PheZulu guide will take you on a guided tour of the PheZulu sibaya and describe Zulu cultural practices to gain insight into Zulu traditions during the 1800’s. The local Zulu dancing show is educating and entertaining with the local performers singing beautiful traditional Zulu songs and dancing energetically. The performers wear their traditional Zulu attire, showing off their dancing and singing skills with rhythmic agility and pride.

Included in PheZulu is the Reptile Park where guests enjoy a guided tour by a local PheZulu Reptile park guide. The local guides are very knowledgeable and eager to take you around the park and share interesting facts about the animals in the park. PheZulu Reptile Park has diverse reptilian wildlife on site which include crocodiles, alligators, snakes, tortoises, spiders and iguanas. The local PheZulu guide will let you touch or hold some of the animals including a small crocodile and the giant Burmese python, just long enough to take a photo.

Fri, Dec 30 – 8:30am

Sat, Dec 31 – 8:30am

Mon, Jan 2 – 8:30am

Book Now – $240 per person