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Durban soccer stadium at night with fog clouds

Explore South Africa's fun capital - Durban with its golden beaches and entertainment resorts.

A short bus trip and you are in the Drakensberg, a barrier of spears of basalt cliffs, forests and waterfalls

For the historian there are tours to the Battlefields and for the wildlife enthusiast short trips to the game reserves.

Moses Mabhida Stadium - the icon on the Durban skyline is the multi purpose sports stadium

Durban City Hall

Durban City Tour

Durban is a rich blend of cultures and also Africa's busiest port.

Tour the Marine Parade and the harbour as well as the huge silos of the Sugar Terminal.

Drakensberg KwaZulu-natal in summer

Drakensberg Mountain Splendour.

The Zulu's call this mountain range - uKhahlamba (meaning Barrier of Spears)

This tour takes us to South Africa's highest driveable mountain pass, Sani Pass - giving us stunning mountain scenery crossing into Lesotho.


Shakaland Day Tour

King Shaka - the powerful and mighty King of the Zulu nation

This is a great opportunity to get to know the Zulu's and their customs and traditions

There will be tribal dancing - spear making - Sangomas and more. Lunch is a traditional Zulu meal

ushaka shark at durban marine world

uShaka Marine World Tour

Not just another aquarium - this is a tour not to be missed.

In addition to the saltwater aquarium with indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits, clamber over a shipwreck - watch a dolphin display in the largest dolphin stadium in Africa

durbans beachfront from atop the moses mabida stadium

Durban Golden Mile

Take a trip to Durban's Golden Mile - a feast of entertainment - all the fun of the fairground - warm sandy beaches - Richshaw drives.

This tour also takes us along Durban's Marine Parade and Harbour - the Sugar Terminal - University of Natal - Botanical Gardens -Indian market

booted eagle walking

Durban African Raptor Sanctuary

Educational and entertaining and something the whole family will enjoy.

The raptor sanctuary is a rehabilitation centre as well as a specialised breeding centre for birds of prey, from small owls to the large eagles and vultures.

Learn more about these birds of prey as you watch the flying display.

Not far from Durban, take the N3 highway and the turn off at the Lion Park.

Sightseeing Tours from Durban

Durban City Tour

Drakensberg Mountain Splendour


Zululand Cultural Tour

Shakaland Tour Nandi Experience

Things to Do Yourself
(no scheduled tour)

uShaka Marine World

Golden Mile of Durban

African Bird Raptor Sanctuary


Durban City
Durban StadiumDurban
Moutain SplendourSteam Train
KwaZulu- NatalBattlefields


The legacy of our Zulu Kingdom's critical, blood-soaked conflicts of Shaka Zulu: Boer v Zulu, Britain v Boer, Zulu v Britain

the Zulu experience' will linger in your mind long after you have left this area. Take an ox wagon to Zulu villages of bee-hive huts and experience traditional Zulu hospitality, or a rural wedding ceremony and if you wish, visit a sangoma traditional healer

Elephant Coast

This pristine eco-wonderland boasting 21 different ecological systems, is in a unique situation, where it can offer the best
game viewing and fishing safaris within close proximity.
The sea, lakes and beach provide Scuba diving at Sordwana, snorkeling at Kosi Bay, turtle tours, whale watching from
St Lucia and angling the 200 kilometers of unspoilt beach
The Game Reserves and parks are home to the big 5 with the worlds largest concentration of Rhino

North Coast
The Zulu Kingdom's north coast, also known as the Dolphin Coast, stretches from Zimbali to the mighty Tugela River.

This is the playground of the bottlenose dolphins, which frolic in the waters close to shore and are visible all year round.

It offers luxury, beauty, sport and history

South Coast

Sub-tropical forests, blue lagoons, golden beaches, rocky coves, the warm Indian Ocean and sunny weather make KwaZulu- Natal's south coast a popular year-round holiday resort

Scuba diving at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. Try surfing at the internationally acclaimed surf spots or go abseiling in the Oribi Gorge

Every winter, there is the phenomenon of the sardine run - millions of sardines migrate up the coast, accompanied by by dolphins and other large fish and thousands of sea birds which feed on them, and people come from far and wide to scoop up buckets of this natural harvest

Pietermaritzburg / Midlands

This is the town in which the annual Dusi Canoe Marathon starts, and is the beginning or ending point of the world- renowned annual Comrades Marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, which attracts about 15 000 participants

The Midlands Meander, has grown into a fascinating mix of arts and crafts, world-class restaurants and homely comforts

The magnificent Howick Falls located in this area provide picnic facilities

Ukhahlamba / DrakensbergThe Zulu people named it 'Ukhahlamba' or the 'Barrier of Spears' and the Dutch Voortrekkers 'The Dragon Mountain'. The Drakensberg Mountains, with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snowcapped in winter, tower over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls, form a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho

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