Lesisure Tour Options
Durban offers excellent urban vibes, including a mix of design, art, music and food – peppered with fascinating cultural influences. There is a lot to experience, including magnificent mountains, Big 5 game reserves, country meanders and loads of other top attractions nearby. We have specially selected the ‘’must see’’ attractions for you.
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Private tours or tours to alternate attractions may be arranged on request. Please contact Deveena Naiker for a quotation.
Tours operate with a minimum number of participants and are subject to Turners and appointed Tour operator’s terms and conditions.
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Explore the buzz of the city and the diversity of cultures only found in Durban.
Durban Orientation Walking Tour
Start this historical encounter with your guide and take an easy walk into central Durban.Visit the historical site of the City Hall and the old Post Office. Entrance fees to the Natural History Museum, the oldest building in the city is included. Tea and cake will be enjoyed at the upmarket and historical, Royal Hotel.
Valley of 1000 Hills
Spectacular views of the Valley of 1000 Hills and a glimpse of Zulu culture. If you only have one afternoon to spare, this is a great way to spend it.
Visit the Inanda Heritage Route, Mahatma Gandhi’s first home and the Inanda's Ohlange Institute where Nelson Mandela cast his vote for the first time in the historical 1994 elections.
Liv Village Community Experience
There are over 5 million orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, mostly due to HIV/AIDS and poverty. Orphaned and vulnerable children are placed into a family environment with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them, and where all their physical needs are met.
The palace, reflecting on parts of KZN history, is the vision of Durban artist Peter Amm, who has used his entire collection of Zulu art and crafts, incorporated into more than 40 beaded columns of exquisite beauty.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is situated in the Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre and boasts a record number of more than 380 stores - the Gateway shopping mall is an experience on its own. Cost is for transfers only.
An opportunity to view the melting pot of religions shared by South Africans.
Ricksha Bus Tour
Board the double decker Ricksha Bus for a scenic view of Durban’s beachfront, city centre and the commercial suburb of Morningside.
Isandlwana & Rorkes Drift Tour
The Anglo Zulu war of 1879 between the British and the Zulus.
Shakaland Zulu Experience
Rich experience of Zulu traditions: pottery, spear making, weaving, beadwork and beer brewing. Traditional meal included. Two hours drive from Durban.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve (Big 5)
Spend the day in the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, seeking the ‘Big 5’ (lion; buffalo; elephant; rhino and leopard) on an open game viewing vehicles. Lunch is included.
Sani Pass / Lesotho
Thrilling 4x4 trip up Sani Pass. Enjoy a meal at the highest pub in Africa! Visit a Basotho village in Lesotho. Passports essential. Driving time from Durban to the bottom of the pass: ±2.5hours.
Enjoy an open vehicle game drive in a private game reserve, (one hour drive from Durban). Opportunity to view giraffe; rhino; wildebeest; ostrich; antelope; warthog; hippos and more. A sumptuous lunch is included followed by a relaxed journey back to Durban.
St. Lucia – World Heritage Site
Travel north to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a recently declared World Heritage Site. Stop at the Veyane Cultural Village for unique insights into traditional Zulu culture. In St. Lucia, enjoy a two hour trip up the narrows of the St. Lucia Estuary with excellent opportunities to view crocodile, hippo and the abundant birdlife of the area. This will be followed by a game drive in the tour vehicle in the area between Cape Vidal and St. Lucia. A picnic lunch is taken on the game drive or en-route subject to tour timings.
Adventure & Cultural Experience
Visit the site of Nelson Mandela’s capture in 1962, which led to his imprisonment on Robben Island. Continue to Karkloof Reserve for your adventurous Canopy Tour which has been built in a spectacular valley of the mist belt podacarpus Karkloof Forest Reserve. The tour includes long swooping slides over the forest canopy. Thereafter, visit Mpophomeni for a Zulu Tourism Experience which is an ideal way to experience indigenous South African Culture.