Land Tours

If you would like to make a booking for any of the tours below please use the online booking form.

 

Durban & surrounding areas on land tours

Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sunny beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and Durban’s people and culture are Durban’s pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity.  The South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where Durban is situated, has 8 tourism regions namely: Battlefields, Drakensberg, Durban, Elephant Coast, Pietermaritzburg and Midlands, North Coast, South Coast and Zululand. The word Zulu literally means ‘people of heaven’ and this is a word that is known throughout the world. We use this word to make travellers aware of the many amazing attractions of KwaZulu – Natal province and why you should explore it further.

 

DURBAN CITY TOUR

Being a coastal city, Durban is constantly affected by the warm Mozambique current flowing down its coastline, making surfing one of the primary activities on the many beaches. Durban is where you will also find several signs demarcating safe swimming areas, with angling and boating as other popular beach activities.

Durban is a major center of tourism, due to the city’s warm subtropical climate and beaches. In Durban the Golden Mile provides ample tourist attractions, particularly for people touring and on holiday.

Durban Golden Mile

Durban is a thriving industrial center, supporting a major seaport, and a year-round holiday destination. Industries include shipbuilding and ship repairing, sugar refining, petroleum refining, fishing, automobile assembly and the manufacture of food products, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, soap, footwear and textiles.

With our City Tour you will be picked up at your hotel whereby your guide will drive you around the exciting city of Durban. Learn about the sights and the history of this multi-cultured place. Take a ride to the top of the arch on the new Moses Mabihda Stadium, with the most spectacular views of Durban and also visit Wilson Warf at the harbor, the iconic Victoria Street Market and many more.

  • Departs 00 am or 13:00 pm
  • Returns 12:00 pm or 16:00 pm
  • Price R700.00 pp
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required

 

SANI PASS & LESOTHO DAY TOUR

Sani Pass Basutho Village

On arrival in Underberg you will transfer over to a 4X4 vehicle which will be taking you up the mountain pass and into the country of Lesotho. You will pass through the Drakensberg National Park (uKhuhlamba), a world heritage site. This is due to its unique bird, plant and animal species. But also the some 50 000 rock art sites that are found throughout the mountain range in caves and over hangs. These were made by the San or Bushmen people, the true indigenous people of Southern Africa.

You will need your passport as you pass through the SA border post and then drive on very rough off-road conditions up the mountain pass, eventually zig-zagging back on yourself numerous times and arriving at the Lesotho border post 2825m up. Enter the country of Lesotho and visit a traditional Basotho homestead. Your guide will give you some history and info about these hardened people and how they survive in such difficult conditions. Enjoy some home made bread and beer, then it is onto the highest pub in Africa for Lunch.

  • Departs Hotels 5:00 am
  • Returns 18:00pm
  • Price R 2200.00 pp
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required
  • Passengers must have a passport, some passengers depending on which country they are from may require visas

 

ORIBI GORGE DAY TOUR

Oribi Gorge

Travel down the South Coast and then inland to the Oribi gorge, a million year old gorge cut by the Umzinkulwana River, 400m deep and 4km at its widest point. The total length is 27kms long, starting at ‘Hells Gate’. Oribi gorge is a million year old gorge cut by the Umzinkulwana River, 400m deep and 4km at its widest point. The total length is 27kms long, starting at ‘Hells Gate’. We travel from Durban heading south along the beautiful coastline passing the town of Port Shepstone. Your guide will tell you about the early settlers of the area and stop at some great view sites. Head inland to the gorge and make your way down into the heart of it. Here you will have a chance to get out and look up at the towering cliffs above you. We then drive up out the gorge onto the other side.

You will enter Lake Eland Reserve, various animals can be observed, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and other antelope. Then enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the gorge, walk over the suspension bridge and try the crows nest!! Also walk the 300 steps down into the cliffs to view the natural caves/ overhangs. There is also an excellent zip-line (optional extra) for the adrenaline seekers with the longest line crossing the gorge 400m above the floor and about 300m long.

After all that exploring enjoy a lunch (own account) back at the lodge, overlooking the dams and tranquil reserve. Lastly we make our way around the other side of the gorge and back onto Durban. There are a few other action activities available as an optional extra such as abseiling and a gorge swing.

  • Departs 9:00 am
  • Returns 17:00pm
  • Price R900.00 pp
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required

 

UMFOLOZI BIG 5 GAME RESERVE

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve

Enjoy the Big 5 experience and travel to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest Game Park in Africa. All the wildlife and bird species Africa has to offer can be found here, including the Big 5 of elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and elephant. Endangered species cheetah and wild dog. We offer a day tour safari to the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve as well as overnight stays. On the day tour you will embark on a game drive searching for all the animals and birds Africa has to offer.

Expect to see the more common game such as, zebra, antelope, rhino, giraffe and buffalo, with a chance to view lion, leopard, elephant and hyena in their natural habitat. Also rare and endagered species cheetah, wild dogs and black rhino. A tea/coffee stop is included at a tranquil spot along the river, as well as a picnic lunch and refreshments.

  • Departs Hotel 6:00 am
  • Returns 17:00 pm
  • Price R 1950.00 pp including open vehicle game drive
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required

 

TREE TOP CANOPY TOUR

Travel to Karkloof Nature Reserve in the mid-lands, where you will embark on a truly unique adventure. The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a unique eco-experience that takes people on a 2 hour adventure through the magnificent Karkloof indigenous forest.  The Canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30m above the forest floor. The tour comprises of nine platforms and eight slides that zig-zag down a pristine forested valley. The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the tour. After the adrenaline filled adventure enjoy a light lunch back at base.

The Karkloof Canopy Tour has been built in a spectacular valley of the mist belt Karkloof Forest Reserve. The tour includes long swooping slides over the forest canopy, stops below a 15 metre waterfall and takes in wider views across the beautiful Karkloof valley.  This was the second canopy tour built in South Africa and has been designed for the more adventurous nature lover with slides of up to 180 metres long, like the famous N3, making this a highlight of the tour. Expect to hear the loud calls of the Samango monkey, see a rare orchid or catch the flash of an Emerald cuckoo as it flies past. The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a fully guided experience and will leave you with a sense of exhilaration and a taste for more.

  • Departs 9:00 am
  • Returns 15:00pm
  • Price R 1500.00 pp
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required

 

CAPE VIDAL & EASTERN SHORES RESERVE

Enjoy a day visit to the iSimangaliso and Eastern Shores Reserve with a picnic lunch and some snorkelling at the beautiful Cape Vidal Beach.

Eastern Shores Reserve

Depart after breakfast and enter the Eastern Shores Reserve where you will enjoy a game drive. Rhino, buffalo, plenty of antelope and even the occasional leopard is seen.

The spectacular views and 100′s of bird species are what really make it special though. Arrive at Cape Vidal where you will enjoy some beach time and snorkelling. After which a picnic lunch is served, then make your way back arriving mid-afternoon.

  • Departs 6:00 am
  • Returns 18:00 pm
  • Price R1950.00 pp
  • Minimum 4 passengers required

 

VALLEY OF 1000 HILLS & PHEZULU CULTURAL VILLAGE

Escape from civilization and allow us to heighten your senses and increase your awe at the true splendor of Mother Nature’s canvas and palette. We journey inland through small villages and gentle rolling countryside which give way to the most spectacular vista, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Here you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation; have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs.

Valley of 1000 Hills
  • Departs 9:00 am or 13:00 pm
  • Returns 12:30 pm or 16:30 pm
  • Price R990.00 pp
  • Minimum 4 passengers required

 

 

MANDELA CAPTURE SITES, HOWICK FALLS AND LOCAL MARKETS

We depart the hotel, and make our way out of the city into the gently rolling countryside towards Pietermaritzburg, the Capital City of Kwazulu-Natal, and Howick. Upon arrival, we view the Howick Falls, an approximately 100 metres of spectacular display almost in the centre of the picturesque town itself. You have time to browse around in the little shops in the area. We proceed and visit the site, where Nelson Mandela was captured on 5th Aug 1962. We continue via some local arts and crafts shops in the area.  We return to Durban in the late afternoon. A lunch stop is provided.

Metal Sculpture Of Nelson Mandela At His Capture Site
  • Depart 9:00 am
  • Returns 15:00 pm
  • Price R 1100.00 pp
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required

 

TOUR INFORMATION

  • All Tours are adjustable and can be amended.
  • These are merely examples as what we can offer the delegates and more.
  • We generally will work on a minimum of 4 passengers per tour. Private tours can be catered for at an additional cost
  • All Tours include the necessary entrance, conservation and tourism levies
  • All FULL DAY (over 5 hours) Include lunch but not refreshments
  • All FULL DAY TOURS include 1 x bottle of still water per person.
  • We will also facilitate a desk onsite to make the necessary onsite bookings.
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