Excursions in KwaZulu Natal - Durban
Depart Durban and make your way to the historical Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal. Zulu-Natal is rich in Anglo-Zulu war history. Two of the most famous battles fought between the Zulu and British Armies took place there. Visit the eerie battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift, before returning to Durban in the late afternoon. Lunch is included in todayÂ´s itinerary.
Departure from the Underberg booking office at 09h00. Travel through Himeville to the World Heritage Site of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, following the Mkomazana River up the scenic Sani Valley to the South African Border Post (border formalities - passports required). Continue up the Sani Pass Road. Stop at the Good Hope Trading Post, where the history of the trading era is explained. Climb to an altitude of 2874m and zig-zag upwards beneath towering cliffs, buttresses, past waterfalls and unique flora and bird life. After having completed the border formalities on the Lesotho Border, arrive at your lunch venue (lunch to own account). A visit to an authentic Basotho Mountain Village is included. Descending the Sani Pass in the afternoon, passing through the 20 hairpin bends of the steepest section of the Pass. Arrival in Underberg at the Underberg booking office in the late afternoon.
Immerse yourself in the real Durban, a multicultural metropolis famed for its beaches, cuisine and nightlife. Experience the Indian cultural delights of Grey Street. Explore the vibrant Victoria Street Market. Admire street stalls full of colourful handicrafts.
Travel along the Indian Ocean beachfront known as the Golden Mile before viewing the City Hall. Visit the Kwa Muhle Museum (closed on Sunday) and the Durban Botanic Gardens where you taste a unique Bunny Chow. Stop at the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you have the option to take a cable car ride (guests own account) to the top of the stadium for an exclusive aerial view of Durban and its surrounds.
Hit the eclectic streets of diverse Durban on this walking tour full of cross-cultural gems. Visit markets teeming with everything from jewellery to spices, herbal tonics and beyond, admire the distinct style of art deco buildings and chat with local traders who line the streets. Experience Durban's special flair for retail on this tour that reveals what locals already know - Durban's markets are simply magic.
Visit the Kwa Muhle Museum and the Durban Botanic Gardens where you will taste a unique Bunny Chow. Enjoy view of Durban and its surrounds from the top of Moses Mabhida Stadium if you want with option to take a cable car ride (for guests own account). Experience the wonders of South Africas extraordinarily diverse Indian and Atlantic Ocean marine life at uShaka Marine World on Durbans Golden Mile.
Visit the informal settlement of Cato Manor before departing for Ohlanga. Enjoy the rich heritage left by Mahatma Gandhi by visiting his printing press, museum and his original house. After a visit to the John Dube burial site, enjoy a Township shebeen to experience local people and refreshments.
Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand, packed into one exhilarating day. Sample some traditional Zulu beer and enjoy the grace and energy of the Zulu dancers. Witness the skill and artistry that goes into spear, shield, beadwork, pot making and the building of their huts. You will enjoy the visit to a Sangoma (witchdoctor) and taste delicious lunchtime feast. Highlights of this full day tour include: travelling through sugar cane fields to E
Travel along the residential areas of Westville, Kloof and Hillcrest to Phezulu Cultural Village. Enjoy visual explanations of traditional Zulu culture in a model of a Zulu Village followed by tribal dancing, singing and drumming. A guided and informative tour of the local crocodile farm and snake park is followed with a visit to the extensive African art and craft studio.
Get acquainted with South Africa's proud Zulu culture on this enriching Durban tour that takes in local history, tribal customs, traditional food and bustling markets. From moving museums to heritage centre, cultural villages and busy hubs of commerce, this tour uncovers the heart of contemporary Durban with a nod to its historic past.