Social Events & Tours | World News Media Congress 2017

World News Media Congress 2017

07 Jun 2017 to 09 Jun 2017
Durban
South Africa

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Social Events & Tours | World News Media Congress 2017

Social Events & Tours

Take a tour and join the pursuit of happiness in Durban where it is summer all year long!

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SANI PASS & LESOTHO DAY TOUR

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 at 5 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Price R 2250

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ORIBI GORGE DAY TOUR

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 DICC at 9 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m.

Price: R 1550

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UMFOLOZI BIG 5 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 leopard. 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 at 6 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m.

Price: R 2250 including open vehicle game drive

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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 centre 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 is a thriving industrial centre, 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 Ushaka and Wilson Warf at the harbour.

Departs DICC 9 am or 1p.m. and returns at 12 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Price: R 500pp

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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.

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 hotels 6 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m.
Price: R 2250pp

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VALLEY OF A THOUSAND 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.

Departs at 9 a.m. or 1p.m. and returns at 12:30 p.m. or 4:30 pm
Price: R 990

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