Tours | World News Media Congress 2017
Durban offers a wide range of city tours, safaris and other activities. Below find some sample tours.
Please note that the list of tour providers at the end of the page is based on recommendations from TripAdvisor and Durban’s Convention Bureau. They have not been contracted by WAN-IFRA and we cannot approve their quality.
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.
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’.
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! There is also an excellent zip-line for the adrenaline seekers with the longest line crossing the gorge in 400m height and about 300m long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS & PHEZULU 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.
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING EXPERIENCE
From May to November whales and dolphins are on their journey to the warmer Mozambique waters. You can experience a 2 hours cruise from Wilsons Wharf in Durban Harbor. The BAFANA semi rigid rubber inflatable boat has space for 11 passengers. Cost for single person (max. 10 person in a group) R1050, for larger group (max.40 person) it will cost R850. Shuttle will be provided for a small fee of R100 per person and should be booked ahead.
You can book this and other fun water activities such as harbor cruises and fishing with Isle of Capri.
The following providers offer tours around Durban
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