Durban – A multicultural City shaped by a complex collaborative history involving the early colonial settlers, the indigenous Zulu population, and the Indian community who arrived as indentured labourers in the 19th century. We travel along the brand-new Golden Mile, through the City, viewing the majestic City Hall and uncover the past’s harsh system of labour control at the original offices of The KwaMuhle Museum (closed Sundays). From history to nature, we visit the peaceful Durban Botanic Gardens. Lastly, in harmony with Indian culture and history, you’re going local…taste a unique Bunny Chow, a traditional ‘take-away’ food. We then conclude with a visit to an icon, the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you will have the option of experiencing the cable car ride (own account) to the top of the Stadium for that phenomenal view of Durban and its surrounds.
Optional Day Tour – Mountain Splendour Tour
For those with a sense of adventure, a 4×4 drive up the highest road pass in Africa will certainly provide you with a hefty dose of adrenalin. For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with its breath-taking scenery. From Durban, we drive through the green hills of the Midlands towards the little country town of Underberg. Here, our 4×4 vehicle awaits us…the only form of transport equipped to tackle Sani Pass! You’ll have your passport stamped as we enter the Kingdom of Lesotho, and we stop at a nearby Sotho Village for you to enjoy a taste of the local culture. Lunch is served at the highest pub in Africa – truly – and, it stands to reason, the views are utterly breath-taking. Once you’ve recovered your breath, we wind down the Pass very slowly, and make our way gently back to Durban. You’ll certainly have had a day filled with altitude!
Optional Day Tour – Shakaland Nandi Experience
Shaka, legendary King of the Zulus! Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand, look into the future with an iSangoma or traditional healer…all this and more, packed into one exhilarating day. We’ve laid on some traditional Zulu beer for you to sample, while the craftsmen and community who make the spears, shields, beadwork, pots and their huts, open their doors so you can witness their skills and artistry. The Zulu dancers will thrill with their grace and energy, and we’ve made sure you’re treated to a most satisfying lunchtime feast! Come live a day in the life of a traditional community – you’ll find it informative and a far cry from anything you’ve ever experienced!
Marine theme park in Durban, South Africa, offering a world of ocean activities, rides, oceanarium, amusement park, shopping, beach activities and lots more. Close to three years in the making, uShaka has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness.
In the Native Affairs Building in Durban (eThekwini) is a museum that is dedicated to the documentation of the long fight to abolish apartheid, as well as the cultures that are now working together in the twenty-first century to ensure a promising future for South Africa. The building in which it is housed has its own unique history in regard to apartheid, making it a fitting location for the museum.
Basotho Cultural Village nestles in the heart of the Qwaqwa Nature Park which recently has been incorporated into the world-renowned Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The Cultural Village takes you for a walk down the pathway of time. It is here where the lifestyle and architecture of the South Sotho is accurately depicted from the sixteenth century to the dramatically colourful present.
The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is Durban’s oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanic gardens. The gardens cover an area of 15 hectares in a subtropical climate.