Durban, Culture and Wildlife (Accommodated)

Tour Code 19DCW3A. Signature Tours & Safaris (South Africa)
3 days from
$695 USD
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Group Size: Maximum 8. Age Group: 8+

This 3-day tour of KwaZulu Natal offers culture experiences, game drives and a river cruise.

On this 3-day tour, discover the amazing St Lucia estuary by boat (World Heritage site), '‘Big 5’ game drives at Private Game Reserves and a visit to a traditional Zulu cultural village to gain insight into this age-old traditional culture.

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

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Day 1. Day 1: St Lucia – Zulu Nyala Game Reserve Highlights. St Lucia River Cruise, South Africa.

Departing Durban, we drive through sugar cane fields and the town of KwaDukuza ‘place of the lost person’ - due to the labyrinth of traditional huts in the area. Our next stop is St Lucia - the gateway to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (proclaimed a World Heritage site in 1999). We join a boat cruise on the estuary to view the variety of bird species, hippo pods and crocodile lazing on sandy banks. After our cruise, we continue to a Private Game Reserve, where we settle in and enjoy an afternoon open 4x4 safari to search for the resident wildlife.

Day 2. Hluhluwe Game Reserve Highlights. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa.

Rising early, we set off to the nearby Hluhluwe Game Reserve in our open 4x4 safari vehicle in search for the ‘Big 5’ and other amazing wildlife that inhabit the park, such as giraffe, zebra and kudu, to name just a few. We return in the late afternoon to camp for a hearty dinner around the fire in the open Boma under the African starry skies.

Day 3. Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Durban Highlights. Zulu Traditional Village Tour, South Africa.

After an early morning game drive and breakfast at camp, we continue our journey towards Durban. En-route, we visit a traditional Zulu village where we are treated to a glimpse of this age-old culture with authentic tribal dancing and a visit to a Sangoma (diviner). We then travel to Mtunzini, best-known as a bird watcher’s paradise - where we may view some of South Africa’s renowned birds of prey, such as the palm nut vulture and fish-eagle. We take short walks along the Umlalazi River, the estuary and an optional boat-ride - weather and time permitting. Our tour ends in Durban.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Road Lodge, Umhlanga

City Lodge is 4 km from the beach, 18 km from King Shaka International Airport and is adjacent to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping's sprawling upscale mall, cinemas, mini-golf and waterpark. Rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers. All rooms feature conservative decor, TVs, radios and desks. Free Wi-Fi is offered in the bar/restaurant. There's also a fitness room, an outdoor pool surrounded by tropical trees, and a sundeck.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Road Lodge, Umhlanga

City Lodge is 4 km from the beach, 18 km from King Shaka International Airport and is adjacent to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping's sprawling upscale mall, cinemas, mini-golf and waterpark. Rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers. All rooms feature conservative decor, TVs, radios and desks. Free Wi-Fi is offered in the bar/restaurant. There's also a fitness room, an outdoor pool surrounded by tropical trees, and a sundeck.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

Tour style:
Signature South Africa
This Signature South Africa tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable.

Accommodation:
Pick up from your hotel in Durban
Drop off to your hotel in Durban

On tour - accommodation is in twin shared accommodation with en-suite facilities. Many are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations.

Transport:
Minibus/ 3 seater sedan

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Twin/ Double share accommodation with en-suite facilities

Includes.
Transport
Accommodation
Meals as indicated
Services of driver/ guide
All road tolls and vehicle taxes

Included Highlights:
Zulu Culture Visit
Game Drive, Zulu Nyala Game Reserve
Game Drive, Hlulhulwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Boat Cruise, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Visas
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
Single Supplements apply - contact Acacia for rates
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