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Durban Convention City, Two and More Day Tours, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

A few of the many tours in and around Durban lasting two or more days. See other articles for half day and full day tours.

o    Amphitheatre Splendour: Travel west into the Valley of 1000 Hills. Browse through quaint curio and craft shops. Visit the Assagay Safari Park to see crocodiles and snakes. Continue westwards to the Drakensberg, renowned for its spectacular views.  Relax in the natural beauty and serenity of lakes, streams and waterfalls.  Accommodation in the Royal Natal National Park Hotel.
o    Bushlands and the Big Five: Drive up the North Coast for 2.5 hours to one of the most unique games lodges in Southern Africa.  Guided game drives and walks with professional rangers, spending your evenings in luxury.  Built on stilts, the lodge is elevated above the sand forest, which contains many game species that wander uninhibited under the buildings.  Sip sundowners around a campfire. Big5 as well as 82 mammal and 180 bird species.
o    Drakensberg/Lesotho: Drive through the Valley of 100 Hills to Drummond, and visit a Zulu kraal, the home of a Sangoma (witch doctor) and his family.  Enjoy traditional Zulu dancing and culture. Travel to the southern Drakensberg where you spend the afternoon horse riding at a holiday resort.  Depart for Himeville and transfer to a 4x4 for the trip up Sani Pass.  Enjoy lunch at the top of the Pass with a panoramic view of Lesotho as a backdrop.
o    Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Zulu Culture: Spend two enthralling days in the wilds of Zululand in the oldest game reserve in Africa. Once the hunting ground of Zulu kings, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi was proclaimed in 1895. It teems with game of every kind, including many species of antelope, giraffe and the Big Five.  Early morning game drives with experienced rangers. Relax to the sounds of the African night, sipping sundowners and enjoying a traditional boma “braai”.  Visit a traditional Zulu village at Hluhluwe to see a sangoma (witch doctor) throwing the bones, traditional dancing, basket weaving as well as bread making.
o    Itala Park: Spend two days in one of the most exclusive game reserves in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  Stay at Ntshondwe Camp. Big5 Reserve.
o    In the Steps of the Zulu Kings: Journey through history in the steps of the Zulu Kings.  Begin at KwaDukuza, home of King Shaka.  See the Ultimatum Tree, where the confrontation with King Cetshwayo led to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.  Cross the Tugela River to Ndondakusuka, the site of a bloody civil war.  Visit Fort Nonquayi Museum in Eshowe and the monument to King Cetshwayo.  Overnight in the Nkwalini Valley near Kwa-Bulawayo, another of King Shaka’s homes.  Visit Gqokli Hill, Dingane’s great place and uMgungundlovu at emaKhosini (Valley of the Kings)
o    Kwa-Zulu Natal Battlefields: Travel into the heart of the old Zulu Kingdom, to the Ultimatum Tree and Fort Pearson on the Tugela River, where the British launched their first attack on the Zulu.  Explore the battlefields of Nyezane and Gingindlovu as well as Fort KwaMondi in Eshowe.  Stay overnight in an authentic Zulu Village before visiting King Cetswayo’s homestead at oNdini and the site of the final battle at Ulundi.
o    Molumong Experience: A 4x4 trip deep into the mountains of Lesotho. Experience the rare beauty of the Maluti Mountains. Cross Sani Pass, ascend Black Mountain Pass, passing the isolated St James’ Mission en route to Molumung.  Spend the night in what was once a trading post.  Learn about the culture of the rural Basotho who remain free of western influence. Join shepherds in the smoky warmth of a wayside tavern and try their brew!  Stroll around the tiny villages and hire a Basuto pony to discover places rarely seen by outsiders.
o    African Hunting Course: Courses for beginners as well as those with experience. This ten-day course incorporates firearms and shooting, tracking, animal identification, environmental appreciation, sports hunting, The Hunt, photography, bird shooting and bow hunting. Also First Aid, hunters camp cuisine and survival.  Conducted by professional hunters.
o    Birding Safari: Travel to Mkuze, where 430 species have been recorded. Then on to Ndumu, one of the best birding spots in southern Africa.  The final destination is St Lucia, home to a remarkable number of species.  Watch the sun set on the Nyamiti River as skeins of duck and geese return from distant feeding grounds to roost on grassed flats and mudbanks against a backdrop of yellow fever trees.
o    Canoe Safari: Slip slowly into the natural environment and become part of it.  Brush past hippo and crocodile and watch the other animals come down to drink. Camp on the banks of the river. The true spirit of adventure travel.
o    Drakensberg Cave Hike: Travel through the Midlands Meander, stopping briefly at some of the roadside attractions. Arrive at Cobham forest station and catch a first glimpse of Hodgson’s Peaks. Hike to Siphongweni Rock, a national monument, as well as lakes cave, Pholela Cave and Spectacle Cave in the heart of the Drakensberg.
o    Foot and Photographic Safari: Experience the wilderness on foot in the company of an experienced guide and tracker.  The habitat and signs of the wild are explained and interpreted, including trees, grasses, animals, birds and bird calls. See antelope, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe. The highlight is to get within 30-m of a rhino.

Durban Africa, Second Floor, Station Building, #160 Pine Street, Durban, which is at the intersection of the N2 and the N3. BLDucity

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