Today, in South Africa, people all over are celebrating Heritage day. And of course *Braai Day. Heritage Day is a public holiday set aside for busy South African’s to step away from hectic schedules and take a deep breathe, and celebrate their traditional cultures, “the diversity of their beliefs and traditions”, and of course to *”shisa nyama“. What most don’t know though, the 24th of September (or thereabouts) is also the day on which, in 1828, King Shaka Zulu was assassinated by his half brother Dingaan.
I remember ages ago reading a blog post by Lola where she mentions visiting KwaZulu-Natal and Durban as a part of “Through the Lens“; a partnership between National Geographic and South African Tourism. Was pretty exciting, I even made the odd suggestions on where to go in KZN (which in retrospect I Read more…
Just a short slideshow of a recent tour around KwaZulu-Natal earlier in the year. Kwazulu-Natal Tour Slideshow: Shelldon’s trip to 5 cities including and was created with TripAdvisor TripWow! For more information about this tour or any of the other tours we offer, visit our site or contact us Read more…
An interesting title for a blog post I know, and although it wasn’t strictly a “tour” in the true sense of the word, it certainly deserves a mention!
What’s There To Do?
Every now and again I get a call from visitors to our fabulous city about what there is to do in a day. I also get the same call from friends who had lived in the city their entire lives (shame on you!). So I’ve decided to to finally get round to posting what I’m hoping will be the “ultimate list of awesome things to do in Durban in a day!“.
The first official day of the KwaZulu-Natal tour started with a morning tour of Durban. I took Pat along Durban’s “Golden Mile” (a 6km long stretch of beachfront), whilst chatting a little bit about Durban’s history; the day was perfect for the beach, blue skies and a cool breeze and postcard-perfect ocean views.
Tuesday the 17th marked the first day of a 7-day tour to the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal and a “Big-5” Safari. The itinerary I had planned called for firstly a night of Zulu cultural experience, followed by a few days in the battlefields area before spending the remaining days in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.