Country & Coastal Touring

Day Tours

*updated from a recent blog post

Beautiful sunny skies, warm and friendly people, fascinating cultures and customs, Durban has it all in one, vibrant city. Durban has been voted as “one of the best SA cities to live in“, as having the “best quality of life in SA“, and “one of the world’s best cities for street food” and voted as “New 7 wonder city of the world“. It’s hardly surprising that Durban is becoming even more popular with tourists then. We have a number of fantastic Durban day tours for visitors to Durban to enjoy. If it’s a city tour you’re after, or perhaps a safari tour, adventure or even a historical tour you’re after, we’ll have something to suit you.

Quicklist of Durban Day Tours

Here’s a list of the Durban day tours that we offer in and around the city of Durban in South Africa. We’ve included the price per person for each tour (min. of 2 persons), If you scroll further down you’ll see a short description of each tour. Of course if you can’t find something you want, simply send us an email or use the contact form below and we’ll put together an itinerary just for you.

 

Detailed list of Durban Day Tours

Below is a slightly more detailed description of each of the Durban day tours we offer, but we recommend checking the individual tour package page for up to date information and pricing.

Durban city full day tour

Markets of Durban on a Durban city day tour
Markets of Durban on a Durban city day tour
Book now – R890 pp

Our city tour starts at 8:30am. We visit the city center for the historic buildings, walk through the Zulu muthi (medicine) markets and Indian markets, enjoy a ride to the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium for amazing views of the city, try a “bunny chow”, enjoy a tour of Africa’s oldest botanical gardens and on top of all that, visit the Golden Mile.

 


Durban township heritage tour

The Mahatma Gandhi house in Phoenix, KwaMashu, Durban
The Mahatma Gandhi house in Phoenix, KwaMashu, Durban
Book now – R1250 pp

You’ll start at 8:30am and make your way to Durban’s oldest townships, KwMashu. You’ll learn more about township life, visit the home of Mahatma Gandhi, see where Nelson Mandela cast the first free and fair election vote in South Africa, learn about the start of the Shembe religion and try a little local foods at a shisenyama (barbecue). Probably one of the best township tours in Durban.

 


Durban big 5 safari day tour to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Elephant spotted on a Durban safari tour to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve
Elephant spotted on a Durban safari tour to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve
Book now – R1950 pp

Early start to this tour, we pick you up at 6am and make the 2,5 hour drive to this world renowned game reserve. You’ll spend the day in the park spotting all different animals, from the smallest to the largest, as well as learn more about the trees and plants of the park. On the way to and from the park your guides will chat to you about the history of the Zulu people and answer any questions you may have. This is an amazing day out and well worth the early start!

 


Valley of 1000 Hills day tour

Zulu dancing at PheZulu on a Valley of 1000 Hills day tour
Zulu dancing at PheZulu on a Valley of 1000 Hills day tour
Book now – R1650 pp

This is kinda a “two for one offer”. We’ll collect you at 8am and make our way to Tala game reserve where you’ll get to spend the morning with your own private (qualified and passionate) wildlife guide. Tala is a perfect small game reserve to spend a morning and has rhino, hippo giraffe and loads of other game not to mention an abundance of bird life! After this we head to our favorite local spot for lunch and then visit PheZulu for a Zulu cultural experience where you’ll learn about the Zulu people, the largest indigenous race group in South Africa.

 


iSithumba Zulu cultural day tour

The rural village of iSithumba on a Zulu cultural day tour
The rural village of iSithumba on a Zulu cultural day tour
Book now – R1650 pp

There is no better way to learn more about the Zulu people, their culture, history and cutoms than on this day tour. We’ll collect you at 8:30am and we’ll make our way west to the Valley of 1000 Hills. In the heart of this area lies the rural Zulu village of iSithumba. On arrival you’ll be met by a local guide from the village and taken on tour of the village, meeting the Sangoma (spiritual healer and guide) as well as the local sub-chief and possibly even his wives. This is an amazing experience and after you’ll have a deeper understanding fo the Zulu people.

 


Shakaland Zulu cultural day tour

Zulu blacksmith on a Zulu cultural day tour
Zulu blacksmith on a Zulu cultural day tour
Book now – R1900 pp

This is one of our favorites! We’ll start at 8am and first make our way to KwaDukuza, the site established by the mighty and great King Shaka kaSezengakhona. Here you’ll learn more about the Zulu people, their origins, traditions and culture. After this we head to Shakaland where a model Zulu village has been created; you’ll think you’ve been transported back in time 200 years! Next up is the best Zulu dance show in South Africa and always a huge hit with visitors.

 


Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana day tour

A memorial to the fallen at the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift
A memorial to the fallen at the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift
Book now – R1990 pp

The battle of Rorkes Drift is still studied by military colleges around the world and was made famous by the film “Zulu” back in the 60’s. On this full day tour that starts at 6am, you’ll be driven out the very site at which the battle was fought and your specialist battlefield guide will walk you step-by-step not only on the events of the day, both those that led up to this pivotal battle in 1829. An amazing day out and well worth the effort!

 


Karkloof Canopy Zipline Tour

Karkloof canopy zipline day tour from Durban
Karkloof canopy zipline day tour from Durban
Book now – R1850 pp

This is an absolutely amazing experience, one that you just have to try out! We leave at 8am and head west to an area known as the “midlands”. On arrival at our destination at the Karkloof forest, there’s a safety briefing and then you’re sailing from platform to platform through and over the Karkloof forest canopy! Along the way your amazing guides will be pointing out animals, birds, plants, flowers and trees that will leave you amazed at the diversity of it all! After this it’s time for alight lunch before heading out to either the Nelson Mandela Capture site or the Howick Falls, it’s up to you. You wont forget this tour in a hurry!

 


Sani Pass day tour into Lesotho

Sani Pass on a Durban day tour to Lesotho
Sani Pass on a Durban day tour to Lesotho
Book now – R1950 pp

Another early start on this fantastic day tour. We’ll collect you at 6am and we’ll make our way west to the foothills of some of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. On arrival, a quick coffee and snack and then you’re transferring into 4×4 vehicles (it’s the only way to ascend this pass). On the way up the Sani Pass your guide will tell you about the history of the pass as well as point out sites of interest along the way, including animals such as baboon and eland! At the top of the pass you’ll enter into Lesotho (another stamp for your passport), tour a Basotho village and enjoy lunch at the highest pub in Africa – another amazing day out.

 


Contact Us

It’s easy to get in touch with to book one of these Durban day tours. Simply use one of the options below to let us know what date you wish to book for and how many in your party and we’ll do the rest.

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Country and Coastal Touring

All of the tour guides we employ are considered to be the best at what they do, each specializing in a field such as wildlife, culture or adventure guides. They are all legally registered and insured, meaning you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the day tours fully while we take care of everything else. If there’s a tour you’d like to do but don’t see on our list of day tours above then just let us know what you’d like and we’ll find a way to make it happen.