Guided tour

Durban: Half Day City Tour

4.3 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C
Guided tour

Durban: Half Day City Tour

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From US$ 62.70 per person

See the top attractions of Durban city on a sightseeing tour that takes in a variety of landmarks highlighting the city’s history and its culture. Take a walk through the city center and visit the Botanical Garden and the Kwa-Muhle Apartheid Museum.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick up is available at all hotels/accommodations within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier's office at the Gooderson Tropicana Hotel (85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa), as well as the Durban Harbour passenger terminal. Contact the local supplier for special arrangements.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a walk through Durban’s city center
  • Relax to the sounds of birds and the sight of lovely flowers in the Botanical Garden
  • Visit the Kwa-Muhle Apartheid Museum
Full description
The 4-hour tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel, and you’ll then embark on a scenic tour of Durban to see a variety of landmarks that highlight the city's diverse history and culture. On Victoria Street you’ll see traditional Zulu attire and traditional healers offering different kinds of umothi (Zulu medicines). This is a popular area for local residents to meet for shopping and lunch. After, your tour guide will show you around the exterior of the Moses Mabhida Stadium and explain its history, use and significance. You will be given time to go to the sky platform by an elevator called the Sky Car for an additional fee. The tour also includes a visit to uShaka Marine World’s Village Walk on the famous Golden Mile Beachfront on Durban’s or Tambo parade. There you will be given time to shop and have lunch. Visit the Kwa-Muhle Museum and learn about the history of apartheid in Durban. It also houses a very interesting HIV / Aids exhibition which educates the public on the South African HIV/ Aids situation. Relax at the Botanical Garden and listen to the lovely melodies of different species of birds. Admire the many varieties of South African flowers as well. Afterwards you’ll be taken on a drive to the Durban’s City Hall, Durban Harbour and Umgeni Hindu temple. This is where your tour ends, and you will be transferred back to your hotel.
  • Transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Sky Car Moses Mabhida Stadium admission ticket
  • Lunch and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Casual clothing and flat shoes are recommended
  • Be sure to bring sun protection
  • For all last minute bookings, you must contact the local partner the day before the tour to confirm
  • German and Polish languages can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 46 reviews

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We went to the University of KZN. We couldn't get into the premises due to COVID restrictions. We then went to the Botanical Gardens which was a phenomenal experience. Well manicured, breathtaking and the tour guide is an absolute gem. We also got to take lots of stunning pictures! We then went to see the CBD, the Moses Mabida stadium and the Durban Harbour. It was a marvelous tour. The great thing is that we stopped at multiple places. Our tour guide Sotiris is amazing. He has a true passion for people and his job.

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March 23, 2023

Our guide Chris did a great job! My daughter (11 yrs) and I had a private tour and he was very flexible with regard to the order of the stops. We loved the Botanical Gardens as well the Kwa Muhle Museum. Even though each of the stops is not long we would recommend this tour. It is a good pick if you don't have much time in Durban and want to see a little bit of everything. Also important for women travelling alone or with children: at no point did we feel uncomfortable or unsafe with our guide.

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March 23, 2023

Wir hatten eine Stadttour mit Zulu Safaris gebucht . Wir wollten diese Tour im Rahmen einer Cruise machen. Es klappte am Anfang nicht wirklich toll. Schuld daran war wohl die Kommunikation zwischen GYG und dem Anbieter. Dieser wusste nichts von unserer Tour, was evtl dem permanenten Stromausfall geschuldet ist . Hier muss sich GYG was einfallen lassen . Der Anbieter kam zwar zum Hafen , allerdings für ein anderes Paar und für eine andere Tour. Mach anfänglichem Stress hat der Anbieter super reagiert und so landeten wir unbeteiligt noch in einem Löwenpark um dann mit dem anderen Paar zusammen die Stadttour durchzuführen, da diese sich die Safari anders vorgestellt hatten und dann umdisponiert haben . Der Guide war sehr bemüht und hat aus diesem Tag ein tolles Erlebnis gemacht . Zu erwähnen ist , dass die sky Bahn zum Stadion schon seit über vier Jahren außer Betrieb ist . Da sollte GYG auch mal die Beschreibung anpassen .

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 52369