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  • Durban: 30-Minute Harbor Boat Cruise

    1. Durban: 30-Minute Harbor Boat Cruise

    This tour will take you on an unforgettable trip around Durban. Durban Harbor is the biggest and busiest harbor in the southern hemisphere. The harbor tours are especially educational for kids, as the boat takes them to points of interest in Africa’s largest harbor and shows them the route through which ships enter the harbor, discharge cargo, and exit. The skipper will teach the passengers about the port and its operation. If the weather conditions are favourable, the boat may go further out from the shore. The skipper is in close contact with the passengers and will give you a comprehensive guided tour. The trip will either take you down the Maydon Wharf Channel or to the City and Cor Container terminal.

    The skipper was so friendly and we found him easy to interact with, we even took a picture with him

  • St Lucia: Hippopotamus and Crocodile Estuary Boat Cruise

    2. St Lucia: Hippopotamus and Crocodile Estuary Boat Cruise

    On this tour, you will explore St. Lucia Estuary, which is a part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and it is South Africa's first World Heritage Site. Board the vessel, find a seat on either deck, grab your camera and get ready to set off on your cruise. Your captain will give a safety briefing and introduction, then you will be on your way, traveling slowly up river about 7 kilometers north of St. Lucia.  Cruise along the mangrove-rich shores of the estuary, as your captain points out various wildlife and tells you about the local ecosystem. When there is a sighting of a pod of Hippos or some Nile Crocodiles basking in the sun, the boat will cruise closer, and slower and allow everyone to take photographs. Your captains are also keen bird watchers, and keen photographers, so they will go out of their way to make it special. If you are lucky you might be able to spot some leopards, ele...

    The tour was informative and enjoyable, a wonderful experience. Our guide was excellent and had a good sense of humour. Abundant bird life, crocodile and lots of hippos (we saw hippos for the first time out of water). Booked the last tour of the day and enjoyed the amazing sunset on the way back.

  • St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Full-Day/Half-Day Tour

    3. St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Full-Day/Half-Day Tour

    Enjoy an open game drive safari in South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start with pickup from St Lucia or Durban, and after a brief introduction, enter the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. While on safari, enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the park as you explore numerous loop roads, outcrops, and lookout points. With knowledgeable and experienced guides, discover an abundance of wildlife species in the park. Search for Africa's Big 5 game animals: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Spot other animals such as waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, reedbuck, chameleon, giraffe, and hyena. Enjoy a stop at Cape Vidal, a protected bay and beach area. Take some time for snorkeling or swimming in the waters surrounding this resort destination, and enjoy some lunch on site. See the highest vegetative dunes on the African continent and enjoy plenty of s...

  • St. Lucia: Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

    4. St. Lucia: Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

    Meet your friendly instructors in Cape Vidal, just an hour drive through iSimangaliso Wetland Park from St. Lucia. The park is a protected area that runs along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Provice, and is home to an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, penguins, flamingos, elephants, giraffes, and leopards, spanning across the various landscapes. The adventure begins with a safety briefing on the beach and time to get kitted out with all the snorkel gear. Next, head into the water for a 1 to 1.5-hour exploration of Cape Vidal’s underwater world. Follow your instructor as you go in search of marine life, with the opportunity to see stingrays, octopus, butterfly fish, sturgeon fish, and many more. By the end of the trip, you will have spotted around 50 different species of fish. Back on dry land, warm up with a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate as you page through the fascina...

  • From Durban: Shark Cage Diving Experience

    5. From Durban: Shark Cage Diving Experience

    Your shark cage diving adventure starts at 6:30 AM. All equipment will be provided for you, so only bring yourself, a sense of adventure, and a swimsuit. After a wake-up coffee, your guide will brief you on the diving adventure. This will include biological information on the sharks and the procedures that will be followed to ensure that you have a safe, educational, and enjoyable shark adventure. You will then move to the changing rooms to be fitted with a suitably sized wetsuit, mask, and snorkel. Once you have changed into your wetsuit and safely stored any valuables and keys, you will hop onto a vehicle for a two-minute drive down to the launch site. At the beach, you will give an excited wave to your videographer, who will film and edit an expedition video for you, and arrive at the 26-foot semi-rigid vessel. The guide will give you a quick boat safety briefing and hand out life ...

  • Cape Vidal: Full-day Snorkeling Safari

    6. Cape Vidal: Full-day Snorkeling Safari

    After pickup from your accommodations, your guide will take you on a safari drive in iSimangaliso Wetland Park. You'll have the chance to see many animals in their natural habitat including elephants, hippos, rhinos, hyenas, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, chameleons and if you're lucky, perhaps a leopard. Then head to the beach for 2 hours of snorkeling and discover over 50 different species of fish. If you're not a keen snorkeler, you can enjoy the beach on your own or go for a little birdwatching walk on the forest dunes of Cape Vidal with another guide. Your tour is conducted in a laid-back, yet professional manner and includes breakfast and a delicious African braai lunch.

    This was a great experience both on land and in the ocean. Sakhile was an amazing, friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend this experience.

  • Cape Vidal iSimangaliso Wetland Park Beach and Bush Safari

    7. Cape Vidal iSimangaliso Wetland Park Beach and Bush Safari

    Learn more about the five ecosystems that make up this unique park. Discover the St Lucia Wetland Park’s and its internationally renowned beauty. Join a full day off-road exploration into this pristine Eastern Shores environment. This trip includes an ecological overview of the park, wonderful game-viewing, bird-watching, short walks, a light breakfast at Mission Rocks, visit to Cape Vidal beach with snorkeling if the tide permits (gear will be provided) and a full braai (barbecue) lunch with drinks, on an open game drive vehicle. Cape Vidal Resort is set in a bay that is sheltered by a rock reef. On either side lie kilometers of unspoiled beaches and inland lie fascinating wetlands and rich coastal dune forests. Humpback whales migrating north to Mozambique pass close to the shore at certain times of the year, while game fish such as marlin and sailfish attract anglers. Visitors often...

    It was nothing short of amazing ! Loved every minute from spotting a number of different beautiful animals to the amazing sea view at breakfast and the delicious braai lunch . Our guide made sure that the trip is the most .

  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Private Tour

    8. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Private Tour

    The tour departs from Durban heading up the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. You will arrive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi gate 2.5 hours after departing from Durban. Your experienced guide will show you around the park in search of the diverse wildlife and Big 5. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and is 98 000 hectares. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterized by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and diverse. Hluhluwe, the northern section of the park, is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Imfolozi Game Reserve is situated in the southern section of the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Today, the ...

  • From Durban: Sani Pass, Drakensberg & Lesotho Day Trip

    9. From Durban: Sani Pass, Drakensberg & Lesotho Day Trip

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Durban. From there you’ll drive to the Sani Pass and then switch to a 4-wheel-drive vehicle.   You will then begin your ascent on the Sani Pass, a rugged mountain road which connects South Africa to the landlocked nation of Lesotho. Travel up the road, and ascend 1332 vertical meters, reaching a final elevation of 2876 meters. Get your adrenaline pumping as your skilled driver navigates the hairpin turns. Admire the scenic landscape which surrounds the Pass. Learn about the geography and natural life of the area from your knowledgeable guide.  Once you reach the top, visit a Sotho village hidden away in the mountains. Stop in for lunch at Africa’s highest pub. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Drakensberg. After enjoying some time at the top, it’s time to make your way down. Enjoy your second round with this all-natural roller co...

  • Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour

    10. Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour

    Your tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. There you will stop at Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. Visit the Gandhi statue before heading towards the Drakensberg mountains. Your main stop is Kamberg Nature Reserve which forms part of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site and is situated centrally in the foothills of the mountains. The reserve was proclaimed in 1951 and is 6,300 ha in extent. This reserve is particularly scenic, with many walks throughout the area. The natural landscape has many rock shelters, containing San rock paintings. These were created by the San people over a period of at least 4,000 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity representing the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live in the region. From ther...

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What people are saying about KwaZulu-Natal

It was excellent. I have enjoyed a lot. I'm definetly doing it again and recommend it to anyone. I was so happy.

wow wow wow it was great excellent with a friendly skipper Mr Ngwenya explain indeed I really enjoyed Durban

Follow the GPS directions , don’t get it confused with the first jetty as you enter st Lucia

Great day saw many hippos and crocs. guide was funny and very informative

It was a fun & exciting activity. It's therapeutic helps one to relax.