Durban City Tour is an intriguing cultural blend of East, West and Africa, which with its endless summer climate, effervescent and lukewarm ocean lined with golden beaches, offers a subtropical carnival atmosphere all year round. The city depicts a modern African metropolis.
The Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exceptionally scenic hilly area west of Durban. It's name is derived from the hills dotted around the valley looking down from vantage points. We also visit a cultural site.
The Drakensberg Mountain range is the country's grandest and has its highest point, where it forms the border between KwaZulu Natal and Lesotho. The name literally means 'Dragon', derived from the breath-taking high jagged basalt cliffs bearing a similarity to the back of a dragon. The Zulu people call it the 'Ukhahlamba', (Barrier of Spears). On our two day tour we explore the southern part of these mountains and drive to the top of the Sani Pass, the highest and most challenging mountain pass in the country, with hair raising bends and breath-taking views, in a four wheel drive vehicle and have lunch in the highest pub in Africa!
We visit a cave with some of the best preserved ancient rock art in the country.
Our overnight stay is in the lap of the Amphitheatre with breathtaking views into the mountains.
Take leisurely walks around the Golden Gate area and enjoy views into the low lands.
The Battlefields Natal tour covers the scenes of a few of the famous battles fought between Zulu, Boer and British. Stories of exceptional bravery and wholesale slaughter are softly told in emotional voices. The eeriness one experiences at some battlefields is quite real and unnerving, turning the tour into an extraordinary event. South Africa has a relatively short, volatile recorded history. The reasons for these battles were no different from any other wars which took place throughout the world then and even now. Retaining or gaining of land ownership, fear of the enemy, greed, etc. Some fierce battles were fought such as the battle of Isandlwana, where Great Britain probably suffered its greatest defeat against any indigenous army in its military history, Rorke's Drift where the most Victoria Cross medals for bravery were awarded to a single regiment, and the Battle of Spioenkop where the morning fog and a few miscalculations cost many lives.
This tour covers the scenes of famous battles fought between Zulu, Boer and British. Stories of exceptional bravery are softly told in emotional voices. The eeriness one experiences at some battlefields is quite real and unnerving, turning the tour into an extraordinary event. South Africa has a relatively short, volatile recorded history. The reasons for these battles were no different from any other wars which took place throughout the world then and even now. Retaining or gaining of land ownership, fear of the enemy, greed, etc. Some fierce battles were fought such as the battle of Isandlwana where Great Britain probably suffered its greatest defeat against any indigenous army in its military history, Rorke's Drift where the most Victoria Cross medals were awarded to a single regiment, and the Battle of Spioenkop where the morning fog and a few miscalculations cost many lives. We also visit the Blood River Monument with it's laager of Ox Wagons. This Historical tour is not to be missed.
We visit Hluhluwe-Imfolozi (Imfolozi) Park which is not only the oldest reserve in Africa, but also the place where the white rhino was saved from extinction. Today the park is the third largest in South Africa and the only reserve where you are virtually assured of good rhino sightings.
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park 2-day safari puts the emphasis on the wildlife of the Reserve where we spend both days in the park searching for wildlife. The region is also the home of the mighty Zulu's and the African Wildlife Experience offer some insight into their age-old culture.
This two day Imfolozi Safari introduces us to renowned Zululand.
We cruise on Lake St Lucia inside iSimangaliso world heritage site where we see an abundance of birdlife and hippos and crocs in their natural habitat.
The second day of this Imfolozi Safari is spent in search of the wildlife.
The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and Lake St Lucia introduce us to the Northern KwaZulu-Natal area which, within its geographical borders has arguably the greatest diversity of habitats in South Africa. These include open bushveld, coastal dune forests, lakes, rivers, mangrove forests, sand forest, subtropical marsh-lands and a magnificent coastline with endless, and in some areas completely deserted, sandy beaches.
The region is also the home of the mighty Zulus and we are introduced to their age-old culture when we visit an authentic Zulu village(Dumazulu Cultural Village).
At Lake St Lucia, we join a boat cruise on the lake to see a proliferation of bird life, crocodile and hippo in their natural habitat.
This 5 Day Tour combines three of South Africa's finest safari areas, which is by far the best wild life and wilderness areas. It incorporates the diverse Northern KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Kruger Park with it's amazing wildlife and the Panorama Route with mountains, valleys, waterfalls and sub-tropical vegetation.
Your knowledgeable and experienced tour-guide will introduce you to the MUST SEE game viewing spots and amazing scenery along the way. You will be pampered in comfortable en-suite air-conditioned accommodation and luxury transport.
This tour combines the best wildlife and wilderness areas of South Africa blended with the rugged beauty so synonymous with the African Continent. It incorporates the areas from the diverse KwaZulu-Natal with habitats such as lakes, rivers, dune forests, beaches, mangrove forests and subtropical vegetation to the Kingdom of Swaziland, one of only three sovereign Kingdoms in Africa, and Mpumalanga with mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and pockets of primal forests. The famous Kruger National Park, covering around two million hectare of African bushveld, is also situated here.
The coastline between Durban and Cape Town encompasses a huge diversity of habitats. From the lush, sub-tropical eastern KwaZulu Natal, the hilly grasslands of the Wild Coast and former homeland of Transkei with Xhosa huts dotted around the ridges, green valleys, crystal clear streams and wild unspoiled coastline of the Eastern Cape (the former homeland of Transkei), to the mountains, lakes, cliffs and dense indigenous forests of the Cape South Coast, aptly called the Garden Route, the natural beauty and vegetation will captivate even the well traveled.
The Art Capital of South Africa, Grahamstown, and the Addo National Elephant Park, a 145 000 ha piece of evergreen bushveld supporting more than 420 elephants, lion, Cape buffalo and black rhino, among other animals, are two highlights in the Eastern Region.
We also visit the semi-arid valley, called the Little Karoo. This region, in turn, offers natural wonders such as the Cango Caves and its ideal habitat for ostrich farming makes it the ostrich Mecca of the world. The tour ends in Cape Town.
At Southern Circle Tours & Safaris we offer a comprehensive array of guided tours and longer packages. From a countrywide network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures, specialised group travel and tailor-made itinerary design, to your dream wedding package that will be the envy of your friends! We arrange your entire holiday from the time you arrive with us in Africa until you unfortunately have to return home.