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(Starts from and ends in Durban)(CODE: SCDE)

DAY 1. Durban – Lake St Lucia – Wildlife Reserve (Wildlife, Culture and World Heritage Site)

Our tour of the African wildlife and world heritage site departs from Durban area. We travel north through sugar cane fields past KwaDukuza, the home of Shaka (the father of the Zulu nation).  Further through large eucalyptus plantations towards the subtropical coast and bushveld of Zululand. Arrive in the village of St Lucia and join a boat cruise on the estuary of the famous Lake St Lucia situated in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1999).

The lake is a wildlife paradise with bird species such as fish eagle, Goliath heron and many more. Your skipper/guide will show you the world of the hippo and the crocodile and the other mystic inhabitants of the “deep”. Afterwards travel to a private reserve searching for wildlife on our way to the lodge. Check into your room and afterwards join an open vehicle safari searching for Africa’s amazing wildlife the Africa way! Return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner. Overnight at Rhino River Lodge.

DAY 2Extreme close up of rhino in the bushes during a safari tour Durban   Wildlife – Zulu Culture – Durban

We have an early wake up call for refreshments. Then embark on an exciting open vehicle safari in search of the Big Five amongst a myriad of other wild animals. We return from this adventure for breakfast.  Then depart for cultural experience at an authentic Zulu Kraal (village). We meet the sangoma (diviner) and see how Shaka made his war strategy so successful he won almost all his battles.

NOTE: Other tours including wildlife and world heritage site you may be interested in; Wildlife and World Heritage Site – 3-Days

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Bring Binoculars, Your bird tick list, Hat, Sun screen, Insect repellent
Departure Point All hotels and most guesthouse in and around Durban and Umhlanga as well as the local airport.
Duration 2 Days (Departing daily at 07h00)
Exclusions Lunches
Inclusions The guided tour on a scheduled basis, Dinner and breakfast, Entrances, Boat cruise, Conservation fees, One open vehicle safari.
Location Zululand, St Lucia
Price From To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.
Return Point All hotels and most guesthouses in and around Durban and Umhlanga as well as the local airport.
What to Wear Comfortable neutral coloured light clothing, Warm jacket, Well worn-in walking shoes.

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