Durban City

R 850 per person based on a minimum of 2 Clients.

Overview

Durban now is a vibrant community and city full of diverse cultures, beautiful beaches, night life, a Revolving restaurant and the stunning warm Indian Ocean.

In Durban, we have a favorable climate even in Winter so plenty of Sun and of course the Sea (Indian ocean). Ushaka Marine world on South beach is another attraction to our great city.

Durban had always been used as a trade port between Europe, Africa and Asia. In the past years Ivory and Spices were the big traders but today it is Cars, Sugar and Fruit.

As a holiday destination Durban is one of the best places.

Experience Durban through the eyes of a local. Visit the oldest standing house in the city, embrace the hustle and bustle of the markets at Warwick Triangle and taste a local lunchtime delicacy, the “bunny chow”.

Set off from the Berea, learning about Durban’s origins and take in the skyline from our favourite lookout point. We then make our way to the commuter’s daily crossroad, Warwick Triangle, indulging our senses in the vibrant diversity of the Victoria, Muti and Early Morning Markets.

Engage with citizens as you explore the arcades that further criss-cross the city, and educate your palate with a true testament of Durban’s Indian culinary heritage- the “bunny chow”. Stretch your legs with a walk around the historic city centre, from City Hall to the inner-city gardens and end off the trip with a scenic drive along Durban’s harbour, Africa’s busiest port.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

  Visiting historical sights in the City.

   Learning about the foundation of Durban’s History.

✓   Learning about how every population group came to be in Durban, which is the most diverse city in South Africa.

1

Pick-up

You will be collected from your accommodation venue (This only applies to pick-up’s and drop-off’s in Durban City, feel free to contact us if you are unsure as to whether your pick-up location is covered. Should your pick-up location not be covered, we will still collect you, however, there may be an additional charge dependent on where you are based).
2

Jameson Park/Mitchell’s Park

From there we will make our way to the Berea learning about Durban’s origins as well as driving past Jameson Park/Mitchell’s Park.
3

The Elephant House

From here you will view, “The Elephant House”. We will stop over at the Elephant House and take in this iconic landmark of Durban. There is an interesting story behind the name and your guide will no doubt have you enthralled with this.
4

Gecko Moon

We shall then venture to the Gecko Moon, our favourite lookout point which affords breath-taking views of the Skyline of Durban.
5

Warwick Triangle

From there on, it’s on to the commuter’s daily crossroad, Warwick Triangle, indulging our senses at the vibrant diversity of the Victoria Street Market, the Muthi and Early Morning Markets.
6

Bunny Chow Lunch

Engage with citizens as you explore the arcades that further criss-cross the city, and educate your palate with a true testament of Durban’s Indian culinary heritage; “The Bunny Chow”.
7

City Hall

Stretch your legs with a walk around the historic city centre, from City Hall to the inner-city gardens.
8

Harbour

To finish off this unforgettable 4 to 5-hour tour, we will drive along the scenic Durban harbour, Africa’s biggest and busiest port!
9

Drop Off

Durban City is a special place to visit! There is a surprising amount of History attached to Durban City, KwaZulu-Natal. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama was the first man to sail past this eastern coastline of South Africa in 1497 on Christmas Day. He aptly named the river which exits the Durban Harbour; Rio De Natal meaning the Christmas river!

It was not until 1823 that the first Europeans actually came onto the land headed by James King from England who was sent to check to see if Vasco Da Gama’s writing were correct, that Durban was a natural harbour. It was true excepting a sand bank in the middle of the harbour which is drenched regularly. According to James King’s writings the sand bank contained Hippos, crocodiles and flamingos! This must have been a frightening scene for western settlers.

Please note

  • Group Rates are available on request.

Inclusions

  • Entrance Fees
  • Listed Activities
  • Lunch
  • Transport – Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Guide
  • Bottled Water (We only supply a limited number of bottles per day, should you require additional, this will be for your own account)

Exclusions

  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Any other items not listed in the Inclusion