Durban South Africa Experience
Day 1: Durban
On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Elengeni and Maharani where you will overnight.
Day 2: Durban
After breakfast, you will depart from the hotel for a 3-hour city tour on the rickshaw bus for a scenic overview of a range of Durban’s major attractions within the city center. After the tour, transfer to explore Ushaka Marine World for lunch at the Cargo Hold restaurant and water activities. uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park which was opened on 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It comprises 5 sections: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet ‘n Wild, uShaka Beach, uShaka Village Walk and, uShaka Kids World. Please bring your swimsuit. Afternoon transfer to Thanda Private Game Reserve. Dinner at Thanda. (www.thanda.com)
Day 3: Thanda Safari and Private Game Reserve
Morning game drive, followed by breakfast, afternoon site visits to other Thanda lodges and tented camps, lunch, afternoon/evening game drive, followed by cultural performance and dinner.
Day 4: Zulu Nyala
Depart for Morning Game Drive, followed by breakfast depart hotel for Zulu Nyala. Check-in, evening game drive and dinner with Zulu cultural performance. Lodge: (www.zulunyala.com)
Day 5: St. Lucia Wetlands
Morning game drive, breakfast and depart for St. Lucia wetlands for boat excursion in the wetlands to view hippos, crocodile and other wildlife. Transfer to Thonga Beach lodge (http://www.thongabeachlodge.
co.za/) for lunch, afternoon activities and transfer to Durban/Umhlanga and check into Beverly Hills hotel. You will be in a perfect location on the Umhlanga Rocks. The majority of beaches in Durban are protected throughout the year by lifeguards and shark nets so do enjoy a swim in the warm Indian Ocean. Dinner at Butcher Boys. Hotel: https://www.tsogosun.com/ beverly-hills
Day 6: Durban
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for The Inanda Heritage Route which takes in some of the most important, albeit little-known, historical sites of Durban. Winding its way through the Inanda Valley, it provides a snapshot of critical South African history as well as, perhaps surprisingly, India’s past. One of its highlights is Ohlange Institute which is located at the old Dube House of the first president of the African National Congress which is a national monument and his grave. The next stop on the Inanda tour is the Gandhi House. Lunch at Under the Moon. Afternoon tour of Moses Mabidha stadium with segway tour and skycar. Transfer back to your hotel.
Day 7: Durban and Departure
Transfer to Aliwal Shoal – Umkomaas Dive Centre for sunrise shark cage diving. Return to hotel to freshen up, pack before departing for the airport.