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Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour

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Durban, South Africa
Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Journey into South Africa's Golden Mile on this magnificent adventure that highlights history, architecture and nature. Visit the City Centre, Botanical Gardens and wander stalls of the famous Victoria Street Indian Market. You'll sample bunny chow--a local delicacy--before check out the Moses Mabhida Football Stadium and the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Learn about the cultures and traditions of the Zulu Nation on a visit to PheZulu and take in all the wonder this African nation has to offer.
  • Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour
  • Make the most of your time in the city with a tour that highlights landmarks, culture and history
  • Escape the city and head into the African countryside
  • Round-trip port transportation and guide included in tour
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Round-trip transfers
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Durban Botanical Gardens
Phezulu Cultural Village
Gratuities
Lunch
Sky car at Moses Mabida Stadium

Departure Point

South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Durban is known for being a melting pot of culture, flavors and traditions. This popular tour highlights the best of history, food, architecture and nature, highlighting Indian influence, colonial rule and Zulu life. Spend the day exploring the Golden Mile, including City Centre, the Botanical Garden and the famous Victoria Street Indian Market. Sample local bunny chow--a popular Durban dish--then make your way to other attractions like the Moses Mabhida Football Stadium. Opt for a ride on the Skycar (own expense) and check out 360-degree views of the city.

Next, journey outside the city limits and make your way to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Meet the Gasa clan at PheZulu and learn about the culture and traditions of the Zulu Nation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Valley of a 1000 Hills
The Valley of 1000 Hills Regionin in Durban forms around the majestic valley created by the Mngeni River and it's tributaries. A magnificent gorge between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the Valley of 1 000 Hills is about more than its spectacular greenery and the clear blue of the African sky.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Golden Mile
Driving along Durban Beachfront
Stop At:  
Durban Botanic Gardens
The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the city of Durban, It is Durban’s oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanical gardens. The gardens cover an area of 15 hectares in a subtropical climate.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Moses Mabhida Stadium
opportunity to take the sky car (for own account) to the top of the stadium
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Departure times can be tailor made to suit your port times
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Ship should arrive early morning and guests need to be disembarked by 07h30
  • Ship departure time should not be before 18h00.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Durban Shore Excursion: Durban City, Valley of 1000 Hills and PheZulu Tour.

    Traveler Tips


    • "This is a must see and the guided tour is amazing and well worth the extra fee." See review
    • "The trip to the village was great and well worth the time." See review

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    star-5
    Excellent overview of Durban
    Mark_T
    , Jan 2020
    Had a really nice day with Thamy as our guide. He is was informative, interesting and took time to give us a nice overview of Durban. Got us back to ship safely and on time. The trip to the village was great and well worth the time.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your Shore excursion with us.
    star-5
    Perfect day in Durban
    Virginia_H
    , Jan 2020
    Thamsamqa,a self described proud Zuluman gave us a wonderful tour of Durban the city with the history of of the effects of apartheid on the Zulus and the Durban area. We toured the beautiful beaches before the scenic drive through the Valley of 1000 hills. From a stunning viewpoint we enjoyed the historic story of Traditional Zulu culture and the the reptile park It was feeding time for the crocodiles and then an amazing snake demonstration. Wow! Back to Durban we visited the Indian market before a stop at the famous Botanical Gardens. This is a must see and the guided tour is amazing and well worth the extra fee. Vishnu was great. Finally through the city past historic buildings - city hall and post office. What wonderful day in Durban thanks to one of the best guides ever, Thamsamqa!
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time and provide us with your valuable feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your Shore excursion in Durban.
    star-5
    Thanks to our excellent and...
    Alan W
    , Jan 2018
    Thanks to our excellent and courteous guide David Mathonsi we saw everything we wanted to see and more. He found the most convenient stopping places for us to take photographs of the sights. His knowledge was extensive ensuring we came away with a deeper understanding of the area and its culture. We particularly enjoyed visiting the Indian market, full of colour and sensory experiences, the tranquility of the Botanical Gardens and widening our understanding of apartheid through visiting the museum. Having enjoyed lunch at the Pot and Kettle in the heart of The Valley of a Thousand Hills we were treated to a memorable display of singing and dancing in PheZulu village. A perfect day.
    star-5
    A pleasant drive to the Valley of...
    ceciliama05
    , Dec 2017
    A pleasant drive to the Valley of 1000 hills, nice scenery. Guide showed us different parts of the city, visited a museum. Very enthusiastic in helping us to understand the history and culture of Durban.
    star-5
    We had the best guide in Durban...
    Richard M
    , Dec 2017
    We had the best guide in Durban! Thank you Shiney for giving us such a wonderful insight into the city that you obviously love. We really enjoyed our drive to and time at the Valley of 1000 Hills and the PheZulu Tour. We highly recommend this tour.
    star-5
    Fabulous! Our guide, China, made us...
    Michel_G
    , Jan 2017
    Fabulous! Our guide, China, made us visit all around with a lot of explanations in a very comfortable car. Very interesting.
    star-4
    Veranstalter top, Ausflug nett
    Friedrich_S
    , Feb 2020
    Sehr flexibel und für Lösungen bemüht! Unser Schiff hatte fast 3 Stunden Verspätung und trotzdem schaffte es Cullinan uns alles zu zeigen, was am Programm stand.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Good Morning Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. we are pleased to hear that the tour continued as per normal and that you were able to visit everything.

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