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Best Guided Tours in Durban

  1. Durban: Zulu Oracle and Herbalist Experience Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  2. Durban: Zulu Oracle and Herbalist Experience Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    Come and enjoy a unique Zulu experience with a traditional Zulu oracle, diviner or herbalist. An Inyanga or a Sangoma is a traditional medicine practitioner or shaman of Zulu people in South Africa.



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  3. St Lucia Boat Safari and Emdoneni Wild Cat Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  4. St Lucia Boat Safari and Emdoneni Wild Cat Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    This tour is a combination of a 2-hour boat safari on the St Lucia river inside the Isimagaliso Wetlands and a visit to the Emdoneni Wild Cat Project to learn about the their wild cat project which rehabilitates cheetahs, wild cats and cervals.



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  5. Sani Pass: Cultural and Heritage Tour | GetYourGuide
  6. Sani Pass: Cultural and Heritage Tour | GetYourGuide

    Experience all that the Sani Pass has to offer. Visit a remote Basotho village and watch traditional Basotho dancing. Have lunch here and interact with the local villagers.



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  7. From Durban: Sani Pass/Lesotho Tour | GetYourGuide
  8. From Durban: Sani Pass/Lesotho Tour | GetYourGuide

    Get your adrenaline rush on this full-day tour of the Sani Pass, the highest road pass in Africa. Explore the Kingdom of Lesotho, enjoy a lunch and beautiful views at Africa's highest pub.



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  9. Drakensberg World Heritage Tour | GetYourGuide
  10. Drakensberg World Heritage Tour | GetYourGuide

    Visit Giant's Castle, a World Heritage Site in the South African Drakensberg mountain range. This 3km round trip hike takes you into the mountain's caves to see the Bushman cave paintings. End with a visit to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site.



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  11. Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift Battlefields Tour | GetYourGuide
  12. Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift Battlefields Tour | GetYourGuide

    Visit the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift in KwaZulu-Natal while taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. This is the area where two of the most famous battles fought between the Zulu and British Armies took place.



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  13. From Durban: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big Five Day Safari | GetYourGuide
  14. From Durban: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big Five Day Safari | GetYourGuide

    Experience an adrenaline-rushing wildlife safari to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest protected reserve in Africa. Take advantage of the best chance to see some of the famous Big Five animals near a big City like Durban.



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  15. From Durban: Isandlwana Rorkes Drift Battlefields Day Trip | GetYourGuide
  16. From Durban: Isandlwana Rorkes Drift Battlefields Day Trip | GetYourGuide

    Spend time with a visit to the famous battle sight of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. This tour is all about the history of Anglo Zulu wars.



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  17. From Durban: Sani Pass, Lesotho and Basotho Village Day Trip | GetYourGuide
  18. From Durban: Sani Pass, Lesotho and Basotho Village Day Trip | GetYourGuide

    Journey up the daunting Sani Pass connecting South Africa to Lesotho. Visit a traditional village and have lunch at the highest pub in Africa. Wrap up in a traditional Basotho blanket, try local bread and beer, and enjoy included pickup and drop-off.



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  19. Durban Airport One-Way Private Transfer | GetYourGuide
  20. Durban Airport One-Way Private Transfer | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a comfortable transfer from Durban Airport.



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  21. From Durban: Oribi Gorge & Lake Eland Adventure Tour | GetYourGuide
  22. From Durban: Oribi Gorge & Lake Eland Adventure Tour | GetYourGuide

    Go on a tour to the breathtaking Lake Eland situated at KwaZulu Natal's Oribi Gorge which boasts magnificent wildlife. Oribi Gorge is as famous for its dramatic scenery as it is for its exhilarating wilderness activities.



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  23. Durban: 1-Hour Boat Cruise from Wilson's Wharf | GetYourGuide
  24. Durban: 1-Hour Boat Cruise from Wilson's Wharf | GetYourGuide

    Join us on a one-hour sea cruise and see the city of Durban from a new perspective. See the port, beach front, and the Durban skyline.



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  25. Durban: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & iSimangaliso Tour | GetYourGuide
  26. Durban: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & iSimangaliso Tour | GetYourGuide

    Discover the wildlife and nature of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve on a private tour.



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  27. From Durban: Safari & PheZulu Village Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  28. From Durban: Safari & PheZulu Village Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a Mini Safari Tour with a visit to the Lion Park and the Tala Game Reserve. Also explore the Phezulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park at the Valley of a 1000 Hills.



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  29. Durban Half-Day City Tour - Golden Mile, Botanical Gardens | GetYourGuide
  30. Durban Half-Day City Tour - Golden Mile, Botanical Gardens | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a half-day tour of multicultural Durban, South Africa. Drive along the beautiful stretch of beachfront promenade known as the Golden Mile, explore the Botanic Gardens. Conclude with a visit to the Moses Mabhida Stadium.



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  31. Drakensberg Giants Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site | GetYourGuide
  32. Drakensberg Giants Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site | GetYourGuide

    This private day tour from Durban includes a visit to Drakensberg's Giants Castle Reserve to view the San and Khoekhoe Cave paintings as well as a visit to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site and Apartheid Museum.



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  33. St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Full-Day/Half-Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  34. St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Full-Day/Half-Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    Discover the beautiful scenery and wildlife of iSimangaliso Wetland Park on a full or half-day tour. Embark on an open game drive safari and search for Africa's Big 5 game species and many other types of animals and birdlife.



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  35. Durban: Canal Cruise | GetYourGuide
  36. Durban: Canal Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Relax and see some of Durban’s spectacular landmarks while sailing down the canals on a 30 minutes cruise onboard a luxury pontoon boat.



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  37. Durban: Gondola Ride | GetYourGuide
  38. Durban: Gondola Ride | GetYourGuide

    Go on a gondola boat ride in Durban on the amazing Point Waterfront Canal and take in the magical views. Pass by beautiful bridges and enjoy the unique atmosphere.



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  39. From Durban: Full Day Annual Royal Reed Dance Tour | GetYourGuide
  40. From Durban: Full Day Annual Royal Reed Dance Tour | GetYourGuide

    Join a full day tour to the annual Royal Reed Dance Festival located in Nongoma Kwazulu-Natal to see the famous South African cultural event.



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  41. Half Day Safari Tour from Durban
  42. Half Day Safari Tour from Durban

    Visit KwaZulu-Natal, a beautiful coastal area with an impressive assortment of wildlife, on this one-day safari. Visitors will observe resident South African raptors at the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary and indigenous South African raptors at the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary before continuing on to Tala Private Game Reserve, which is home to large game species like as kudu and buffalo.

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  43. Sani Pass & Lesotho 4x4 Experience Day Tour from Durban
  44. Sani Pass & Lesotho 4x4 Experience Day Tour from Durban

    Take a day drive from South Africa to the mountain country of Lesotho and back across the stunning Sani Pass in a 4x4 car. Set off from Durban and pass through the magnificently preserved Victorian city of Pietermaritzburg en route to the World Heritage Site of Suni Peak, a mountainous pass reaching 9,429-feet above sea level. Visit a typical Sotho hamlet with cottages constructed around a central space with cattle once you've crossed the border (bring your passport with you). Afterward, admire amazing views while having lunch (own expense) at Africa's highest bar.

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  45. Durban: Journey along the Epic Sani Pass & Lesotho Tour
  46. Durban: Journey along the Epic Sani Pass & Lesotho Tour

    Do you have your travel documents ready? After all, you're on your way to the Kingdom of the Mountains. Wrap yourself in one of our genuine Basotho Blankets for the day if it becomes a little chilly at 3,240 meters above sea level.

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  47. Durban City Half Day Tour
  48. Durban City Half Day Tour

    This trip covers a variety of stops and allows travellers a chance to see Durban and learn about its people and history.

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  49. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour from Durban
  50. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour from Durban

    Anyone up for a surf and turf safari tour? On this full-day round-trip excursion from Durban, you'll see Africa's diverse animals up close and personal via boat and vehicle. Travel along South Africa's Wild Coast to St. Lucia to view crocs and hippos, then drive inland to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve to look for Africa's Big 5 by off-road vehicle. Before returning home, have a leisurely meal with a view of Africa's oldest park.

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  51. Full-Day Sani Pass and Lesotho Tour from Durban
  52. Full-Day Sani Pass and Lesotho Tour from Durban

    Perfect for fans of the outdoors, the Sani Pass and Lesotho Experience Tour promises a fun-filled day with breathtaking views of the majestic KwaZulu-Natal environment.

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  53. Full Day-Drakensberg-MandelaCaptureSite-HowickFalls-MidlandsMeander from Durban
  54. Full Day-Drakensberg-MandelaCaptureSite-HowickFalls-MidlandsMeander from Durban

    Travel across the calm rural splendor of the Natal Midlands. Pass across green plains interspersed with villages and rich farmlands and witness fat cattle and thoroughbred horses grazing. Take in the limitless panoramas and magnificent scenery. Explore the lovely Drakensberg.

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  55. Durban: Go on Safari at 2 Game Reserves (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi) Pro Zeiss Binoculars
  56. Durban: Go on Safari at 2 Game Reserves (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi) Pro Zeiss Binoculars

    Hit the road bright and early—05h00. As you know, wildlife, especially predators, is most active around dawn and dusk. Enter the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Wildlife Reserve via Nyalazi Gate and enjoy a 2.5-hour morning game drive in one of our Hyundai H1 cars (please note – this is not an open safari 4x4). Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is noted for its white rhino concentrations.

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  57. Top 10 Things to do in Durban City Tour
  58. Top 10 Things to do in Durban City Tour

    A full-day tour of Durban's attractions and sites, including transportation between them. Listen carefully as your tour guide discusses the city's history, culture, architecture, and natural surroundings. These include Moses Mabhida Stadium, Umhlanga Rocks Promenade, Ushaka Village Walk, City Hall, Market, Durban Botanic Gardens and more.

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  59. Magical Gondola Night Boat Cruise in Durban
  60. Magical Gondola Night Boat Cruise in Durban

    Durban's beachfront glows at night as you sail through the canals in a gondola like one from Venice. As you glide beneath bridges and over graceful rivers, take in the sparkling lights of Durban Point Waterfront, one of South Africa's most acclaimed new constructions. Take a little break from the city's commotion and yet have plenty to do when you return.

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  61. Culture Walking Tour of Durban
  62. Culture Walking Tour of Durban

    When it comes to the people and culture of Durban, Johnny is unrivaled. As a result, a Durban city tour with Johnny is an experience you'll never forget. To travel around the city and to the beach, you'll ride in one of the city's iconic "combi" vehicles. Thrills and spills are a given!

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  63. Durban City & PheZulu Cultural Village Day Tour from Durban
  64. Durban City & PheZulu Cultural Village Day Tour from Durban

    On a day tour through wider KwaZulu-Natal, see the seaside metropolis of Durban and the Valley of a Thousand Hills. The bustling Victoria Street Market, the KwaMuhle Apartheid Museum, and the Southern Hemisphere's largest mosque are just a few of the city's must-see attractions. The Durban Botanic Gardens are a great place to visit the country's oldest temple complex, as well as orchids and cycads. Visit Zulu culture outside the city, including a Zulu dance performance.

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  65. Full Day Natal Lion Park-Tala Game Reserve - PhezuluCulturalVillage from Durban
  66. Full Day Natal Lion Park-Tala Game Reserve - PhezuluCulturalVillage from Durban

    It's an excellent place to go if you like wildlife and want to learn more about Zulu culture. Relax and take pleasure in the ease of having a whole itinerary prepared for you, complete with transportation and tickets to attractions. If you'd like to see lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, and zebras up close, head to the Natal Lion Park or Tala Game Reserve after your Durban pick-up. After that, head to Phezulu Cultural Village to observe a Zulu homestead in its natural habitat.

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  67. Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift and Fugitives Drift Battlefields Day Tour
  68. Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift and Fugitives Drift Battlefields Day Tour

    This full-day tour from Durban takes you to the Isandlwana Battlefields, the site of a key war that changed the course of South African and British Colonial history. In 1879, British soldiers and Zulu warriors engaged in a bloody battle for control of Zululand. Visit the museum at Rorke's Drift, and then head to the Buffalo River for some food and drink. Access to the event is free of charge, as is round-trip transportation.

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

    Journey into South Africa's Golden Mile on this wonderful experience that showcases history, architecture, and wildlife. Visit the City Centre, the Botanical Gardens and explore the stalls of the famed Victoria Street Indian Market. You'll try bunny chow—a local delicacy—before checking 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 tour to PheZulu and take in all the wonder this African nation has to offer.

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  71. Garden Route Tour From Durban to Cape Town - 7 Day Tour
  72. Garden Route Tour From Durban to Cape Town - 7 Day Tour

    Travelers on this tour claim that it was the most memorable week of their lives. In addition to the comfort and quality of our overnight hotels, the Garden Route Tour from Durban to Cape Town offers a peaceful opportunity to see this most beautiful area.

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  73. Private Durban Airport Departure Transfer
  74. Private Durban Airport Departure Transfer

    It's time to say goodbye to Durban or Umhlanga with this affordable, shared transfer to Durban International Airport when you're ready to leave. Your driver will be waiting for you at your central Durban or Umhlanga hotel, so all you have to do is get in, sit back and enjoy the ride. Your journey is also direct, as your van only stops at your hotel on the way to the airport to pick up people from nearby hotels.

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  75. Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour from Durban
  76. Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour from Durban

    A great overview of the KwaZulu-Natal region is provided by this comprehensive tour. Stops include Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which is the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere; Gandhi's statue; the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue; the Apartheid Museum; and Howick Falls, which is a waterfall. In the Kamberg Nature Reserve, you'll also get the opportunity to see prehistoric sandstone rock art.

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What are guided tours?

As a general rule, guided tours are all-inclusive group trips that are led by a local expert in the area and follow a predetermined travel agenda. There are several guided tours, skip-the-line tickets, group day/night trips, culinary tastings, wine tastings, and even airport shuttles available.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

Explore and experience your destination like a local.

Take in everything there is to offer! To get the most out of your vacation, research for guided tours ahead of time and while you’re there. Get a feel for where you’re going by spending time with the locals. Go in search of precious gems that have been buried!

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Pre-arrange your guided excursions at the best prices from the comfort of your own home, then sit back and relax when you’re on vacation.

I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

Whatever your budget is, there is probably a guided tour out there for you with the large selection of guided tours available.

Save time, and Get the most out of your trip.

Don’t let your vacation time go wasted! Standing in line isn’t the place to make memories. If you plan early, you may avoid long queues at some of the world’s most popular sites.

If you have a pre-planned trip itinerary, you know precisely what you’ll be experiencing on each day of your holiday.

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Overwhelmed by options and unsure which guided tour to take? Check out other users’ reviews to determine which activities are suitable for you.

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It’s great to meet folks from all around the world on your guided trips!

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending on the city you are taking a trip to, there are practically any guide trips and activities for everyone. There are outdoor guided tours, water activities, Nature tracks, Music festivals, Local food trips, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems expedition, beer or white wine drinking and tasting tours, exclusive TV & Movies tours, romantic couple trips, kids’ activities, trips to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition tours, visits popular landmarks, Museum guided trips and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to explore to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & viewing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and concert halls, come by ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for leasing, helicopter rides, ferryboat tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, yacht services and sailboat rental.