Other Places to Visit in South Africa

Visit other parts of South Africa - The Drakensberg in KZN, to Robben Island/Table Mountuan in the Western Cape, Kruger National Park in Mupumalanga, Soweto in Gauteng, The Kalahari in the Northern Cape just to name a few. ABSOLUTELY AFRICAN TOURS & SAFARIS have it all covered and we offer trips with a difference.




Durban, a cosmopolitan yet African city, is the heart of this area. With two World Heritage Sites, The Ukhahlamba- Drakensberg Mountains & the Greater St.Lucia Wetland Park, "Big 5" game reserves, lush golf courses, golden beaches, a colourful mix of cultures & the new uShaka Marine World, this province is a travellers' delight.

Guided Day Trips

  • Half Day Durban City Tour

    An opportunity to explore this colourful & culturally diverse city. Visit the Indian market, travel along the Golden Mile & Esplanade before visiting the Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy tea & scones.

  • Durban City & uShaka Marine World Tour - Full day tour

    An opportunity to explore this colourful & culturally diverse city. Visit the Indian market, travel along the Golden Mile & Esplanade before visiting the Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy tea & scones. Depart to uShaka Marine World, and the 5th largest aquarium in the world. Enjoy lunch before watching the dolphin show. Entrance fee to the aquarium and dolphin show included.

  • Half day Valley of 1000 Hills Tour

    Travel inland to the Valley of 1000 Hills, passing through the lovely villages of Kloof & Hillcrest. Arrive at Phezulu where you will enjoy Zulu dancing, learn about the Zulu culture and meet a local Sangoma (Shaman). After the show, visit the snake & croc park. Entrance fees included.

  • Full day Durban City & Valley of 1000 Hills Tour - Lunch included

    Morning - City tour as above and the afternoon as per half day Valley of 1000 Hills itinerary. 

  • Full day Wildlife & Culture - Lunch included

    This tour combines a visit to a game reserve and a Zulu village. We leave the city behind and travel west to Tala Game Reserve, 45 mins. from Durban. Enjoy a drive around the reserve - White Rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo, many antelope species, as well as a large variety of birds can be seen. Depart for the Valley of 1000 Hills. Lunch at the Pot & kettle. Afternoon as per half day Valley of 1000 Hills Tour.

  • Half day Umgeni Bird Park

    This bird park is one of the finest in the world, with an extensive collection of exotic & indigenous birds. Watch the Free Flight bird show. Tea and scones included.

  • Full day Sani Pass/Lesotho Tour - Lunch included

    Depart at 6H30 and travel inland to the foothills of Drakensberg Mountains. At Underberg, transfer into 4x4 vehicles for the drive up the precipitous Sani Pass to Kingdom of Lesotho. Visit a remote Basutho village before lunch at the Sani Top Chalet, the highest pub in Africa at over 3000m & boasting spectacular views. Depart to Underberg and, home.

  • Full day Shakaland - Zulu Experience - Lunch included.

    Travel north into Zululand, land of the mighty King Shaka, taking you close to his birthplace & the largest Zulu Kraal in the province. At the top of a hill overlooking the Phobane Lake is Shakaland, originally the film set of the 1985 movie "Shaka". This cultural museum will take you into the world of the Zulu people, telling you about their traditions, beliefs & history & entertaining you with their traditional dancing. Lunch will give you the opportunity to taste some of the local cuisine.

  • Full day Drakensberg/Rock Art Tour - Lunch included

    This tour will take you to Giant's Castle, situated in the world Heritage Site of the Drakensberg Mountains. A 1½ km walk will take you to the caves, decorated with ancient Bushmen paintings. A site guide, will meet you at the entrance and take you through the caves explaining about these amazing people & their rock art. After the tour & the walk back, lunch will be served before we depart for Durban.

  • Full day Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Lunch included

    This tour takes you north to the famous Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. This "Big 5" reserve, renowned for it's White Rhino conservation, is 96 000 ha and is very scenic. Search for animals big & small, from Elephant to Dung beetles. Hilltop Camp, which has spectacular views across the reserve, is where you will have lunch.

  • Full day Pietermaritzburg City & Butterfly Centre - Lunch included.

    Visit the colourful city of Pietermaritzburg, with its rich history of Boers, English & Indians. Visit City Hall, the Tatum Art Gallery & Church of the Vow. Then enjoy a light lunch at Butterflies for Africa. Walk through the butterfly house where you will see beautiful creatures from all over the world.

  • Scuba Diving - Day Trip to Aliwal Shoal

    Transfer to Umkomaas on the south coast. Kit up and launch for your first dive on the Aliwal Shoal. This area has fantastic reef diving, as well as two wrecks and large numbers of Raggedtooth Sharks from June to November. Breakfast in between dives. Transfer back to your accommodation after your second dive. Gear, 2 dives & transfers included.

  • Full day Oribi Gorge & Pure Venom - Includes lunch

    This tour will take you south of Durban. Visit the biggest reptile park in the province before travelling even further south to the amazing Oribi Gorge. Walk through some of this nature reserve before lunch at a nearby restaurant - great views. After lunch visit the view sites at the top of the Gorge -home.

Overnight tours & safaris

1 night/2 days - Anglo-Zulu Battlefields

  • Day 1 - A 4-hour journey will take you into the heart of Zululand. Visit the Talana Museum (lunch own account) before continuing on to Rorke's Drift Lodge. At 15.15 transfer to the battle of Rorke's Drift -This amazing battle will be presented by a specialist battlefield guide, who will take you back in time to when 110 British soldiers fought off 4000 Zulu warriors through the night of the 22 January 1879. 11 VC's were given out after this hard-fought battle. Dinner
  • Day 2 - An early breakfast, then off to the Battle of Isandlwana. Relive this battle where British met Zulu and a day of bloody fighting took place - a huge British defeat!. Depar for Durban at 13H00. Packed lunches provided. DB&B, Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana Battles included.

2 Nights/3 days - Luxury Safari - Phinda Private Game Reserve

  • Drive north arriving at Phinda in time for lunch. With beautifully appointed chalets, awesome cuisine & fantastic animal life, these 3 days will really be a treat. Early morning and afternoon game drives will take you in search of the "Big 5" & other animals. Lunch & afternoon tea is served at the main Lodge. Relax by the pool in between meals & game drives. Enjoy a 2 hour cruise on the St.Lucia Estuary on the return journey. Full board, all local drinks, 2 game drives & boat cruise on St.Lucia Estuary included

2 Nights/ 3 days Safari & St.Lucia Wetlands

  • Day 1 - Travel north to the town of St.Lucia, situated in a World Heritage Site. Embark on a 2 hour boat cruise on the Estuary, bringing you up close to hippos, crocs & a variety of bird life. From here depart for Hilltop Camp (or similar). Check in before going on a game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Dinner.
  • Day 2 - After your morning game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, a well-earned breakfast will be waiting for you at the Lodge. Relax at the pool or on your balcony until your afternoon game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Dinner
  • Day 3 - After a breakfast we'll depart for Illala Weavers -an exciting community based craft shop. Depart for Durban stopping en-route for a snack lunch. DB&B, boat cruise & snack lunch & 3 game drives incl.

3 Night/4 days - Drakensberg & Lesotho

  • Day 1 - An early start with packed breakfasts on hand we travel to Underberg. Rest of the day as per full day Sani Pass/Lesotho tour. Once back in Underberg, transfer to the stunning Moorcroft Manor. Relax before dinner. B&B, trip up Sani Pass with lunch included.

  • Day 2 - After breakfast we north through the Midlands, to Cathedral Peak Hotel. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner. Overnight Cathedral Peak Hotel. DB&B

  • Day 3 - The day is yours to explore the area & enjoy the hotel's many facilities. Visit the San Art Centre. Dinner. Overnight Cathedral Peak Hotel. DB&B

  • Day 4 - Midmorning we'll take a slow drive back to Durban, visiting the Howick Falls en-route.

Cape Town Trips & Tours

The City, Table Mountain & The Sea – Half Day

  • Table Mountain – weather permitting  - (cable car fare excluded) – approx. R120.00
  • Scenic coastal drive through Clifton & Sea Point
  • Guided boat cruise of the Waterfront (included)
  • Green Market Square
  • District Six
  • Walk through Company Gardens & city tour covering Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Castle and Slave Lodge.
Departs: Daily at 7H45
Returns: Approx. 12H30

Cape Point – Half Day

  • Clifton Beach, Camps Bay & Hout Bay
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Cape Point
  • The Cape of Good Hope nature Reserve
  • Penguin colony (optional)
  • Simon’s Town
  • Constantia
Departs: Daily 8H15 & 12H30
Returns: Approx. 13H45 & 18H00

    Winelands – Half Day

    • Wine & cheese tasting
    • Cellar tour
    • A Stellenbosch town tours
    • A cheetah – you can touch (optional)
    • Buying wine to take back home!!

    Departs: Daily 8H15 & 13H45
    Returns: Approx. 12H30 & 18H00

    Township Tour & Robben Island – Half Day

    • District Six
    • District Six Museum
    • Langa:  Tsogo Environmental Centre
    • Visit a traditional healer
    • Shebeen (informal pub – optional)
    • Bonteheuwel
    • Gugulethu:  Gugulethu Seven Memorial
      • Amy Biehl Memorial
    • Nyanga
    • Crossroads
    • KTC – Mashikhlue Kindergarde – Trust Project
    • Khayelitsha:      A local B&B
      Departs: Daily 8H15 & 13H45
      Returns: Approx. 13H00 & 18H00

      Cape Point & The Cape of Good Hope – Full Day
      This is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

      • Chapman’s Peak Drive
      • Cape Point and its Nature reserve
      • The Cape of Good Hope
      • Penguin colony (optional)
      • Lunch (optional)
      • Simon’s Town
      • Constantia
      • The beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
      Departs: Daily 8H45/9H00
      Returns: Approx. 17H00

      The Whale Route & Hermanus – Full Day
      (Seasonal July – November only)

      • Wine tasting at Hamilton Russell (closed Sundays)
      • The Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass – views of False Bay
      • Stop at a farm stall where you can shop for natural preserves & jams, enjoy pastries and a cup of tea (optional)
      • Enjoy an exciting boat-based whale-watching trip (optional & seasonal)
      • Drive Rotary Drive high above Hermanus with its spectacular views of walker Bay
      • Excellent Whale watching from Hermanus (seasonal)
      • Harold Porter National Botanical Garden with great bird and plant life
      • Coastal Clarence Drive with fantastic views of False Bay
      Departs: Wed/Fri & Sun 8H45/9H00
      Returns: Approx. 17H30

      The Winelands – Paarl, Franschhoek & Stellenbosch – Full Day

      • A Nelson’s Creek cellar tour & tasting*
      • Visit the town of Paarl
      • Visit former Victor Verster Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released from in Feb’90
      • Cheese & wine tasting at Rust & Vrede
      • Franschhoek
      • Drive the Helshoogte Mountain Pass
      • Lunch stop in Stellenbosch and a tour of the town, including the Village Museum
      • Opportunity to touch a Cheetah (optional)
      • Wine tasting & busying in the Stellenbosch area
      • Minimum of 3 wine tastings
      *Alternative estates may be visited over weekends
      Departs: Wed/Sat 8H30/9H00
      Returns: Approx. 17H30


      Home to the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga province has beautiful scenery, historical places, world class golf courses, superb up-market game lodges & elephant back safaris.

      Other highlights:

      • Sudwala Caves
      • Pilgrim's Rest
      • Blyde River Canyon
      • Mac Mac Falls
      • Bourke's Luck Potholes
      • God's Window


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