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3 minute read09 Dec 2019

Exciting Things to Do in Durban These Holidays

KwaZulu Natal is a land of awesome beauty from blue flag beaches to the majesty of the Drakensberg Mountains with the scenic beauty of the Midlands resting in between.  A couple of hours up the North Coast and you are in Big 5 [lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo] country with world-class Game Reserves.  Down the South Coast and you have the world-famous reef system of Aliwal Shoal, a divers paradise, and the intoxicating grandeur of Oribi Gorge just 20km from Port Shepstone.

Shark Cage Diving at Aliwal Shoal

Some ideas for you to try.  Great adventures or just a day out with the kids.

  1. Shark Cage Diving or scuba diving at Aliwal Shoal.  Cage Dive Aliwal Shoal:  R999 pp
  1. Fly over the ocean in a Microlight from Umkomaas.  Aquilla Microlight: 15 min R650; 30 min R900; 60 min R1600
  1. Swing out over Oribi Gorge in the World Highest Gorge Swing.  There is also a Zipline and South Africa’s longest suspension footbridge and the incredible leopards rock.  Gorge Swing at Oribi Gorge: R2200 for min 2 pax. Price scaled down for more participants.

Spectacular Oribi Gorge and Leopard's Rock

  1. An exciting day with a cruise safari on the iSimangaliso Wetlands estuary, then off to the Big 5 National Game Reserves of Hluhluwe and Imfolozi for a guided game drive through these two exquisite reserves. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Safari and Wetland : R3900 pp

Game Drive in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserves

  1. Let history come alive as you walk the battlefields where the mighty Zulu nation and the British Empire clashed in heroic battles.  Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift Battlefields : R2700 pp min 2 pax 
  2. Set off for a walk from the Wow Zulu Market Place in Isandlwana. Enjoy local culture and walk the fields where the British Empire were defeated by Zulu Warriors. Isandlwana Village Walk : R275    
  3. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site in the foothills of the Drakensberg and get to see evocative San Art that is 1000’s of years old. Kamberg Cave Art in The Drakensberg:  R2490 pp based of 2 people
  1. Take the family into the gentle rolling hills and craft markets of the Midlands and meander the different routes to discover interesting places to visit or the eat, or just chill.  Midland Meander: R1720 pp min 2 pax
  1. Get another perspective and venture into a different cultural experience. A great way to broaden your children’s minds. Indian Heritage Tour Durban: R830 min 2 pax:  Durban and Phezuz Cultural Village: R1290 pp based on 2 pax  Shakaland Zulu Village and Dlinz Forest Tour.: R2480 pp based on 2 pax 

Shakaland and The Zulu Kingdom Culture

  1. Wow Zulu offers some very interesting tours that are run by local communities and include interaction with local villages. Canoe, Cycle or Hike the Inanda Dam with Wow Zulu.: R535 pp  Guided Rural Village Tour at Kwanzimakwe: R400 pp Weaving in the Drakensberg: R305 pp Village Walk in Mazizi in the Drakensberg: R555 pp
  2. Venture to our neighbouring landlocked country, and spend a night in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho after cruising 3000mt up the Sani Pass in a 4X4 vehicle with vistas that stretch forever. Overnight at Sani Pass in Lesotho:  From R3690 pp
  1. The kids will love a day at uShaka Marine World.  There is plenty to do and see. You can drive there or take a tour.   uShaka Marine World : R950 pp min 2 pax

Ushake Marine World is an Aquatic Wonderland

This is Durban the tropical paradise on the East Coast of South Africa and beaches abound so a day at the sea is mandatory.  Take a picnic, hat, sunscreen and an umbrella and head for a glorious day at the seaside.

Durban Beaches Are the BEST!

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Wonder of Migrating Butterflies

Look out for the captivating clouds of butterflies flying in a north east direction as you travel around Johannesburg right now? This is one of the great wonders of nature. These tiny exquisite Brown Veined White or Pioneer Butterflies are on the move and heading towards Madagascar.

 

Plettenberg Bay – Best Casual Eating Places

With some of the best beaches in the world along the Plettenberg Bay coast, a casual meal is best enjoyed in one of the many restaurants on, near or overlooking the sea. Don a bathing costume, slops, throw on a wrap and head for your favourite eating haunt.

 

Plettenberg Bay: SA’s Favourite Holiday Destination

You know that you have arrived in the best place you could be as the sheer spectacle of shimmering sea and golden sands takes your breath away as you descend Marine Drive . This is South Africa’s favourite holiday playground with Blue Flag beaches, great surfing spots, adventure activities and some great eating places.

 

Christmas Traditions: Where Do They Come From?

WHICH KID CAN’T tell you where Santa Claus is from? —the North Pole! Evergreen Christmas Trees are part and parcel of most homes, Christian or not, with bright baubles and winking lights happily announcing the Christmas season. Well, surprise, surprise, Christmas is essentially a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noel in French – they all denote nativity. So where does all the tradition come from and how come St Nick is every child’s favourite character, Christian or not?

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