From Durban: Safari & PheZulu Village Day Tour

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From Durban: Safari & PheZulu Village Day Tour

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From US$ 178.25 per person

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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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels/accommodations within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa. For special pickup arrangements, please contact the local supplier. Note that pickup is also available from the Durban harbour passenger terminal.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the Lion Park in The Natal Lion Park to observe local wildlife
  • Explore the many diverse natural environments of the Tala Game Reserve
  • Enjoy an immersive Zulu cultural experience at the Valley of a Thousand Hills
  • Learn about crocodiles and snakes at the Reptile Park from your guide
Full description

Start your day-long safari with a visit to the Natal Lion Park, home to lions, African and Asian elephants as well as rhinos. Then, visit the wildlife conservancy of Tala Private Game Reserve in the hills. Make your final stop at the Valley of a Thousand Hills and the Reptile Park.

Be driven around Natal Lion Park by your guide in search of elephants before entering the lion’s enclosure to marvel at the pride of lions. Enjoy the excitement of being so close to the king of the beasts and admire their size and beauty.

Next, head to Tala Private Game Reserve that hosts a diverse selection of wildlife over 3000 hectares of land. This sanctuary is home to over 370 bird species and wildlife such as rhinos, giraffes, hippos, and elands, to name a few of the bigger mammals.

Drive around the park in a closed vehicle to observe the wildlife. Listen as your guide sheds light on the wildlife ecosystem and shares interesting facts about the animals at the Tala Private Game Reserve.

Then, make a stop at the Valley of a Thousand Hills to enjoy a glimpse of local Zulu culture and dancing at Phezulu Cultural Village. To conclude the tour, visit the Reptile Park where qualified park guides will intrigue you with interesting facts about the resident crocodiles and snakes.

  • Entrance to all attractions
  • Guide
  • Transfers to/from accommodation
  • Lunch

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The weather in Durban is usually moderate
  • Always bring a long sleeve just in case
  • German and Polish languages can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
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4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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We were traveling with Benson. Benson told us a lot and was very nice and open. First we were in the Löwen Park, where you could watch the animals up close. Then we were with the elephants, which we were allowed to touch and put their trunks in our car. Next we went to a bird park where there was an interesting bird show. Then we were in a big park where we could see giraffes, zebras, little monkeys and wild boars, buffalos, birds and rhinos. Most recently we were in the PheZulu Valley. There we got a tour from a local and were able to get to know their culture. From there you had a beautiful view over the 1000 hills valley. In this valley was another reptile park, where we got another tour. There you could touch snakes and small crocodiles and pick them up. Overall it was an incredible day. Between the parks one could marvel at the beautiful landscapes.

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June 1, 2022

If you’re looking for excitement, to be educated and to have a once in a lifetime experience then this is the trip for you.

October 30, 2019

Ndu Nene was exceptional. He made the tour fun and entertaining.

Ndu and the staff at Phezulu village were great. They were so accommodating and made the tour fun for us. Thank you.

July 9, 2019

Product ID: 44006