Day trip

Drakensberg World Heritage Tour

Drakensberg World Heritage Tour

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys

From US$ 164.47 per person

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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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
There is complimentary collection service from centrally located Durban and beachfront hotels. If you are staying at a different hotel, please request pick up service.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit the World Heritage Site of Giant's Castle
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Bushman paintings
  • Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site
Full description
The Bushman cave paintings are almost as old as humanity itself. They date back 2,000 years and are a fascinating look into the history and culture of the Bushmen or San people of South Africa. This full-day sightseeing heritage tour goes through the Drakensberg mountain range, a full 3-kilometer round trip hike. The cave paintings can be seen in the World Heritage Site Giant’s Castle. After the hike enjoy a hearty, well-earned lunch, which is included in the tour. On the return to Durban, visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, a significant monument that marks an important moment in South African history. Today it is commemorated as a world-class sculpture, in memory of Nelson Mandela and his heroic role in the struggle against apartheid.
  • Lunch
  • Return transfers from Durban beachfront hotels
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The tour departs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
    • Please note that an average level of fitness is required. This hiking tour is a round-trip of (1.8 miles/3 kilometers) through the South African mountains, and some of the terrain requires an average level of fitness and strength
    • Minimum 2 adults
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    based on 4 reviews

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    Fascinating ecxperience

    I was so lucky as I could see beautiful hilly areas and meadows, and unusual shaped mountains. I am from a country with a lot of monotonous mountains and small area of flat land, so seeing such a huge, endless spreading of greenish hills and mountains was breath-taking. San Tribe's paining on walls of caves was also so much interesting. The guide was so nice, Colin, he was so humble and well known about the areas so deep. Although it was over three hours drive one way, I enjoyed myself very much. If you love truly fresh air and walk among meadows and paths with full range of flowers and interesting in ancient human paintings, Drakensburg is the MUST.

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    Product ID: 2201