City Start Package
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Tour starts: Durban
Tour ends: Durban
Includes: Accommodation, airport transfers and a seat-in-coach full day tour
Accommodation: Choose between Standard, Comfort, or Luxury
Best time to visit: All year round
Highlights: uShaka Marine World, Umhlanga beach, Indian Market, Gateway Shopping Centre
Day 1: Durban (Umhlanga)
Welcome to Durban, South Africa’s third largest city and home to Africa’s busiest port. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Umhlanga, approximately 20 minute drive. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. You may choose to visit Umhlanga’s Gateway Shopping Centre, which is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest shopping complexes and has a lot more to offer than just shops.
Day 2: DURBAN (UMHLANGA)
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you will be collected from your hotel for a full day Durban highlights tour with an English-speaking guide and other guests. This tour takes you first to Durban’s famous Golden Mile seafront promenade and then continues to Glenwood and the fascinating Phansi Museum. Here you’ll find an exquisitely preserved collection of southern African artefacts and traditions, from beadwork, headrests, Zulu clay pots and numerous other treasures (closed Sundays). We go ‘green’ thereafter, and head for the lush peace and tranquillity of Durban’s beautiful Botanical Gardens, founded in 1849. The immaculate gardens house a fine mix of African, Asian and American trees, not to mention a superb orchid house. The day ends with a visit to uShaka Marine World where you will be entertained by a dolphin, seal and penguin show before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 3: Check out
Breakfast followed by checkout. If time permits, you may want to visit the nearby Natal Sharks Board in Umhlanga where you will gain an insight into the world of the sharks of Southern Africa.
You are in good hands!
Why SW Africa?
Our diverse team are passionate about delivering on personalised, creative and unique experiences with attention to detail. Our consultants will handle your request with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to expedite your request effectively. We are very proud of our African heritage and we make it our responsibility to be good ambassadors and ensure every visitor leaves with a great impression. We love sharing the beauty and magic that Africa has to offer!
We can confidently say that we will beat any price on offer, thanks to our shareholding in Travel Smart Crew Pty Ltd., a private company, owned by a group of independent tour operators. TSC provides us with Central Group Contracting and Management of Preferred Supplier Relationships, ensuring that our clients benefit from unbeatable prices thanks to longstanding relationships and bulk buying from suppliers such as safari lodges, car rental companies, guest houses and hotels.
Financial peace of mind
SW Africa is a proud member of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) who's members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and are required to submit documentation pertaining to their business annually so that the association can verify they are running a healthy business that can be recommended to international tour operators. Members are bonded with third-party indemnity, ensuring financially sound relationships when using them as suppliers.