Durban City Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

390983


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Durban city Tour and African Markets walk through


Drive along the Golden Mile. Golden beaches and warm water.
Visit the Moses Mabida stadium, built for the 2010 football world cup and compare to the rugby stadium across the road.
Drive to a superb view point then through the more affluent suburbs and see the State house where the president or his guests may stay.
Take a guided tour through Durban Botanical gardens, built back in 1849 to test plants for Medicinal and economical properties.
Walk through the African Muti (traditional medicine) markets . With healers and their stalls and all the ingredients displayed.
Visit the Indian Market with its spice stalls and other Indian retail.
Walk through the heart of the city to visit the City Hall built next to farewell square where the original settlers set up camp in 1824. The Post office, where Winston Churchill gave his speech after escaping the South African Boers. The original Durban train station. The same station where Mahatma Gandhi bought his first class ticket before being thrown from the train.

Itinerary

Picking up from a hotel we will normally drive along the Golden mile or even stop to take in the scene.

I'll show you the position of the port and talk about the history and beginnings of Durban.

We will then visit Moses Mabida Stadium to view and compare to the Rugby stadium across the road. Enjoy views from the cube in Morning Side with all its large houses and the State House, Florida road the heart of the night life, botanical gardens and the spectacular Orchid House and the Indian Markets.

We will take a short walk through the African Markets with Traditional healers, bead workers, the morning market with fresh vegetables and all sorts of other goods.

From here a drive and stroll through town to see the older buildings and the City Hall, post office and original train station.

If anyone is hungry we will pop into a restaurant for some good Bunny chow, a traditionally Durban Curry.
Please note this is a lite lunch and is included. That will be the End and drop offs will be at your desired venue.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

The vehicle is a Hyundai H-1.
This is a spacious, comfortable, air conditioned mini bus.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: My services as your private tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation by modern, air conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Golf cart for guided gardens tour
Lite lunch( samples)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Rands - Drinks and snacks

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Drinks and snacks
Any personal purchases or souvenirs

Restrictions

My vehicle holds up to 8 passengers but it's more comfortable with 6.
Larger vehicle can be arranged
Open Safari vehicle comes with qualified drivers so cannot drive them.
I'm only fluent in English, although I can have a conversation in Afrikaans.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent tour. Nicely paced, informative, interesting and a great overview of the city. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough.
Peter Edwards

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    390983


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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