Tours

LIVE LIKE A ZULU
FOR A DAY

Tours

Vuk’ Africa has tours suitable for anyone interested in opening their eyes to Zulu culture and experiencing a new way of life:

∇ THE ZULU KINGDOM EXPLORER TOUR

Half-Day Tour - Time: 2-4 hours (time negotiable)

This tour gives you a glimpse of modern day Zulu culture and allows you to venture into the Valley of a Thousand Hills, see traditional houses, visit a traditional healer and buy beadwork directly from the ladies that make it. Its perfect for anyone with limited time, but still want to get some understanding of the world of the Zulu people.

Tour activities

  • Introduction to the Valley of a Thousand Hills – its culture and its people
  • Visit an orphanage
  • Traditional healer
  • Curio shop
  • Walk through the community

 

Full Day Tour Time: 10am – 5pm, including lunch

This tour takes you on a unique journey, where you will see a traditional healer, curio shop, traditional houses and the world-renowned sounds of Zulu music and dancing. Lunch is either served at a family home or as a tasty picnic braai. A visit to an orphanage showcases the ‘real’ South Africa, its issues and its beautiful children. Spending a day in this strikingly valley and engaging with its people is sure to remain forever in your mind and heart.

Tour activities

  • Introduction to the Valley of a Thousand Hills – its culture, people and issues
  • Visit traditional healer
  • Visit a beadwork project and purchase traditional beadwork and crafts directly from the women who make it
  • Local taxi experience
  • Walk through the community
  • Traditional Zulu food lunch at the local restaurant or lunch in a family home
  • Visit an orphanage
  • Experience the world-renowned sounds of Zulu music (concert)
Options include visiting a local school or a religious ceremony. These are dependent on the day of the tour.

∇ Overnight Tour (24 hours)

Awaken the Zulu within you by allowing yourself to be immersed in Zulu culture and live like a Zulu for a day:

Includes lunch, dinner, breakfast and accommodation, and welcomed into a family home as a guest not a tourist. This is a unique opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes and gain an insight into their life. You experience all that is experienced in the day tour, but also spend the night engaging with the locals and sleeping in a family home.

Tour activities

  • Introduction to the Valley of a Thousand Hills – its culture, people and issues
  • Visit traditional healer
  • Visit a beadwork project and purchase traditional beadwork and crafts directly from the women who make it
  • Walk through the community
  • Traditional Zulu food lunch
  • Visit an orphanage
  • Experience the world-renowned sounds of Zulu music (concert)
  • Local taxi experience
  • Visit family for traditional Zulu dinner
  • Homestay
  • Breakfast and bathing
  • Walk to ‘the rock’ overlooking the magnificent Inanda Dam
Options include visiting a local school or a religious ceremony. These are dependent on the day of the tour.

∇ Group Tours

Vuk Africa can also organize tailor made programs for groups. We have run tours for school groups, church groups and international volunteer groups. Our programs have ranged from cultural inductions to South Africa and volunteer work to providing school students with the opportunity to engage with student their own age but from a completely different background.

∇ Dinner in the Valley

Zulu people are known for the hospitality! We invite you to join a family for a traditional Zulu meal in their home in the heart of the Valley of a Thousand Hills. The cuisine will vary, but you will be provided with a banquet of Zulu food that could include; chicken curry, phutu (maize meal), steamed bread, traditional vegetable dishes and beans.

Diners will experience Zulu food, made by the women who cook it best. You will also meet a local family, be welcomed into their home and be entertained with Zulu dancing and singing.

Tour activities

  • pick up by driver and tour guide
  • Zulu basics
  • Arrive at host family
  • Share banquette dinner
  • Cultural dance performance
  • Return home

∇ THE ZULU KINGDOM EXPLORER TOUR


Tour activities

  • Inanda Heritage Route
  • The Valley of 1000 Trills Route
  • Durban City Tour, and Warwick Markets
  • Mandela Capture Site, Battle Fields, Drakensberg, Zululand, Ithala and Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Reconciliation Tour- Ntshongweni
Options include visiting a local school or a religious ceremony. These are dependent on the day of the tour.

∇ STUDY TOURS

SOWETO TOUR:

Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
Vilakazi Street & Mandela Visitors Centre:

Famous Vilakazi Street, which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners lived: Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu Lunch: township" cuisine
Diners will experience Zulu food, made by the women who cook it best. You will also meet a local family, be welcomed into their home and be entertained with Zulu dancing and singing.

Regina Mundi & Thokoza park

Regina Mundi was known informally as Soweto's parliament during the Apartheid era and formed a major focus of the struggle Freedom Square: memorial which commemorates the signing of the Freedom Charter in the 50's, parts of which form part of South Africa's constitution today.

History and Post-apartheid South Africa – Johannesburg and Pretoriar/ Reconciliation Tour

  • Apartheid Museum
  • Constitution Hill
  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Freedom Park
  • Union Buildings
  • Lilies leaf tour

∇ Backpackers Accommodation in Hillcrest

Through one of our partners in Hillcrest we offer spacious, clean, comfortable, convenient accommodation where the vibe is chilled. Perfect for the young at heart of all ages.

In the heart of Hillcrest, gateway to the Valley of 1000 Hills, down the road from PMB, Midmar, Howick,& the Midlands, a quick run to the Krantzkloof & Giba Gorges, a short walk to the Springside Reserve, a good stone’s throw to Durban's Golden Mile and Moses Mabhida and a short-ish spin to the airport. We offer spacious, clean, comfortable accommodation where the vibe is chilled perfect for the young at heart of all ages.

  • free Wi-Fi
  • off street parking
  • Braai facilities
  • laundry service
  • free tea and coffee
  • light meals and refreshments
  • shuttles-SQ
Botha’s Hill/1000 Hills Backpackers Accommodation that can take up to 123 people including conference facilities over looking the beautiful Valley of 1000 Hills. Meeting facilities are available, the most significant of which is a 50 seater indoor auditorium

Enjoy a picnic on expansive lawn and admire the joyous diversity of South Africa's indigenous plant life. All facilities, amenities and other accommodations are just a short walk away from this central site.

The venue's rooms are arranged so that social activity can take place in the central grassy area, which divides the buildings. A large volleyball court exists just behind Valley View's rooms, enabling all who've come together to participate in a fun, casual, sporting pastime.

∇ KZN RATES - VUK'AFRICA TOURS TRANSPORT



VukAfrica’s extended network of partners in TOURS consists of all the leading and most reliable rental car companies in the industry. Our reservation and customer care department is ready to help you organize your cheap car rental in TOURS with the utmost efficiency.

One of our top priorities is to adjust each package we offer to our customer’s exact needs. We offer a variety of options that can enhance your experience, always according to your necessities, and help you get the best out of your holidays or your business trip.

Our constant market research ensures the finest FINAL prices for your rental car in TOURS. Since option prices and fees are included, with VukAfrica there are never surprises at the desk!

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