4 days

This 4 Day and 3 Night Tour to the Kingdom of the Zulu (KwaZulu-Natal) is the ultimate experience at a budget price

Travelling should be all all about maximising your time with interesting and authentic experiences and activities whilst still being easy on the pocket. With that in mind, we select comfortable, trendy and social accommodation with great locations while prioritising safety.

This Tour Features

  • ST LUCIA (World Heritage Site)
  • SANI PASS, DRAKENSBERG & LESOTHO (World Heritage Site)

Check out the Itinerary Tab for a full run-down of what’s included.


  • Based on a minimum of 2 People Sharing
  • 3 Nights | 4 Days based in Durban at the Curiocity Botique Hostel
  • Start & End: Durban
  • 3 Nights at Curiocity Durban
  • Durban City Tour
  • Sani Pass Tour
  • Hluhluwe & St Lucia Tour
  • All Road Transfers
  • All Fees & Levies

If you are limited for time then consider our 1 Day tour to Lesotho from Durban.


Durban lies at the heart of the east coast and is the ideal springboard from which to access the many attractions of KwaZulu Natal. Originally built as a colonial port, Durban has since grown into a flourishing multi-cultural city, most noted for its large Indian and Zulu populations. As you might expect from a city lying on the warm Indian Ocean coast, a Durban holiday usually revolves around beaches.

Additional information

GroupsizeMinimum 2
DestinationDurban, Hluhluwe, Isimagaliso Wetland Park, Lesotho, Maloti-Drakensberg Park, Sani Mountain Lodge – Highest Pub in Africa, Sani Pass, St Lucia

Upon disembarking at King Shaka Airport your guide will collect and transfer you to the city centre where you can check in at Curiocity Durban Backpackers. Embark on an immersive tour through this intriguing city exploring the history, culture and offcourse her weird and wonderful spaces from gin distilleries to secret museums and African artefacts. Meet art curators, local street artists and interesting people who will help you unlock Durban. Take in the views at the imposing Moses Mabhida Stadium and explore the Market of Warwick with Asiye eTafuleni (NGO).

For your first full day in the Zulu Kingdom we jump into a 4×4 and head up the daunting Sani Pass that connects South Africa to Lesotho.
The Sani Pass and Lesotho tour includes a Basotho cultural visit as well as lunch at the highest pub in Africa.

Today is all about the elephant in the room, quite literally. Head up to the 2nd oldest game reserve on the planet — Hluhluwe to track Africa’s iconic wildlife. You will be traversing the reserve with the height advantage of our Hyundai H1 vehicle and with the added bonus of using our Zeiss Binoculars and multilingual
safari guide books. Enjoy a half day game drive (5 hrs) before a boat tour of the St Lucia Estuary as you manoeuvre your way amongst the pods of hippopotamus. Road trip to Durban for your final night. Your airport transfer the following day is included on Day 4

The Hotel

Curiocity Durban is located in the Rivertown Triangle neighbourhood just on the edge of this sub-tropical port. It’s set around the breezy courtyard of a landmark building and gives visitors the perfect base from which to all the things that make this city so compelling: a rich and storied history, a uniquely African urban experience and, of course, the beach and warm Indian ocean. The Courtyard is the heart of Curiocity Durban whether you’re doing yoga, watching a movie or just hanging out. Arriving late? No problem. Relax in the lounge sipping on a cocktail from the on site bar surfing the web.


Curiocity isn’t just a place to sleep. We’ve got loads of great activities that take place right here. No matter what day of the week it is, we’ve probably got something cool on offer. There’s activities and entertainment going on almost every night at Curiocity from movie nights on Monday to beach yoga during the week and braai/barbeque and game nights ever Wednesday. The front desk is ever so helpful so just ask.