Valley of a Thousand Hills

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Valley of a Thousand Hills: Our most recommended tours and activities

Durban: City & PheZulu Cultural Village Tour

1. Durban: City & PheZulu Cultural Village Tour

The tour starts off in Durban where you will visit various attractions of the city including the famous Moses Mabhida Stadium, one of Africa's beautiful stadiums, the Golden Mile to see Durban's famous beaches, Victoria Street Market to see Durban's cuisines and exotic spices, Durban City Hall and more.   The tour leaves Durban and travels to the Valley of 1000 Hills, home of PheZulu Cultural and Safari Park. Visitors are taken into traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artifacts, beliefs and rituals of the Zulu people are explained, giving visitors an insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. The 50-minute Zulu dance show is impressive, with the dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace, agility and humor. PheZulu also has a crocodile and snake park where guests will be taken on a guided tour by a knowledgeable local guide. You will learn interesting facts about crocodiles and snakes and have a hands-on experience with Cleo the Burmese python who weighs in at 42 kilograms. 

From Durban: PheZulu Cultural Village Tour with Zulu Dancing

2. From Durban: PheZulu Cultural Village Tour with Zulu Dancing

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Durban and heads inland to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Admire epic views of this incredible landscape that stretches out as far as the eye can see. Arrive at a traditional PheZulu village and enjoy a guided tour of this small community. Meet the locals and learn about their culture, traditions, and way of life. Next, watch a mesmerizing Zulu dance show and have a go at some of the moves yourself. After your visit to the village, stop at a nearby reptile center to see native African wildlife up close. Finally, soak up breathtaking valley views as you wander around a local craft market and shop for authentic souvenirs, before being dropped back to Durban.

PheZulu Cultural Village & Oracle Consultation Tour

3. PheZulu Cultural Village & Oracle Consultation Tour

Take a half-day tour to experience authentic Zulu culture and see reptiles up close. Start with a visit to the picturesque area of Molweni. There you will have the opportunity to consult with the local inyanga/sangoma and have a traditional Zulu experience. The consultation lasts about 45 minutes where traditional methods like throwing the bones to connect with your ancestors will be done. The tour also travels to the Valley of 1000 Hills, home to the PheZulu Cultural and Safari Park. You will be taken into traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artefacts, beliefs and rituals of the Zulu people are explained, giving you an insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. The Zulu dancing show (50 minutes) is impressive with the dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace, agility and humor. PheZulu also has a Reptile park where you will be taken on a tour by a knowledgeable local guide. Learn interesting facts about crocodiles and snakes and have a hands-on experience with Cleo the Burmese python who weighs 42kg.

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What people are saying about Valley of a Thousand Hills

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 29 reviews

A super nice guide, he knows the country well and in particular the city of Durban, we had a wonderful day with Frédérick, he showed us places where only we would not have been ... I wish him lots of good things for his suite as a guide ... French speaking friends you can go there with your eyes closed. A big thank you again, Frédérick !!

Due to pandemic, Zulu dance was not available however local tour offered us a replacement activity for that. Zulu dance will be available after heritage day of 2020.

If you’re looking for excitement, to be educated and to have a once in a lifetime experience then this is the trip for you.

Ndu Nene was exceptional. He made the tour fun and entertaining.

Ndu and the staff at Phezulu village were great. They were so accommodating and made the tour fun for us. Thank you.

very interesting and informative about the zulu culture