Visiting Durban And Looking For Things To Do? Here's What Country and Coastal Touring Suggest

Durban's reputation for being the best holiday destination is well deserved, there's always something to do from splashing about in the ocean to exploring cultural and wildlife sites. We asked Shelldon from Country and Coastal Touring to chat to us about what tours he will have running during December 2020.

Hi all. December is well on it's way and based on Durban Tourism's plan on rebooting tourism to Durban, I think we could have a bumper year as local and national tourists seek to shrug off the pandemic blues by traveling through to Durban. There's no better city in South Africa to enjoy the sunshine, the beach, the culture and wildlife experiences that makes Durban a destination of choice! Many visitors to Durban will definitely want to explore a bit of their surroundings, so I will be adding a few new tours to our line up specifically geared towards local visitors.


There are loads of benefits to booking a tour through a tour company like Country and Coastal Touring instead of driving you and your family around.

  • No worrying about having a glass of wine of a beer along the way. With the new laws being introduced, being driven about will definitely be safer for you and easier on your pocket if you decide to enjoy a wet lunch.
  • There's a great deal of history about Durban that you'll learn if you travel on one of our tours - all our guides are qualified and will make your trip far more interesting than if you just drove yourself.
  • No more getting lost and it's safer. It's a lot easier to let your guide worry about getting from place to place rather than you having to rely on your own map reading skills!
  • Your guides also have great local knowledge so if you want to know about the hottest restaurants or the best place to get a "bunny chow", your guides will be able to help.


Here's the tours we're offering at discounted rates in December

Wildlife and Zulu Cultural Day Tour

You'll get to visit two different destinations on this day tour from Durban. After we pick you and your fellow travelers up from your hotel or B&B we head on up to Tala Game Reserve about 45 min west of Durban. You'll get to spend the morning viewing the beautiful wildlife in Tala Game Reserve before heading out to a local restaurant for lunch and then going onto PheZulu Safari Park. At PheZulu you'll get to enjoy a 30 minute Zulu dance experience and then tour the local reptile park looking at crocodiles, snakes and other species.

St Lucia Estuary Day Tour

St Lucia is 2 hours north of Durban and is a World Heritage site. On this tour we start off early in the morning making the trip north, stopping along the way for a quick breakfast. On arrival in St Lucia you'll get to enjoy a 2 hour cruise on the estuary looking at crocodile and hippo followed by a hearty lunch. After lunch we'll enjoy a game drive through the local reserve before heading back to Durban.

Shakaland Day Tour

Shakaland is situated about 2 hours north of Durban outside the historic town of Eshowe. It's here that the epic TV series "Shakazulu" was filmed. On this tour we'll collect you and your fellow travelers and head up to Shakaland. Along the way your guide will point out areas of historic significance. On arrival you'll be greeted by the local site guide and be taken on a fantastic tour of the the village learning about the culture and traditions of the Zulu people. There's an amazing Zulu dance performance scheduled and finally a hearty buffet lunch. The views alone make this tour worth booking.

Bushman Paintings Day Tour

Visit the famed Bushman cave paintings int he Drakensberg on this awesome day out. We'll pick you and your fellow travelers up nice and early and we'll head onto one of the famed sites along the Bushman River. After a personal guided tor to the paintings we'll have a spot of lunch and head on back to Durban, stopping at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site on the way back (time permitting).ly

Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick Falls and Piggly-Wiggly

 The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is well known to most people, but few have actually visited. We'll take on a drive to the Midlands area where you can visit the site, and then after we'll go onto Piggly-Wiggly, a famed outdoor shopping experience with great wine, food, art and activities. After lunch we'll head onto Howick Falls before returning to Durban.

Fly Fishing Day Tours

If you're an avid fly fisher then we have a great treat for you. We have one of South Africa's best fly fishing guides on stand bye to take you through to the famed midlands for a day of fishing. Visit not only his favorite spots, but he'll also be on hand if you need some coaching. Also provided is a picnic lunch and fly's for the day.



We offer are offering a number of tours to the 1000 Hills area at prices you simply wont ever see again. Not only that, but we're making sure that are our guests will be safe during their tours with us. Here are some of the precautions we'll be taking;

  • Social distancing - we use 7 and 10 seater vehicles and restrict passengers to just 70% of seats available. What's more, we will enforce this even if government allows us otherwise - we're all about safety!
  • Each tour we operate will be private - so just you and your family, no strangers coughing and sneezing all over you.
  • Our vehicles will be sterilized thoroughly after every single tours to ensure you and your families safety.
  • Our driver and guides will all wear masks and will have their temperatures taken before every tours, and the same will go for our guests.
  • Payments can be made using debit or credit card on the morning of your tour as well.


Additional Info

  • Tour Operator: Country and Coastal Touring
  • 031 322 2855 / 4