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Half Day Safari Tour from Durban

4.2 (67)
Durban, ZA

Half Day Safari Tour from Durban

4.2 (67)
Durban, ZA
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Join us on a thrilling half day safari tour from Durban and immerse yourself in KwaZulu-Natal's incredible wildlife. Just a brief 50-minute drive from the city, this tour is perfect for safari enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of South African wildlife without traveling too far. With two exciting stops at Natal Lion Park and Tala Private Game Reserve, you'll have the opportunity to encounter magnificent creatures such as lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, and more. As you explore these reserves with our knowledgeable and experienced local guide, you'll gain insight into the rich ecosystem and fascinating facts about the animals. Marvel at the size and beauty of the lions at Natal Lion Park and witness the diverse wildlife at Tala Game Reserve. Don't miss this chance to embark on an unforgettable safari adventure in KwaZulu-Natal.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-13 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Get up close to lions at Natal Lion Park
  • Explore the diverse wildlife at Tala Private Game Reserve
  • Marvel at the size and beauty of elephants
  • Spot rhinos and giraffes in their natural habitat
  • Experience the thrill of searching for wildlife in a closed vehicle
  • All fees and taxes
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified Tour Guide
  • Food and drinks

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Experience the wonders of South Africa's wildlife on a captivating half-day safari tour from Durban. Just a short 50-minute drive from the city, this tour offers a relaxed and immersive experience for the safari enthusiast. Led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide, you'll explore the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal region and learn about its rich cultural heritage.

What to Expect?

Embark on an adventure through the KwaZulu-Natal countryside, where you'll encounter a diverse range of wildlife. The tour includes two stops at renowned wildlife destinations - the Natal Lion Park and Tala Private Game Reserve. At the Lion Park, prepare to be amazed by the majestic lions and marvel at the grace of the roaming elephants. At Tala, you'll have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of wildlife, including hippos, rhinos, giraffes, and zebras. The knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the behavior and habitat of these magnificent creatures, ensuring a truly enriching experience.

Who is this for?

This half-day safari tour is perfect for anyone seeking an up-close and personal encounter with South Africa's iconic wildlife. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour is designed to cater to all nature enthusiasts. The tour is suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels, ensuring that everyone can participate and enjoy the experience.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the beauty of KwaZulu-Natal's wildlife with this exceptional safari tour. Unlike other tours that require extensive travel, this half-day option allows you to witness the wonders of nature without spending hours on the road. With a local qualified tour guide by your side, you'll gain valuable insights into South Africa's rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. The opportunity to see lions, elephants, rhinos, and other magnificent animals up close is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn't be missed.

Good to Know

During the tour, you'll be transported in an air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey. The collection and drop-off services from Durban are included, making it convenient for visitors. It's important to note that food and drink are not included, so it's recommended to bring your own refreshments. The itinerary is well-planned, ensuring that you have ample time to explore and appreciate the wildlife. Remember to bring your camera to capture those unforgettable moments in the wild.


Travelers who have experienced this half-day safari tour have been left in awe of the incredible wildlife encounters. They praise the knowledgeable and passionate guides who provide informative and engaging commentary throughout the tour. Many reviewers highlight the convenience of the tour, as it allows them to experience the thrill of a safari without dedicating an entire day. The chance to see lions, elephants, and other animals in their natural habitat has left visitors with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for South Africa's rich wildlife. Overall, the reviews reflect a high level of satisfaction and recommend this tour to anyone seeking an unforgettable wildlife adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Natal Lion Park

The tours first stop is the Natal Lion Park which is home to a variety of wildlife including Lion, African and Asian Elephants as well as Rhino. There our guide will drive around the park in search of the Elephants before entering the Lion’s enclosure to marvel at the pride of Lions. This activity is very popular as it gives tourists a rare opportunity to enjoy the excitement of being so close to lions. Tourists are amazed at the lion’s size and beauty.

Admission Included

Tala Private Game Reserve

Next, we visit Tala Private Game reserve that hosts a diverse selection of wildlife on a 3000 hectares reserve. Tala Game Reserve is a Rhino sanctuary and is home to over 370 bird species and wildlife that includes Rhino, Giraffe, Hippo and Eland to name a few of the bigger animals. Our guide will drive around the park in our closed vehicle to view all the wildlife and have a close look at the Rhinos. He will give insight into the wildlife ecosystem and the interesting facts about the animals.

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4.2 (67)


We had a fabulous half day tour with Fortune our very informative tour guide. Unfortunately we didn’t see any giraffes however it was a very hot day and I’m sure they were hiding out of the sun. If you only have limited time in Durban this is the perfect safari for you. Very comfortable 4x4 and a memorable experience.


Went to the 1st Zulu Safari Tour with my family. Our tour guide was Fortune, who was a really nice individual and answered the many questions my dad asked about the safari and Durban in general. He made sure we had plenty of stops so we could use the toilet. He made sure we had the best views and gave us plenty of time to take pictures. Highlight of the trip was feeding the elephants and the Lion-s blocking us from leaving which was quite funny. The Tala reserve had an array of animals which was wonderful to see, we got up and close with the Zebras and surprisingly they did not run away. We saw the Rhinos at the end of the tour as we were leaving, which was amazing to see such an endangered species. Fortune dropped us closer to where we were staying which was so helpful to get home. Really recommend going on this tour and with this tour guide.


The AC was not working properly and we were very uncomfortable. Many animals I didn't see because I was on the wrong side of the car.


We had a very knowledgeable guide who was extremely thorough with information on each animal. We had a wonderful and enjoyable day! I would highly recommend our guide!


Excellent tour with great driver! The Elephants were special! Good safari trip. Everything worked as planned


1st Zulu Safaris was top notch, staying in contact and answering all questions prior to our excursion. Most importantly our guide Benson was just great. Friendly and helpful ensuring we saw our giraffes though not easy on our day!!


Feeding the elephants and getting close up to be 5 lions.Our guide Jeam was outstanding. Taking us into parts of the preserve the venue’s large jeeps could not get to. That is why we got to see 4 of the Big five in Tala while the other cruisers from our ship excursion saw little to none animals. Jeam was very knowledgeable and professional.


Our guide was very friendly. He made our tour incredible. He never gave up to find animals within the reserve and made sure we can feed the elefants by buying apples for us. He told us a lot about the animals, such as rhinos and their weights and made sure we have the best experience. We booked the 6 hour tour but he even continued without looking at the time.


Despite the poor weather a good tour. The guide made sure we got to see many animals. Guide was good and the transport was comfortable. Feeding the elephants at Natal Lion park was a highlight, as was getting close to the lions.


Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and went to great lengths to make certain we saw all of the animals. He stopped for photo opportunities, and sometimes repositioned so that anyone from any seat could see and take pictures. We enjoyed a memorable day.
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2024-04-18 07:40