Zululand Nature & Cultural Heritage Tour


This 7 day/6 night tour exposes you to a Natural and Cultural Heritage of northern Zululand in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa. It Includes the iSimangaliso Wetlands UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tembe Elephant Park (a “Big 5” game reserve). We use three different luxury lodges and provide a mix of cultural and nature activities.

This tour usually starts and ends in Johannesburg South Africa. Alternative start and endpoints, within South Africa (e.g. Durban), can be arranged with the tour operator. Additional costs may be incurred for this service.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Family, Guided Tours, Nature, Wildlife, World Heritage Site
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
    4-8 In Group
All about the Zululand Nature & Cultural Heritage Tour.

More About The Tour.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport, by road, for the duration of the tour. This transport will start and end in Johannesburg South Africa unless otherwise arranged with the tour operator. (Return flights between Johannesburg and Richard’s Bay can be arranged subject to a price adjustment)
  • Fuel for the tour.
  • A qualified & registered Tourist Guide for the duration of the tour.
  • A Site Guide for activities. Site Guides are provided by the supplier of the various activities.
  • Two (2) nights accommodation at Jozini Tiger Lodge on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.
  • A Sundowner Cruise on Jozini Dam (approximately 2 hours).
  • A Wildlife Cruise on Jozini Dam (approximately 5 hours).
  • A Guided Nature Trail in the grounds of Jozini Tiger Lodge (approximately 1 hour).
  • A Jozini Town Tour (approximately 1 hour).
  • Two (2) nights accommodation at Royal Thonga Lodge in Tembe Elephant Park on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.
  • Three (3) x Game Drives in an open safari vehicle in Tembe Elephant Park. Tembe Elephant Park is a “Big 5” game reserve.
  • A visit to a local school & experience a traditional lunch served at a community member’s home.
  • A visit to a traditional healer to learn about the calling and witness the creation of the local palm wine called Injemane.
  • Two (2) nights accommodation at Nibela Lake Lodge on the Kwa-Nibela Peninsula of Lake St Lucia on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. Lake St Lucia forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetlands UNESCO World
  • Heritage Site.
  • A Sunrise Game Viewing Cruise on Lake St Lucia (approximately 3 hours).
  • A Village Tour where you will experience the Kwa-Nibela Peninsula and the local community with their traditions. A portion of the fee for this activity goes to local community projects.Where activities are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances you will be refunded in accordance with the resort’s/service provider’s refund policy.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunches, except where stated otherwise.
  • Liquor.
  • Hot & cold beverages, except where included with a meal (e.g. breakfast coffee).
  • Souvenirs/Curios etc.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Flights to and from Johannesburg (or other starting point) and related taxes.
  • All Gratuities.
  • Spa Treatments.
  • Phone Calls.
  • Activities/Items not listed under “Included” above.



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Do you offer self drive options of your tours?

Yes we do. All our tours including a tailor made tour can be taken as a self drive option. Transport and guide related costs would be excluded.

When is the best time to visit South Africa?

• South Africa generally has a temperate sub-tropical climate with warm to hot summers and moderate to cold winters. With the exception of the south western parts of the Western Cape Province (Cape Town area) we have most of our rain in the summer months (November to February). Other factors such as the return of migratory bird species or the annual sardine run may be of interest to you. We recommend that you contact us and discuss your interests.

Why do you not show exact pricing?

• There are many factors to consider when costing a tour. We believe that we can give you better value if we take your circumstances and personal preferences into account.

Can we bring Children?

• Yes, in child friendly resorts. Most Wildlife resorts do not allow children under twelve years of age on open safari vehicles. Children over the age of twelve are usually considered as adults. Please contact us to confirm the child policy of the different resorts.

Can we combine two or more of your tours?

• Yes, tours can be customised to your taste and preferences. Domestic air travel may become necessary at an additional cost.

Can we request a specific destination?

• Most definitely yes. We can draw up a customised itinerary for you.

Are your tour activities suitable for senior citizens?

• Please advise us of senior citizens in your group when requesting a quote. We will ensure that all activities are suitable for them.

Do you cater for people with special dietary requirements?

• Please advise us of special dietary requirements when requesting a quote.

You only give an indication of price for 4, 6 and 8 adults sharing double accommodation. What happens if we are a larger group?

• We cater for groups of all sizes. The pricing on the website is merely an indication of what to expect. Please contact us for a quote.

Do you cater for disabled tourists?

• That is dependent on the nature of the disability. We are not in a position to give specialised care at this point in time. Please contact us to discuss this.

What about malaria?

• The high risk malaria area in South Africa is generally confined to the north-eastern regions. We would however strongly recommend that you consult a health care professional on this matter prior to coming to South Africa. Anti-Malaria medication usually reduces the risk considerably. Other measures such as insect repellents can also be effective.

How do we pay you?

• Use the payment function on this website.

More Information

For more information on any of the above topics or other questions please contact us at info@elephantastic.co.za

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