Tours

Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sunny beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and Durban’s people and culture are Durban’s pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity.

The South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where Durban is situated, has 8 tourism regions namely the Battlefields; Drakensberg; Durban; Elephant Coast; Pietermaritzburg and Midlands; North Coast; South Coast and Zululand. The word Zulu literally means ‘people of heaven’ and this is a word that is known throughout the world. We use this word to make travellers aware of the many amazing attractions of KwaZulu – Natal province and why you should explore it further.

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IAPB and MYT, the official Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) for the IAPB 10GA, have partnered with AquaTours as the official tour and transfer company to ensure we have sourced and offered a variety of pre- and post- tour options which will allow you to get to know South African culture better. If you would like to make a booking for any of the tours below please use the online booking form.

Day Tours

TourDurban City Tour
Duration4.5 Hours
Start time9am or 12am
Pick upDelegate’s hotel
Highlights of tour• Botanical Gardens( walk through)
• Indian/Victoria Street Market (shopping)
• uShaka Marine World (Entrance to Aquarium)
• Moses Mabhida Stadium (cart that operates over stadium with stunning view of Durban)
The tour in more detailWith the Durban City Tour you will be picked up at your hotel whereby your guide will drive you around the exciting city of Durban. Learn about the sights and the history of this multi-cultured place. Take a ride to the top of the arch on the new Moses Mabihda Stadium, with the most spectacular views of Durban and also visit Ushaka and Wilson Warf at the harbour. Take in some shopping at the Indian market and enjoy the splendour of the Botanical Gardens.
CateringNo
PriceR 825
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TourInanda Heritage Tour
Duration7 hours
Start time9am
Pick upDelegate's hotel
Highlights of tour• Shembe Settlement of Ebuhleni
• Inanda Seminary School
• Ohlange Institut
• Phoenix Settlement
• Shisa Nyama
• Gandhi
• Mandela
• John Dube
The tour in more detailThe valley of Inanda is rich in meaning – and right on Durban’s doorstep! In a cultural kaleidoscope very like our ‘rainbow nation’ of today, Indian and African people have made a historic and lasting contribution to our heritage there, often against all odds. Through the bleak years of apartheid, the spirit of Inanda people ensures a continuity of this heritage, and now the air is full of rebuilding and renewal. Phoenix Settlement where one of the major leaders of the twentieth century, Mahatma Gandhi, originally worked out his philosophy of passive resistance against injustice. His followers, both in South Africa and later in the Indian struggle for independence, successfully used his strategy to win freedom from oppression. Gandhi’s original home was destroyed in an anti-apartheid turbulence of the 1980’s, but now has been re-built and re-dedicated as a monument to peace and justice. Ohlange Institute was the first African-run and African-funded educational institution in Southern Africa. The Institute was founded by the Rev Dr John Langalibalele Dube and first opened its doors in 1901. Dube was an educationalist, editor and also one of the founders of the ANC and its first president. Inanda Seminary is one of the best-known schools for girls in Southern Africa, and one of the oldest, too, dates from 1869. Shembe Settlement of Ebuhleni ‘place of beauty’ (Drive By)

A drive to Ebuhleni can be added if time permits where one can experience the religious world of the Shembe church. This fascinating church was founded by the prophet Isaiah Shembe with its elaborate doctrine, dress and dance in the early years of the 20th century. While many of the sacred spaces are not accessible by visitors, a trip to Ebuhleni is a journey into another world. Stop off for a traditional lunch cooked the township way
CateringLunch included
PriceR 995
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TourSani Pass Drakensberg Day Tour
Duration12 Hours
Start time6am
Pick upDelegate’s hotel
Highlights of tour• Guided Transfers To Underberg
• 4x4 Adventure Up Pass
• Visit Lesotho and Basotho Village
• Highest pub in Africa
• Highest road in Africa
The tour in more detailOn arrival in Underberg you will transfer over to a 4X4 vehicle which will be taking you up the mountain pass and into the country of Lesotho. You will pass through the Drakensberg National Park (uKhuhlamba), a world heritage site.

This is due to its unique bird, plant and animal species. But also the some 50 000 rock art sites that are found throughout the mountain range in caves and over hangs. These were made by the San or Bushmen people the true indigenous people of Southern Africa.

You will need your passport as you pass through the SA border post and then drive on very rough off-road conditions up the mountain pass, eventually zig-zagging back on yourself numerous times and arriving at the Lesotho border post 2825m up. Enter the country of Lesotho and visit a traditional Basotho homestead. Your guide will give you some history and info about these hardened people and how they survive in such difficult conditions. Enjoy some homemade bread and beer, and then it is onto the highest pub in Africa for Lunch.
CateringLunch included
PriceR 2200
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TourValley Of 1000 Hills
Duration5 Hours
Start time9am or 12am
Pick upDelegate’s hotel
Highlights of tour• Guided tour up to the Valley
• Phezulu Safari Park
• Zulu Dancing
• Snakes and Crocs
• Shopping
The tour in more detailTravel 40min to the Valley of a Thousand Hills on this exciting Durban Day Tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Umgeni River, Inanda Dam and rural KZN. On arrival at PheZulu Safari Park enjoy some curio shopping, Zulu carvings, art and beadwork is available. Then make your way into the cultural village to watch the Zulu dancing. The Valley of 1000 Hills is one of those few holiday destinations that has something for everyone. Unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining, and warm country hospitality just a half an hour's drive from the centre of Durban city.

The area is named after the thousands of hills which tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River, which flows from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the warm inviting Indian Ocean. From the establishment of European settlers to the vibrant Zulu culture which gives the area its distinctive identity, the Valley of 1000 Hills has a rich heritage. This tour takes you inland to the Valley of a Thousand Hills to visit a traditional Zulu homestead. See how the native Zulu people live and learn about their culture. Watch their traditional dancing and join in the fun. Afterwards visit the snake park and crocodile farm.
CateringLunch or tea/coffee breaks not included
PriceR 990
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TourOribi Gorge
Duration7-8 Hours
Start time8:30am
Pick upDelegate’s hotel
Highlights of tour• Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
• Wild 5 and Suspension Bridge
• Lake Eland Game Drive (Entrance Included)
• Guided Tour of South Coast and Gorge History
The tour in more detailTravel down the South Coast and then inland to the Oribi Gorge, a million year old gorge cut by the Umzinkulwana River, 400m deep and 4km at its widest point. The total length is 27kms long, starting at ‘Hells Gate’. Your guide will tell you about the early settlers of the area and stop at some great view sites. Head inland to the gorge and make your way down into the heart of it. Here you will have a chance to get out and look up at the towering cliffs above you. You will enter Lake Eland Reserve, various animals can be observed, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and other antelope. Then enjoy the breath taking scenery of the gorge, walk over the suspension bridge and try the crow’s nest!! Also walk the 300 steps down into the cliffs to view the natural caves/ overhangs.

After all that exploring enjoy a lunch (own account) back at the lodge, overlooking the dams and tranquil reserve. Lastly we make our way around the other side of the gorge and back onto Durban. There are a few other action activities available as an optional extra such as abseiling and a gorge swing.
CateringLunch or tea/coffee breaks not included
PriceR 1100
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TourHluhluwe/Umfolozi Big 5 Safari
Duration12 Hours
Start time5am
Pick upDelegate’s hotel
Highlights of tour• Open Vehicle Game Drive
• Big Safari 5
• Guided transfers through Zululand
The tour in more detailEnjoy the Big 5 experience and travel to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest Game Park in Africa. All the wildlife and bird species Africa has to offer can be found here, including the Big 5 of elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and elephant. Endangered species cheetah and wild dog.

Aquatours offer a day tour safari to the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve as well as overnight stays. On the day tour you will embark on a game drive searching for all the animals and birds Africa has to offer.
CateringA tea/coffee stop is included at a tranquil spot along the river, as well as a picnic lunch and refreshments
PriceR 1980
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TourPietermaritzburg Tour
Duration6 Hours
Start time9am
Pick upDelegate’s hotel
Highlights of tour• Pietermaritzburg
• Gandhi heritage
The tour in more detailStart your day off in Durban as we visit the train station where Gandhi would embark onto the train on that fateful day 7 June 1893. Also drive past the courthouse museum where Gandhi represented sugar cane workers in Durban.

After the visit we head north to the capital city of Kwa Zulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Visit the City of PMP and explore the areas where there is a rich Gandhi heritage. Spend time at the station where he was ejected from the train and visit the waiting room he slept in. Proceed to the jail him and his wife spent time in before heading to the City center to view the iconic statue of Gandhi.

Stop for lunch at a traditional Indian restaurant before heading back to Durban.
Includes Transport, Guided Tour, Entrance fees and lunch.
CateringLunch
PriceR 1,300
Gandhi

Long Tours

• All rates are per person, include transport, the service of a registered tour guide and entrance fees as indicated with each tour
• Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 passengers (Rate for 1 passenger on request)
• Children less than 12 years old pay 50%
• Pre or Post Tours only

Tour3,4 or 5 Star 3 Days Cape Town Packages
Duration3 days
Highlights of tourDay 1: City Tour
• Transfer from Cape Town airport to Hotel
• Your City Tour in Cape Town will enable you to discover the multi-ethnic character and historical wealth of the city through visits to the SA Museum, the Company Gardens, the colourful Malay quarter with its Muslim community, the city centre and the District 6 Museum. Finally from the top of Signal Hill, you will gaze in awe at the splendour of the Mother City (Cable Car to Table Mountain is NOT included). (Scheduled tour)
• Night at the Hotel: Capetonian Hotel 3* ( or similar)
• Strand Tower Hotel 4* (or similar)
• Pepperclub Hotel 5* (or similar)
Day 2: Peninsula Tour
• Breakfast
• Our itinerary for the Peninsula Tour takes you along both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Coastlines. Our first stop is at the charming fishing village of Hout Bay where boat trips to Seal Island are available for a supplementary charge. We then continue along the untamed Atlantic coastline to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point - the most south-westerly tip of Africa. On our return trip, we pass through Simon's Town (S.A's naval base, traverse the fishing port of Kalk Bay and the lush suburb of Constantia. This Cape Town holiday package ends with a visit to the renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (Scheduled tour)
• Night at the Hotel: Capetonian Hotel 3* ( or similar)
• Strand Tower Hotel 4* (or similar)
• Pepperclub Hotel 5* (or similar)
Day 3: Cape Town
• Breakfast
• Transfer from Hotel to Cape Town airport
The tour in more detailWhen visiting Cape Town, embarking on a day tour of Cape Point and the Peninsula is a “must do”. The best way to do this tour is with a reputable Cape Town tour operator. African Eagle Day Tours is one such company. Operating in Cape Town, they offer many day tours including wine tours and of course Cape Peninsula tours.
The day tour starts in Cape Town city centre and the Cape Waterfront. From there one travels along the Atlantic seaboard taking in some of the magnificent cape beaches. This fully guided experience allows one not only to take in the scenic beauty, but be entertained by fascinating stories and interesting facts relating to Cape Town and its peninsula.
Price (per person)Capetonian Hotel 3* R 3549 (Single Supplement R 605)
Strand Tower Hotel 4* R 4200 (Single Supplement R 1700)
Pepperclub Hotel 5* R 7250 (Single Supplement R 4330)
Included:
• Return transfers to Cape Town Airport
• Full day Peninsula
• Half day City Tour
• 2 nights’ accommodation at a 3, 4 or 5 * hotel including breakfast
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Tour3 Days/ 2 Nights Kruger Safari Package
Duration3 days
Highlights of tourDay 1
• Transfer from Johannesburg to Hazyview
• Welcome Drink
• Afternoon Elephant Encounter
• Dinner at your lodge where quite one can see hippos grazing
• Overnight Lodge
Day 2
• Coffee/Tea Snack
• Breakfast Packs
• Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
• Dinner
• Overnight Lodge
Day 3
• Breakfast
• Morning at leisure
• Return transfer to Johannesburg
The tour in more detailHippo Hollow nests along the Sabie River which creates an “Out of Africa” feel about it and leaves you rejuvenated. Experience a full day Kruger Park game drive in one of the largest game reserves in Africa.
PriceR 7990 per person sharing
Single Supplement: R 890
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Tour3,4 or 5 Star 5 Days Cape Town Packages
Duration5 days
Highlights of tourDay 1: City Tour
• Transfer from Cape Town airport to Hotel
• Your City Tour in Cape Town will enable you to discover the multi-ethnic character and historical wealth of the city through visits to the SA Museum, the Company Gardens, the colourful Malay quarter with its Muslim community, the city centre and the District 6 Museum. Finally from the top of Signal Hill, you will gaze in awe at the splendour of the Mother City (Cable Car to Table Mountain is NOT included). (Scheduled tour)
• Night at the Hotel: Capetonian Hotel 3* ( or similar)
• Strand Tower Hotel 4* (or similar)
• Pepperclub Hotel 5* (or similar)
Day 2: Safari
• Breakfast
• Full day tour to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, 2 hours from Cape Town. At Inverdoorn a 2 hour game drive will afford you the opportunity to discover this reserve that is home to giraffe, rhino, zebra, buffalo, water buck, kudu... (Scheduled tour)
• Transfer
• Morning 4x4 game drive at Inverdoorn.
• Lunch: Inverdoorn
• Transfer
• Night at the Hotel: Capetonian Hotel 3* (or similar)
• Strand Tower Hotel 4* (or similar)
• Pepperclub Hotel 5* (or similar)
Day 3: Peninsula Tour
• Breakfast
• Our itinerary for the Peninsula Tour takes you along both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Coastlines. Our first stop is at the charming fishing village of Hout Bay where boat trips to Seal Island are available for a supplementary charge. We then continue along the untamed Atlantic coastline to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point - the most south-westerly tip of Africa. On our return trip, we pass through Simon's Town (S.A's naval base, traverse the fishing port of Kalk Bay and the lush suburb of Constantia. This Cape Town holiday package ends with a visit to the renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (Scheduled tour)
• Night at the Hotel: Capetonian Hotel 3* ( or similar)
• Strand Tower Hotel 4* (or similar)
• Pepperclub Hotel 5* (or similar)
Day 4: Winelands Tour
• Breakfast
• Discover the Wine Route. Learn everything there is to know about wines, from the vineyard to the bottle. Visit a wine estate, the town of Franschhoek with its Huguenot Memorial. Admire the quaint historical town of Stellenbosch. (tour includes 3 wine tastings and a cheese tasting). (Scheduled tour)
• Night at the Hotel: Capetonian Hotel 3* (or similar)
• Strand Tower Hotel 4* (or similar)
• Pepperclub Hotel 5* 9or similar)
Day 5: Cape Town
• Breakfast
• Transfer from Hotel to Cape Town airport
The tour in more detailWhen visiting Cape Town, embarking on a day tour of Cape Point and the Peninsula is a “must do”. The best way to do this tour is with a reputable Cape Town tour operator. African Eagle Day Tours is one such company. Operating in Cape Town, they offer many day tours including wine tours and of course Cape Peninsula tours.
The cape peninsula tour is one of the most breath-taking day tours one can undertake when in Cape Town. The day tour starts in Cape Town city centre and the Cape Waterfront. From there one travels along the Atlantic seaboard taking in some of the magnificent cape beaches. This fully guided experience allows one not only to take in the scenic beauty, but be entertained by fascinating stories and interesting facts relating to Cape Town and its peninsula.
PriceRate per Person
Rates Price per Person Single Supplement
Capetonian Hotel 3* R 7530 R 1206
Strand Tower Hotel 4* R 9980 R 3400
Pepperclub Hotel 5* R 15680 R 8662
Included:
• Return transfers to Cape Town Airport
• Full day Peninsula
• Half day City Tour
• Winelands Tour
• Safari Tour
• 4 nights’ accommodation at a 3, 4 or 5 * hotel including breakfast
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Tour3 Days/ 2 Nights Victoria Falls Package
Duration3 days
Highlights of tourDay 1
• Transfer from Victoria Falls airport to your hotel
• Sunset cruise
• Night at your lodge on B&B Basis
Day 2
• Breakfast
• Visit of the Falls on the Zimbabwe side
• Afternoon at leisure
• Night at your lodge on B&B Basis
Day 3
• Breakfast
• Transfer to Victoria Falls airport
The tour in more detailKnown by locals as “Mosi-oa-tuya” (the smoke that sunders), the biggest falls in the world are certain to leave you in awe. Victoria Falls with its numerous attractions and activities is ideally used as a base while you explore the rest of Zimbabwe and the Chobe region of Botswana.
Price R9690.00 per person sharing
Single Supplement: R 2250
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Please note that we will keep updating this page to reflect any new options available to delegates.

AquaTours are here to assist with all your travel & tour requirements, if the advertised tours do not fulfil your interests please feel free to contact them and they will gladly assist you with a tailor made packages and other options.

Also, if you have any questions regarding the tours please do not hesitate to contact:

AquaTours
Official Tours & Transfers Company for IAPB 10GA
Kim Gibbens
iapb10ga@aquatours.co.za
tel: +27 (0) 31 9401594

If you have any questions regarding the IAPB 10GA itself please do not hesitate to contact:

Maximize Your Time
Official PCO IAPB 10GA
Janine Lancaster
Project Manager
Eva Natcheva
Senior Project Assistant
iapb10ga@myt.uk.com
tel: +44 (0)2392 322122