Sthembiso demonstrating how to eat ones shisanyama

Durban Township 5-Hour Tour

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Key Details
5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English, Italian

Pick-up service

Tour includes pick-up from your hotel. If your hotel is outside the city proper, there may be a surcharge for this service.

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Elephant House; Durban's oldest standing home
  • Pass be Ohlange High School, home to the voting station where Nelson Mandela cast his ballot in the historic '94 elections
  • Stop at Mahatma Gandhi's home and museum
  • Enjoy a traditional Shisanyama lunch (barbeque) at a local tavern
  • See the beautiful Mzinyathi Waterfall
  • Visit a family home in KwaMashu's "K" section and get a deeper insight into local life
Discover the cultural soul of South Africa on a 5-hour township tour from Durban. See why townships are the beating heart of South Africa, feel the dynamic atmosphere of Inanda and KwaMashu, and walk in the steps of some of the world’s great leaders.
What to Expect
Start your tour with an insight into the city’s colonial heritage at the Elephant House, Durban’s oldest home. From there, drive out of Durban and into the townships to walk on the original wooden floors of Mahatma Gandhi’s house.

Then you'll have a chance to pay respects to Dr. John Dube at Ohlange High School where Nelson Mandela cast his vote in South Africa’s long-awaited first democratic elections. Hear the story behind these great leaders and learn about the times when they walked the same footpaths and walkways that you will be stepping in.

Cross into the rural Mzinyathi area and learn about the spiritual significance of the waterfall of the same name. Enjoy a few drinks of beer with the locals before sharing a shisanyama barbecue lunch at a favorite nearby tavern.

Engage with the vendors outside the KwaMashu station with the little bit of Zulu you'll have learned on the tour, and see the variety of wares and products on offer. Then, end the trip with a visit to a family home in K Section and get a more personal insight into township life before heading back to central Durban.
What's Included
  • Shisanyama barbecue lunch
  • 500 ml mineral water
  • Transport
  • Street scene guide
What's Not Included
  • Additional beverages
  • Extra personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Please inquire about group rates for groups larger than 5 people, as well as the overnight option for this tour.
Please advise the supplier in advance about any dietary restrictions.

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