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Ambula Golf & Safari Tours is a tour operating company based in Zululand, KwaZulu Natal – South Africa. We specialise in putting together exciting and exclusive tours for inbound tourists and corporate clients. With our own fleet of luxury buses and vehicles, we also offer a very reputable, reliable and competitively priced transport service, particularly in the Northern KwaZulu Natal region.



GOLF TOURS


Coastal Golf - KwaZulu Natal & Durban

The KwaZulu Natal Coast - known as “The Hibiscus Coast” or “The Golf Coast”, boasts beautiful beaches and forests as well as a wide variety of other leisure activities. This fantastic golf tour starts along the Hibiscus Coast, winds its way to the Dolphin Coast and into the pristine African bush. Traditional cultural experiences, nature at its undisturbed best and well-appointed lodges are all carefully interwoven with relaxing golf experiences to create the ultimate golfing and sightseeing getaway.

Includes

7 Nights luxury accommodation 4 Rounds of fantastic golf including cart/ caddie hire Lunch and cultural experience at Shakaland
Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Durban International Airport where you will be welcomed by an Ambula Tours Representative and transferred to your choice of selected accommodation along the south coast.

Day 2
Tee off for 18-holes of fabulous golf at the Wild Coast Country Club. Playing at the Wild Coast is a remarkable experience, as this course climbs and ascends through ravines and across waterfalls, with breathtaking views of the rugged terrain and the Indian Ocean. This Robert Trent Jones Junior course is relatively short and easy to conquer on a calm day, but it can be a brute in strong wind.

Day 3
Tee off for 18-holes of fabulous golf at the Wild Coast Country Club. Playing at the Wild Coast is a remarkable experience, as this course climbs and ascends through ravines and across waterfalls, with breathtaking views of the rugged terrain and the Indian Ocean. This Robert Trent Jones Junior course is relatively short and easy to conquer on a calm day, but it can be a brute in strong wind.

Day 4
Transfer along the lush Hibiscus Coast to the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. Enjoy a round of golf at the renowned Durban Country Club. This challenging course has hosted a record 14 South African Open Championships, is rated as one of the best courses in South Africa and ranked in the top 100 courses in the world.

Day 5
Enjoy a day of leisure

Day 6
explore the city – an eclectic mix of nightspots, Indian Markets, museums, casinos, gourmet restaurants and beautiful beaches.

Day 7
Tee off for a round of golf at the prestigious Zimbali Country Club. This 18-hole championship golf course designed by world-class designer Tom Weiskopf, former British and South African Open champion, offers a scenically beautiful and challenging game. Besides a fine layout, Weiskopf has created an eco-friendly experience, the game winding through forest, around the Zimbali lakes and over cane bridges across the water hazards.

Day 8
Transfer by road to Shakaland for an excursion of a lifetime where we take a step back in time and enter the world of Shaka, King of the Zulu’s. We get an opportunity to feel the vibe and rhythm of Africa with some traditional Zulu dancing.


Beach & Berg - KwaZulu Natal & Durban

The following itinerary incorporates the beach and berg landscapes of the Zulu Kingdom including: the bustling city of Durban, a 4x4 Trail up Sani Pass to Lesotho, a World Heritage Sites - the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, this stunning mountain range has an abundance of ancient San rock paintings of cultural interest and the quaint country experience of the Midlands with it’s world-class arts and crafts industry.

Includes

all accommodation
City tour of Durban Breakfast daily Guided Tour of Sani Pass (passport required) All road transfers as per itinerary
Qualified Guide for duration of tour
Guide meals and accommodation
Porterage
Snacks/refreshments en-route
Itinerary

Day 1 - Durban
You will welcomed by an Ambula Tours representative at Durban International Airport, and will be taken on a city tour of Durban. Durban is South Africa’s third largest city, an exciting hub around a busy harbour. You will be taken to Durban’s newest addition - the uShaka Marine World, the fifth largest marine park in the world (the theme park entry is for optional and for own account).
Overnight: Protea Hotel in Umhlanga
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Sani Pass
After an early breakfast you will be transfer to Sani Pass. You will then be taken on an interesting tour of the Sani Pass by 4x4 into Lesotho (passports required!). At the top of the pass you will be shown a Basotho Village. You will also stop at the local pub, where you will be able to enjoy a splendid lunch (for own account).
Overnight: The Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Drakensberg
After breakfast enjoy a 5km walk to the Bushman Caves and paintings. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or make use of the many facilities at or nearby the resort, including 18 hole golf course, horse riding, tennis, hiking or walking and much more.
Overnight: The Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Midlands

After breakfast we head for the Midlands, often compared to the midlands of England with its well-kept farms, forests, rushing rivers and picturesque country towns famous for their hospitality. The Midlands has plenty to offer and has evolved into several well-organised routes with opportunities of visiting the studio’s of talented potters and artists, weavers and leather workers or browse for gifts in the craft shops that abound throughout the region.
Overnight: The Old Halliwell Country Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Durban
After breakfast, transfer back to Durban International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast


SAFARI TOURS

Zululand & St Lucia - KwaZulu Natal & Durban

This package is an ideal add-on to other tours while visiting the KwaZulu Natal Province, home of the mighty Zulu Kingdom. This tour, taking you into the heart of pristine African bush includes a cultural experience, a wildlife safari experience with opportunities of seeing the “Big Five” and a visit to one of South Africa’s five World Heritage Sites.

Includes

3 Nights luxury accommodation
1 Game viewing experience
1 Boat cruise

Itinerary

Day 1
An Ambula Tours representative will meet you at your Durban hotel and transfer you by road to Shakaland for an excursion of a lifetime. We get an opportunity to feel the vibe and rhythm of Africa with some traditional Zulu dancing. Lunch is a full buffet combining Western and more traditional African foods. We then move further inland, into the heart of Zululand. Arrive at your choice of Game Lodge and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 2
Enjoy a full day safari experience in open land rover vehicles in the African bush, and home of the “Big 5” – rhino, elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo.


Day 3
Early morning breakfast before heading on to the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, a proclaimed World Heritage Site. Here we take a 2 hour boat ride up the Estuary, one of the largest in Africa and home to some 800 hippo, 2000 crocodiles, plus varied birdlife.

Day 4

Road transfer to Durban International Airport for onward or homeward bound travel.

Battlefields & Wildlife - KwaZulu Natal & Durban


The following itinerary incorporates an exciting variety of the Zulu Kingdom including: the bustling city of Durban, 2 World Heritage Sites (the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg & The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park), the Battlefields with it’s beautiful landscapes and historical sites, the Elephant Coast where you can see the ‘Big 5’ animals in their natural habitat and Zululand, the traditional heartland of the Zulu nation, the ‘People of Heaven’.
Includes

All accommodation
Breakfast daily x7 Dinners
Guided Tour of the Sani Pass, with a visit to Basotho Village
Game drives around the Park
2 Hour Boat trip on St Lucia Lake Estuary
Cultural experience at Shakaland
Entry Fees
Fully Guided with specialist Battlefields and Cave guide
All guides meals and accommodation
All transfers as per itinerary
Itinerary

Day 1 - Durban Ambula Tours representative to welcome guests on arrival at Durban International Airport. Durban City Tour and a visit to uShaka Marine World (Theme Park optional entry for own account). Overnight: The Protea Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Sani Pass
Early morning pick-up from hotel and transfer to Sani Pass for 4x4 tour up the mountain and into Lesotho (NB Passports required, lunch for own account), including a visit to a Basotho Village.
Overnight: Valemount Guesthouse
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3 - Giant's Castle
Depart for Giant’s Castle and a 5km walk to the Bushman Caves and Paintings.
Overnight: Giant's Castly
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4 - Battlefields Tour
Start off Second Anglo-Boer War tour. Visit Churchhill’s capture site (Frere), Colenso Battlefield, Ladysmith Museum and Wagon Hill.
Overnight: Bullers Rest.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 5 - Battlefields Tour
Battles of Spioenkop and Talana Museum and Battlefield
Overnight: Battlefields Country Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 6 - Battlefields Tour
Anglo-Zulu War, Isandlwana Battlefield and Museum, Rorke’s Drift Museum and Battle site.
Overnight: Battlefields Country Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 7 - Safari
Travel to Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Game viewing in the park, being 96,000 ha and home of the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, plus a host of other birds and animals
Overnight: Hilltop Camp
Meals Included: Dinner


Day 8 - Safari
All day game viewing
Overnight: Hilltop Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 9 - St Lucia & Shakaland
St Lucia Boat trip and then transfer to Shakaland for an evening cultural show.
Overnight: Shakaland
Meals Included: Dinner


Day 10 - Eshowe
Boardwalk at Eshowe, the Fort Nonquai Museum, Ultimatum Tree. Transfer to Durban International Airport.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wildlife & Culture - KwaZulu Natal & Durban

The following itinerary incorporates an exciting variety of the Zulu Kingdom including: the bustling city of Durban, a World Heritage Sites (The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park), the Elephant Coast where you can see the ‘Big 5’ animals in their natural habitat and Zululand, the traditional heartland of the Zulu nation, the ‘People of Heaven’.

Includes

All Accommodation
City tour of Durban, Breakfast daily
Conservation levy at Game Park
Game drives in Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve
2 Hour Boat trip on St Lucia Lake Estuary
Dinner and cultural experience at Shakaland
All road transfers as per itinerary
Qualified Guide for the duration of the tour
Guide meals and accommodation
Porterage
Snacks and refreshments en-route

tinerary

Day 1 - Durban
You will welcomed by an Ambula Tours representative at Durban International Airport and will be taken on a city tour of Durban. Durban is South Africa’s third largest city, an exciting hub around a busy harbour. You will be taken to Durban’s newest addition - the uShaka Marine World, the fifth largest marine park in the world (the theme park entry is for optional and for own account).
Overnight: Protea Hotel in Umhlanga
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
After breakfast we transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. This park, being about 96,000 ha, is one of South Africa’s biggest and oldest game reserves, famous for its preservation of the White Rhino and is home to the “Big 5”. It has over 90 mammal species and 425 different bird species.
Overnight: Hilltop Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
All day game viewing, hopefully see the more elusive animals not seen the day before!
Overnight: Hilltop Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4
After breakfast we head on to the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a proclaimed World Heritage Site. Here we take a 2 hour boat ride up the Estuary, one of the largest in Africa and home to some 800 hippo, 2000 crocodiles, plus varied birdlife. In the quaint holiday village of St Lucia you will have the opportunity to visit the various curio stalls or the crocodile farm. After lunch (for own account) we depart for Shakaland, a Zulu Cultural Village overlooking the Phobane Lake. Here we take a step back in time and enter the world of Shaka, King of the Zulus at his Great Kraal while authentically capturing the customs and traditions practiced during his reign. During our tour we are guided through the Zulu umuzi (village) where visitors can discover the secrets of sangomas (spiritual healers) and visually experience basket weaving, beer making and pottery. Then we get an opportunity to feel the vibe and the rhythm of Africa with some traditional Zulu dancing. Overnight at
Overnight: Shakaland

Meals Included: Breakfast

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