KwaZulu Fam - Zulu culture, reptiles, Segways, and fashion
19th July 2017 - 1:30pm
The day started with a visit to the Phezulu Safari Park in the scenic Valley of a 1,000 Hills area, just a half hours drive from the centre of Durban, where we experienced traditional Zulu culture and customs. A clan of Zulu high energy dancers dressed in their traditional garb performed a dance show with grace, agility and humour then invited us into their beehive shaped thatched huts where various artefacts, beliefs and rituals were explained. Next it was time for a guided tour of the onsite reptile park which boasts a collection of indigenous and exotic reptiles and allows visitors a close up experience with some of the most feared reptiles in the world including crocodiles and snakes. Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) bravely allowed a large python snake, Africa’s largest snake, to wrap itself around his neck and luckily lived to tell the tale as this snake kills its prey by constriction. This was a piece of information only offered by the guide AFTER the experience.
With a fun Segway ride on the two wheeled self-balancing electric personal transport vehicles around the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium and along Durban’s Golden Mile seafront promenade. Segway users lean forward to go forward and backward to slow down. Our group received a 15 minute training course after which we were proficient enough to undertake the tour. It was great fun. The day finished with admission to the exclusive VIP marquee at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping for the city’s biggest a pre-party for the upcoming very popular horse racing event known as Durban July. This event was a preview fashion show and concert and a not-to-be missed celebration of race-day fashion and entertainment with performances by some of South Africa’s biggest music acts at a concert which followed the fashion show.
Follow us on Facebook
Poll See all Polls
No poll available. Check back soon.
Get the TravelBiz Diary
The essential guide to the Irish Travel