Step straight into the heart of Durban; visit the Markets of Warwick, Durban’s beating heart
Durban City Tour
Florida Road has always been the social soul of the city bustling with trendy halal cafes and restaurants. This historical road is now the poster for the regeneration of the Durban’s inner city powered by Urban Lime. Stop for lunch at Roti & Chai (halal)— a new street food hotspot (own cost).
Take Innes Road for a view of the city skyline as you head to Station Drive Precinct — the creative hub of Durban. With so much more to take in we head to Durban’s Golden Mile.
Segway along the golden mile
A Segway guided tour awaits you along the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean; a round trip from the iconic landmark Moses Madiba Stadium to Ushaka Marine World. Take in the sights with opportunities to stop on the way.
Halal restaurants are dotted along the promonard and its no better a place to continue your culinary journey into the evening.
Durban Masjids, the IPCI & Shaikh Ahmed Deedat
The Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI) was founded in 1957 by the Late Shaikh Ahmed Deedat; who had dedicated more than 40 years of his life presenting Islam, mainly to non-Muslims across the world. A renowned lecturer in Islam, famous for his numerous inter-religious public debates. He was awarded the King Faisal International award in 1986, a prestigious recognition of the value of his Dawah efforts in the world of Islam.
Walk through his office; on display is his work and publishing. Guided by a dynamic and passionate speaker; listen to the manly inspiring stories of Shaikh Ahmed Deedat life and time as a Durban local and his accomplishments in dawah work, which to date is still in operation.
Thereafter, our guild will take you across to Grey Street Masjid also known as Jumma Masjid. Once the largest in the southern hemisphere, the masjid dates back to 1895 and holds much history of Muslim settlers over the decades.
Through the bustling streets of Central Town, you will then proceed to Riverside Masjid, Habibia Soofie Darbar. This place of meditation is set on a hilltop overlooking the Indian Oceans and the Umgeni River. It is the resting place of a pious individual, responsible for bringing Islam to these shores. Take in the beautiful architecture of the white masjid, often mesmerizingly offset by clear and brilliant blue skies.
Our guide will talk you through the masjids history. A museum there displays many artefacts and details of Hazrath Soofie Saheb’s accomplishments in Durban in 1895. Hair rising accounts of dedication and strength despite much adversary to establish the love of Islam in SA. Truly a beloved and chosen creation of Allah.
Travelling further into urban surroundings, taking in the local way of life, you will visit our more recently renovated Westville Masjid, a stunning modern architectural build. Our tour is concluded here.
The afternoon is yours to choose, whether it be at Africa’s largest water pack, Ushaka Marine World & the Wet and Wild Park. A picnic set up and catered for you on Umhlanga’s
sandy beach or a truly indulged spa treatment to revitalise you as you prepare for your African Safari.
Big 5 Safari
It’s a 5am start to capture the best of your day safari
Enter the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and enjoy a 2 hour morning game drive in one of our Hyundai H1 vehicles (Please note — this is not an open safari 4x4). Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is renowned for its White Rhino — after all it saved the Southern White Rhino from extinction. Keep your complementary, useful Carl Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 Binoculars on hand, you never know what’s waiting around the corner.
Time to head into one of KwaZulu Natal’s premier private game reserves! This reserve only permits travellers staying at their luxury lodges to traverse the park, unless you’re with us of course. Meet the reserves most experienced ranger and jump into an authentic open safari 4x4 and embark on a 4 hour game drive as we track Africa’s Big 5. Keep those Zeiss binoculars and guide books on hand. At approximately 16h00 we will depart Hluhluwe for Durban.