Phezulu Safari Park
Give kids a uniquely African experience this weekend – Phezulu Safari Park offers a cultural tour and Zulu dancing, as well as a game park.
The picturesque PheZulu Safari Park, open daily from 08h00 to 16h30, is situated less than 35 minutes from Durban, in Botha’s Hill, with magnificent views of the Valley of a 1000 Hills.
At Phezulu village, the Gasa clan allows visitors to Phezulu the opportunity to savour the taste and feel the rhythm of Africa. Visitors are taken into traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artifacts, beliefs and rituals are explained, providing an insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. The Zulu dancing show is impressive with the dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace, agility and humour – a truly unforgettable experience! You can also take part in Zulu spear- and shield-making.
Show times are 10h00, 11h30, 14h00 and 15h30.
Phezulu also offers a crocodile and snake park; knowledgeable guides take guests on a tour, where they will learn interesting facts about crocodiles and snakes, as well as meet Ramesis, a 90-year-old Nile crocodile, and have a hands-on experience with Cleo, a Burmese python that weighs in at 42 kilograms.
Ticket are priced per person and include
– Zulu cultural village tour
– Traditional Zulu dancing show
– Crocodile park
– Snake park
Phezulu also boasts one of the best curio shops in Kwa-Zulu Natal, as well as a Swazi candle shop, with beautifully sculptured hand-made candles.
The Boma Restaurant serves meals ranging from traditional Zulu meals or crocodile steaks to toasted sandwiches and burgers.
Phezulu also offers a one-hour scenic game drive. On the drive you will see wildebeest, impala, blesbok, zebra and giraffe. You will be taught about medicinal plants in the area, as well as experience the amazing views.
Village tour, Zulu dancing show, crocodile and snake park tour
Adults – R 150pp, children (under 12 years) – R 110pp
Village tour and Zulu dancing only
Shows at 10h00, 11h30, 14h00 and 15h30
Show lasts 30 minutes and then the village tour approximately 15 to 20 minutes
Adults – R 110pp, children (under 12 years) – R 70pp
Crocodile and snake park tour
Adults – R 50pp, children (under 12 years) – R 40pp
Game drive (One hour)
Every hour from 09h00 to 16h00
Adults – R 225pp, children (under 12 years) – R 125pp
*Prices are subject to change. Rates valid until 28 February 2017
Where: Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill