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“PHEZULU SAFARI PARK”

Phezulu Safari Park
Ranked #14 of 124 things to do in Durban
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This park is between Durban and Pietermaritzburg off the main N3 highway and easy to find. It is a very well planned park with a restaurant, picnic areas and game viewing drives and on the day we went, there were plenty of animals to see. Definitely a good place to spend a day.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I love the view of the valley of a thousand hills from the top of Phezulu Safari Park. The zulu dancing was interesting and I definatly enjoyed the game drive. It gave me an a bit of adreneline rush. The huuuuge snake gave me a big fright, im not a big reptile fan but my colleagues seemed to be having a blast taking turns caring the big creature to take photos. But above all it is a must see when in Durban and the staff are very friendly.

Thank Kamohelo_Hlakoana
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

we stopped here for a few hours on our way to Silver Hill in Drakensburg. The view across the Valley of a Thousand Hills is awe inspiring, a real surprise! Has to be up there as one of the most beautiful views in the world.

The man with the strange talking,as posted previously, was a sample of the Zulu language, which is mesmerising.

I thorougly recommed a stop if passing by.

Thank EdwardD
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Took three girls aged 10, 11 and 14 and one boy aged 4 to Phezulu for lunch, the village tour, dance event and to reptile park. Lunch overlooked the Valley of a 1000 Hills. The village tour included a visit inside a traditional Zulu boma to learn how cooking and sorghum beer making. The girls enjoyed a sip of the beer. Colourful and energetic dancing and drumming followed, with commentary on courting, how sangomas throw bones and marriage, ending with a photo opportunity with dancers, drummers and sangoma. Next was a demonstration on how to make spears and shields. Finally, the children were enthralled by the snakes in the reptile park and after their initial fear, the girls were able to hold a snake and put it around their neck. Not convinced that the crocodiles were real, the children were delighted when the ranger woke up and played with a couple of large crocodiles. Its makes for an informative and fun day out, just 30 minutes from Durban in a spectacular area and very affordable.

Thank Jenny B
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We didn't go into the safari park which I understand is quite limited but we did enjoy lunch, a village tour and a dance show here which we thoroughly enjoyed. This is a nice way to get a good overview of Zulu culture quickly and in an accessible manner from Durban. Just about 30 minutes or so out of Durban, its worth a visit if you want to understand some of the key components of Zulu history and culture. Great that they talk about the meanings behind the dances which we had seen previously but did not know the significance of.

Pleasant and reasonably priced little restaurant with stunning views of the Valley of 1000 hills. Also really enjoyed the tour through the reptile park - better than I expected. Do take a guide as they bring the whole thing alive and take the time to explain things and answer your question. A special thanks to Lloyd our guide who was simply excellent. He took lots of time with us and was incredibly knowledgeable about the crocs and snakes. Loved the opportunity to hold a bush cobra.

Thank Linda K
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