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Mr Trevor Abrahams
Secretary General, XIV World Forestry Congress 2015

Ms Tiina Vahanen
Associate Secretary-General, XIV World Forestry Congress 2015

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Day Tours

It's not all hard work and no play! A varied selection of day tours in and around Durban will be available for WFC2015 delegates and partners who find that they have a free moment during the Congress week.
From the dramatic peaks of the exquisite Drakensberg mountain range to traditional Zulu villages, magnificent game reserves, historic battle sites and the warm Indian Ocean lapping onto wide, sandy beaches, KwaZulu-Natal is a tourist's paradise. Let Syavaya Tours help you discover the treasures of this region.

Inanda Heritage Route – Mandela Footprint Focus
Depart Durban ICC: 09h00
Return to Durban ICC: 15h00
Tour takes place daily.

The Inanda Heritage Route takes in some of the most important, albeit little-known, historical sites of Durban. Winding its way through the Inanda Valley, it provides a snapshot of critical South African history as well as, perhaps surprisingly, India's past.

A 20 minute drive out of the city takes us to the Inanda Heritage Route, to visit the first home of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1994, Inanda's outlook changed as democracy was born in South Africa. To mark the occasion, Nelson Mandela cast his vote in this historic election at Inanda's Ohlange Institute, fitting given that the first-ever president of the African National Congress (ANC), Dr. John L. Dube, established this school in 1901. Next we drive south to a Hindu Temple of Understanding - a spiritual wonderland. We finish off at the One and Only Restaurant in KwaMashu for a late lunch.

Total Cost: R 900 per person, minimum 4 people, includes lunch & entrance fees.
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Durban City Tour – historical and cultural focus
Depart Durban ICC: 09h00
Return to Durban ICC: 15h00
Tour takes place daily.


Points of interest include Wilson’s Wharf, Durban Yacht Mall/Harbour, ”The Golden Mile”, Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World, The Moses Mabhida Stadium, Blue Lagoon, The Cube, Florida Road, Botanical Gardens and more are covered.Then visit the Victoria Market, where you will find vast vendors of spice, fish marketers, and traditional healers. The tour includes a stop at the House of Curries in Florida Road for a traditional Durban curry.
Total cost: R 900 per person, minimum 4 people, includes lunch and entrance fees.
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Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World
Depart Durban ICC: 09h00
Return to Durban ICC: 15h00
Tour takes place daily.


The Moses Mabhida Stadium has a whole heap of activities ranging from a basic tour of the Stadium to bungee jumping, Arch swinging, and much more. For the adventurous visitors can take the plunge and try the Big Rush Big Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium. This is the world's only stadium swing and the largest swing of any kind anywhere. Jump into the void 106 metres above the pitch and swing out in a huge 220 metre arc under the iconic arch.
Ushaka Marine World is Africa's largest marine theme park, spanning over 15 hectares of prime beachfront. Situated at the end of Durban’s Golden Mile, it is a world class tourist destination, with a huge variety of fun filled entertainment, magnificent sea life and beautiful layout, up market restaurants and much, much more! There is something everyone at uShaka Marine World! 
Guest will start with a tour of Moses Mabhida then move on to uShaka Marine World for lunch and a tour of the theme park as well as an afternoon dolphin show to finish off with.
Total cost: R 1220 per person, minimum 4 people, includes lunch & entrance fees. Excludes Big Rush Big Swing .
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Valley of a Thousand Hills – Cultural Show and game drive focus
Depart Durban ICC: 09h00
Return to Durban ICC: 15h00
Tour takes place daily.

The Valley of a Thousand Hills is one of those few holiday destinations that offer something for everyone. Unspoilt nature and wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining, and warm country hospitality, just a half an hour's drive from the centre of Durban. The area is named after the thousands of hills which tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River, which flows from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the warm inviting Indian Ocean. Enjoy the day visiting the Valley of a Thousand Hills at the Phezulu Safari Park. You will be taken by one of our experienced guides on the game drive in a covered 4x4 vehicle where you will learn about the local fauna and flora whilst enjoying the amazing views. On the drive you will see wildebeest, impala, blesbok, zebra, giraffe and a variety of bird species. Thereafter, experience some of the traditional Zulu culture and customs which includes a traditional Zulu lunch!!

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Total cost: R 1900 per person, minimum 4 people, includes lunch & entrance fees.

We recommend pre-booking your tours before the congress. Please contact Syavaya by email using "WFC2015" in the subject line:

Tel: 031 566 4722
24 Hour: 082 777 7680


  • All tours will operate with an English-speaking registered tourist guide. For other language options, please contact the tour suppliers in advance.
  • Pre-payment for all tours is required.
  • Personalised itineraries can be arranged on request.