Full Day Waterfalls Tour Itinerary
Duration – 6 hours
Cost – R700 per person (Discounts available from 5 people+)
Inclusions – Transport in an air-condition vehicle, water, padkos (chips, nuts & drinks)
Highlights – See three of Durban's Amazing Waterfalls .....all in one day
Dress – Comfortable walking/hiking shoes and Clothing, cap, sunglasses
Your exciting morning starts at 8am. Your friendly, excellent Guide will welcome you and keep you very well informed and entertained as you meander from one beautiful Waterfall to the next.
First awesome stop is to one of Durban's most interesting experiences....Umzinyathi Waterfall in eNanda Valley.
Your guide will show you the way to the uMzinyathi Gorge and discover its waterfall and pristine valley vegetation. And when you think you have seen it all, you'll take a hike down into the steep gorge where you are stunned by a sacred cliff face cave, which has been used by Rastafarians as a place for their spiritual traditions. You enjoy stunning views of the magnificent uMzinyathi waterfalls at every angle.
Next breathtaking stop is to ……..the Krantzkloof’s Nkutu Waterfalls in Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.
The breath-taking scenery is the result of deep incisions into the ancient Kloof Plateau by the Molweni and Nkutu Rivers – tributaries of the uMngeni which in turn flows into the Indian Ocean at Blue Lagoon.
We enjoy lunch en-route, (for your own account,) at one of the vibey restaurants.
We make our last stop at the Splendid The Paradise Valley Waterfalls, in the Nature Reserve, in Pinetown.
You enjoy a fun 20 minutes hike to reach the waterfall and another half an hour for the return. Cross the wonderful old wooden bridge at the bottom of the picnic area and follow the blue trail markers. On the other side of the river, where the trail splits, keep left on the Waterfall trail (the trail to the right is the Duiker trail). The trail goes through some large strelitzias, better known as wild bananas.
Walking downstream on the right bank of the Umbilo River, you soon pass a bridge, where the Bushbuck trail comes in from the left. A little further on, you come upon the remnants of the historic old dam wall, beyond which there’s a beautiful flat rock, which makes a perfect picnic spot. Further down, you pass some historical filter tanks before walking under the N3 freeway. The Duiker trail comes in from the right; ignore this for now but make a mental note that you need to return to this point after seeing the falls.
The waterfall's viewing platform is just beyond the turn off to the Duiker trail. It’s worth taking the stone steps to the bottom of the falls, where there’s a large pool, but don’t be tempted to swim there; the Umbilo River is not known for its water quality. Turn back on the same track to where the Duiker trail cuts in and follow the yellow markers from there. The trail passes a small pond and the historical waterworks slipway. When it reaches the huge yellowwood tree, the path curves right and takes you back to the wooden bridge where you started.
After enjoying an awesome natural experience, we make our homeward journey, with awesome memories of the sights and sounds of the wondrous Waterfalls in Durban.