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About Us

Ricksha Tours & Travel Services (RTTS) is a Durban based inbound tour-operator. Established in 1993, Ricksha Tours & Travel Services takes it’s name from the ethnic word for “transport“ - “ricksha” – and is also the word used for "vehicle”. Ricksha's where originally introduced to Durban in the latter part of the 1800s as a form of transport. Today they offer fun rides along Durban's Golden Mile. This functionality, and the fun aspects, together with the highest level of service and customer care are built into the operations of Ricksha Tours & Travel Services.

We specialize in:
  • Free independent travelers, group tours and safaris specializing in the KwaZulu-Natal province. We are willing to travel to the rest of South Africa.
  • Pre and post-conference tours and safaris.
  • Special interest and tailored made tours.
  • Point-to-Point transfers with Meet-and-Greet services.
  • Luxury Coach, Sprinter, Quantum, VW Microbus, and Sedan.
  • We accommodate disabled persons.
  • All vehicles comply with all legal requirements for your safety.
We conducted tours in English. Foreign language speaking guides are available on request. The high level of owner involvement ensures a quality service to our up-market clients.We invite you to make use of our services and trust that a relationship of mutual benefit can develop.

Half Day Tours

Durban Shopping Malls

Visit to a selection of our Durban Shopping Malls.

Harbour Cruise

Enjoy a relaxed cruise on the Durban harbour. The “Busiest Port in Africa”.

Dolphin Viewing

You launch out through the surf going out to sea in a ski-boat to experience close-ups with dolphins.

Deep Sea Fishing

The thrill of deep sea game fishing with an experienced skipper and crew offshore.

Helicopter Tours

Choose from a selection of aerial views over the city and scenic areas around Durban.

Umgeni River Bird Park

Get up-close and personal with a large variety of our indigenous and exotic birds. Plus a Free Flight performance.

uShaka Marine World

Experience the unique fantasy shipwreck-aquarium, dolphin and seal performances and penguin rookery.

Valley of 1000 Hills

Spectacular scenery from some view sites above the Umgeni River Valley. Visit a traditional Zulu village, also a crocodile and snake park.

Tour of Durban City

An orientation tour to our city Durban, includes a drive along the Golden Mile. A stop at the Harbour entrance. Also see historical monuments and buildings. Visit Victoria St. Market (Indian Market) and take a walk in the Botanical Gardens.

Full Day Tours

South Coast Scenic

A scenic coastal and inland tour of our South Coast Area. Experience views of the Indian Ocean, towns, sugar and banana fields, deep river gorges with many striking rock formations. Lunch (Own Account).

Wildlife Safari’s (Big Five)

The potential to see Africa’s “BIG FIVE” and other species in their natural habitat. Wildlife parks such as the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. Lunch (Own Account).

Giants Castle

A scenic drive to the Drakensberg mountain area. An easy walk to visit sites to view ancient Bushman paintings. Beautiful scenery in this “World Heritage Site”. Lunch (Own Account).

Sani Pass

Passports required. Early morning start to the Southern Drakensberg mountains, where we take a 4WD vehicle up the beautiful Sani Pass. Lunch at “The Highest Pub in Africa” (Own Account).

Zulu Culture (Shakaland)

An interesting insight into the Zulu culture and tradition, visiting the famous Shakaland. Includes lunch. Can also be done as an afternoon / evening tour including dinner.

Battlefields (Anglo–Zulu War)

Visits to the battle sites of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, including Isandlwana and the well-known Rorke’s Drift. We will stop for light lunch. (12 to 14 hour trip).

Wild & Ethnic Tour

A visit to a private wildlife reserve, lunch stop (Own Account). Then experience Zulu culture in “The Valley of 1000 Hills”.

Durban City/Valley of 1000 Hills

Combination of the two 1/2 day tours. Lunch stop (own account).

Overland Tours

Selected combinations to cover a cross-section of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Overnight at good and selected comfortable accommodations on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. All tours include entrance fees.

Can include both of our "World Heritage Sites".

Nationwide tours of South Africa, which can include the Kruger National Park, can be arranged.
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Sailors Take A Wild & Ethnic Tour
Elizabeth Fuller
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Sailors Take A Wild & Ethnic Tour

An amazing “Wild & Ethnic” tour with our 8 British tourists from the cruise ship MSC Sinfonia!!! Tala Game Reserve is perfect for tourists who do not have time for the long drive to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, but who would still like a safari experience. And the vibrant Zulu dancing at PheZulu is a must-see!!!

Sani Pass/Lesotho Day Tour – July 2018
Elizabeth Fuller
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Sani Pass/Lesotho Day Tour – July 2018

Do you enjoy some adventure and panoramic mountain views? Then our Sani Pass!/Lesotho day tour is the one for you!!! Marvel at the magestic and tranquil mountain scenery as you tackle the 4 x 4 ride up the Sani Pass into the Kingdom of Lesotho. Visit a local Basotho village and learn about the culture […]

St Lucia Estuary & The Western Shores!
Elizabeth Fuller
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St Lucia Estuary & The Western Shores!

Our 5 British and American tourists absolutely loved the 2-hour ferry cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hippos, of course, stole everyone’s hearts! Awesome sitings of various buck in the Western Shores Game Reserve too. A fantastic day with lovely people!!!

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