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Phezulu is an exciting tourist venue, situated in Botha's Hill, only 35km from central Durban.
This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world-famous Valley of 1000 Hills. At PheZulu village, the well-known Zulu clan of Gasa have, over the last 30 years, allowed visitors to PheZulu the opportunity to savour the taste and feel the rhythm of Africa.
Visitors are taken into the traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artifacts, beliefs and rituals are explained, giving foreigners 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.
Facilities include a reptile farm, which boasts a large selection of Nile crocodiles, including the oldest and largest (4.5 metres) croc in captivity.
There is also a superb collection of indigenous snakes.
Phezulu Safari Park Map:
Old Main Road, Bothas Hill.
Take the Assagay Shongweni exit off the N3 from Durban.