Half day tours in KwaZulu-Natal can take you to a Game Reserve, a Wildlife Sanctuary, or so much more! If you only have few hours in South Africa, then check out our half day tours to make the most of your time here. Also a great way to add on another activity if your flight time makes this possible.


Full day tours in KwaZulu-Natal can take you to a Big 5 Game Reserve, the summit of the Drakensberg Mountains, or so much more! In one day, you can view some of South Africa's most picturesque scenery, have a rich experience of African wildlife, culture, and history, and do it all while supporting conservation and sustainable tourism.


Overnight tours in KwaZulu-Natal are the perfect getaways to experience the beauty of the day and night in Africa. Overnight tours can take you to Big 5 Game Reserves, to the peaks and the beautiful valleys of the Drakensberg Mountains, and to so much more! In two days, you can really take in some of South Africa's beautiful scenery, culture, and history.


Multi-day tours in KwaZulu-Natal are the perfect way to fall in love with South Africa. You can choose the diversity of a bit of everything, or take it slow and sink into one themed experience to enjoy the most of KZN. Multi-day tours give you time to settle in and enjoy the beauty of Africa. Explore the wildlife by day and by night, on drives and on foot.


We specialise in custom tours that can take you off the beaten track to places that few have been. Contact us with your interests, so we can tailor make a tour to perfectly match you! KwaZulu-Natal is full of charming, understated, unique, and exciting places that are hidden away like jewels in quiet places.


Specialised tours in KwaZulu-Natal can give you just about any experience on your wish-list whether that's something tranquil, fascinating, educational, or adrenaline pumping! Specialised tours focus on niché interests and hobbies for starters and veterans.

Rowen Mweli

Specialist Drakensberg Rock Art Guide

Rowan works with Kimburi Tours as a Specialist Drakensberg Rock Art Guide. Rowan is native to the Drakensberg, has studied the heritage both practically and theoretically, and is one of the best interpretative guides and rock art custodians in the region of the Drakensberg ...

Thembinkosi Ngxongo

Specialist Fly Fishing Guide

Thembinkosi is a Specialist Fly Fishing Guide in the Kamberg area of the Drakensberg. Fishing has shaped much of Thembi's path, and his love for fly fishing makes him a wonderful guide to spend time with on the local rivers and streams. Thembi is an active member of the ...

Shanil Balgobind

Tour Guide & Customer Experience Lead

Shanil is a Kimburi Tour Guide and the Customer Experience lead who will plan every detail of your tour meticulously, so you can spend all your time doing what you came to do...

Bongimpilo Zondi

Tour Guide

Bongimpilo is a Kimburi Tour Guide who is passionate about the outdoors. He has a range of wonderfully authentic stories of close encounters with wild animals. His rich knowledge of KwaZulu-Natal's wildlife, culture, and history will add context and flair to your time in ...

Irene Le Tourner

Foreign Language Guide (German / French / Dutch)

Irene is a foreign language guide for Kimburi tours, and she ensures our ability to serve clients who speak French, German or Dutch. With 20 years of experience working as a guide in South Africa for international clients, she will make you feel at home in South Africa's ...

John Baijnath

Tour Supervisor

John is Kimburi Tour's supervisor who makes sure that all the gear and equipment required for your tour is prepped and ready, so that everything runs smoothly. John's attention to detail is impeccable, and nothing misses his keen eye, so we don't have to worry about a thing...

Elmon Mkhonto

Traditional Fisherman

Elmon is a local Traditional Fishermen in Kosi Bay where he spends his days tending the woven fish traps that are over 600 years old. He welcomes you to enter the traditional fish traps and to try your hand at traditional spear fishing...

Simanga Mageba

Specialist Turtle Guide

Simanga is a Specialist Turtle Guide who spends most of his summer nights walking the beaches of Northern KwaZulu-Natal to monitor turtle populations. His intimate knowledge of the turtles on these beaches will make your turtle tour an educational and memorable marvel...

Sipho Dladla

Traditional Healer

Mr Dladla is a registered traditional healer who has opened up his home to us at Kimburi Tours, in an effort to help educate and inform the western world of some of the traditional medicine practices in the region. It is a wonderful experience of authentic culture on our ...

Agrippa Shange

Specialist Turtle Guide

Agrippa is a Specialist Turtle Guide in the Bhanga Nek Beach area. He is a passionate and inspiring conservationist and community leader who will make your turtle tour a joy to remember...


Our Story

Shanil Balgobind, the Founder of Kimburi Tours, took to nature, camping, and hiking at a young age when he began exploring the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Southern Africa with his family. But it wasn't until he was completing his Master's in Environmental Law that his calling to a closer walk with nature began to take shape. While volunteering at a local nature reserve between studies, Shanil observed the challenges of the tourism industry. Kimburi Tours was then born to be a direct part of the solution to sustainable tourism.

The Founder is an active and key part of the business and continues to find adventure, peace, and purpose in sharing this amazing country with guests. He has built a valued "clan" who each have an inspiring story about their journey into tour guiding, and who all share Kimburi's values, purpose, and adventurous spirit.

Together the clan upholds the company's integrity and excellent customer experience reputation at every touch point with guests, the community, and nature. You can meet the team on the clan page, and you can hear what Kimburi client's experience on our reviews here: *link*

Our Focus

The focus is sustainable tourism as well as excellent quality and customer experience within the parameters of sustainability. This is upheld by keeping sustainability conscious throughout the company's activities and decisions as well by adhering to international industry norms and standards.

Kimburi Tours aspires to be at the forefront of the tourism industry where the company can make a difference in the lives of their guests, their team, and the local communities that work with the business. Kimburi Tours is conscious of conserving the environment and the industry for present and future generations.