Once again we scored on our Hluhluwe Umfolozi Overnight Safari tour from Durban. The safari package included a one night stay at Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and delivered an epic elephant encounter.

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Elephants wrestle on a one night safari in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

As usual we picked up the guests from their accommodation in Durban and left for our overnight safari tour to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Their safari travel package included a one night stay at Hilltop camp and so our African safari began.

First was a stop at the Cheetah rehabilitation center, Emdomeni. Here we learnt all about Africa’s wild cats, but the highlight being the interaction with the cheetah cubs.

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Play with cheetah on your 1 night overnight safari package to Hluhluwe Game Reserve, leaving from Durban

Then it was onto the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and for our exciting safari. We were extremely lucky once again and got to see most of the animals on offer including some of the Big 5. After checking in at Hilltop we had a sunset drive, with great sightings of rhino and buffalo as well as giraffe. Dinner back at camp was a African style braai, all in all a great day.

The following day we left early on our quest to see even more African wildlife on our safari game drive and we were not dissapointed. After seeing rhino at sunrise in the road, followed by elephant and buffalo in the road as well, we were feeling lucky. After check out we were on our way out when we got the cherry on top. 3 male ellies, right next to the road, play wrestling and having a mud bath. I even got a great video of it below:

Then it was onto the town of St. Lucia for a Hippo and Crocodile boat cruise on the estuary. Many birds and other aquatic life can be seen on these trips, but the best is the amount of hippo that we got to see. It truly is paradise and a African safari to match any. After the 2 hour boat cruise we made our way back to Durban after a fantastic overnight tour…

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