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HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI SAFARI – GAME RESERVE
A tour to Zululand for a Hluhluwe Umfolozi Safari is an absolute must. This 96 000 hectare conservation area is know to be the oldest game reserve in Africa. Situated in the magical province of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa. Nestled in the heart of Zululand and once the Royal hunting grounds of the past Zulu kings, now the pride of South African conservation efforts. Home to Africa’s Big 5 and in particular, the densest population of White Rhino left on the continent!
Although not as large as the Kruger Park, it is too home to a diverse amount of mammal species, including all the big game Africa has to offer. This includes the endangered Wild Dog and Cheetah. What makes a visit to the Zululand area so special, is the amount of different reserves available to visit and their diversity. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park (St. Lucia) is a World Heritage site and is just a hour away from Hluhluwe. Nestled on the coast, this reserve gained World Heritage status in 1999, the first in South Africa. This is due to the massive diversity within the area, 5 major ecosystems to be exact, with a further 3 smaller ones, all interlinking into an incredible 350 000 hectare super wilderness.
Game drives, whale watching, turtle tours, kayaking, deep sea fishing, Hippo and Crocodile boat cruising on the estuary, are just a few of the great activities to be enjoyed in St. Lucia. A beautiful town, completely surrounded by the reserve and where a common occurrence is a Hippo strolling down the main street!!
2 NIGHT 3 DAY BIG 5 – HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI SAFARI TOURS
Price min 2 Adults: R11 850.00 pps
(Discounts apply for groups 4 or more)
Duration: 3 Days
The African bush has so much to offer and so we strongly suggest you spend some time out in the wilderness. This will give you a chance to see all there is on offer and some time to just kick back and take in your surroundings…
We offer a range of packages and options but our 2 night / 3 day safari tour is a great start. It includes a Big 5 safari in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve and a visit to St. Lucia for a Hippo and Crocodile boat cruise.
This is just a suggested itinerary, let us tailor the perfect safari package and tour for you around your interests and length of stay. To truly enjoy the safari experience 4 days is ideal, 2 in the Big 5 reserve and 2 in the beautiful town of St. Lucia, with a whole host of activities and experiences to keep you busy, yet enough time to soak it all up…
3 NIGHT 4 DAY – HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI SAFARI TOUR & ST LUCIA WETLAND
Duration: 4 Days
This safari tour would be considered our best seller, it is designed for the traveler with a limited amount of time and wishes to get all the main highlights of the area in.
We start with a night in the town of St. Lucia, where you will enjoy a Hippo and Croc boat cruise. You will also go into the iSimangaliso Wetland Reserve and the beautifully stunning beach at Cape Vidal, an unspoiled beach paradise.
Then make your way across to the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve for your Big 5 safari! We stay within the actual reserve, immersing you in the wilderness and giving you the best African bush experience we can. Spend the next 2 days searching for wildlife and ticking off all Africa has to offer!
We will pick you up at Durban airport or your accommodation and transport you from Durban for your safari tour in Zululand. There are also a range of optional extras to choose from; night drives and the Cheetah Breeding Center to name a few, making a Hluhluwe Umfolozi safari one of a kind…
1 NIGHT 2 DAY BIG 5 – HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI SAFARI TOURS
Price min 2 Adults: R9 550.00 pps
(Discounts apply for groups 4 or more)
Duration: 2 Days
This safari is designed for our guests that unfortunately don’t have much time in the area, but still want to experience the African bush and a world class big 5 safari. As early morning and late afternoon are the best times to view game, this trip gives you the best chance to see the big predators!
We leave Durban early morning and head to the reserve immediately to maximize your wildlife viewing time. You will check into your accommodation with in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi game reserve after lunch and then head out as the day cools to find some exciting animals. We arrive back at sunset, and you will enjoy an epic dinner back at the lodge.
The next morning you will take an early morning game drive at sunrise, hopefully ticking off a whole bunch more animal species. Return to camp for breakfast and check out. You can now choose to remain in the Hluhluwe reserve for more game viewing or head across to St. Lucia on the coast, to do a Hippo and crocodile boat cruise on the estuary. After which you will be transported back to Durban, arriving early evening.