hluhluwe game reserve

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & Isimangaliso Wetlands Park 2 Night Bush & Beach Safari

Trip Details

Take to the Bush in a Big5 full day, Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle in one of the wildest places in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Gravel roads, rolling hills, hear the roars of the Lion's .

Grasslands and open Plains where Cheetah hunt, watering holes rich with wildlife of every sort, from African Wild Dogs and Elephants to Warthogs.

Exploring from the intimate perspective of your 4*4 Open Game Drive Vehicle, encounter the bush and wildlife of beautiful Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve close up.

Venture into Isimangaliso Wetlands Park and spend a day exploring the Wetlands, Game Viewing, Snorkeling through this otherworldly wilderness of protected bays and wetlands wonder.

Then head of to the St Lucia Estuary on a Boat Cruise to observe Hippo's, Nile Crocodiles and Birds of Prey.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the sights & sounds of the African Wilderness on a Full Day-Big5 Safari expedition into Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest proclaimed park in Africa.
  • Observe the second highest vegetated sand dunes in the world, grasslands, forests and mangroves in the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, South Africa's first World Heritage Site.
  • Set out on a Night Drive to possibly see the elusive Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo and many more.
  • Take a cruise on the St Lucia Estuary to witness Hippo wallowing, Nile Crocodiles basking and African Fish Eagles.

 

Itinerary - 2 Days

Day 1 — St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal/South Africa

Arrive at the Durban international airport and meet up with your guide for our short transfer to St Lucia, a tiny community at the edge of Isimangaliso Wetlands Park.

Gather for a briefing with your guide and get readied for a 2hr Sunset Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary to witness,

Hippo's, Nile Crocodiles and a wide variety of Estuarine Birds, then you are off on a 2,5hr Night Drive into the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park.

(4 Star Lodging in St Lucia)

Day 2 — Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big5 Safari

Board a 4x4 open game drive vehicle,

early this morning as you are transferred to the Umfolozi Game Reserve on the Southern section of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.

We’ll set up breakfast in the bush. See the abundance of animal life in this area. Against a backdrop of rolling hills, thick bush and open plains, the Big5 await you, Impala scatter and Giraffe frolic in the open plains.

Travel with your knowledgeable guide, taking time to find and observe the exciting wildlife here.

Lunch is a traditional South African barbeque in the bush.

The evening is free to roam the town.

( 9 hours safari)
4 star lodging in St Lucia

Day 3 — Isimangaliso Wetlands Park

A later start today, 8am pick up as we head up to Cape Vidal on the lookout for marine life and the Samamgo Monkeys that are prevalent here.

The entire area a World Heritage Site offers one grasslands, mangroves, vegetated dunes and pristine beach's. Snorkel in the protected bay, discovering stunning tropical fish species, hidden coves, and game fish.

Stop for a picnic and witness the endangered Samango Monkeys. ( 4-5 hours)

After the excursion, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

"Safari Cost & Details"Trip Cost R6900.00 inclusive of Transfer, Excluding Transfer R3900.00 GROUP SIZE:Min 2 Price is per person, double occupancy.Airfare & Dinners for own account. For questions, Please call +27 834572147

Clients Feedback

“Fabulous 3 day trip in St. Lucia”  Adriana Cape Town, South Africa

We had a great time during the 3 days we stayed in St. Lucia. Bryan, our tour guide was great! He took us to the iMfolozi Big Five Safari, which was amazing. He also gave us a tour around the iSimangaliso Cape Vidal Bush and Beach, which was a dream.

Not only did he know a whole load about the wildlife but was also super passionate about his job. It is evident he knows what he’s talking about and that he wants everyone else to love the nature as much as he does. I would highly recommend Heritage tours and safaris. It was an unforgettable experience.

“Fabulous tours, scenery and wildlife” Lynn G Seattle, Washington

We enjoyed 2 great days with Heritage's guide, Bryan, at the end of June. Our family first did a full day Cape Vidal tour with Bryan. What beautiful countryside, and spectacular beaches, and so much wildlife! We were lucky enough to have a rhino cross the road near us. So exciting!!! We also saw so many other types of animals from kudu to waterbuck, buffalo to zebra, impala and warthog. Lunch was so delicious, the steaks and salads were fabulous and the beach view too.

The beach at Cape Vidal was one of the biggest and prettiest we have ever seen. The next day we visited Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park on a half day safari, where we witnessed lions feeding on a giraffe carcass very close to the road. What a thrill! Also saw tons of other animals including hyenas, giraffes, zebras, various antelope, rhinos, and many birds.

Also saw lots of beautiful countryside. Such a great day! Bryan was fun to be with and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and habitats. Later that day we took your St. Lucia estuary cruise with Stacy, saw tons of hippos, crocs and birds from a nice, smaller sized boat. Also a great outing with a very smart and informed guide.

Our thanks for everything, we really enjoyed your beautiful country. Wished we could have stayed longer.

 

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