2 Day Durban Safari Tour

Included on this Safari

Join us on this 2 day Durban Safari Tour, and discover Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Departing daily from Durban travel to St Lucia, where you will be overnighting for the duration of the safari. St Lucia is ideally situated for experiencing both Hluhluwe and iSimangaliso.

This safari includes the following Activities:

  • One Big 5 Safari to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle (Half Day Safari)
  • One Hippo & Croc Boat Safari (2 Hour)
  • One Night Drive Safari (3 Hour)
  • Transfer to and from Durban


2 Day Durban Safari Tour Description

Meet us at either King Shaka International Airport or the surrounding areas of Durban. One of our representatives will meet you at the respective pick ups and transfer you to St Lucia, South Africa. This area was proclaimed in 1999 as a world heritage site (iSimangaliso Wetland Park). This is a mere 2,5hr transfer, all transfer vehicles are air conditioned and have all of the needed permits and insurance in place.

Travel along the sugar cane fields and traditional Zulu homesteads while on the National road N2. This is a comfortable and safe transfer.

Once you arrive in St Lucia one will quickly become memorised with the incredible beauty that surrounds this little town. As you drive over the St Lucia bridge keep your eyes out for the local Hippo's in the estuary.

Our representative will give you a short introduction to the area and town, take a short drive and get orientated with all that this town has to offer. Then you will be checked into your Accommodation ( At Heritage House). Get settled in and no sooner will you be departing on the Afternoon Boat Safari.

This two hour boat safari will get you up and close to the local Hippo's and other amazing wildlife found on the estuary.

Complimentary Coffee & Tea on board the vessel. Your skipper/ranger has numerous years experience in the area with his or her knowledge you are assured of some incredible information and sightings.

From the Boat Safari you will have some time to relax however not to much as you will be off on a Night Drive Safari to go insearch of the elusive Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant that may be found on the western shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Heritage Tours & Safaris is the only permitted safari operator allowed in on the western shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park at night so you are sure to have some incredible sightings. All game drive safaris are conducted in Open Game Drive Vehicles. All vehicles are comfortable and offer you maximum visibility.

Their is no experience like that of a Night Drive Safari, hear the bush come alive. This nocturnal safari emphasises the wildlife that prey and hunt at night. Its an incredible and insightful safari. Duration is aprox 3 hours. Please do take a jacket along, and do note that all vehicles do have blankets.

Next morning 5:00 am you will be picked up by your personal ranger for the half day safari into the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. This big 5 reserve is 96000 hectares in size. Home to save the rhino foundation and techniques developed by the game capture unit to save the rhino's from near extinction in the 60's you can imagine the history that this reserve has. This Big 5 safari includes a Bush breakfast, conservation levies and refreshments.

Your ranger will waste no time in getting you to the hot spots within the reserve, all rangers are incredibly experienced and passionate and will by all means treat you to some fascinating information.

On conclusion of the Big 5 safari you will be transferred back to Durban.

We realise that this 2 day Durban Safari Tour is extremely busy, however with limited time we would like you to enjoy and witness the most while out in Zululand.


Big 5 Safari

This is a full day big 5 safari into Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, enjoy spectacular sightings and incredible wildlife sightings while within this the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is a 96000 hectare reserve with not the Big 5 but other incredible wildlife species such as Cheetah and Wild Dogs but to mention but just a few of the wildlife species that you may encounter while out on this safari.

This safari departs from your accommodation at 5am as we travel to Hluhluwe Umfolozi you will be-able to witness the amazing African sun rising over the Hills of Hluhluwe. At the gate your personal ranger for the day will give you an in-depth introduction and then you are into the wilderness. Bush breakfast, refreshments and a traditional South African braai is all included on this safari.


Boat Safari

Join us on the largest estuarine system in Africa, enjoy some magnificent sights of Hippo's close up, Nile Crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife found along the banks of the estuary.

The St Lucia Estuary stretches up to 85km north to south and almost 1km wide according to season. Home to 800 Hippo's and aprox 1000 Nile crocodiles one is ensured to have some amazing sightings. Watch as the African Eagles prey on their meal while perched high up on the trees. Your vessel has been specifically designed for the estuary and thus has a shallower draft ensuring close up sightings of the various species found in this glorious area.

Please do not forget to take a camera along for some amazing African sunset shots.

Night Drive Safari

Night Drive safari into the Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, this park has the Big 4 unfortunately no Lions are in the reserve. Other amazing species that one may encounter at night include Giraffes, Chameleons, Hippo's, Antelope, Serval, Night Jars and of course the elusive Leopard.

Please do note forget to take a jacket along on this excursion. Blankets are supplied. A night drive safari is a experience on its own.


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Heritage Tours & Safaris

Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and has since grown in leaps and bounds. Today the company is the largest privately owned safari specialist in the area of KwaZulu Natal. The company is proud to offer you a various safari packages and day outings while in the area.

We understand that a safari is a special moment a moment that has to last for years. Thus we strive not only to meet your expectations but rather to exceed them.

What Others Are Saying

“The best trip ever!!!” 5 stars Reviewed 4 August 2015

Thank you very much for a great time we spent with Heritage Tours & Safari. Special thank you to Vusi and our safari guides John and David. All three days were amazing!

“If I could rate higher than excellent, I would”

5 stars Reviewed 12 July 2015  

These tours were nothing short of phenomenal! Our guides were so knowledgeable, friendly, and hospitable. We went on the hippo river tour, the daytime safari tour and the night safari tour. All three were awesome, and we were able to get.so many wonderful pictures of  the wildlife. Our guide Jonathan on the daytime safari was the best!!

Call us today at +27 35 5901555 or email info@stlucia.co.za

Heritage Tours & Safaris prides itself in offering extraordinary safari tours with incredible rangers in magnificent areas within South Africa.

Contact Us

St Lucia KwaZulu Natal South Africa +35 5901555 info@stlucia.co.za