3 Night KwaZulu Natal Safari Package
Oldest Proclaimed Reserve in Africa
Ideal for Couples
Incl Transfers To & From Durban
Excl Transfers To & From Durban
KwaZulu Natal Safari Package
Join us on a 3 Night 4 Day KwaZulu Natal Safari, too Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big 5 (the oldest Proclaimed reserve in Africa) & Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (South Africa’s first World Heritage Site), pristine beauty is preserved in two exceptionally scenic national parks.
Spot wildlife up close with your personal knowledgeable guide, African sunrise in Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & Sunsets in Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. Enjoy seeing Hippo/Nile Crocodiles while en route up the St Lucia Estuary by boat, go in search of the elusive Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo while out in the bush at night on a night Safari.
Trek into Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve (oldest proclaimed park in Africa), Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (World Heritage Site), some of the most impressive sights in the world with 5 natural ecosystems.
- 3 Night's Accommodation in South Africa's very first world heritage site
- 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.
- Experience the sights & sounds of the African Wilderness on a Full Day-Big 5 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.
Activity Schedule and Itinerary
Day 1- Durban International
Arrive at King Shaka International Airport, travel to St Lucia South Africa. Get settled in and meet with guide for orientation. ( please indicate should you require a transfer). Late afternoon join us on a Boat cruise up the St Lucia Estuary to witness Hippo wallowing, Nile Crocodiles, African Fish Eagle and a lot more. After dinner we are of on a Night Drive into the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park in search of Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Chameleons and lots lots more, hear the bush come alive..
Day 2-Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big 5
Board the 4*4 open game drive vehicle as we are of on a early Big 5 safari to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, witness the wildlife in the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. Keep an eye out for the Big 5, African Wild Dog and Cheetah that hunt in the open plains. Traditional South African bush barbecue in the reserve while observing the wildlife at one of the many scenic picnic spots. With spectacular vantage points your personal and knowledgeable game ranger will get you the sightings that you love to see. African Vultures swirling in the skies, cries of Hyenas and Wild Dogs hunting this safari will remain with you for years to come.
Day 3-Cape Vidal (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)
A early departure as we set off into the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site this park has a lot to offer, 5 distinct ecosystems, mangroves, forests, vegetated dunes, estuary and marine reserve, we go insearch of the endangered Samango Monkey, snorkel in the protected bay of Cape Vidal, short hike to Mission rocks look out, watch out for those monkeys at lunch. Witness the Humpbacks in winter as they migrate past the point of Cape Vidal.
Day 4-Depart for Durban
After a hearty breakfast we transfer you to Durban International and bid you farewell.
- Hippo & Croc Boat Safari
- Night Drive Safari
- Big 5 Safari Full Day Outing
- iSimangaliso Park Safari Full Day Outing
- 3 Night's Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
What To Expect
Zululand is a picturesque with its rolling hills and incredible wildlife, staying over in St Lucia will undoubtedly add value as this area was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999 due to mainly its incredible biospheres and wildlife. Imagine Hippo's still roaming the streets at night in search for pasture or bush babies in the trees.
Nowhere else can one enjoy both bush and beach and wildlife in such an incredible setting.
What To Pack
On this magnificent 3 Night Safari it is advisable to bring a camera and extra batteries, memory cards and if possible a pair of binoculars. A light jacket preferably water proof as the African weather can be quite unpredictable. A backpack that is either dust or water proof with various size zip lock bags for those valuable memory cards and camera lenses. Please do refrain from wearing brightly colored clothing while out on safari. Wear comfortable clothing, summer temperatures can be quite warm while winter temperatures are very pleasant. All game drive vehicles carry extra bottled water's and blankets for the transfers further all vehicles have hard tops and they can also close up completely for your convenience.
We booked a three day safari and it was an awesome experience, thanks to Carl (game safari in Hluhluwe) and Jason (Cape Vidal safari). Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides, with lots of information about the animals + environment and very persistent to show all kinds of different animals (even if it takes a lot of driving back and forth to find lions). Thanks guys, would definitely recommend you and Heritage Tours & Safaris to others.
After doing a night drive ending at 11:30 pm, we were up and driving at 5 am the next morning for our safari. Our guide Senzo kept this group of tired adventurers engaged and excited throughout the entire experience! He is an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide who got to know us personally, and worked hard to help us see exactly what we wanted - despite very challenging weather conditions. Overall, an amazing experience and would recommend Heritage tours!
P.S: Heritage House is an amazing place to stay. So welcoming, cozy and relaxing!
We did 4 Safari's, and would highly recommend all 4! Our guides were excellent and highly experienced, which extensive knowledge of the animals and the habitat they live in.
Food was delicious, and a special should out to Dumi, who was very knowledgeable, accommodating and made the experience truly one of a kind!