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Departing Daily

Day Tours From Durban include Safaris to the world acclaimed Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, this big5 96000 hectare game reserve is the iconic reserve in KwaZulu Natal South Africa and only a mere 2,5hr drive north from Durban. Accessing the reserve one will have to travel via the N2 north bound from Durban, this toll national road is a very well maintained highway and will have you in the reserve in no time. A Day Tour to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve can be arranged through a Tour operator or one can do a self drive safari. Should you decide to do a self drive safari it is advisable that you purchase a Hluhluwe Umfolozi Map at the reception at either of the gates (Nylazi Gate in the Umfolozi side or the Memorial Gate in the north). Please do take note the gate opening and closing times do vary according to season. The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve roads are either tarred and gravel, all areas can be accessed and one must please keep to the speed limit of 40km/h while in the reserve. It is our top tip to stay in the southern section (Umfolozi Game Reserve) not only is it closer should you be enjoying a day tour from Durban but also it offers more open grasslands from which to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The northern side the Hluhluwe side is a bit denser with bush and the topography and more hilly however this does add more scenery to the trip. The Umfolozi on the other hand offers greater water sources and some incredible hides from which one may enjoy wildlife. The reserve has some incredible history from days of King Shaka to the immense contribution of Natal Parks Board in saving the Rhinos from sure extinction. Visit the centenary center where one may read and see various techniques created by the various teams of the game capture team in ensuring their survival.

Daily Day Tours from Durban are available should you be interested in sitting back and just enjoying this incredible reserve, Heritage Tours & Safaris offers daily safari tours to this reserve and with more than 14 years of experience they are sure to make your tour a memorable one. At present the company has been voted number one on Tripadvisor and should you be interested why not have a look at their reviews. Heritage Tours & Safaris offers you various day tours from Durban and they include: 3 hour day safari Half day safari Full day safari All of the above day safaris include catering on the specific safari should you be interested in one of the above day safaris then please do click on the above link for the full itnary. Heritage Tours & Safaris also offers numerous day safaris from Durban to St Lucia South Africa's first world heritage site, the company operates numerous concessions in the area and these include some exciting outings and tours Heritage Full Day Safari Heritage Half Day Safari Boat Safari on lake St Lucia Night Drive Safaris Other interesting and magnificent safaris that the company also offer are overnight safari packages departing from Durban these include 1 to 4 night safari packages for the full list click here We hope and trust that your next day tour from Durban will not only be memorable but one that makes you long for this incredible province.


Water Based 

Daily Departures

A must

R240.00 per person

2 Hours

800 Hippos

durban day tours

Departing daily one can easily join this unique and exquisite tour from Durban. This 2 hour boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary gets one up close and personal to the resident Hippos , Nile Crocodiles and abundance of Bird Life.

Vehicle Based 

Daily Departures

A must

R875.00 per person

6 Hours

Big 5

Durban Big 5 Safari day tour

Go in search of the African Big 5 on this incredible Half Day Big 5 Safari from Durban. Daily Departures available. Transfers available or meet us at the Imfolozi Gate (Nyalazi Gate)

Vehicle Based 

Daily Departures

A must

R995.00 per person

8 Hours

Big 5

durban full day tour big 5

Go in search of the African Big 5 on this incredible Full Day Big 5 Safari from Durban. Daily Departures available. Transfers available or meet us at the Imfolozi Gate (Nyalazi Gate)


Durban is ideally situated for anyone wanting to enjoy any Durban Tours or Safaris. In and around Durban all roads are maintained to the highest levels possible this makes traveling easy and convenient.

Heritage Tours & Safaris have being offering Tours & Safaris since 2003 and have since become one of the largest privately owned safari companies in KwaZulu Natal. The company offers various Durban Day Tours, Durban Day Safaris as well as Durban Overnight Safari Packages.

All Day Safari Tours to any game parks are conducted in Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles, all of these vehicles have needed Carrier Permits as per the South African Transport Act. All transfers are conducted in either mini van or luxury 4x4 all of these vehicles are air conditioned and also have the needed Carrier Permits.

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Day Tours Durban

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