No Safari is complete without a Night Drive Safari while in Africa

Travel to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's very first world heritage site on a Night Drive Safari and witness the dark come alive. This nocturnal affair is alive with sounds and sights deep within the African Bush.

Night Drive Safari iSimangaliso Description and Information

Duration & Area

The night drive safari takes place in the western shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's very first world heritage site. The park is a mere 45 min drive from Hluhluwe Game Reserve and is truly a worthwhile safari to enjoy should you be staying in the town of St Lucia. Duration is between 2 to 3 hours long. Departing each evening your personal ranger will pick you up from your hotel in St Lucia and then head out into the bush to go insearch of all of the nocturnal wildlife.


iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Western Shores) is home to the African Big 5 no Lions. Other incredible and fascinating wildlife that one could witness while out on this exciting Night Drive Safari includes Hippos grazing, WaterBuck, Kudu, Giraffe, Chameleons and many more species.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park has a large and healthy population of Leopard's and what could possibly be more incredible than witnessing one of these magnificent creatures.

What to bring Along

Please do bring a light jacket if possible, all vehicles do have blankets as well. Camera's are essential for those rare and incredible moments. All vehicles do have spot lights. 

Departure Time

Departure Times do vary

  • Summer 8:00 Pm
  • Winter    7:00 Pm

Please note that times may vary.



Night Drive Safari iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Night Drive Safari iSimangaliso Wetland Park

You are in good hands, our rangers have many years of experience in the bush and their passion is evident. Without wasting anytime your personal ranger for the evening safari will get you to all of the hot spots within the park. It's a evening of darkness with a surprise around every corner. 

All rangers are field guide qualified, first aid qualified and all do also have pdp's (professional driving permits) as per the South African Transport Act.


Travel with Heritage Tours & Safaris


Explore and discover South Africa with Heritage Tours & Safaris the company is based in KwaZulu Natal,  St Lucia and was established in 2003. The company offers various safari packages highlighting the area and its incredible beauty. All of the above safari packages while in South Africa are conducted within KwaZulu Natal due to its impressive range of game reserves, wildlife and magnificent beaches. Natal is situated in the North East of South Africa, travelling here is easy with a impressive infrastructure.

All national roads from Durban are toll roads making your travels comfortable and safe. Natal offers scenic landscape with a tropical temperature year round, incredible wildlife and splendid beaches for as far as the eye can see.

The province also boasts some incredible history of Boer wars against the mighty Zulu warriors, two distinct world heritage sites within the same province namely the iSimanagliso Wetland Park the first in South Africa and Drakensberg. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa with an abundance of wildlife including the Big5.

Heritage Tours & Safaris would like to invite you on a once in a lifetime safari package, not only will they ensure that you have a great time but also meet and witness the very best that this country has to offer. The company has fast become the top safari specialist company in the area due to its offering of service, knowledgeable and friendly staff and most importantly passionate rangers. All transfers are conducted in luxury air conditioned vehicles and all safaris are conducted in open game drive vehicles. With no hidden charges nor commissions the company is certain that all of the safari packages offered are true value for money.

Top Safari Tips prior to departing on your next safari.

  • Don't buy new shoes without walking them in, nothing can be more uncomfortable that shoes that have not yet been walked in, also when buying shoes buy ones that have thick rubber soles as the South African thorns are serious.
  • Don't drink water unless it is from a sealed bottle, water is a serious problem in Africa.
  • Camera's and Bags, dust is a problem and no matter what you do it will surely be somewhere. Pack some ziplock bags and ensure that your lenses are sealed at all times nothing can be worse than capturing that amazing shot with grains of sand or dust in the photo
  • Drymac, always take a windproof rain jacket along on any safari no matter what, it can easily rain without much warning in Africa, don't forget those bags for your camera.
  • Clothing, light weight and please try and stay away from brightly coloured clothing when going out on safari.

Safari Packages to South Africa are meant to be amazing, incredible and memorable we trust that we offer just that and we would be delighted if you decide to travel with us.

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Fantastic 3 night package!

Thank you very much for the amazing time we spent in St Lucia. The safari tours, hippo cruise, guides Shark, John & Vusi were all great. Very informative and we saw 4/5 of the big 5. Our South African holiday was made truly memorable by your company. Thank you.


If I could rate higher than excellent, I would

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 many wonderful pictures of of the wildlife. Our guide Johnathan on the daytime safari was the best!! You could tell how passionate he was about what he did and that made our day all the better! I would absolutely go back and do this tour again. I can't say enough great things about Heritage.


Best thing to do in South Africa

With my wife, we spent four days in St. Lucia as part of our Honeymoon last year. We did all the tours with Heritage and the experience was incredible: the landscapes, guides and everything was perfect. They prepared a great surprise for our last day, including another safari, just for us, as a gift for our wedding. In few words, the best thing to do in South Africa.