Private Big 5 Safari

private big 5 safari

Private Big 5 Safari

Join us on a Magnificent Private Big 5 Safari into the oldest game reserve in Africa

Venture into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park on a Private & Exclusive Big 5 Safari. This Big 5 Park covers an area of 96000 hectares and is a truly remarkable game reserve to enjoy while in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers multiple Private Big 5 Safari Options as well as Overnight Safari Packages that highlight and include the very best that the area has to offer. If you would like to experience the best that KwaZulu Natal has to offer then why not join us?

Private Big 5 Safari - Full Day Option

Explore this incredible game reserve in an Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle with an experienced and knowledgeable ranger. Enjoy the African Sunrise, Elephants trumpeting, and learn more about this amazing park while out on a Full-Day Private Big 5 Safari.

Not only do you have an opportunity to witness the African Big 5 (Lions, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, and Elephants) but also Wild Dogs, Cheetahs, and a wide variety of other smaller wildlife species on this safari.

This 7-9 Hour Safari takes one into the Imfolozi side of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. This is purely due to its size and larger populations of wildlife in the area. With its winding gravel roads and scenic outcrops, grasslands, and open savannahs you are in for a true African treat.

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Private Big 5 Safari - Overview

  • Depart at 05:00 am (from St Lucia)
  • Alternatively, meet us at the Nyalazi Gate (Imfolozi side) at 06:00 am
  • Gate/Entrance Fees included
  • Game Viewing until 08:30 for breakfast (continental breakfast & refreshments)
  • Game Viewing until 12:30 until lunch (traditional South African Braai) 
  • 2:30 start heading back towards the entrance gate. 

We offer two options, we can pick you up in St Lucia should you be overnighting in the area and transfer you through to the park, alternatively you can meet us at the Nyalazi Gate in the southern side of the Imfolozi Park at 06:00 am.

The entrance has ample free parking and is also safe. Once at the gate your guide/ranger will offer you some insightful information as to the park, and its incredible history.

Once all of the gate fees have been paid you are off into Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve, make sure to let him or her know what is your favorite animal.

Without wasting your ranger will get you into the best parts of the park for your Big 5 Safari.

You have the day to explore, learn and witness as much as possible at your own pace.

All catering is included and comprises of a continental breakfast at one of the numerous scenic picnic spots, there can be nothing nicer than enjoying a warm cup of coffee while listening to the wild. Lunch comprises of a traditional South African Braai, (Barbeque) with an assortment of salads and refreshments.

All vehicles carry additional coolers with bottled water and extra blankets should you feel a bit cool in the morning.

All game-drive vehicles have canvas sides witch roll up and all tops are solid to ensure your safety.

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What to Bring Along on Safari?

  • Please wear comfortable clothing & shoes
  • Hat & Sunblock (during the summer months) 
  • Light jacket if possible
  • Camera if possible
2 Night Exclusive Hluhluwe Package

What has to be one of our most popular Packages, this 2-Night Exclusive Big 5 Safari Package includes multiple outings, safaris, and of course 4-star Accommodation.

You will stay within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, (St Lucia) South Africa's very first world heritage site. Your accommodation (At Heritage House) is a 4-star Bed and Breakfast. It is from here that you will be picked up for all of your outings and safaris. The accommodation offers of street secure parking, and is within walking distance to town.

Some of the Highlights of this Big 5 Safari Package includes:

  • Hippo Boat Cruise along the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Estuary one of the largest in Africa.
  • Sunset or Night Drive Safari
  • Wetland Park Tour
  • Full-Day Big 5 Safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Heritage Tours & Safaris include transfers to and from Durban area should you require any transfers.

Your supplier: Heritage Tours & Safaris

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Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and is to date the largest privately owned safari tour operator in the area. With numerous years of service in Tourism, you are sure to be looked after as well as exceed your expectations at all times.

The company offers a smorgasbord of multi-day outings and overnight safari packages.

Based in St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, the company departs daily on safari.

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Need Accommodation?

Why not overnight At Heritage House and you can depart directly on this amazing Private Big 5 Safari?

At Heritage House Accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately not, this is a wildlife game reserve and the animals do move around freely.

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal is one of the best options to witness the African Big 5. Not only the Big 5 but African Wild Dogs and Cheetahs.

This is by far the best way to enjoy any game reserve in Africa especially if you are traveling with family or friends. You travel at your own pace and get to stay as long as you want at any sighting.