Safari Near Durban
Looking for a Safari near Durban why not join us on a Safari into the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve a mere 2,5 hours north of Durban. Heritage Tours & Safaris offers daily departing safaris into this magnificent game reserve and they offer various safari options including half day safari plus a boat safari on St Lucia Estuary or full day safari into the Hluhluwe Reserve.
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is 96000 hectares in size and hosts the Big5 plus wild dog and cheetah to name but just a few of the incredible animal sightings that you may come across while on safari. Durban is situated only 2,5 hours from the reserve and travelling either by ones own car or transfer is a comfortable drive along the north coast National highway. Heritage Tours & Safaris offers not only the safari outings but also transfers should you require one from the Durban area. With more than 14 years experience in the bush Heritage Tours & Safaris is sure to offer you an incredible insight into this area, with a large fleet of both open and closed game drive vehicles all with the needed permits and knowledgeable game rangers that will undoubtedly make your safari day a memorable one.
Should you decide to go on a safari while in or near Durban please do note that prior bookings are essential due to popularity, high season is from June to end February and all national school holidays are also always very busy.
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve has so much to offer not only may one encounter all of the Big 5 while out on safari but the game rangers will also give you incredible insight into the conservational attempts that are faced each and every day or hear how king Shaka used to hunt in the Umfolozi and also hear what the Game Capture uses to move and translocate various species within the reserve.
In conclusion any safari near Durban should be too Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve it is just magical and impressive. Other areas of interest while in the Zululand area includes St Lucia, South Africa's very first world heritage. Atown where the Hippo's still till this day roam the streets at night, join Heritage Tours & Safaris on numerous outings however the highlight has to be the Hippo and Croc boat safari.
Safari near Durban
Durban Safari Options:
What to bring along on your Durban Safari, light jacket (water resistant if possible), please if possible do not wear brightly coloured clothing while out on safari. Back pack for extra batteries, memory cards and if possible binoculars. Take a zip lock bag if possible to keep all of your gear dust free.
What to expect while out on Safari
Should you be joining a Open Game Drive Safari then please always make sure that you have made prior bookings, make sure that you know where the meeting point is and the correct time please. Ensure that you have received the gps co ordinates and a detailed map with the proper directions. All safaris depart as early as possible this is due to all predators being active in the early morning and late afternoon. All of our rangers have years of experience this will contribute to you having a memorable safari, not to mention some incredible experiences that they have to offer you.