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7 Night Safari Package

Touch, See and Experience

Trip Highlights

 

  • 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, one of the largest Estuaries in Africa.
  • Experience the sights & sounds of the African Wilderness on a Full Day-Big5 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 Safari to possibly see the elusive Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo, and many more wildlife species.
  • Experience first hand African Elephants up close and maybe even feed them while at Bayete.
  • Enjoy some time at Emdoneni Cheetah Rehab center and learn more about the amazing conservation techniques.
  • Visit Veyane Zulu Cultural centre and be amazed by the local Zulu Dancing

 

Included

  • Professional escorted guides and rangers on all of your outings, transfers, and safaris
  • Transfers are all conducted in an air-conditioned Vehicle, all tolls included
  • All reserve entrance levies are included to all parks
  • Full-Day Big 5 Safari (Breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments included)
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park outing picnic lunch included
  • Lunch is also included on the day of Elephant interaction & Cheetah Centre
  • All Breakfasts are supplied during your stay

Not Included:

• Flights

•Gratuities

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive Durban International

Arrive at King Shaka International Airport Durban or the surrounding area of Durban. Your personal ranger will meet you and transfer you to St Lucia a mere 2,5 hours drive North. The afternoon your game ranger will take you on an introductory drive and enjoy a sunset drink. (Overnight 4-star Accommodation St Lucia, At Heritage House)

Hluhluwe imfolozi safari

Day 2 Big 5 Safari Umfolozi Game Reserve

Early departure with your game ranger to the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa 96000 hectares of wilderness to explore on an Open Game Drive Safari, enjoy incredible sightings, bush catering and a chance to enjoy a traditional South African Braai. Your passionate and experienced game ranger will ensure that you get to the best spots within the reserve without wasting any time. This reserve is truly an iconic reserve. (Overnight 4 Star Accommodation St Lucia, At Heritage House)

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari Tips and information

Day 3 Cheetah & Elephant Interaction

We travel to Bayete Zulu to enjoy wild African Elephant feeding and a chance for you to actually touch an African Elephant. Then late afternoon we travel to Emdoneni where you too may have a chance to touch Cheetahs at this rehabilitation center.  Its a day of first-hand encounters. (Overnight 4 Star Accommodation St Lucia, At Heritage House)

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Day 4 iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Departing after breakfast you will first hand discover while this area has been proclaimed as a world heritage site, travel by open game drive vehicle and enjoy a day of both bush and beach the tropical Indian ocean ensures year-round bating conditions. Enjoy the migration of the mighty Humpback whales during the winter months. (Overnight 4 Star Accommodation St Lucia)

Cheetah Facts & Info

Day 5 Big 5 Safari Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Cheetah Rehab Centre

Early departure as you travel to Hluhluwe the northern side of the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, scenery, wildlife and incredible animal sightings await you. Late afternoon you will stopover at Emdoneni Cheetah Rehab center for a chance to witness the various Cheetah's and other interesting wildlife at the center, just enough time for you to touch a Cheetah.

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Day 6 Boat Safari and Night Drive Safari

Enjoy a relaxed morning with some free time, late afternoon Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, Africa's largest. Home to more than 800 Hippos, 1000 Nile Crocodiles and an abundance of Bird-life.

Then depart for a Night Drive Safari to go in search of the Nocturnal Wildlife in the Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Go in search of the elusive Leopard, Hippos, Buffalo, Elephants and much more.

Day 7 Wetlands Safari

Western Shores Bush Safari followed by a Zulu Cultural show. Yet another busy day awaits as you will enjoy a half-day safari into the western shores enjoy some magnificent scenery and tremendous wildlife. Then sit back and enjoy Zulu Dancing, Culture and folk stories of yesteryear.

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Day 8 Depart back to Durban

With memories to last a lifetime, we bid you farewell as we transfer you back to Durban to continue your discovery of this incredible continent.

R17900.00 p/p Excl Transfers from Durban

R20900.00 p/p Incl Transfers from Durban

Testimonials

Amazing safari with Hermitage Tours and Safaris

This company is just amazing. Every person we dealt with was so friendly and so professional. We left our cruise ship at Richards Bay after being collected from the port and driven to St Lucia. We were taken on a number of safaris including a night safari and a riverboat amongst the hippos. The accommodation was wonderful and the meals very good. On the last day, we were driven to Durban so that we could fly to Capetown and re-join the ship. Everything went to plan and we all (6 of us) enjoyed an amazing adventure. Would definitely recommend this company to any travelers.

Amazing Experience ......

Our guides were David, Theo, Tember, and Dennis. They all were very courteous, enthusiastic and most importantly knowledgeable. But David stood out among all. He was just fantastic.

Early start at 5 am was worth it…We were one of the luckiest to see "BIG 5" on our half-day safari. Yes, it's correct… within one day!! David was our guide, he must have brought luck with him. Saw other animals such as Giraffes, Zebras, wildebeest, antelope and Kudus etc...but, not Cheetahs, Hyenas or wild dog. Hippos, Crocs , Pelicans and some colorful birds on our boat safari. Breakfast and lunch in the bush was a lovely and different experience with monkeys watching us.

We did an afternoon safari in isimangaliso wetlands park by our selves. Compared to Kruger ( nine years ago ) was a different experience with a narrow escape from an elephant.

Cape Vidal is where wildlife meets the ocean. One of the best beaches we have been to. Good for snorkeling. Watch out for “Blue Bottles “. I had a terrible ordeal with them. End up getting two shots for vomiting and allergic reaction

Mission rocks lookout was stunning. Had a great picnic which was included with the tour.

Very pleased, we made our safari tours with the best company in town. Thank you “Heritage Tours “.

want to do a safari...go with this company…you won’t regret..

Fantastic Experience

Our South African experience was amazing with many in the group saying that it was those few days were the highlight of the trip.
We travel a lot & people often ask me whether I would go back to various places and mostly the answer is if our travels take us that way but St Lucia is a place we definitely want to back to and spend more time.
I cannot thank you Bev, and Heritage Tours for making this experience so great and so memorable. Our journey began with our lovely and very knowledgeable guide Dulce escorting us to St Lucia. Our lodge was great with very friendly staff, but your tour operators were amazing. Friendly, helpful, informative and so sensitive to the environment were the qualities that stood out with our group. I enjoyed a couple of trips with John whose knowledge blew me away. Thanks to your people also on the ground in St Lucia who agreed to transport us around on our last night, which was appreciated by all and a special thanks also to the lovely natured Zane who was our driver.
I must also add Bev that the food in St Lucia was amazing, the seafood at the Ocean Basket and the food at Braza fantastic. And the hospitality of your lovely nephew made us feel so welcome. Actually, all the food we ate and all the people we met in St Lucia exceeded our expectations.
We enjoyed our return trip & tour of Durban with the lovely Dulce and she even escorted us all into the airport offering assistance at every stage, a truly beautiful person.

"A Trip Never to be Forgotten"

Every day was a great new adventure, and we managed to see 4 out of the big 5 over the course of the week. It was exciting searching for lesser spotted animals. 

Everything was organized perfectly, pickups were always on time, the food was great and all of the guides we had were very knowledgable and friendly. 

Jason was our guide for the majority of our tour and he was fantastic! Really knew his stuff, but was very friendly at the same time. He clearly really loves what he does and that shines through.

Rangers / Skippers

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Heritage Tours & Safaris is incredibly proud of their team and staff, not only do they offer some splendid information but most importantly all Rangers and Skippers are passionate about what it is that they offer.

These men and woman have studied for years, worked firsthand in the bush and have some incredible information to share. To become a Ranger is not a job at all its a passion. To love the bush is instilled in you and these men and woman have just that.

All Rangers have professional drivers license as per the National Roads Act, First Aid certified and all have Field Guide Qualifications. All Skippers are also qualified filed guides with SAMSA skippers tickets they are also endorsed to carry passengers as per the National Act.

These men and woman will at all times try to exceed your expectations if not exceed them

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Good to Know

heritage tours and safaris Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and has since grown into the largest privately owned safari tour operator in the area. We understand that a safari to South Africa is a once in a lifetime opportunity, let us ensure that your expectations are rather exceeded than met.

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