Full Day Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Safari
- About 9 hours
This full day Hluhluwe Umfolozi safari is an incredible way to enjoy this magnificent Big 5 Reserve, the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. Pick up from your Hotel in St. Lucia or alternatively meet us at the Nyalazi Gate (Umfolozi Game Reserve). This the most popular safaris offers where one gets a real feel of this magnificent game reserve. With its rolling hills, open savannah grasslands it remains an incredibly scenic reserve and with its incredible history, it's sure to be an incredible day for a safari.
Its an early start, should you be overnighting in the town of St. Lucia then we will pick you up at 5:00 am and transfer you to the game reserve free of charge. Alternatively, we will meet you at the game reserve gate at 6:00 am. Your personal guide for the day will give you an introduction to the reserve the animal species that are found within the reserve and the intended area that you will be traveling too.
With memory cards full and friendships built we drop you off at the gate or transfer you back to St Lucia.
6:00 am: Climb aboard our luxurious open game drive vehicle and you are off to go in search of the Big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dog to name but just a few of the incredible species found within the reserve.
8:00 am: Breakfast and piping hot coffee. Bush Breakfast consisting of cereal, yogurts, sandwiches, rolls, coffee, tea and fruit juices and bottled water.
12:00/13:00 pm: Lunch (traditional South African barbecue)
14:30 pm: We start heading back to the gate
Good to know
- Max 10 passengers per vehicle
- Conducted in an Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle
- Children from 6 years welcome
- Pick up and drop off according to instructions
- Conservation Levies (Gate Fees)
- Bush Breakfast
- Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle
- Bottled water in Game Vehicle
- Blankets in Game Vehicle
- Gratuity for ranger (recommended)
- Comfortable clothing
- Light Jacket (for cold mornings)
Probably the worst weather we could have had. Pouring and cold in the middle of summer. Our guide Zane, was extremeley professional and prepared with blankets, ponchos and hot coffee. Despite the weather we were able to view a wide variety of wild animals including: Elephents, Rhinos, Buffelo, zebra, impala, tortoise, a variety of bird life, wildeest and baboons. Our guide had an amazing working knowledge of each of the animals we saw and interesting facts about each one of them. It was an amazing experience. Thank you Zane and Heritage tours!
The guide was very knowledgeable and even made antelope seem as interesting as some of the more popular animals, but it ended there. The Land Cruiser was probably their oldest one (didn't even have a company logo), it was dirty, rusted and the seats were the old long bench type seats. As we drove past Land Cruisers owned by other local companies we could see how neat they were with proper single seat cushioning. Along with this, the snorkels were dirty and had germ build-up in the mouthpieces which simply unacceptable, and we were just given the snorkels and told to go down to the beach (we had no idea where to go and didn't know how safe it was around the rocks because the water was rough). We also never got a "traditional South African braai" (barbeque) which my foreign father-in-law was so excited about, but rather, we got to eat cold chicken with butter knives. All the while seeing other companies braaing in the same location and also hearing from another company that they were on their way to start a braai. Other than the guide telling you about the animals, you can do the whole of the Eastern Shores in your own car (sedan/hatchback). I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. There are plenty of others to choose from, or just save your money and drive through it yourself with your own delicious foods and snacks.
Took the river guided hippo and croc tour. We were a party of 10 and had a private boat. Skipper was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. This was the fourth time we've taken people on this tour using this company. If you want to see animals this is well worth the price.
Guide seemed not experienced at all. The braai took 2 hours, time that we'd rather used for game drive.
Strict Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 7 days before arrival.
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