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2 Nights 3 Days of Pure Wilderness

Take to the Bush in a Big 5 full day, Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle in one of the wildest places in South Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Gravel roads, rolling hills, hear the roars of the Lion’s. Grasslands and open Plains where Cheetah hunt, watering holes rich with wildlife of every sort, from African Wild Dogs and Elephants to Warthogs. Exploring from the intimate perspective of your 4*4 Open Game Drive Vehicle, encounter the bush and wildlife of beautiful Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve close up.

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.

Trip Highlights

  • 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 to possibly see the elusive Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo and many more.
  • Take a cruise on the St Lucia Estuary to witness Hippo wallowing, Nile Crocodiles basking and African Fish Eagles.
  • 4 Star Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in St Lucia (World Heritage Site)

st lucia safari tour packages All rangers are qualified Field Rangers and most importantly Passionate about the Bush. Their years of experience will undoubtedly contribute to ones safari outing, with out wasting anytime they will ensure that you get to the best possible areas within the various reserves. 

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3 day 2 night safari package south africa kwazulunatal

Day 1

St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal/South Africa

Arrive at the Durban international airport and meet up with your guide for our short transfer to St Lucia, a tiny community at the edge of Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. Gather for a briefing with your guide and get readied for a 2hr Sunset Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary to witness, Hippo’s, Nile Crocodiles and a wide variety of Estuarine Birds, then you are off on a 2,5hr Night Drive into the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park.

(4 Star Lodging in St Lucia)

Day 2

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big5 Safari

Board a 4×4 open game drive vehicle, early this morning as you are transferred to the Umfolozi Game Reserve on the Southern section of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. We’ll set up breakfast in the bush. See the abundance of animal life in this area. Against a backdrop of rolling hills, thick bush and open plains, the Big5 await you, Impala scatter and Giraffe frolic in the open plains. Travel with your knowledgeable guide, taking time to find and observe the exciting wildlife here. Lunch is a traditional South African barbeque in the bush. The evening is free to roam the town. 9 hours safari

(4 star lodging in St Lucia)

Day 3

Isimangaliso Wetlands Park

A later start today, 8am pick up as we head up to Cape Vidal on the lookout for marine life and the Samamgo Monkeys that are prevalent here. The entire area a World Heritage Site offers one grasslands, mangroves, vegetated dunes and pristine beach’s. Snorkel in the protected bay, discovering stunning tropical fish species, hidden coves, and game fish. Stop for a picnic and witness the endangered Samango Monkeys.

( 4-5 hours)

After the excursion, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.


Memories of a Lifetime

Very, very many thanks to our guides Brian, Rick, Stacy and our operator, Mandy for a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. Our guides were very knowledgeable and fun and just as excited as we were in spotting game. I can see that they are truly committed to their jobs and to game preservation.The night drive through Isimangaliso wetland is something not to be missed. We had a very exhilarating two day package with Heritage tours and at a very affordable price. Mandy, we love your steaks for our lunch ! Furthermore, we were picked up from our hotel in Durban and back to the airport for our trip home by our driver, Hlaka. I highly recommend Heritage Tours to anyone. You never know, we may be back ?

3 Day Safari Package

We had a wonderful time with Heritage tours. We did the 3 day safari package and stayed @ Heritage House which was beautiful with amazing staff and home cooked food. The tour guides were friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We felt they really cared about our experience and wanted us to see as much as we could.

Excellent !!!

This is the choice of operator for all your activities in St.Lucia. You definitely get your money's worth with this professional company. We used Heritage for the Day Safari to Umfolozi, the Night Safari and boat cruise on the estuary. All our guides we excellent - knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Heritage tours really made our time great.

Excluding Transfer R 3900.00, R 6900.00 inclusive of Transfer's to and from Durban or surrounding areas.

3 day 2 night safari package hluhluwe

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