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Half Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Safari

Safari Description

This shorter safari offers one a feel of this magnificent game reserve. With its rolling hills, open Savannah grasslands it remains an incredibly scenic reserve and with its incredible history its sure to be an incredible day for a Safari. With 96000 hectares to explore we travel within the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. The reserve world re-known for its conservation of Black and White Rhino just to imagine less than 120 years ago less than 100 Rhino’s existed world wide. Today the reserve boasts hundreds of Black Rhino’s and of the largest population of White Rhino’s in the world.

rangers on safari

Safari Schedule

Its a early start, should you be overnighting in the town of St Lucia then we will pick you up at 5:00 and transfer you to the game reserve free of charge. Alternatively we will meet you at the game reserve gate at 6:00. Your personal guide for the day will give you a introduction to the reserve the animal species that are found within the reserve and the intended area that you will be travelling too.

  • 6:00am

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.

  • 8:00am

Breakfast and piping hot Coffee

  • 12:00/1:00pm

We start heading back to the gate   With memory cards full and friendship’s built we drop you off at the gate or transfer you back to St Lucia.

Included on the Half Day Safari:

  • Conservation Levy
  • Breakfast, Refreshments
  • All safaris are conducted in Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles with all permits and insurances
  • Each ranger has years experience in the reserve and he or she will undoubtedly make your safari a memorable one.

What to bring along:

  1. Binoculars if possible
  2. Camera with spare batteries if possible
  3. Memory cards
  4. Light jacket or pull over
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Animal species found within the reserve:

1,500 white rhino and 360 black rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe waterbuck, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena and 23,000 impala and 300 species of birds have been recorded.


Half day Safari

We booked the half day safari at Hluhluwe-imfolozi game park and the St. Lucia estuary boat tour as a package. We were picked up by our driver Mbeki at 5am and taken to the game park where we had an awesome game drives with plenty of animal sightings and breakfast in the bush. It was a pleasant experience and we enjoyed it very much.

“Good safari experience”

We spent 2 days with Heritage Tours and did a wetland safari / hippo cruise and then a Hluhluwe safari. The tour guide was excellent and guided at our pace, showing us everything we wanted to see. The big animals were great, and we spent plenty of time watching the birdlife that we were interested in.



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.

“Excellent game drive”

Had the most amazing day today with heritage tours. We did the big 5 game drive recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Unfortunately didn't see either of the big cats but it's totally luck of the draw, and we got so close to the animals we did see that it didn't matter. Our guide, Rick, was great, really knowledgeable and a great cook too! List of what we did see: Elephants, giraffe, rhino, zebra, water buffalo, African wild dogs, baboons, vulture, eagle, kudu, monkeys, warthogs.


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Qualified, Passionate and Knowledgeable these Rangers will undoubtedly offer you a superior service while out on Safari. Not only have the rangers years of experience in this reserve but they truly understand how the wildlife move from area to area, where the hot spots are and most importantly keeping you safe while in the bush.

These men and woman have dedicated their lives to wildlife and this is evident in their reviews. In becoming a ranger one first has to qualify and then train inhouse with a operator sometimes for years before they are allowed to offer these safaris themselves. It is a long and arduous journey however for those who are dedicated to what it is that they initially set out to accomplish it is more than rewarding. To be amongst the wildlife each day is more than a privilege its a blessing.  

Our rangers have so many stories and incredible information we truly hope that you too are inspired.  


Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

This is Land Cruiser country travel only by the best, after years we have realized that these vehicles are by far the very best. These vehicles with superior suspension ensures more comfort and reliability.

All vehicles are maintained to the highest levels at all times, regular service intervals and our game drive frames are built to our high standards. All game drive vehicles offer hard top roofs from the sun, roll down sides with windows should the weather turn, high density foam seats with seat belts for each client. And should you have forgotten your jacket not to worry we carry extra blankets at all times. All vehicles are also equipped with first aid kits, extra water and all vehicles have satellite tracking.

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. This 96000 hectare reserve has more than just the African Big 5, Cheetah, Wild Dog and much more may be witnessed in this reserve. 

In the northern reaches the Hluhluwe section with it's rolling Hluhluwe hills and denser bush while in the Umfolozi section more open grasslands and Savannah may be experienced. However when it comes down to sightings it is always about water, in the southern section one is afforded more water sources and this is where the majority of the safaris are offered. Sit back and enjoy your safari experience in this extra ordinary game reserve. 

hluhluwe umfolozi lions in trees



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