Durban Day Safari Tours

Durban Day Safari Tours & Durban Overnight Safari Packages

Now Departing Daily

Join us on a Durban Big 5 Day Safari, Tour or Trip, while in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Daily dapartures are now available from Durban to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & iSimangaliso Wetland Park, not only can one enjoy day safaris but Overnight Safari Packages from Durban now as well. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa offers one sightings of the Big5, while on Safari, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, South Africa's first world heritage is a wildlife paradse where Hippo's still roam the streets at night.

Durban day Safari Tours

Departing early morning from Durban we travel a mere 250 km north towards Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve where one may either particpate in a half day Safari or a full day Safari. All transfers are conducted in airconditioned vehicles and once we arrive at the Game Reserve we transfer over into a Open Game Drive Vehicle for the remainder of the safari. All Open Game Drive Vehicles have all the needed permits and insurances in place, each game ranger has years experience and his wealth of information is sure to make for a interesting and informative safari. All safaris include conservation levies, catering and refreshments. Please ensure that you bring a camera, binoculars and spare batteries along.

Durban is a mere 2,5 Hours from Hluhluwe or iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Durban Day Safari Tours Trip Descriptions / Options :

durban safaris tours

Half Day Durban Safari trips are conducted in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle. Be transferred from Durban or meet us at the gate at 6:00 am. Included is conservation Levies, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea and Refreshments. This is an incredible journey into the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Your personal game ranger will not waste anytime in getting you to the best spots within the reserve his knowledge and passion will undoubtedly exceed your expectations. Once the Big 5 Safari is concluded you will either be transferred back to Durban or you will make your own way back.

imfolozi hluhluwe exclusive safari tour

Full Day Durban Safari trips are conducted in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle. Either be transferred from Durban or meet us at the gate by 6:00am. Included is conservation Levies, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea and Refreshment's, traditional South African Braai and refreshments. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is home to the Big 5, Wild Dogs and Cheetah to mention but just a few of the incredible wildlife sightings that one may encounter while in the Park. The game rangers have incredible knowledge of the reserve. Its a full day of wildlife, rolling hills and incredible information.

bush & boat safari

Bush & Boat Day Safari, this is the most popular Durban Day Safari Trip as it offers one an incredible way to experience and explore both the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and iSimangliso Wetland Park. This half day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve safari combined with a Boat Safari on the largest estuary in Africa the St Lucia estuary gives one the added sightseeing of Hippo's and Crocodiles. This is a full days outing and truly well worth it.

durban night turtle safari

New: Durban Night Turtle Safari Tour

Join us and witness one of the most incredible and magnificent sights imaginable, Leather Back and Logger Head Turtles.  This rare occurrence takes place from November each year along the coastline of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. For a truly incredible experience Join us and discover this rare occurrence.

Season: Starts November and ends March each year. Tour departs from St Lucia each evening, transfers may be arranged from Durban or alternatively overnight @Heritage House in St Lucia. Due to popularity it is advisable to pre book this Tour.

For more information please do Email Us

 durban day tours

Their is just no comparison when it comes to a Open Game Drive Safari.

Durban Day Safari Tour Prices:

Why not choose which Durban Day Tour suits you best herewith three options while travelling to Hluhluwe Umfolozi.

  • Half Day Safari R875.00 p/p excluding transfer as at 2017
  • Full Day Safari R995.00 p/p excluding transfer as at 2017
  • Bush & Boat Day Safari R1115.00 p/p excluding transfers as at 2017

Testimonial Tripadvisor

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.


Heritage Tours & Safaris has been offering safari excursions for the past 9 years and in so doing have fast become the prefered safari operators in the area. Other top safari options include Hippo & Croc Boat safaris on lake St Lucia, Night Drive safaris, Day excursions into iSimangaliso and much much more.

Once you have been met by your personal game ranger he will do a introduction of the reserve, its history and relevant issues that face the conservation of the reserve, from here on its wildlife sightings up close, predators stalking and magnificent scenes. Breakfast in the bush while listening to the bush come alive, lunch at one of the many scenic picnic areas, sit back and let your ranger prepare a scrumptious meal.

With 96000 hectares to explore and travel too, you are in for a treat. The southern side the Umfolozi Game Reserve has proven to be an incredible area to safari to as this is where more sightings of Lions, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Wild Dogs and Cheetah occur. Should you have decided on either a full day or half day safari you will not be dissapointed in travelling to this amazing game reserve.

Other options from Durban include a half day Big 5 safari while in Hluhluwe Umfolozi and then a Boat cruise safari on Lake St Lucia, this is an incredible way to end the day while witnessing Hippo's and Crocodiles with an African Sunset and then transferred back to Durban.

Book your'e Durban Day Safari Tour today.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us, either call us today at +27 35 5901555 or +27 834572147 or mail us

Durban Day Safari's

durban bush and boat day safari trip


Overnight Safari Packages

Durban Overnight Safari Packages

Looking for something incredible why not have a look at our Durban Overnight Safari Packages, these packages include the very best that the area has to offer, from magnificent scenery to splendid wildlife. All safari packages are inclusive of 4 star Accommodation, Transfers to and from Durban and Safari's. Departing daily from Durban why not join us and explore and discover this incredible area that we call home.

Just some of the Highlights while out on a Safari Package include:

  1. 4 Star Accommodation                             (Bed and Breakfast @Heritage House St Lucia)
  2. All Transfers to and from Durban             (VW Transporter air-conditioned)
  3. Open Game Drive Big 5 Safaris                ( Hluhluwe Umfolozi /Toyota Landcruiser 4x4)
  4. Open Game Drive Night Drive Safaris      (iSimangaliso Wetland Park /Toyota Hilux 4x4 )
  5. Hippo & Croc Boat Trip                            (iSimangaliso /Custom Built 2 x 15 Seater Vessel's)
  6. World Heritage Tour                                 (iSimangaliso / Toyota Landcruiser 4x4)
  7. Optional Turtle Tour                                 (iSimangaliso / Toyota Landcruiser 4x4)


All Heritage Tours & Safaris Game Rangers and Skippers are highly qualified with years of experience in their respective fields. Not only are they qualified but more importantly they are passionate about what it is that they do and offer to their clients. Their aim is to always exceed your expectations while out on Safari.

Durban Overnight Safari Packages


My 2 friends and I traveled to St Lucia for a 24 hr safari experience. We did the night safari with Timbo, the 5 am safari with Jacques and also the boat trip. All 3 trips were great, but the highlight is probably the 5 am trip to the iSimangaliso game reserve with Jacques. Jacques was a very good guide, with great knowledge about the reserve and the animals. We saw giraffes, elephants, impalas, a cheetah, white and black rhinos, and also lions eating their kill. Jacques' passion and enthusiasm showed during the trip was contagious and contributed to the feeling of an unique experience, also created, at least for me, a slight career envy. What a great job where the lions and elephants share the office with you 🙂

Ask for Jacques! He was an amazing guide....full of info and paced the drive so that we could see as many animals as possible....our drive was over the top when Jacques took us to see the rare painted African wild dogs....and 11 pups! What a day! we will never forget it! Got some amazing pics!

Booked the full day big 5 safari. Our guide was brilliant and tried his very best to meet our needs-he was a great cook too! Steaks and salads were immense! Good support beforehand with booking too-would recommend!

Our guide David was excellent. He spotted and pointed out a huge amount of animals, he gave interesting and informative commentary. The food provided was delicious and well prepared and presented.

Travelled with 2 children of 5 & 8 and friends and did a 3 day tour found the package brilliant value and would highly recommend. The staff were really friendly and knowledgable and made every trip an unforgettable experience

Rangers / Skippers

rangers on safari

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers you passionate and experienced Rangers and Skippers. All Rangers and Skippers are all Qualified Field Rangers. Skippers have professional drivers licence (Roads Act S.A.), first Aid qualified and most importantly their passion for what it is that they offer is exemplary. These men and woman have years of experience in their field they will at all times try their utmost best to exceed your expectations. 

Vessels & Vehicles

Before Departing on your Durban Day Safari Tour

What to bring along on a Safari:

  • Light jacket
  • Camera & extra Battery
  • Binoculars if possible
  • Comfortable clothing (please not brightly collared)

Included on the Safari:

  • Conservation levies
  • Refreshments
  • Bush Breakfast
  • Lunch is included on the full day safari
big 5 safari lunch in the bush

Durban Information

The largest city in the province of KwaZulu Natal, having the busiest port in South Africa. Tropical weather year round with some incredible beaches and surrounding scenery. Durban International (King Shaka International ) airport a newly developed and relocated airport makes accessing the northern Zululand very easy.


Durban Facts:

Discovered in 1497 by Vasco Da Gama, Britain colonised the area in 1824. Durban has the largest population of Indians outside of India, Durban is the busiest port in South Africa. Durban also has the 5th largest aquarium in the world Ushaka Marine World.


What should ones expectations be prior to and during a Safari, herewith a short video of a Safari is all about. We have compiled a How to Book a Safari for your convenience. 

See our quick video, see who we are and what it is that we offer you while in KwaZulu Natal South Africa.

Witness some amazing and incredible sights while out on Safari

Safari Day Trip from Durban
safari tour from durban
Elephant in thick bush Imfolozi
hluhluwe-imfolozi half day safari tour