3 Night Hluhluwe Safari Package
3 Night Hluhluwe Safari Package
This 3 Night Safari Package includes a host of various Safari's and Tours highlighting the beauty that Zululand has to offer.
- 3 Night's Accommodation in South Africa's very first world heritage site
- 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.
- Experience the sights & sounds of the African Wilderness on a Full Day-Big 5 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.
Join us on a 3 Night 4 Day Photographic Safari, too Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big 5 (the oldest Proclaimed reserve in Africa) & Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (South Africa’s first World Heritage Site), pristine beauty is preserved in two exceptionally scenic national parks.
Spot wildlife up close with your personal knowledgeable guide, African sunrise in Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & Sunsets in Ismangaliso Wetlands Park. Enjoy seeing Hippo/Nile Crocodiles while enroute up the St Lucia Estuary by boat, go in search of the elusive Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo while out in the bush at night on a night Safari.
Trek into Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve (oldest proclaimed park in Africa), Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (World Heritage Site), some of the most impressive sights in the world with 5 natural ecosystems.
- Hippo & Croc Boat Safari
- Night Drive Safari
- Big 5 Safari Full Day Outing
- iSimangaliso Park Safari Full Day Outing
- 3 Night's Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
Activity Schedule and Itinerary
Day 1- Durban International
Arrive at King Shaka International Airport, travel to St Lucia South Africa. Get settled in and meet with guide for orientation. ( please indicate should you require a transfer). Late afternoon join us on a Boat cruise up the St Lucia Estuary to witness Hippo wallowing, Nile Crocodiles, African Fish Eagle and a lot more. After dinner we are of on a Night Drive into the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park in search of Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Chameleons and lots lots more, hear the bush come alive..
(2 hour boat cruise/ 2,5 hour Night Drive Safari)
Day2-Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big5
Board the 4*4 open game drive vehicle as we are of on a early Big 5 safari to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, witness the wildlife in the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. Keep an eye out for the Big 5, African Wild Dog and Cheetah that hunt in the open plains. Traditional South African bush barbecue in the reserve while observing the wildlife at one of the many scenic picnic spots. With spectacular vantage points your personal and knowledgeable game ranger will get you the sightings that you love to see. African Vultures swirling in the skies, cries of Hyenas and Wild Dogs hunting this safari will remain with you for years to come.
(9 hour Big 5 Safari)
Day 3-Cape Vidal (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)
A early departure as we set off into the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site this park has a lot to offer, 5 distinct ecosystems, mangroves, forests, vegetated dunes, estuary and marine reserve, we go insearch of the endangered Samango Monkey, snorkel in the protected bay of Cape Vidal, short hike to Mission rocks look out, watch out for those monkeys at lunch. Witness the Humpbacks in winter as they migrate past the point of Cape Vidal.
(8 hour Safari)
Day4-Depart for Durban
After a hearty breakfast we transfer you to Durban International and bid you farewell.
All rangers, skippers have the required endorsements, certificates and skipper tickets as per the South African Transport Act. Furthermore all skippers and rangers do also have first aid certificates.
We understand that a safari is truly a once in a life time opportunity and therefore we strive to exceed your expectations. Our team are passionate about what it is that they do and this is truly evident in our reviews.
Join us and experience the true Zululand.
3 Night Safari Package Essential's
What to Pack
On this magnificent 3 Night Safari it is advisable to bring a camera and extra batteries, memory cards and if possible a pair of binoculars. A light jacket preferably water proof as the African weather can be quite unpredictable. A backpack that is either dust or water proof with various size zip lock bags for those valuable memory cards and camera lenses. Please do refrain from wearing brightly colored clothing while out on safari. Wear comfortable clothing, summer temperatures can be quite warm while winter temperatures are very pleasant. All game drive vehicles carry extra bottled water's and blankets for the transfers further all vehicles have hard tops and they can also close up completely for your convenience.
What to expect
Zululand is a picturesque with its rolling hills and incredible wildlife, staying over in St Lucia will undoubtedly add value as this area was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999 due to mainly its incredible biospheres and wildlife. Imagine Hippo's still roaming the streets at night in search for pasture or bush babies in the trees.
Nowhere else can one enjoy both bush and beach and wildlife in such an incredible setting.
Good To Know
Each Ranger / Skipper is either Theta or FUGASA registered, all rangers are first aid qualified and also have PDP's (professional drivers licences) & Samsa registered Skipper's licences as per the South African Roads Act & Samsa South Africa.
Each individual is passionate about his or her profession, you truly will be bewildered by their information and facts be it in any reserve. Don't waste time sit back and let them get you to the best spots within the reserve's.
Enjoy travelling while in Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle. The fleet of vehicles are Toyota Land Cruisers and Hilux 4x4's. These vehicles have proven themselves as being the most reliable in the African Bush. All Vehicles have protective sides with lockable doors. Hard Tops and roll down sides for your convenience. With extra coolers for bottled water and nice warm blankets for you should you require them. All Vessels offer ample space and only carry 15 passengers per trip ensuring a greater experience.
Some of the Rangers & Skippers
We used Heritage tours for a 3 day/ 4 night Safari with a group of four people.The booking was efficiently done from a Germany via email with short response time. On the arrival day we were welcomed st Heritage office and a detailed agenda with necessary information was provided! (Thanks very much, Precious, for everything!) Overall, we can only recommend to used Heritage tours for a safari - no need to worry for anything and everything perfectly organized to the detail!
Request Stacy Farrell as she is an AMAZING guide not to be missed!! We went on evening Hippo/Crocodile boat tour, Hluhluwe Imfolozi day safari, Western shore night tour and morning Eastern shore tour. Her knowledge of the area, animals, culture and environment made all of our tours fun and educational. Her attention to detail and safety allowed us to relax while in her care. She went out of her way sharing her camera lens with our daughter and picking up and delivering our passports left behind in a hotel safe. Her co-worker Vuzi who drove us when not on safaris, was also fantastic and very knowledgeable often stopping for us to see animals or explain Zulu culture. He was a great driver, very trustworthy and we felt secure with him driving us.