4 Night Zululand Safari
Set out to experience the wonders of Zululand from the unique perspective of the Zulu people who call it home. Settle down in St Lucia a world heritage site be bewildered by the Hippo’s waddling down the streets. Travel to the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa the Hluhluwe Game Reserve as we go in search of the Big 5, witness Zulu war dancing and see of the most amazing Sunsets on Earth. Compliment your adventure with game drives, night drives, walks on unspoilt beaches and visits to local markets. Extraordinary views on a once in a lifetime Safari.
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R7200.00 Per Person no transfer
R9900.00 Per Person including Transfers
• Experience Cheetah rehabilitation Center
• Explore the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa
• Travel to the first world heritage site in South Africa
• Witness of the largest Elephants in Africa
• 3 Open Game Drive Safaris
• 1 Boat Safari
• 1 Night Drive Safari
All accommodation is based on Bed & Breakfast basis, all accommodation is also 4 star graded or above. We ensure that you are centrally situated while in St Lucia as this makes perfect sense should you like to stroll down to town or any other shops.
@ Heritage House offers the ideal accommodation, stylish and comfortable.
All of our rangers and skippers are highly qualified in their respective field. Not only do they offer superior safari outings but it is their passion for what it is that they offer to our clients.
All rangers are qualified field guides, have professional drivers licencee's, first aid certified. All skippers are both skipper certified as well as being field guides, they too are first aid certified.
Your safety is our top priority and therefore will no rangers nor skipper at any time put you in harms way.
After many years of offering safari tours, we only make use of Toyota Land Cruisers and Toyota Hilux vehicles as they have proven themselves as the most reliable in the environment that they work each and every day. Todate the company has 5 Cruisers and 2 Hilux vehicles which have all been converted into open game drive safari vehicles. These vehicles have hard tops for additional protection as well as roll down sides with windows should the weather turn.
All vessels have been custom built to our specific specifications and these include having ample space for our clients, having the shallowest birth so that we can get to virtually any sighting never mind how shallow. Safety is of course a primary concern and we only allow 15 passengers on our vessels at any given time.
During your stay we are continuously in contact with you should you like to alter any outings or need any advice we are at your service.
Our Bed & Breakfast is managed by a superb manageress and should you have any concerns please do not hesitate in letting her know.
Itinerary - 4 Days
Day -1 King Shaka International Airport Durban
Meet your personal guide for the duration of your stay. We transfer you to St Lucia, South Africa’s first World Heritage site. Once you have settled in at your deluxe accommodation meet up with your guide for a safari briefing to answer all of your questions, watch the excitement. Next some sightseeing, travel by open game drive vehicle through the quaint little village of St Lucia and get yourself orientated. Meet the resident Hippo’s that roam the streets by night.
Day-2 A World Heritage Site iSimanglaiso Safari
A tasty breakfast while listening to the Hornbills and then we are off to iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (Eastern Shores), it’s a day of exploration, through meandering forests, vegetated sand dunes and amazing savannah grasslands. This open air 4x4 safari gives you panoramic views of Kudu’s grazing, Buffalo stares and Rhino’s resting. Keep your eye out for that elusive Leopard. A short hike to the top of Mission’s a magnetic view awaits you. Meet the Indian Ocean at Cape Vidal, warm tropical waters year round gives you an opportunity to snorkel in a protected bay or just relax on the beach while your ranger prepares a tasty lunch.
Late afternoon we travel up one of the largest estuarine systems in Africa by Boat to watch and see Hippo’s wallowing and Nile Crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun. A two hour epic journey one of wildlife and birdlife. Enjoy a true African sunset.
Day-3 Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Big 5 Safari
We pick you up nice and early as we depart for the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Reserve, with an opportunity of witnessing the Big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Our game rangers know what your expectations are and with years of experience in the reserve they will undoubtedly go out of their way to ensure the most memorable day of your life. Breakfast and Lunch in the bush watch how your ranger creates something mouth-watering. Rich in history this reserve was the backbone of saving the White Rhino from near extinction in the mid 60's and still today the same methods are made use of. Travel through savannah grasslands, thick luck bush and magnificent scenes of Africa all while in the comfort and company of your ranger.
We arrive back late afternoon in St Lucia, enough time to relax, enjoy dinner at the lodge then your off on a Night Drive into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park to go in search of all nocturnal animals including the elusive Leopard. 3 Hours of bush exploration.
Day4-Cheetah Rehab & Zulu Culture
It’s a relaxed morning at last, leisurely breakfast at the lodge and then we are off to a Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre, meet the staff and get some insights as to why the Cheetah’s have been placed here, what the duration is of rehabilitating a Cheetah and when are these magnificent creatures trans located. Other amazing creatures that one may also encounter include Lynx and Caracal. The centre operates full time and has done so for numerous years it is only through dedication that this rehabilitation has succeeded in rehabilitating Cheetahs. After which we travel to a Traditional Zulu village to watch the Zulu warrior dancing, bead work and customs of the Zulu’s. The afternoon is spent in St Lucia a time to reflect and wonder.
Day-5 King Shaka International Airport
After a delightful breakfast your guide and personal friend will drop you off at King Shaka International Airport as we bid farewell.
The Heritage guesthouse is a small and charming property, managed by the friendly and professional Suzette. The property is centrally located, and maintained to a high standard. Meals were generous, home cooked and served on the covered terrace overlooking the garden. We enjoyed several safari tours and were surprised by the diversity of wildlife in the wetlands. The guides' were friendly and generously shared their extensive knowledge of the environment and fauna. Heritage House is not a budget offering, but it delivers a high standard package of service, meals, accommodation and tours.
Lovely property with well equipped rooms. perfect location in St Lucia. the staff were very helpful. The heritage tours were excellent with very knowledgeable guides. wonderful trip altogether. We were made very welcome - even by the monkeys who scoot around the garden. Relaxing area by the small pool - lovely to chill out after a safari
Wow, what can I say. The house is beautiful and Suzette was amazing. I was a bit unsure about having the host on site, but we were made to feel very welcome, had the whole house to ourselves because of the size of our party, and were able to store things in the fridge and use the kitchen when we wanted. Totally a home away from home feel. Suzette even arranged for my daughters favorite pudding one night when she heard us talking about it! Above and beyond the call of duty.
Our night drive was with Temba and he was full of knowledge and an excellent evening had by all. John was our day guide for the time we were there. He was fun to be with incredibly knowledgeable with regards to the area, eco systems, and pretty much had an answer to everything we asked. We loved him and his company. On the final day we had Vasu join us with John, although quiet, probably overwhelmed by my lot, he was a very polite and courteous man. Overall our stay was 5 star all the way Would recommend it to anyone wanting to go with this firm.
We, a group of 7 decided to stay @ Heritage House for a couple of days... We enjoyed everything: the rooms are spacious and nicely decorated, the breakfast is superb and the host Suzette was very friendly and helpful... We also enjoyed all activities in and around St-Lucia...
It was an amazing experience! The guides were awesome (I'd ask for John!) and extremely knowledgeable. He knew where to take us to see what we wanted. We even managed to find the elusive black rhino whom he had only seen twice in his five years of working there! The hotel accommodations are incredible - 5 stars in my opinion especially for what we paid. We did a night safari, went to a cheetah reserve, and experienced a traditional Zhulu cultural tour. My only wish is that I had more time to be on the safari just looking for animals and observing their behaviors!
We spent three nights in La Lucia, staying in the company's 5-suite guest house called Heritage House, a hundred meters from the company offices. The facilities were comprehensive, almost up to 5-star standards. Suzette, manager of the lodge was service personified, making every effort to ensure that our stay was comfortable. The lodge served enormous breakfasts and dinners of excellent quality. Lunches (also enormous) were served by the guides at safe picnic spots within the games parks.
During our three days we took a boat trip on the estuary, a full day in Hluhluwe reserve, a full day wetlands tour and a night viewing. While we were unsuccessful in sighting lions and leopards we did see hippos, rhinos, elephants, warthog, kudu, waterbuck, nyala, reedbuck, impala, zebra, duiker, wildebeest and vervet monkeys (who made a thunderous noise on the lodge roof early in the morning).
The different guides for the different trips were pleasant and very knowledgeable. The open-sided vehicles used for viewing were comfortable,( although some of the roads were not).
All- in-all my wife and I can thoroughly recommend a visit. For visitors from hard currency countries the prices are a steal.
Booked three night safari package which included Full day safari, night drive safari, Boat safari and a day trip to Cape Vidal.
Our guides were David, Theo, Tember and Dennis. They all were very courteous, enthusiastic and most importantly knowledgeable. But David stood out among all. He was just fantastic.
Early start at 5 am was worth it…We were one of the luckiest to see "BIG 5" on our half day safari. Yes, it's correct… within one day!! David was our guide, he must have brought luck with him. Saw other animals such as Giraffes, Zebras, wildebeest, antelope and Kudus etc...but not Cheetahs, Hyenas or wild dog. Hippos, Crocs , Pelicans and some colourful birds on our boat safari. Breakfast and lunch in the bush was lovely and different experience with monkeys watching us.
We did an afternoon safari in isimangaliso wetlands park by our selves. Compared to Kruger ( nine years ago ) was a different experience with a narrow escape from an elephant .
Cape Vidal is where wildlife meets the ocean. One of the best beaches we have being to . Good for snorkeling. Watch out for “Blue Bottles “ . I had a terrible ordeal with them. End up getting two shots for vomiting and allergic reaction
Mission rocks look out was stunning.. Had a great picnic which was included with the tour.
Very pleased, we made our safari tours with the best company in town. Thank you “Heritage Tours “ ..
want to do a safari...go with this company…you won’t regret..
We booked a four day Safari experience with Heritage Day Tours and had a great time, which I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
We were picked up at Durban airport by Vusi, who was a chatty driver and kept us entertained on the ~2.5 hour drive to St Lucia. He dropped us off at our accommodation, Heritage House, where we were checked in by Elizabeth who was a gracious and accommodating host for the duration of our stay. We finished off the day with a river tour with Tabby as our guide, who shows us hippos, crocodiles and pelicans on the estuary running past St Lucia.
Our guide for the next few days was John, who took us on a day-long game drive around Hluhluwe-Mfolozi, a wetlands tour of iSimangalso and on trips to a cheetah breeding project and to a Zulu cultural village. All were excellent experiences, and John is a friendly and informative guide. I'd happily take tours with him again in the future!
We also took a night tour with Zamani to catch some of the nocturnal creatures in iSimangaliso, and had time to squeeze in a turtle tour with Jacques, who managed to find us a loggerhead turtle who has just come out of the sea to lay her eggs. Again, both great experiences!
I'd recommend tours with Heritage (and a stay at Heritage House) to anyone visiting Kwazulu-Natal who wants to spot some wildlife.