4 Night Zululand Safari
A splendid and exciting way to discover and experience the very best that the area has to offer.
• 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
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 unspoiled beaches and visits to local markets. Extraordinary views on a once in a lifetime Safari.
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 center 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.
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.
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
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...