KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
7 Night Safari Package
•All Transfers to and from Durban
•Unesco world heritage site- iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Boat Safari, Night Drive Safari, Day Safari)
•Oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa- Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve (Big 5 Safari)
•Elephant Interaction- Bayete Zulu (Get a Chance to Touch a wild Elephant)
•Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre- Emdoneni
•Professional escorted guides and rangers on all of your outings, transfers and safaris
•Transfers are all in a airconditioned Vehicle
•All reserve entrance levies
Touch, See and Experience
Day 1 Arrive Durban International
Arrive at King Shaka International Airport Durban or the surrounding area of Durban. Your personal ranger will meet you and transfer you to St Lucia a mere 2,5 hours drive North. The afternoon your game ranger will take you on a introductory drive and enjoy a sunset drink. (Overnight 4 star Accommodation St Lucia)
Day 2 Big 5 Safari Umfolozi Game Reserve
Early departure with your game ranger to the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa 96000 hectares of wilderness to explore on a Open Game Drive Safari, enjoy incredible sightings, bush catering and a chance to enjoy a traditional South African Braai. Your passionate and experienced game ranger will ensure that you get to the best spots within the reserve without wasting anytime. This reserve is truly an iconic reserve. (Overnight 4 Star Accommodation St Lucia)
Day 3 Cheetah & Elephant Interaction
We travel to Bayete Zulu to enjoy wild African Elephant feeding and a chance for you to actually touch a African Elephant. Then late afternoon we travel to Emdoneni where you too may have a chance to touch Cheetah's at this rehabilitation center. Its a day of first hand encounters. (Overnight 4 Star Accommodation St Lucia)
Day 4 iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Departing after breakfast you will first hand discover while this area has been proclaimed as a world heritage site, travel by open game drive vehicle and enjoy a day of both bush and beach the tropical indian ocean ensures year round bating conditions. Enjoy the migration of the mighty Humpback whales during the winter months. (Overnight 4 Star Accommodation St Lucia)
Day 5 Big 5 Safari Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Cheetah Rehab Centre
Early departure as you travel to Hluhluwe the northern side of the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, scenery, wildlife and incredible animal sightings await you. Late afternoon you will stop over at Emdoneni Cheetah Rehab centre for a chance to witness the various Cheetah's and other interesting wildlife at the centre, just enough time for you to touch a Cheetah.
Day 6 Boat Safari and Night Drive Safari
Enjoy a relaxed morning with some free time, late afternoon Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, Africa's largest. Home to more than 800 Hippos, 1000 Nile Crocodiles and an abundance of Birdlife.
Then depart for a Night Drive Safari to go in search of the Nocturnal Wildlife in the Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Go in search of the elusive Leopard, Hippos, Buffalo, Elephants and much more.
Day 7 Wetlands Safari
Western Shores Bush Safari followed by a Zulu Cultural show.Yet another busy day awaits as you will enjoy a half day safari into the western shores enjoy some magnificent scenery and tremendous wildlife. Then sit back and enjoy Zulu Dancing, Culture and folk stories or yesteryear.
Day 8 Depart back to Durban
With memories to last a lifetime, we bid you farewell as we transfer you back to Durban to continue your discover of this incredible continent.
This company are just amazing. Every person we dealt with was so friendly and so professional. We left our cruise ship at Richards Bay after being collected from the port and driven to St Lucia. We were taken on a number of safaris including a night safari and a riverboat among st the hippos. The accommodation was wonderful and the meals very good. On the last day we were driven to Durban so that we could fly to Capetown and re-join the ship. Everything went to plan and we all (6 of us) enjoyed an amazing adventure. Would definitely recommend this company to any travelers.
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..
Our South African experience was amazing with many in the group saying that it was those few days were the highlight of the trip.
We travel a lot & people often ask me whether I would go back to various places and mostly the answer is if our travels take us that way but St Lucia is a place we definitely want to back to and spend more time.
I cannot thank you Bev, and Heritage Tours for making this experience so great and so memorable. Our journey began with our lovely and very knowledgeable guide Dulce escorting us to St Lucia. Our lodge was great with very friendly staff, but your tour operators were amazing. Friendly, helpful, informative and so sensitive to the environment were the qualities that stood out with our group. I enjoyed a couple of trips with John whose knowledge blew me away. Thanks to your people also on the ground in St Lucia who agreed to transport us around on our last night, which was appreciated by all and a special thanks also to the lovely natured Zane who was our driver.
I must also add Bev that the food in St Lucia was amazing, the seafood at the Ocean Basket and the food at Braza fantastic. And the hospitality of your lovely nephew made us feel so welcome. Actually all the food we ate and all the people we met in St Lucia exceeded our expectations.
We enjoyed our return trip & tour of Durban with the lovely Dulce and she even escorted us all into the airport offering assistance at every stage, a truly beautiful person.
Heritage Tours & Safaris is incredibly proud of their team and staff, not only do they offer some splendid information but most importantly all Rangers and Skippers are passionate about what it is that they offer.
These men and woman have studied for years, worked firsthand in the bush and have some incredible information to share. To become a Ranger is not a job at all its a passion. To love the bush is instilled in you and these men and woman have just that.
All Rangers have professional drivers license as per the National Roads Act, First Aid certified and all have Field Guide Qualifications. All Skippers are also qualified filed guides with SAMSA skippers tickets they are also endorsed to carry passengers as per the National Act.
These men and woman will at all times try to exceed your expectations if not exceed them