This half day Hluhluwe Umfolozi safari is a splendid way to enjoy this magnificent Big 5 reserve, the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. This shorter safari offers you a feel of this magnificent game reserve. With its rolling hills, open savannah grasslands, it remains an incredibly scenic reserve and with its incredible history, it's sure to be an incredible day for a safari. With 96000 hectares to explore we travel within the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa.
The reserve is known for its conservation of Black and White Rhino. Today the reserve boasts hundreds of Black Rhino’s and of the largest population of White Rhino’s in the world.
It's an early start, should you be overnighting in the town of St Lucia then we will pick you up at 05:00 am and transfer you to the game reserve. Alternatively, we will meet you at the game reserve gate at 06:00 am (Nyalazi Gate). Your personal guide for the day will give you an introduction to the reserve, the animal species that are found within the reserve and the intended area that you will be traveling to.
With memory cards full and friendships built we drop you off at the Nyalazi gate or transfer you back to St Lucia.
06:00 am: Climb aboard our luxurious Open Game Drive Vehicle and you are off to go in search of the Big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dog to name but just a few of the incredible species found within the reserve.
08:00 am: Breakfast and piping hot Coffee. Bush Breakfast consisting of cereal, yogurts, sandwiches, rolls, coffee, tea and fruit juices and bottled water.
11:00/11:30 am: We start heading back to the gate.
Good to know
- Max 10 passengers per vehicle
- Conducted in an open game drive safari vehicle
- Children from 6 years welcome
- Pick up and drop off according to instructions
- Conservation levies (gate fees)
- Bush breakfast
- Open game drive safari vehicle
- Bottled water in game vehicle
- Blankets in game vehicle
- Gratuity for ranger (recommended)
- Comfortable clothing
- Light jacket (for cold mornings)
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An absolutely amazing experience with Shoreline. Dennis was our guide, he was informative and excellent at his role. Thanks so much, I'll definitely be booking with you guys again.
My partner and I joined the "Heritage Tours & Safaris Cape Vidal tour" on 7 Jan 2020. We were promptly greeted and picked up and continued on through Cape Vidal for the tour. We saw a few animals that you won't as easily spot in places like Pilanesberg, so were happy with the sightings. After arriving at the Cape Vidal beach, there was some miscommunication between the tour offerings, however I am please to say that after raising the concern with Heritage Tours & Safari's, our complaint was taken very seriously, handled extremely professionally and management resolved more than what we asked from them. I can honestly say their professionalism with our complaint has been some of the best service received and based on this experience will happily endorse making use of their services.
I do however caution any future patrons to make sure about the tour packages you're interested in to avoid confusion/miscommunication., for your own peace of mind.
Myself and partner booked a safari package through heritage tours in December 2019. From the first contact the the last thank you and goodbye was faultless.... from the office staff to the tour guides was 100% professional and friendly. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about everything and welcomed any questions to which they were pleased to answer. Value for money was exceptional and sites were amazing they are a credit to st Lucia and 100% recommended.
We thank you for a very memorable visit and experience.
Annie and rick
We booked our whole holiday with Heritage Tours (accommodation, safaris, boat cruise) and it was just a pleasure. Everything was what we wanted, how we wanted it. The staff and drivers were splendid, we were well looked after and it was just wonderful.
My boyfriend and i booked a full day safari tour a few days ago and it was fantastic!!! Jabu was our safari guide and is an asset to the game reserve as he is very knowledgeable and friendly. He made it a fantastic experience for us. Highly recommend. Thankyou!! 🐘🦛☀️
Great family outing, learning experience whilst getting close to nature, Heinie is an excellent guide! Beware of the flies but its part of the fun... Bring your own fly swatter. The only thing that they could improve on is the receptionist telephone skills.
Efficient and conveniently located. I booked the half day game drive to hluhluwe and it was great. Our driver was friendly and accommodating. He was also always on time. We got to see a lot of wildlife on the game drive - elephants, giraffes, impala, rhinos etc. Just not any lions unfortunately. We also received a 10% discount for the st lucia boat cruises which we used.
We booked two tours through Bev at Heritage Tours and Safaris, an afternoon hippo & crocodile boat trip and the full day Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game drive. The entire process was efficient, the briefing on what to expect and a small special request were fully attended to.
Both trips were amazing, the guides Brown and John had extensive knowledge of the entire eco system the history of the area and filled in any quiet moments with either rare bird sightings or intersting facts. The breakfast and lunch on the game drive were excellant.
Renzo the guide a very pleasant and knowledgable guy. Learnt a lot from odd things in the field. Well worth a 3 hour tour
Amazing service! Knowledgable guides. They only pickup in St Lucia , so factor travel time to their offices when booking
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