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3 Day Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari

We have created a leisurely 3-day safari in the heart of Zulu land. During these 3 days you can enjoy some of KwaZulu-Natal’s finest wildlife, game drives and wildlife conservation projects.

TOUR NAME & NUMBER

3 Day Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari
(TOUR NUMBER 11)

TOUR DURATION

3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS

TOUR PRICE

R12 990pp sharing/DBB single supplement R1800

10% Discount Oct to Dec 2020

TOUR DESCRIPTION

We have created a leisurely 3-day safari in the heart of Zulu land. During these 3 days you can enjoy some of KwaZulu-Natal’s finest wildlife, game drives and wildlife conservation projects. Let’s view our 3 Day Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park Safari Highlights.

Day one.

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife.

The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site in 1999. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the UNESCO site dates back over 120 years. Established in 1895 the reserve is considered South Africa's third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles. Isimagaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles.

After the boat tour, you will travel to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.

About Hluhluwe-Imfolozi   

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98 000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied.  Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its White Rhino conservation. Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

When entering the National park, your experienced guide will drive slowly through the park on route to Hilltop Camp or Mpila Camp. After settling in you will embark on a 3 hour Open-Vehicle Safari during sunset with the local guide. After the drive dinner is served at the camp.

Day Two

The day starts early with a closed vehicle morning safari. The guide will show you more of the park and hopefully see more wildlife which are active in the early hours of the morning. After a hearty breakfast at the camp the tour will continue with the safari experience in the closed vehicle making our way to the exit.

After Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve the tour will visit the local market in the town of Hluhluwe. You will be given time to shop before moving onto Emdoneni Wild Cat Project and Lodge.  There you will have time to settle into your chalets, have a drink by the bar or swim in the pool before the Wild Cat Project guided tour. A buffet dinner is served at the lodge.

Emdoneni Cat Project offers a guided tour about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for the various wild cat species which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. Emdoneni’s guided tour offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to literally get up close and personal with their magnificent cat species. There are four species of wild cats at Emdoneni; African Wildcat, Caracal, Cheetah and Serval. This once in a lifetime opportunity can be enjoyed whilst being educated on a tour. This activity is very popular!

TOUR INFORMATION

What you need to know

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pickup & drop off service with in a 5km radius of 1st Zulu Safaris office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban. If you are out of our pickup radius, special arrangements can be made to pick you up at your location of choice
DEPARTURE TIME: 06:30 AM
RETURN TIME:  08:30 PM - 9:30PM (3 days from departure.)
WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat, sunscreen, jacket.
LOCATION: Hluhluwe Imfolozi, iSimagaliso, Emdoneni, Shakaland, KwaZulu-Natal
AGE: All ages welcome
DATES: All year round
TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

Day Three

After a big breakfast at the lodge, the tour heads to Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village. Next stop is the main attraction Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village. The Kings Royal Homestead was built for the movie SHAKA ZULU in the 1980’s. It is a lifestyle replica of Shaka’s Royal Homestead which now serves as a living museum for tourists and schools. The two-hour guided tour gives visitors an insight into Zulu Culture before colonisation and modernization. This includes an opportunity to taste authentic Zulu beer and culminates with a show of spectacular Zulu dancing.

We then travel to Dlinza Forest for a scenic easy walk along the high raised board walks which make their way through the beautiful reserve. The reserve is home to small duiker, monkeys and a wide variety of bird life.

From there the tour returns to Durban to drop you off at your hotel.

ACCOMMODATION

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

Need to know what is included or exclude? Do you want to know the itinerary for this ZULU SAFARIS tour and why you might want to take this tour? You will find all this and more right here!

TOUR ITINERARY

Places you will visit on your tour with ZULU SAFARIS South Africa
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
  • Open Vehicle Sunset Safari.
  • Closed vehicle Safaris.
  • iSimangaliso Wetlands, St Luci Estuary Guided Boat Safari.
  • Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Guided Tour.
  • Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village
  • Dlinza Forrest.
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Day Tour

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

What you can expect to be included in your tour
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation at Hilltop or Mpila Camp.
  • Accommodation at Emdoneni Lodge, Bushlands or DumaZulu cultural village
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
  • Boat Safari
  • Sunset Open Vehicle Safari.
  • Closed Vehicle Safaris.
  • Emdoneni Wildcat Rehabilitation or Zulu Culture
  • Entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & iSimangaliso St Lucia Day Tour

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Zulu Safaris South Africa - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari Day Tour

REASONS YOU MIGHT GO ON THIS TOUR

Not sure if this is the tour for you?
We are sure the reasons below will help you decide!
  • You are looking for an overnight safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi.
  • You want to experience a wild cat up close and learn about the important work the Emdoneni Cat Project is doing.
  • You want to experience a guided boat safari on the iSimangaliso Estuary.
  • You want to learn about and experience Zulu culture.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR GALLERY FROM THIS TOUR

Just some of the exciting things you may see whilst on this tour with us

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