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Sat - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Sun - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Bayete Elephant Interaction &
iSimangaliso Wetlands Boat Safari.

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is Bayete Zulu in the Zululand Rhino Reserve.

TOUR NAME & NUMBER

Bayete Elephant Interaction & iSimangaliso
St Lucia Boat Safari.
(TOUR NUMBER 8B)

TOUR DURATION

11 HOURS

TOUR PRICE

from R3000 per person sharing

Price varies by group size

*Private tour price negotiable*

  • MINIMUM - 1 Person

    R4,700 pp
    Our standard price for your booking for 1 person for this tour.
  • MINIMUM - 2 Persons

    R3,890 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 2 people
  • 3-4 Persons

    R3,790 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 3 to 4 guests.
  • 5-6 Persons

    R3,690 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 5 to 6 guests.
  • 7-8 Persons

    R3,590 pp
    This is the price you will pay per person for your booking for a group of 7 to 8 guests.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is Bayete Zulu in the Zululand Rhino Reserve. They host an educational, touch and feed elephant experience every morning. You will arrive before 11 and wait in anticipation for the elephants to make their entrance for the interaction. The surrounding Zululand bush is quiet and the game rangers talk softly, preparing visitors for the arrival of the biggest mammal on earth.

One may wonder why the elephants are part of the reserve in Zululand and not roaming their natural land.  Rambo and Rachel belonged to a breeding herd in Zimbabwe that required culling.  Fortunately, both elephants succeeded in escaping and were successfully moved to this safe-haven. One of the local knowledgeable rangers will talk you through Rambo and Rachel’s history and provide you with interesting facts about elephants. Tourists are given the rare chance to touch Rambo’s and Rachel's tusks, ears, legs and tongue whilst feeding them. The Elephants enjoy human interaction due to their unfortunate history. The Elephants are there by their own will which is amazing and surprising. Tourists absolutely love the unique experience.

After the Bayete Elephant interaction, the tour moves south to the town of St Lucia 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 educate you on the park’s incredible wildlife whilst cruising along the estuary on a Boat Safari.

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:  07:00 PM
TRAVEL TIME/DISTANCE: 3 Hours
WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat, sunscreen, jacket.
LOCATION: Bayete Zulu Game Reserve, iSimagaliso Wetlands, KwaZulu-Natal
AGE: All ages welcome
DATES: All year round
TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

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 head back to Durban.

 

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
  • Bayete Zulu Elephant interaction.
  • iSimangaliso Wetlands, St Lucia Estuary Guided Boat Safari.
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa - Bayete Elephant Interaction & iSimangaliso Wetlands Boat Safari

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
  • All entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa - Bayete Elephant Interaction & iSimangaliso Wetlands Boat Safari

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us
  • Lunch
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & iSimangaliso St Lucia 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 a unique wildlife experience.
  • You are ok travelling a 2.5hr distance to reserve.
  • You want to experience, interact and learn about the elephants of Bayete Zulu.
  • You want to experience a guided boat safari on the estuary looking for wildlife.

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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