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4 Days Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and St. Lucia Wetland Safari in South Africa

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Big Five Safari South Africa

Endless Summer Tours offers you this 4-day safari in South Africa, where you will get a chance to visit Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and St. Lucia Wetlands. You can enjoy the opportunity to see the Big Five and other animals, such as hippo, zebra, crocodile, and also any kinds of birds, etc. You will also experience the hippo and crocodile boat cruise. Don't let this adventure pass

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Johannesburg
  • English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included

Highlights

  • Game drives activity
  • Hippo and crocodile boat cruise
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus
  • 3 breakfasts, two lunches, and dinners
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation

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4 activity days
Airport transfer included: King Shaka International Airport
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Accommodation

During this safari, you will be accommodated in the reserve's camp bungalows (with en-suite bathrooms) and a bed and breakfast in St. Lucia.

Program

Day 1 - arrive and transfer to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

You will be collected at your required destination King Shaka International Airport (DUR), the establishment in Durban city or any other such place in the province. You will depart in the morning and drive to the reserve. You will have a guided trip as your guide explains to you the history and other interesting facts of the beautiful area. On arrival at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Reserve, you will begin your safari, searching for animals as you make your way to the camp. 

Once you check into your accommodation, you will be taken on a sunset game drive. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush, stopping along the banks of the Umfolozi River for sundowners and snacks, then you will be back to the camp. Freshen up before joining your guide around the camp fire whilst a braai (barbecue) dinner is prepared. Hopefully, some night animals will come around for a visit, hyena and bush babies are being regulars.

Day 2 - full day Big 5 safari

It is an early rise as you embark on another game drive, after a hot cup of coffee and tea. You will have early game drives when the sun is just peeking over the savannah is the ideal time to catch the night time predators still moving about.

Depending on the season, this drive is about four hours, but also depends on how much it's being seen. In the mid-drive, you will stop for tea / coffee and snack break just to help those grumbling tummies. Then the drive continues as the sun warms up the bushveld and the day, animals like zebra, giraffe, elephant, and other antelopes begin to move about. 

You will return to the camp for a scrumptious brunch, cooked for you by your guide. Then the next few hours are your own to do as you please. Take a walk around the camp and enjoy the birdlife and all the common animals that like to feed on the manicured lawns. Sit and enjoy the views or even have a small 'siesta'. Then once again enjoy an afternoon game drive, hoping to keep adding to your now ever-increasing game viewing list.

Enjoy another beautiful sunset and then some more campfire stories and a traditional South African meal. Look upwards to the stars, the lack of artificial light lends itself to amazing star gazing and your guide will help you to identify the various constellations.

Day 3 - final game drive and St. Lucia estuary experience

You will wake early again to the smell of fresh coffee and off on your final game drive, your guide will be intent on finding what is left to see. You will return to your camp for breakfast before packing your bags and checking out. Have a final hour or so in the reserve as you make your way to the exit gate and depart at around midday. 

You will drive across to the St. Lucia Wetland and estuary, home to the largest population of hippo and Nile crocodile in Africa. After checking into your accommodation, you will enjoy a two-hour boat cruise on the estuary and up into the reserve. Expect to see the hippo and crocodile, with a myriad of bird species, as well as antelope, and other animals. You will return as the sun sets and enjoy a dinner out in the quaint little town of St. Lucia (own account).

Day 4 - final day

Today’s start will not be as early but still earlier enough as you enter the iSimangaliso Reserve and make your way towards the beach paradise of Cape Vidal. It has beautiful views and 100 of birds to spot are the hallmarks of this place, along with four of the Big Five to see. Cape Vidal beach is unspoiled paradise, with amazing snorkeling and hiking to indulge in. Enjoy a picnic lunch, but just watch out the endangered Samango monkeys, don't let them steal it! After exiting the park, you will then leave St. Lucia and make your way back to Durban where your guide will drop you at your required destination.

Location

This safari will take place in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and St Lucia Wetland, South Africa.

Food

You will be served with two dinners, three breakfasts, two snack lunches, limited refreshments, tea / coffee, and breakfast snacks for the entire time.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 nights' accommodation in the reserve camp bungalows (with en-suite bathrooms) and BnB in St. Lucia
  • Conservation (entrance) fees to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and St. Lucia Wetland
  • Game drives conducted in an air-conditioned mini-bus, no limit
  • Guided transfers and return to Durban
  • Hippo and crocodile boat cruise
  • Meals whilst on safari (two dinners, three breakfasts, three snack lunches, limited refreshments, tea / coffee, and breakfast snacks for entire time

What's not included

  • Gratuities for any service you may receive
  • Meals where indicated
  • Optional extra activities, open vehicle sunset game drive available
  • Soft drinks and alcohol

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at King Shaka International Airport (DUR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Endless Summer Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: King Shaka International Airport Airport transfer included: King Shaka International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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