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4 Day Hluhluwe/ Imfolozi Game Reserve Safari & St. Lucia Wetland Park


USD 820

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  • 4 Days

Rhys - Safari Guide Extraordinaire

Endless Summer Tours

Provides, private, one of a kind safari and adventures in South Africa

  • Local time:20:06

4 Day Hluhluwe/ Imfolozi Game Reserve Safari & St. Lucia Wetland Park

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is the closet Big 5 reserve to the city of Durban and is the oldest game reserve in Africa. Once the royal hunting grounds of the Zulu kings, this wilderness has been untouched since the dawn of time. This means it has all the wildlife Africa has to offer and provides a authentic safari experience. You will spend 3 days exploring this incredible safari destination, using a combination of your private guide and vehicle, to open vehicle trips with the reserve safari guides. Then you will make your way across to the town of St. Lucia, the only town in the world to be completely surrounded by a World Heritage site, the iSimangaliso (St. Lucia) Wetland Reserve. Here you will take a boat cruise on the estuary, home to Africa's largest populations of Hippo and Crocodile. You will also go into the Wetland Reserve for an afternoon and visit the unspoiled beaches of Cape Vidal and a whole host of wildlife.

Arrival Day

You will be met by your private guide and vehicle in Durban either right at your accommodation or at the airport and head north toward the reserve. The drive takes around 2.5 hours and is very scenic through the rolling hills of Zululand. Your guide will enthrall you with tales of tribal and colonial wars as many cultures fought over this highly fertile and sort of land. On arrival at the reserve gates, you will enter and begin your safari immediately as you move towards your camp. Many animals will be out and about, antelope, zebra and elephant are common favourites. On arrival at camp, book into your accommodation and freshen up. Look out for the many herbivours that use the camp lawns to graze, meaning you can view them right from your bungalow. When the day begins to cool, your guide will take you out into the depths of the reserve for a late afternoon game drive. As the sun begins to set, your night time predators such as leopard and lion begin to move about, so if you get lucky you may be in for a treat. Your highly experienced guide will unlock the mysteries of this amazing place and use his knowledge to find you something special. Return to camp at dark and have a scrumptious dinner served under the African stars. Read more

Hluhluwe Camps

Full Day Safari

Wake at dawn to a hot cup of coffee/ tea and get ready for your game drive. This is the best time of day to increase your chances of seeing the predators still moving around and perhaps even hunting, the African sunrise is not too bad either! Breakfast snacks (fruit, yogurt, muffins) will be served mid-morning to stop those tummies rumbling and another cup of coffee if need be. Then continue your search for the incredible wildlife on offer, your guide will help you find where they are hiding and also be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Then stop once again at a beautiful picnic spot for a cooked breakfast in traditional SA style, on the banks of the river, on a gas top braai (BBQ). Head back to camp for the heat of the day, enjoy the tranquility and coolness of the camp gardens. Enjoy a nap or simply sit on your balcony and take in the stunning vistas. After a snack lunch of some yummy delectable, you will head out on another sunset drive. Watch a stunning sunset whilst the animals parade past in a wildlife spectacular. There is an optional extra activity to choose if you wish, a night drive with the park rangers. This will be explained to you by your guide and can be booked directly once on the trip and does not need to be pre-arranged. Dinner is served back at camp, an authentic SA braai, of great meat and vegetables cooked on the open coals. Enjoy the experience as you look to the skies and gasp at the plethora of stars! Read more

Hluhluwe Camp
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St. Lucia Wetland Park

Its one last early game drive in the hope of completing that animal list, after which return to camp for a cooked breakfast and to pack up. Check out and make your way to the exit gate, and maybe if you are lucky a final animal encounter. Exit the park and make your way across to the quaint town of St. Lucia. It is situated right on the coastline, whereby the beaches are protected, as well as the entire coastline. This means there is no human development for hundreds of kilometers and so the wildlife thrives. On arrival you will book into your BnB and then head into the iSimangaliso Wetland Reserve for a game drive and a visit to the Cape Vidal protected beach. Lots of different animals call this reserve home and as the sunsets look out for the elusive leopard. Stop on the shores of the lake system for a Sundowner (beverage at sunset), stare in awe at the beauty before you. Exit the park and go freshen up at your BnB, before dinner out in the town (own account). Read more

St Lucia BnB 1 night

Departure Day

Wake at your leisure, and enjoy a great breakfast at your BnB. If you wish, a walk to the estuary mouth and beach is very relaxing. View birds, hippo and crocs right from the shore. A bit of shopping in town at the local markets is also an option. Check out of your accommodation and then enjoy a 2 hour boat cruise on the lake system. On this trip you will get right up to the hippo and crocs, giving you the best ever photo opportunities. Once done, it is back to Durban after your wondrous adventure. Read more



Day in trip
Day 1
Location Umfolozi Game Reserve
Day 3
Location St. Lucia


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


4 Reviews

Kate L., United States

We had an amazing times on our safari!!! We saw the BIG 5!! Endless summer provided amazing meals and good company, very was unforgettable experience!!! Can't wait to go on another adventure with them!

Gwen H., United States

Going on a safari is an amazing experience and not having to worry about logistics or a single detail is why you want to go with Endless Summer Tours!!! They coordinated every aspect of our trip from airport pick-up to drop-off, we didn't have to think about a thing...only enjoy! We stayed 2 nights in a private camp / chalet and then 1 night at a more resort-type camp. Accommodations were better than expected. Rhys and Brett prepared our meals, including a traditional South African braai (BBQ), and treated us to some nice South African wine and the local specialty Amarula. A dinner was also planned at a restaurant in the reserve that had a buffet of tasty dishes and authentic singing and dancing by the waitstaff...really cool experience. On safari, we got to see 4 of the big 5 and lots of other animals. Throughout the trip, both shared their extensive experience and knowledge that helped us appreciate our experience even more. All of us were extremely happy. Overall, it was an awesome adventure. Read more

Andschurr, United States

Four friends and I booked with Endless Summer Tours for a two-day, one-night safari in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. We were blown away by the entire experience in the best possible way. Our guides were so much fun, informative, and GREAT cooks! We were so lucky we were able to be upgraded to a bush lodge in the park for our one night stay. It was so peaceful to be so far out in the wilderness. On our game drives we saw so many rhinos, giraffes, and elephants. My favorite part of the safari, however, was driving through the beautiful wilderness. Endless Summer Tours was so accommodating - I can't overemphasize how awesome Endless Summer Tours was from the moment I contacted them to book a tour until the very end of our travels. We had an unforgettable experience and will definitely be using Endless Summer Tours for future visit to South Africa! Read more



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