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3-Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & St. Lucia Safari

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Visit Hluhluwe Umfolozi and spend a memorable 2 nights and 3 days at Africa’s oldest Big 5 game reserve. Enjoy guided, closed-vehicle game drives and take a boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia, the country’s first World Heritage Site.


  • Enjoy morning and evening game drives with your guide
  • Visit St. Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa's first World Heritage Site
  • Take a boat cruise on the estuary to see hippos and crocodiles
  • Explore Hluhluwe Umfolozi, the oldest game reserve in Africa


Be on the lookout for the Big 5 at the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Enjoy closed-vehicle guided game drives and a boat trip on Lake St. Lucia on this 3-day, 2-night African safari. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 You’ll be picked up at your Durban area accommodation at 07:00 and begin the 3-hour drive to Hluhluwe Umfolozi, where your guide will provide information on the history of the area. Enter the site and enjoy a slow game drive to the camp, as you learn about wildlife in the area. You’ll arrive at the camp at approximately 13:00, in time for lunch. Your guide will assist you with check-in and show you your room. You’ll have the choice of taking the optional night drive from 17:00-20:00 (additional fee). If not, you’ll head out with your guide for a 2-3 hour closed-vehicle game drive. Dinner will be served after the game drive. Day 2 Enjoy an early morning game drive, from around 06:00-09:00, in a closed vehicle with your guide, or an optional open-vehicle drive (additional fee). You’ll return to camp for a buffet breakfast at around 09:15, and then have the mid part of the day to yourself. There is a self-guided bush walk within the camp and a swimming pool for your use. Lunch will be served at 13:30. Again, there is an optional extra night drive, from 17:00-20:00 (additional fee). If you do not choose this option, you’ll head out with your guide for a 2-3 hour closed-vehicle game drive. Dinner will be served after the game drive. Day 3 After a 07:00 breakfast, you’ll check out and go on a 2-hour game drive. Afterwards, you’ll leave the camp and head to Lake St. Lucia for a boat cruise. Enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia, a World Heritage Site located in Isimangeliso Wetland Park. During the cruise you’ll be on the lookout for hippos and crocodiles. In the event of foul weather your guide will take you along the estuary boardwalk instead. Lunch is next on the itinerary, followed by the 3-hour return drive to Durban, arriving at approximately 18:00.


Accommodation Door-to-door pick-up and drop off Tour guide Dinners and breakfasts All entrance fees and levies 2-hour boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia Closed-vehicle game drives
Lunch and drinks Open-vehicle game drives

Important Information

  • There is a minimum requirement of 2 guests for a tour. Exceptions can be made, so please inquire. Tours are conducted in a Ford Tourneo, an air-conditioned, 8-seater vehicle. Bring warm clothing, sunscreen, a hat, closed shoes, a swimsuit, Insect repellent, and a good camera.

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