You will be met by your friendly hosts in Durban at your venue of choice and head out for our 4 day adventure and safari to The Elephant Coast Zululand in the area of Umfolozi/ Hluhluwe Game Reserve based in the largest and most spectacular Ecotourism region in South Africa. Hluhluwe Game Reserve the second largest big 5 Game Reserve in South Africa. Your accommodation is a a lodge in a beautiful setting in a World Heritage Site with views over the lake with wildlife such as impala,nyala and zebra that walk freely around. This lodge is also a birdwatchers paradise.The afternoon holds much excitement with a visit to a local Traditional Zulu Cultural Village where you will learn about our Zulu Culture and watch the dynamic Zulu dancing which will hold you spell bound! After a dinner under the African stars and around a boma fire we explore the bushveld at night and in open safari 4x4 vehicle.Look at for the elusive hyena and other animals of the night.(D.B.B) (3 Star Lodge)
Today we introduce you to the magical experience of Zululand and your safari. Explore the magnificent 100000 hectares of Africa of Hluhluwe Game Reserve . Established in1895 Hluhluwe/ Umfolozi is the home of The Big Five and Operation Rhino. It became world renowned for saving the white rhino from extinction.
You will be sure to spot elephant, buffalo, giraffe, warthog, zebra, impala and wildebeest and many other species. The park is also home animals such as Lion, Leopard and Wild Dog. Enjoy a peaceful and safe ambience with Africa and its wildlife in your luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle with your experienced qualified Game Ranger and your host. We return to your lodge in the afternoon where you may choose to have sundowners overlooking the lake or relax by the swimming pool with the Nyala nearby.(D.B.B)(3 Star Lodge)
Today is the day where the spirit of Africa touches your soul .We embark on leisurely extended game drives to all areas of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. There is much to explore! Your experienced ranger will help you spot and identify many species of bird and animal life. (The Elephant Coast has more then 500 species of birdlife recorded).With a little assistance most people will be able to distinguish the more common families of birds in no time at all. Look out for the abundant animal life such as black rhino, nyala, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, red duiker, baboons, monkeys and hyena. Return to your lodge in the afternoon.(D.B.B) (3 Star Lodge)
We set off for St Lucia, a picturesque village situated within a nature reserve and which is surrounded by 5 distinct ecosystems and ISimangaliso Wetland Park, A World Heritage Site. St Lucia offers the day visitor an endless wealth of possibilities with its shops, curio and African-ware flea markets, pubs, restaurants, boat trips, and a lovely interpretation centre explaining the ecology of the World Natural Heritage Site. You will spot crocodiles, hippos and abundant birdlife from the shoreline and on the estuary on your boat cruise which offers great opportunity for special and unique photography. In the afternoon we head back to Durban.
This itinerary is flexible and more days can be added.
Two full day safari in Big 5 Hluhluwe Game Reserve with experienced qualified personal game ranger
One night drive in open 4x4 safari vehicle.
Visit to Traditional Zulu Cultural Village
Visit to World Heritage Site and St Lucia.
Dinner,bed and Breakfast 3 nights
3 Nights accommodation in up market Lodge in Game Reserve
All transport and transfers in luxury vehicle.
Drinks and refreshments
Boat ride at St Lucia
discounts for groups more then two