Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 Day Safari's

Travel and Experience Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve, this 96000-hectare reserve is home to the African Big 5 and more. We would like to invite you on one of our magnificent Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safaris we have numerous options to choose from and we would be delighted to host you. 

With more than 19 years of experience primarily in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Heritage Tours & Safaris offers both Open & Closed exclusive game drive safaris. With a fleet of open game drive vehicles and closed air-conditioned luxury game drive vehicles we can accommodate any request big or small. Heritage Tours & Safaris delivers superior service, reliability & value for money safari excursions.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Elite Safaris

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Would you like to venture out on Safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park? Well, Heritage Tours & Safaris offers some amazing and incredible Elite Day Safari Options in this magnificent Park on a Daily Basis.

Our game rangers have years of experience within the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and will undoubtedly ensure that they get you to the very best areas within the park. It's time to sit back and enjoy this wonderful game reserve.

Below are the various options that we offer and should like you like something a bit different then simply let us know and we will gladly assist you in making your next Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 Safari a memorable one. Why not browse our Elite Private Full-Day Big 5 Safari into the Hluhluwe Game Reserve ideal for families? 


  • Departing Daily
  • Departure Time from St Lucia is 05:00 am
  • Or Meet us at the Umfolozi Gate at 06:00 am
  • Gate Fees and Conservation Levies included on all Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options
  • All Day Safaris are Catered for as per description
  • Bottled waters are also inclusive on all Safaris

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Drive Day Safari Options

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Half Day Big 5 Safari

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Full Day Big 5 Safari

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Exclusive Elite Full Day Big 5 Safari

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Bush & Boat Safari

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Overnight Safari Options

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers a wide variety of amazing Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Overnight Safari Packages highlighting the very best that the area has to offer.

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options

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Additional Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park Information

  • Situated, 225km north of Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
  • Size, spanning an area of 960 square kilometers, 96000 hectares.
  • Name, Hluhluwe is a Zulu word for thorny rope plant.
  • Conservation, thanks to its innovative efforts in 2008 had the largest population of White Rhinos in the World.
  • Only state-run Big 5 Park within KwaZulu Natal.
  • Hunting this park has been subjected to incredible hunting first by the Zulus during the 1800s and then by White hunters during the 1840s.
  • By 1890 fewer than 100 White Rhinos had survived the last remaining on Earth.
  • In 1989 the corridor area was incorporated into the park thus contributing to a fully functioning park.


The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park was opened on the 30th of April 1895, however, the Hluhluwe and the Umfolozi were separate parks at that stage divided by the Black Umfolozi River. The corridor road was established in between the two parks and persons wanting to visit both parks had to drive all the way around to access a different gate.

This no longer exists and today clients may enjoy both parks from either side. The Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. 

The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is also rich in history and can firmly state that their actions in in-game capture and wildlife translocations saved both the Black and White Rhinos from near extinction in the '60s.

The Umfolozi site was originally used as King Shaka's private hunting grounds. Should this be your first visit to the Park then be assured that this 96000-hectare reserve makes for some pretty amazing Day Safaris.

The park is a Big 5 Reserve these animals include both White and Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Elephant. Other interesting wildlife includes the likes of Cheetahs and Wild Dogs.

Why not enjoy one of our Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options we would be delighted to host you on either a Half Day Safari or better yet a Full Day Safari into Hluhluwe. We offer some of the very best Hluhluwe Safari Tours.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options - Departures

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Heritage Tours & Safaris offers daily departures into this magnificent park and has done so for the past 21 years. We offer a complimentary transfer service from St Lucia should you be overnighting in the area alternatively you can meet us at the park's entrance.

All of the game drive vehicles are roll-down roll-up sides for a comfortable trip to the park. Each ranger has numerous years of experience within the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and will undoubtedly ensure that you have a superb time out on safari.

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options - What's Included

  • No-Hidden Costs all-included Safaris. All safaris include Gate Fees / Conservation Levies
  • Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles
  • All vehicles carry additional coolers with bottled waters
  • All vehicles carry additional blankets for those cooler mornings
  • Catering is included please see product-specific catering
  • 19 Years of experience
  • We assure you that our Hluhluwe Game Drive Prices are the best value for money

What to Bring Along on one of our Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options

There is truly no need to spend any unnecessary money on any clothing, as long as you are comfortable you will have a super time.  If possible take a light jacket along as weather conditions may change quickly. Comfy shoes, hat, and sunblock.

If possible camera and extra battery would be amazing for those wonderful wildlife shots.

What Sets Us Apart

Being dedicated to the travel and tourism industry since 2003, Heritage Tours & Safaris has strived in ensuring the highest possible levels of service at all times.

Not only do we ensure that you and your family or friends will have a superb time but that we remain competitive with our pricing as well as provide more value at all times.

Our dedicated team of office staff and experienced and knowledgeable game rangers will undoubtedly ensure that you enjoy a true Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari. Should you have any questions prior to making any booking please do drop us an email and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Rangers / Skippers

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Our Rangers / Skippers are all highly experienced and qualified in their respective fields. All Rangers are certified (theta or fugasa) each ranger also has his or her pdp (professional drivers licence)and first aid certified.

Skippers are all Samsa certified, first aid certified and are also registered Rangers.

This thus ensures that your experience is but one word magical, learn, listen and hear their tales and stories not to mention the incredible informative information that you all have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We depart for the Hluhluwe Umfolozi (Imfolozi) on a daily basis. We are only closed 2 days a year Xmas and Boxing day. Should you like to join us simply drop us an email, call us, or book online. 

All of the tours are truly splendid, it all depends on what it is that you would like to experience and how much time you have. The full-day safari is by far the most popular and offers our clients a better insight into the reserve as well.  

Fortunately not, we offer multiple overnight safari packages that include a multitude of excursions to both the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park as well as other magical areas for wildlife sightings. For some incredible overnight packages please Click Here

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, formerly known as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. This 96000-hectare park is home to the African Big 5, Cheetah, and Wild Dogs to only mention the larger animals one may encounter while in the park. 

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is also world-renowned for its safe the Rhino campaign in the '60s when less than 100 Rhino roamed the planet. 

Yes, absolutely. The park is well suited for self-drive safaris. It is advisable that you purchase a Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Map at the reception as the park is quite large. 

No, one may enjoy the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in a normal sedan. Certain parts of the park are however not suited to sedans, these may include areas that are gravel and have not recently been graded. 

Absolutely yes, the park is truly an amazing and incredible Park. No one park is identical and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has so much to offer from its magical wildlife to amazing and incredible hilly topography in the North to the grasslands in the South. 

The best option would first of all be Time, and how much of it you have. Should you like to enjoy the best that the park has to offer then we should suggest a Full Day Safari as this would offer you not only more time but also a larger area in which to explore and discover as many wildlife species as possible. 

No, however, the height elevation will definitely help with not only varying areas within the park but also a better elevation for game viewing.

Unfortunately, this is an incredibly difficult question to answer, however, we have been fortunate enough on occasion to witness the Big 5 within 4 hours of entering the park. This is by no means the norm however the more time within any park the better. 

The park is rich in wildlife, at the last count, 120 lions were recorded. Other species of wildlife include White Rhino, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dogs, Nyala, Waterbuck, Hippo, Nile Crocodiles, Impala, Warthogs, Vervet Monkeys, Duiker, Zebra, Giraffe, Jackal, Blue Wildebeest to name but just a few of the possible sightings that you too could enjoy. 

Yes, this magnificent animal may be seen in either side of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. We suggest that for the best opportunity of witnessing Cheetahs explore the Sontuli area (Imfolozi Park).

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