Full Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 Safari

Full Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Safari


R1250.00 p/p

+27 35 5901555 

Tour Description

This Full-Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Safari is an incredible way to enjoy this magnificent Big 5 Reserve, the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. Pick Up from your Hotel in St Lucia or alternatively meet us at the Nyalazi Gate (Umfolozi Game Reserve)

Cost:              R1250.00 p/person

Duration:       9/10 Hours

Departs:        5:00 am

Group Size:    max 10 passengers per vehicle

Included:       All conservation Levies, Breakfast, Bush Lunch and Refreshments

Conducted in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle

Trip Details

This the most popular safaris offers one a real feel of this magnificent game reserve. With its rolling hills, open Savannah grasslands it remains an incredibly scenic reserve and with its incredible history, it's sure to be an incredible day for a Safari.

Animals found within Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

1,500 white rhino and 360 black rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe water-buck, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena and 23,000 impala and 300 species of birds have been recorded. With 96000 hectares to explore we travel within the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. The reserve world re-known for its conservation of Black and White Rhino just to imagine less than 120 years ago less than 100 Rhino's existed worldwide. Today the reserve boasts hundreds of Black Rhino and of the largest population of White Rhino in the world.

What to bring along:

Binoculars, Camera with spare batteries if possible, memory cards, light jacket or pullover.

Trip Highlights

  • 96000 hectares of beauty to explore
  • Comfortable Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle
  • Experienced and Passionate Rangers
  • Big 5 Wildlife Reserve
  • Bush Breakfast, Bush Lunch and Refreshments

Full Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Safari


Its an early start, should you be overnighting in the town of St Lucia then we will pick you up at 5:00 and transfer you to the game reserve free of charge. Alternatively, we will meet you at the game reserve gate at 6:00. Your personal guide for the day will give you an introduction to the reserve the animal species that are found within the reserve and the intended area that you will be traveling too.

6:00 am  Climb aboard our luxurious Open Game Drive Vehicle and you are off to go in search of the Big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dog to name but just a few of the incredible species found within the reserve.

8:00 am Breakfast and piping hot Coffee

12:00/1:00 pm  Lunch (traditional South African barbecue)

2:30 pm  We start heading back to the gate

With memory cards full and friendships built we drop you off at the gate or transfer you back to St Lucia.

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isimangaliso wetland park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999. The area is enormous and stretches from St Lucia in the South to the border of Mozambique in the North. This Tour will be conducted in the Eastern Shores of the park. Tours depart daily and may also be conducted as either early morning or late afternoon tours.




Full day Safari at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi We have been very well take care of by David our guide throughout the day. The park was very nice and gave us the opportunity to see many animals. David gave us very interesting comments on the animals which we didn't get at Kruger park. Overall, we were very happy with David who kept the day very rich in sightings...
Theo-tastic We booked a full day drive and had the pleasure of Theo as our guide. He made our day with his personality and great eye for animals. He was also an excellent cook! We entered the park and within minutes we had up close shots of rhino followed by elephants zebra giraffe and many more.
Unique experience and brilliant service My 2 friends and I traveled to St Lucia for a 24h safari experience. We did the night safari with Timbo, the 5am safari with Jacques and also the boat trip. All 3 trips were great, but the highlight is probably the 5am trip to the iSimangaliso game reserve with Jacques. Jacques was a very good guide, with great knowledge about the reserve and the animals. We saw giraffes, elephants, impalas, a cheetah, white and black rhinos, and also lions eating their kill. Jacques' passion and enthusiasm showed during the trip was contagious and contributed to the feeling of an unique experience, also created, at least for me, a slight career envy. What a great job where the lions and elephants share the office with you 🙂 We also very much appreciated the care shown towards us, it was probably one of the coldest days in a long while (as we were told), the provided blankets and tea/coffee was very welcome. once again, thank you!

What to take Along

  • Light Jacket
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Camera if possible
  • Hat & Sunblock

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Guarantee of the Big 5

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