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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Full Day Big 5 Safari Tour provided by Heritage Day Tours & Safaris

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Full Day Big 5 Safari Tour

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Full Day Big 5 Safari Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
9
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 112985P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast and Refreshments are included while at one of the numerous picnic spots
  • Enjoy a traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), salads and refreshments included at lunch
  • All vehicles carry additional coolers with bottled water for all clients for the duration of the Safari
  • Private transportation
  • All Conservation Levies are Included on this Safari
  • Blankets are also provided on all of the game drive vehicles
  • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
Exclusions
  • Gratuities are not included
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will gladly pick you up from any accommodation within St Lucia at 05:00 am, Alternatively, should you like to meet us at the Nyalazi Gate (Imfolozi Park) we will meet you at 06:00 am.
  • R618, South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No Children under the age of 6 years old are allowed
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast and Refreshments are included while at one of the numerous picnic spots
  • Enjoy a traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), salads and refreshments included at lunch
  • All vehicles carry additional coolers with bottled water for all clients for the duration of the Safari
  • Private transportation
  • All Conservation Levies are Included on this Safari
  • Blankets are also provided on all of the game drive vehicles
  • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
Exclusions
  • Gratuities are not included
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will gladly pick you up from any accommodation within St Lucia at 05:00 am, Alternatively, should you like to meet us at the Nyalazi Gate (Imfolozi Park) we will meet you at 06:00 am.
  • R618, South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No Children under the age of 6 years old are allowed
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    R618
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    Your game ranger for the day will pick you up at your accommodation at 05:00 am in St Lucia. You will then be transferred to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Nyalazi Gate (the southern section of the Park). All clients meeting us at the Nyalazi Gate please if you would be their by 06:00 am. Once everyone is onboard your ranger will offer you an introduction to the Park, let you know regarding the area or destination for the day and you are off on a magnificent day's wildlife safari. The Park is home to the African Big 5, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and much more. Sit back and enjoy as the Bush comes alive. Early morning departures are more productive as this is when the predators are more active enhancing your chances of seeing them. The full-day Big 5 safari includes Breakfast, Bush Lunch, and Refreshments.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Cyriel M
5 contributions
Mar 2022
Our guide Senzo Mthembu is a great driver, right on time he picked us up in the early morning. He had the best eyes; he spotted so many animals for us and we even saw a drinking giraffe (quite extraordinary, as they drink just once a week). Senzo brought some blankets for in the jeep (cold mornings, hot days), and he prepared an outstanding lunch with meat from the 'braai': he even grilled vegan sausages for us, cause we are vegetarians. Thank you for your kindness, humbleness and the memory you gave us, that we will always cherish!
Written 28 March 2022
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Hi Cyrie thank you for such kind words.
Written 5 May 2022
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Zee family
1 contribution
Feb 2022
My family and I of 5 where taken on a private tour hosted and driven by Lindokuhle Mtetwa. He was an excellent host with such passion for his job that his excitement was contagious and having been on a day tour none of us felt drained or tired. Lindokuhle made the tour very enjoyable and exciting and was very knowledgeable about the animals and nature. Even in the manner in which he was parting with his knowledge made one very attentive and engaged. PS: the entire family unanimously agree he's also excellent with braaiing.
Written 23 February 2022
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Rob Kermack
Durban, South Africa56 contributions
Feb 2022
First time using Heritage Tours and what a great experience! We were collected from our St Lucia accommodation at 4.55am by our guide for the day Bheki, who proceeded to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game park, approximately an hour drive away. We were the only 2 on the vehicle, yet he went out of his way to make us have a wonderful experience. After some early game viewing, we stopped for a tasty and fulfilling breakfast, very well put together. Thereafter, the rest of the morning was spent travelling all over the park where we got to view numerous game and bird species. In all cases Bheki was very knowledgeable and patient with our viewings.
Lunch was a braai, with again a well thought out salad selection and more than sufficient. After further game viewing, we were transported back to our St Lucia accommodation. All in all a very organized day and again hats off to our guide Bheki.
Written 21 February 2022
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Hannah L
1 contribution
Nov 2021
This was our first time ever experiencing a safari tour and it was beyond amazing. Our guide, John, was extremely knowledgeable about the animal/bird life and conservation and would get the car as close as safely possible for viewing. We would highly recommend him as a guide if you have a choice. We were fortunate to see so many animals so close to the side of the roads including lion and wild dogs, which are more rare to see. The meals provided were also very tasty and well organized. It is apparent that this company has run many tours - you won't be disappointed.
Written 7 December 2021
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Amy
3 contributions
Nov 2021
We had a great day with Jabulani, not only is he a knowledgeable guide who taught us a lot, has a great eye for seeking out wildlife and is clearly passionate about nature, but he also went out of his way to make sure we were well fed and happy throughout the day.
Written 18 November 2021
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Anouschka S
Maastricht, The Netherlands9 contributions
Great drive with Jabu!!! Saw the big four in one valley. Lovely park and great ranger, even better then Kruger Park. Good braai and good breakfast.
Written 25 October 2021
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Michèle R
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Both parks are incredibly beautiful and full of animals. To have a guide like Jonathan, articulate, full of knowledge and experience, made for a wonderful and unforgettable day.
Written 13 October 2021
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Monique C
Cape Town6 contributions
Oct 2021
We did a 3-night package which included meals, accommodation, entrance fees, an afternoon game drive, a full day safari, a safari and snorkeling at Cape Vidal and a boat cruise!
We stayed at the wonderful @Heritage House, which was comfortable and luxurious, and because it only has 4-5 rooms, you are well cared for by the lovely manageress, Thea. Breakfasts were really enjoyable!
A big thank you to Bev from Heritage Tours who assisted with our booking (which included communication lasting over a year due to covid). We had to reschedule a few times and we were always accommodated with ease. Thank you! The package was also put together very thoughtfully and we were well guided to ensure a pleasant experience. It was nice not to have to do any of the planning or thinking!
We are also very thankful to our amazing guide, JABU, who was with us for all 3 days and offered a fantastic experience. His knowledge was exceptional, especially regarding the birdlife - he taught us so much. He is also a great braai master!
I highly recommend this package to anyone wanting to experience the wonders of St.Lucia and surrounds. You will not regret it!!
Written 11 October 2021
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Estella
8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did the hluhluwe /umfolozi full day safari and isimangaliso wetlands sunset tour and hippo and croc boat cruise tour. John was absolutely informative and knowledgeable on the full day tour... We had an awesome time, the whole day was full of suspense and adventure. Jabulani was a great tour guide for the sunset tour... We didn't spot much animals but never the less was wonderful being out in nature. The Wetlands is absolutely breathtaking. He made the effort to let us see as much as possible. We also did the hippo/croc cruise on the lake. There were alot of hippos but unfortunately no crocodiles... Appears the estuary is hippo dominant. Will definitely recommend this tour group. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the small town of st lucia. Hope to go back someday in the future.
Written 10 August 2021
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Explore63560317072
Thank you for the amazing 5 star review iw ill be sure to pass on the compliments to Jabulani :) We look forward to hosting you again.
Written 17 September 2021
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Zakhele
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
We had a great time on the full day safari. Our guide Senzo Mthembu is very knowledgable. He guided to areas where we could watch Rhinos. He know all the birds in the area even the plant names.
Written 19 May 2021
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Explore63560317072
Thank you for the kind compliments and 5 star review :) I will be sure to pass them onto Senzo
Written 17 September 2021
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TheDebsta
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A wonderful way to spend a cold, wet Sunday afternoon
The weather was not really inviting but my guide Yamkela certainly was. Wrapped up snuggly in blankets and rain pon
TheDebsta
TheDebsta
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Wonderful Day in the Park
What a funtastic day. I did the half day HIP tour with Lindor as my guide. Lindor was an excellent host, he seems t
KatyMun1608
KatyMun1608
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Amazing honeymoon experience
Our experience of heritage tours was fantastic. All the staff we encountered were extremely polite and friendly and
nevik017
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No praise is sufficient
I truly cannot recommend this establishment and the activities enough. We were booked into the 3 night 4 day packag
SibuSim
SibuSim
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The best safari tour I have been to.
We were in the safe and proficient hands of Xolani as our tour guide. What a brilliant fellow. His understanding of
NkomoSthe
NkomoSthe
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Slightly Rain-filled Sightseeing
Our day was filled with sights of water buffaloes, kudu, waterbuck, rhino, hippos and an elephant through rainy wea
Gillian S
Gillian S
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Highly recommended!
Our family went on the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi half day Safari. Wonderful experience, and fortunate to see many animals i
RobynL_CO
RobynL_CO
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Excellent guide for Hluhluwe Park tour
During our recent visit to St. Lucia we booked a sunrise game drive of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park and our guide was ver
TheVitruvianMan
TheVitruvianMan
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Value for money and unbelievable experience!!!
An incredible and unbelievable experience! I did the 7 night Safari package and my guide was Jonathan Webster. Very
P2187WOdebbier
P2187WOdebbier
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What a wonderful day
What a wonderful day out. I would like to thank our guide Jabu for making the day so memorable. He was so patient w
NtuSho
NtuSho
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An escape
What an amazing experience. I absolutely loved and enjoyed. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to
LCloete5252
LCloete5252
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Highly recommended
Thank you to Heritage Tours St Lucia for making our trip so extra special. Everything was so professionally done fr
mylenemiu
mylenemiu
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Unforgettable experiences
I booked a night tour with them including sunrise safari, boat tour and sunset safari. Our guides on those tour wer
ZahoorK26
ZahoorK26
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Excellent.
Booked the full day safari and the boat safari.excellent value for money. Our guides were so informative and profes
kirstys
kirstys
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Heritage Tours, St Lucia
We had an amazing sunset cruise with Shoreline Boat Safaris. As the boat wasn’t overcrowded, we felt it was more of
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