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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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Cyriel M
5 contributions
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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Adam B
4 contributions
I did the two night safari with Heritage Tours and am extremely pleased with the results, from booking with Bev to check-in with Thea and the various tours and guides that brought us to the right spots at the right times.

Hats off to Jabu in particular, our full-day guide through Hluhluwe. Upon hearing the unmistakable roar of lions a short distance over the hill (amazing in and of itself!), Jabu took us a short distance back down the road we had come in the hope we not avert them should they roam our way. It worked! Heading back after a good breakfast, Jabu skillfully spotted a lion laying in the bush at almost the exact location we had previously heard the roaring—a full grown male with regal mane chilling like a boss in the morning sun. It was a true marvel, the highlight of my tour. I am grateful to God for both the lion and a skilled guide like Jabu to seek him out. Well done, sir!

The rest of that day and the next was gravy. Numerous sightings of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, antelope, wildebeests, monkeys, hippos and others. Cape Vidal is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and Jabu’s knowledge of the shoreline ecosystem kept me fascinated with everything we came across. The groups of crabs crawling along the wet sand were particularly entertaining.

I highly recommend Heritage House and their tours! The lodge is inviting, the rooms spacious, the breakfast is tops, and Thea’s date balls (similar to rice Krispie treats but better) addictive. I also helped myself to generous portions of the complimentary sherry sitting in a large decanter in the lounge. 😁
Written 21 July 2022
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Estella
8 contributions
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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Rob Kermack
Durban, South Africa56 contributions
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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Zee family
1 contribution
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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Ally72
Wivenhoe, UK52 contributions
Jabu was a great guide - I'm sure he has telescopic vision as he could recognise birds and animals way off! His knowledge was brilliant and made the day so enjoyable.

They catered for food intolerances. Jabu did a wonderful braai at lunchtime and had a beautiful large inyala plod by whilst we were eating breakfast.

I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who cannot clamber up into a high 4x4 or with bad backs / cannot sit for long periods. The seats weren't overly comfortable and it gets bumpy. However this was more than made up for with the amazing animals we got to see.

Thank you Jabu for an awesome day!
Written 15 March 2020
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Taylor Cox
Epsom, UK9 contributions
Couples
We booked a 2 night safari which included a river safari to see hippos and crocs, which we did. The following day we had a day safari, a night Safari and on the last day we had a safari on Cape Vidal and the wetlands with snorkelling also. Both days included breakfast and lunch which was very good on both occasions. We were incredibly lucky to have Jon, Jason and Sibo as our guides for the trips. They were all very good at finding animals that a layman would have found impossible to see in the bush. Jon in particular had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the animal’s, birds and plants. We learnt so much on all of the trips which made it so much better.
There were 4-6 people in each jeep, 4 for us most of the time so it was quite intimate and the safaris didn’t feel at all touristy. If there was a sighting of something interesting there was a maximum of us and another jeep present.
We definitely were not expecting the quality of safari we got for the money we paid and felt it was exceptional value! Highly recommended and thanks guys for the amazing trip.
Written 5 March 2020
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Sherazaad W
9 contributions
Couples
My Fiancé and I safari’s was absolutely incredible not only did we get to see both a black and white rhino , we saw numerous elephants magnificently up close and safely. We also experienced an EXHILARATING cheetah chase right before our eyes !!!!

We also saw giraffes , zebra , different species of buck and bird . My fiancé is vegan and I do not eat pork , Heritage tours catered deliciously for both of us .

One of the best parts of the Safari was our passionate and super knowledgeable tour guide, Jono . He went out of his way to ensure that we saw animals up close and was friendly , a real Wildlife/Nature Fundi and people’s person.

All in all , I would highly recommend Heritage safaris for a once in a lifetime experience of seeing the great five and everything the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi national game reserve has to offer in St Lucia , KwaZulu-Natal SA
Written 22 January 2021
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Hannah L
1 contribution
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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Derek Hay
South Africa3 contributions
Couples
The experience of riding with an eco guide in the vehicle was fantastic. By asking questions, you are also exposed to local culture and plants. The knowledge of the guide (Senzo) regarding the animals and birds contributed greatly to our day at Imfolozi.
Written 11 May 2021
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Explore63560317072
Thank you Derek for the awesome 5 star review :) I will be sure to pass on the compliments to Senzo. Come back soon
Written 13 May 2021
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sheilao809
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Once in a lifetime experience
We did the 3 day safari. From my initial enquiry in 2021 to our safari in july 2022 everything was dealt with with
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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