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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Private Day Tour from Durban provided by Zulu Safaris

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Private Day Tour from Durban

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Private Day Tour from Durban
4.5
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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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9080P34
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle • Qualified Tour Guide • Entry/Admission - iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
12–14 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick-up point at 1st Zulu Safaris Office at Tropicana Hotel,85 OR Tambo Parade we also do pick-up at the Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal or any pick-up at a 5km radius from Tropicana Hotel.
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Ports:
Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle • Qualified Tour Guide • Entry/Admission - iSimangaliso Wetland Park • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick-up point at 1st Zulu Safaris Office at Tropicana Hotel,85 OR Tambo Parade we also do pick-up at the Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal or any pick-up at a 5km radius from Tropicana Hotel.
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Ports:
Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12–14 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
You are looking for a day safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi.
You are ok travelling a 2h30m distance to reserve.
You want to experience and learn about the wildlife that roams the reserve.
You want to experience a guided boat safari on the iSimangaliso Estuary.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
German and Polish languages can be requested (on request)
Most travellers can participate
Wheelchair user: Any traveler using wheelchair have to inform (weight & size)
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    iSimangaliso Wetland Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa
    See address & details
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Caroline J
10 contributions
Great day out with Wanda
We were met by our guide Wanda spot on time outside our hotel in a four wheel drive jeep and he gave us a quick outline of the day, coffee stops, ETA at reserve and lots of info about our journey and places we were travelling through. We went on the riverboat and saw numerous hippos up close but no crocs but that's the luck of the draw. We were given choices along the way and we had a takeaway lunch so we could spend more time in the reserve. We saw lots of animals and our guide Wanda was very knowledgeable and careful not to disturb the animals. He was from the area so he had great local knowledge to thel point other groups were following him around the reserve to try to see all the animals.
It's a long day but very enjoyable and great fun with Wanda. Try and see if you can book him. Highly recommended.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Naseema
Cape Town Central, South Africa14 contributions
My spirit animals - a day spent at St Lucia and Hluhluwe Game Park
On the 23/12/19, a friend (from CT) and I did the Hluhluwe safari and St Lucia boat safari day tour from Durban. Vusi Gumede was our guide for the day. It was a long day, being a few hours drive from Durban, but Vusi entertained us throughout the way. He is such a lovely, personable gentleman, and really suited for working in this industry. The boat tour was lovely. No crocodiles were spotted, but many many many hippo’s were seen. Vusi kindly accommodated our request to stop off for lunch at a restaurant of our choice, before proceeding to Hluhluwe Game Park for a 3hr game viewing experience. (We also managed to fit in some road side market shopping for souvenirs). Thanks to Vusi’s keen eyes, and ‘game spotters whatsapp group’, we were able to view 4 of the big 5 game. An amazing experience! On our drive back, Vusi once again accommodated our request to make a dinner pit stop. We made it back home around 8pm. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I would certainly recommend this tour, and Vusi Gumede.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AlineBatista
Trosa, Sweden27 contributions
Very professional and knowledgeable guides
I was travelling solo and wanted to book tours last minute, just two days before, and they were the only company to reply to my enquiries and actually offer me the tours. I'm glad they did. Everything was very professionally organized and the guides Nene and Vusi were amazing!

The St Lucia and Imfolozi Park was great, Vusi tried his best to find the animals and the day was amazing! We saw elephants and zebras among others, and even mama rhino fighting daddy rhino for some unknown reason, while going away with the kid.
If I knew I would have skipped the river as it was a bit boring, and chosen the tour with more time in the park.

I also took the Oracle herbalist and PheZulu village and reptile Park. It is interesting to see the dance and representations of Zulu culture, but don't get high expectations, good for kids though. Same for the reptile Park.
The "oracle herbalist" was a bit disappointing, a nice person to chat but a clear tourist trap. Be ready with cash as you have to tip them extra 300.
The guide Nene was the star of the tour, he saved the day with his noticeable knowledge about the animals and a Zulu history class on the drive back.

All in all was a great experience, I could have a small taste of South Africa with the short time I had in hands. I would recommend this tour operator and their amazing guides to anyone!
Written 18 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Zulu_Safaris_SA
siyabonga kakhuuuulu! Thank you very much Aline , its was a great pleasure for Vusi and I to be at your service and your interest on both reptiles and mammals were meet. I hope you had a good rest before going back to the hectic schedule of yours and taking your precocious time with us was worth it. wamkelekile* (hope you call again soon.
Written 19 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tigermike321
Gloucester, UK63 contributions
Far too much driving
Dec 2019
If you are staying in Durban you will spend a couple of hours in each place and about 8 hours in a car!!
The boat rides was a little disappointing as there had been so much rain that the river was very muddy. The game reserve is much better. Loads to see especially black and white rhinos. You wont get the big 5 though as I dont think the reserve has elephants.
Written 6 December 2019
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Zulu_Safaris_SA
we glad that you did see the rhinos and you were happy about that unfortunately the time of travel will be a little long from the city to were the wild animals are at and moving freely Hluhluwe Imfolozi is 98 thousand Hectors we have no control which animals one can spot . St Lucia is a Wetland park its always muddy during rainy season around the time you visited the park
Written 20 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Irene
6 contributions
Amazing safari, great guide
Nov 2019 • Solo
It is an advisable experience, you get to see hippos ans crocodiles in St Lucia, and many other animals in the park, such as giraffes, impalas, zebras, rhinos, elephants... Vusi is a great guide and he knows a lot about the animals.
Be prepared, though, for a long drive!
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

okkie161
2 contributions
Very nice people, very poor management
Oct 2019
We had a great day with our tour guides who helped us really well and were very friendly. Unfortunately we had some trouble and we had to call to boss of the company. This guy turned out to be extremely unfriendly (for the lack of curse words). He was very unfriendly and shouted at both us and a couple who were traveling with us. I still gave it three stars because of the experience and the guides but knowing that a large portion of your money goes to people like to guy who shouted at us was a big turnoff for us. I think there are other tours like this who offer similar experiences but who (hopefully) have less arrogant and aggressive management.
Written 25 October 2019
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Zulu_Safaris_SA
Terribly sorry for misunderstanding, we are very happy to hear that the tour guides tried their best to keep you happy, unfortunately there was a network problem that day so i couldn't hear you properly, on your request of open vehicle game drive, i tried to explain to you why we can't do it on our day tours. Open vehicles game drives start at 6am and finish 9am and again at 5pm and finish 8pm the gates at the Park close at 18:00PM, so the only open vehicle game drive we have is on the overnight tour Apologies Extremely Unfriendly Manager
Written 26 October 2019
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Jenna
Des Moines, IA4 contributions
All around amazing!
Oct 2019
Our trip was so much fun. Sotiris was very kind and knowledgeable about the wildlife. He picked us up from where we were staying and the car was very nice. He took us around the park and knew the park very well. He was prepared for everything! He brought a nice dinner and we were greeted by a hyena during dessert. In the morning we left very early and saw many animals crossing the road in front of us. He took us up to a high spot where we had a beautiful view of the park while we ate breakfast. There were even rhinos near us while we were eating. We were able to see a lot of hippos on the boat tour. Sotiris was an awesome guide and a lot of fun to have take us on the trip. We are booking more tours with the company and will recommend this tour to others that come!
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Zulu_Safaris_SA
Thanks for your lucrative feedback and we hope this will help a lot of people to know and understand this kind of the trip. We are very content to hear from you that your expectations were fulfilled. It is our chief priority to provide the excellent services to all our clients. Once again thanks for choosing us to be your host and we hope to host you again soon. Kind regards
Written 17 October 2019
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Monica S
1 contribution
GOOD OUTCOME AFTER A FEW MISUNDERSTANDINGS
Aug 2019
Things started well and as planned: pick up was on time, car seemed new, safe and comfortable and our guide/driver very neat and pleasent. His driving was perfect and we felt safe in all times.

Unfortunately, we had several problems regarding planning and schedules. I'm not sure who was responsible for the lack of organisation, but there were some obvious communication issues there. Half way through the tour, we realised our driver didn't have clarity of the service/tour we had hired, which caused us to start a search for wifi signals over St Lucia to recover the itinetary of my email and show what was specified there. We had to insist and push a little to make sure we were getting what we actually had payed for. After a while of negociating, we got to speak to the agency operator and in the end they made our itinetary count. This whole situation was very unfortunate and unpleasant.

After solving that we started the journey to the game park. Once there, we again had plannification problems, this time regarding timetables (we were asked to be ready at 5:30 am for our sunrise game drive, only to realize when we were already in the car, that the camp didn't open it's gates until 7 am and therefore we couldn't go anywhere).

Despite all of the above, in the end, things worked out fine and we had a lot of fun. Our driver/guide Visu did everything and more to try find the Big 5 for us and other animals we were interested in seeing.

Thank you Visu for trying to revert the situation and go out of your way to make the game drives the most exciting you could for us.

Accomodation at Hilltop Camp was beautiful and clean, food was great as well.

I wouldn't decide not to hire Zulu Safari services but I would make sure that everything is totally clear right from the start of the tour to avoid this type of situations that you really don't wan't to deal with while on vacations.
Written 23 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Zulu_Safaris_SA
Hi Monica Thanks you so much for your constructive feedback. I would like to apologize for such experience & inconvenience. Our chief priority is to provide excellent services to all our valuable clients and hopefully your constructive feedback will help us a lot to ameliorate our service. However, I would like to thank you a lot for choosing us as your host and once again thanks for great appreciation for our tour guide good services during entire trip, we are content to hear from you that final you enjoyed the trip and hopefully in future you will experience much better services. we hope to host you again. Kind regards Public relations Manager
Written 25 August 2019
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Tobias T
Heidelberg, Germany40 contributions
Great Adventure
We had a really nice trip, our guide Vusi was really nice and we had a lot of fun. We've seen 4 of the big five and a lot of other animals ( even a lot of them with their babies). Vusi knows a lot about the animals and was really safe driver.. 2 days before we had also very unique trip with Terry to Sani Pass and Lesotho. That trip was also very nice and Terry was also very friendly and knows a lot about history.
We would suggest to do a tour with these guys because they really love what they do and they give a very special unique experience!!
Thanks to these guys!!!!!
Written 12 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

spellini
Delft, The Netherlands56 contributions
AMAZING!!!
The tour was incredible! By far our best experience in Africa! The guide, Vusie, is a local man who knows A LOT about the animals, the parks and the wildlife. He explained in details about all the wild animals we saw and he made his best to find the Big 5! I truly recommend everyone to do this tour and if your guide is Vusie, you’ll be very very lucky!!! Not only the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, but also the boat tour in the wetlands was amazing! Lots and lots of hippos and crocodiles there. Save a lot of energy before, because it’ll be a long unforgettable day!
Written 11 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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fantastic tour with a great company
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Perfect Tour and Timeframe
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Amazing experience
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Friendly guide, puctual service, the parks a bit sad
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Did this tour on my own. Vusi was my guide, he was also my guide a few days earlier when i did the safari. The conv
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Excellent historical day out.......
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Fantastic day out
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Much more "Natural" than other reserves
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LisaC39415b
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A long day from Durban, but worth it!
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Great Guide and tour
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Sadly, this was very poor. 16 of us in a cramped, though air conditioned, mini bus, views from the bus very extreme
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