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Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia

Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia

By Springbok Atlas Day Tours
This excursion offers the opportunity to spend the full day in the Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park, the oldest Game Reserve in South Africa, and situated in the heart of Zululand. After departing the harbour, spend the morning on a game drive in search of the wildlife. This reserve is host to the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino – as well as many other exciting wildlife species. The area is also renowned for its exceptional birding. After a light picnic lunch we depart for the village of St Lucia, where we and enjoy a 2 hour cruise on Lake St Lucia, one of South Africa’s 10 World Heritage sites. Here we will have the opportunity to view crocodiles and hippos in their natural habitat. After the boat trip we returning to Richards Bay port.
R 5 760,00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 12-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • light lunch
  • Entrance fee into Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • St Lucia Boat Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
  • Entry/Admission - iSimangaliso Wetland Park
What's not included
  • Drinks and all extras not mentioned

    Pickup details
    • * Guests will be met shore side as soon as they disembark the ship. * The guests will be able to identify the guide by the guide having a name board with guests names.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Port of Richards Bay, Alton, Richards Bay, 3900, South Africa
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2382P186

      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Minimum 2 guests required.
      • The Boat ride in St Lucia is weather dependent and departs at selected times. Possibility of other guests not from the Ship may join boat ride.
      • Tour departure is based on arrival and departure time of Cruise Ship.
      • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
      • Ship should arrive night before or early morning and guests need to be disembarked by 07h30.
      • Ship departure time should not be before 20h00
      • Small Group Tour, guests may be joined by other guests who are on the same Cruise ship.
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      How much is Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia?
      Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia price starts from R 6 052,13. Discover and book Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia on Tripadvisor
      What is the Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia cancellation policy?
      Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia?
      Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia is hosted by Springbok Atlas Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Springbok Atlas Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Small Group Hluhluwe & St Lucia on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2382P186

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      • You'll get picked up
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      • 1
        Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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      • 2
        iSimangaliso Wetland Park
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Springbok Atlas Day Tours
        South Africa
        Joined in February 2011
      • sophiamcneill
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        What an amazing experience
        We were a bit reticent after some of the other reviews, but we had a great day. Our game reserve driver was good, too, and we felt safe in the truck. I'm not sure if the animals were fed before our drive, but we managed to see 4 of the big 5, as well as the many other animals there, and it was an amazing experience!!! Just remember, this isn't a national park. It is a reserve, but you still can't be guaranteed to see the animals. We were lucky, and I have some of the most amazing photos. Lunch wasn't great despite the various options, but we hadn't been well, so we ate little anyway and got snacks on the way. Bring plenty to drink as they aren't provided as part of lunch or get them when your driver does the pit stops. The complimentary wine was interesting. The journey there and back was longer than expected as we were 1st/last pick up, and the route was a bit uncomfortable at times, but the guide was very nice. And ge treated us to a stop with the rescued lion cub!!! Don't forget cash for tips for both drivers if you are happy with your experience.
        Written 4 April 2024
      • 864sur
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best experience
        I came for a safari or two, and that is what I got. The morning safari was better than the late afternoon one as it was cooler and more animals were out and about. To be so close to magnificent wild animals is fantastic. Aquila itself was ok. The spa area was very relaxing, sun loungers around the pool comfortable and entertainment from the local monkeys trying their luck - sometimes quite comical watching the staff chase them away. The food was standard and a buffet. The room, however, wasn't the best. We had a funny smell on entry and, on further investigation, discovered dirty sanitary wear in the bathroom bin. Once emptied, the smell disappeared. There was way too much furniture, making it seem cluttered, and the bathroom door was opaque - you could see the outline of the person using it.
        Written 27 March 2024
      • SJ1577
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good game drives, horrible food, mass tourism.
        Good game drives, horrible food, mass tourism. The game drives were good traveling with 2 small kids. The guide was passionate and it was fun discovering the animals with him. The rest of the resort was not really enjoyable. The room was not cleaned properly (we found used underwear) and the food was disgusting.
        Written 26 March 2024
      • 23KathyG
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day out!
        Brilliant day out, really great game reserve and excellent lunch. Saw 4 if the "bug 5" plus lots of extras - woukd recommend if yiu are in cape town for sure!
        Written 17 March 2024
      • hopeful74
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun Experience
        We had a great time at Aquila. This is the perfect experience if you want to get a taste of what a real safari could be like. It is on a preserve. But we did see all the animals including lions, rhinos, elephants and zebras. We really did have fun and our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. The breakfast and lunch buffets included were fine. You will find something to eat if you choose to. I recommend this experience.
        Written 15 March 2024
      • Go35874630355
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Relaxing, big 5 and pretty place
        The guide was very friendly and happy to help and the day was planned out perfectly with a lovely lunch of fresh salad and other foods followed by a wonderful safari in which I was able to see 4/5 of the big 5. Aquila is a gorgeous place and I would definitely recommend visiting.
        Written 13 March 2024
      • 737magdaf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A heartwarming get-away
        I have visited Aquila with my 4-year old in February and opted for an overnight stay. We loved it all, we have seen the big 5, enjoyed excellent lunch and dinner and superb pool facilities. One person has made a particularly strong impression on my and made this stay a heartwarming long-term memory. It was Jasmine from the nursery who put all her love and dedication to entertain my son for the entire morning prior to our departure. What a lady.... Aquila please do cherish this fantastic colleague of yours :D
        Written 11 March 2024
      • TitaElvie
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Afternoon tea experience I won't forget
        Such a special experience. A beautiful room, with lovely service and yummy tea and food. After the afternoon tea, they let us sit outside in the garden and enjoy. Felt welcome and blissful here. Wish I was still in that garden!
        Written 10 March 2024
      • tarag444
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Marine 5
        The guides were amazing. They recognized we liked birds and made the effort to point them out to us. A beautiful ride there and back. We saw everything but the dolphins.
        Written 10 March 2024
      • andrew t
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nearly 5 star well worth a visit
        Lovely place and staff in the middle of no where We hired a car and stayed the night with an afternoon and morning game drives Star gazing was spectacular on the evening and food was plentiful and nice. Drinks very reasonable priced Would have been 5 stars but only let down was one electric two slice toaster not enough for all the guests and safari drives too short But all in all a must visit if in cape town
        Written 10 March 2024
      • M9781NIjoanneh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exciting wildlife tour
        The entire experience was great. We saw all the animals really close up. The scenery on the way to the reserve was wonderful. Would highly recommend this tour.
        Written 9 March 2024
      • JaniceC2366
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Experience of the lifetime
        Organized considering the number of participants. Sighting all the big animals was amazing being able to see them up close
        Written 8 March 2024
      • nuhasherif
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great 10/10
        Great experience. Easy pick up from our villa, safe secure journey prompt timing. We got taken to the safari few hours away and stopped for a little break along the way. Played music in the car on the journey. When we got there there was lunch and drinks, didn’t eat but looks decent. Stunning grounds great for pics. Then we left on the tour. It was great, such great history and information and a clear guide, it was a great ride and we stopped for pictures. 10/10 experience do it!!!
        Written 6 March 2024
      • Gogisgoo123
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Completely disappointing!
        This is not the luxury experience that its website promises. The standard of the accommodation is poor, very tired. There is no sense of pride, and the excellent service that the website talks about is just not there. The food was the biggest disappointment. It was like school dinners and a school canteen. Tasteless slop with no thought given to presentation whatsoever. Seeing a few animals lessened the blow but note it is not a proper safari, more like a safari park … in fact there is one in yorkshire near where I live which isn’t as big but you are more animals.
        Written 5 March 2024
      • jamesk867
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Underwhelming visit
        After a fantastic 2week in cape town /wine lands we headed to our finale which was supposed to be the highlight / crescendo of the holiday - Aquila safari . Not so. On booking you are promised a luxury experience the rooms are delightfully described as is the food /service etc as high end luxury. Our expectations were high and were sadly not met in any respect. The food…buffet style slop, tasteless, very poorly presented, like being in a low end all-inclusive. The Karoo cottage…far from luxury accommodation, a tired dingy space with no outlook. The service…was acceptable but by no means award-winning like the website said. The safari…,4 tame pet lions, a handful of buffaloes, 3 elephants, apparently some rhinos Disappointing .. I feel the whole experience is grossly misrepresented and very overpriced for what it actually is.
        Written 5 March 2024
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