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Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience
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Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience

By The Little Bush Baby Company
About
A fairly early start to the day is needed to drive to the wonderful Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Home to the majestic Big 5 plus some delightful extras such as cheetahs, wild dogs, zebra and giraffes. Any budding little David Attenborough or Steve Irwin will enjoy exploring the landscape and learning about eco-systems, rhino conservation and plants all whilst searching for elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos, kudu, vultures and many more African creatures only seen on television or in books. A junior Rangers dream!
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R 6 500,00
per group (up to 4)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • A selection of hot drinks, fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice box
  • Child-friendly snacks
  • Child-friendly meal such as burgers, chicken skewers, pasta, sandwiches
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Children's activity pack
  • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • You will be collected from your accommodation in St Lucia or Mtubatuba. Please advise on which guesthouse you are staying at. We can also meet at Nyalazi Gate Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 291656P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience?
        Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience price starts from R 6 565,37. Discover and book Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience on Tripadvisor
        What is the Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience cancellation policy?
        Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience?
        Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience is hosted by The Little Bush Baby Company. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Little Bush Baby Company on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Family Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safari Experience 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: 291656P2

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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          Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
          Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
          Home to the Big 5 plus other African animals such as cheetahs, wild dogs, zebra and giraffes. You will be looking for wildlife, big and small, exploring the landscape and learning about eco-systems, rhino conservation and plants all whilst searching for elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos, kudu, vultures and many more creatures only seen on television or in books.
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • The Little Bush Baby Company
          19
          St Lucia, South Africa
          Joined in January 2021
        • LloydN986
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Little Bush Baby Company is the best
          Little Bush Baby Safari Experience tour might be the best Trip Advisor/ tour we have ever taken in years of international travel. Our guide Ashley is passionate and highly educated about the fauna and floral of the South African bush. His tour of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park exceeded our high expectations. We saw virtually all of the animals in a natural setting and learned so much about the history and culture of the area. The picnic lunch prepared by Ashley's wife Katie was superb and her pre-excursion communications were outstanding as we took this tour after arriving in Richard's Bay but cruise. We would give this company and tour a rating of 10 if permitted.
          Written 26 February 2024
        • met1517
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Safari
          We had a wonderful day with Ashley (The Little Bush Baby Company) at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. He came to the cruise terminal at Richards Bay to pick us up in his very comfortable SUV. We were quite surprised to find that we were going to have a private tour for just the 2 of us. It was quite a long drive to the park, but we enjoyed our conversation with Ashley on the way. We were able to have a very full day at the park, because our ship was staying in port overnight - Ashley was in no hurry to get us back. We saw so much wildlife and Ashley was really enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with us. It was especially exciting to see 2 cheetah running through the bush. Lions were elusive, but we were thrilled to see elephants, zebra, antelope, warthogs, buffalo, wildebeest and white rhino at close quarters. We also saw a very large nile crocodile and hippos in the river at a distance. Ashley was keen to show us other creatures: vultures, a dung beetle and a leopard tortoise. We were given a snack pack for the morning and then we also enjoyed a beautiful picnic lunch with drinks - we adored his wife Katie's baking! I can heartily recommend The Little Bush Baby Company for your shore excursions in Richards Bay. I think that Ashley would be particularly amazing with family groups. We certainly learned a lot.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • 32alyshaw
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience.
          Could not recommend this company more. Both Katie and Ashley are amazing to deal with. This was our first trip to Africa and they made us feel at ease and fall in love with it. Katie helped with all the logistics and Ashley was such an informative guide. We were blown away by his knowledge of all the animals, both big and small. They were also incredibly thoughtful and surprised us with so many little details that really went a long way. If you are headed to the iSimangaliso area, I highly suggest booking with them!
          Written 28 January 2024
        • karenV6184ZA
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing, personalized tour of St. Lucia plants and animals!
          My husband and I felt so fortunate to have a private tour with Ashley which focused on the animals and plants around St. Lucia. Our educational experience began and continued as we walked down to the roads, through the wooded trail, to the boardwalk, and out onto the beach and back to the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Ashley as he shared his wealth of knowledge about the plants, the bird life, the insects, and other animals that inhabit St. Lucia. He packed us snacks and we enjoyed good conversation about South Africa and his experiences. We can’t recommend enough how wonderful this day was. Truly a highlight of our trip!! Thank you, Ashley!!!
          Written 29 November 2023
        • mror834
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          St Lucia to Sodwana Bay Travel
          Ashley is an exceptional guide. He is knowledgeable, hardworking and well thought out. My group felt safe for all 5 days in northeast South Africa because of Ashley. I would not go with anyone else. If you are planning a trip in the area I would strongly recommend booking your trip with Ashley!
          Written 15 November 2023
        • L8841MSsarahr
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The absolute best!
          Ashley was outstanding! Our group arranged a custom tour through the KwaZulu-Natal region, which included stops in St. Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Cape Vidal, Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, and Sodwana Bay. Ashley is an intelligent, insightful, thoughtful, and accommodating guide, who by the end of the trip felt more like a friend than a guide. We had the opportunity to meet his wife and business partner, who was also lovely. Ashley’s strength is his knowledge of and passion for the natural world. Whether a family, couple or group of friends, I would not hesitate booking a tour with Ashley.
          Written 15 November 2023
        • KevinL1811
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          11/10
          Top notch guide. More knowledge than you can imagine. Timely and organized. Can answer all your questions, knows the area and great for groups. Best guide we've had!
          Written 15 November 2023
        • M1818XPnicoler
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ashley is the best
          I found Ashley via Tours By Locals. I contacted him and he was quick and thoughtful in his responses. Together, we came up with a plan and he made sure that it was safe, efficient and ultimately feasible given our goals. We seamlessly went from Durban to Isimangaliso to Hluhluwe Imfolozi to Sodwana Bay to Durban in five days. Ashley might be the most knowledge guide we have ever had over the years of traveling in many countries around the world. He taught us about all the animals and plants and gave us an appreciation for so many species outside of the big five. By the end of it, he didn’t feel like a guide but rather like a friend we were traveling with. We were all very sad to part ways and HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend that other people go with Ashley because it will be the best experience.
          Written 13 November 2023
        • dougg1000
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          A Mega Pride to Remember
          We contacted Ashley through Tours by Locals three months prior to our Safari in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Throughout that time, Ashley provided us with various itineraries, food options, and pricing based on what we wanted to see. After finalizing a plan, Ashley provided us with a great tour that included four of the big five. After a reported sighting of a leopard, Ashley made an earnest effort for us to see the leopard, though it was a miss. We will see it upon our return tour with Ashley to the Imolozi water park. However, we were able to catch a road crossing of a mega pride of lions. They are sneaky as we pass them unobserved in the brush. To Ashley's credit, by his looking in the rearview mirror we were able to witness this pride. Also, the giraffes battling each other was an amazing sight to see. The size difference between a wild versus a caged giraffe is interesting. Ashley is dependable, showed concern for his guests, and gave credit to his family for preparing our fantastic-style lunch. Though it wasn't the traditional South African braai (BBQ), it didn't disappoint, as the time was needed to track down the animals, besides the heat was not conducive for a BBQ. Ashley can prepare for the unknown and improvise. He will not disappoint. Traits: Youthful, Knowledgeable, dependable and shows love for South Africa
          Written 16 September 2023
        • Dream50224834074
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          Excellent experience
          Ashley is an extremely knowledgeable guide. He communicated with us several times before picking us up at our cruise port. Our tour was excellent and included information on animals, plants and local customs. We had a fantastic time chatting and learning about the area.
          Written 16 April 2023
        • CapeBoom
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great cottage, nice hosts and an awesome experience 😎
          Honestly couldn't imagine a better place to stay. I mean saint Lucia is beautiful as is but if you want to elevate your experience there go with Katie and Ashley's Little Bush baby. The cottage is beautiful, everything is clean and prepared for you when you arrive. Katie is always reachable and ready to help and guide to the nice places in Saint Lucia or helps with any other questions that may occur during your stay. Ashley is such a nice and awesome guy to be spend time with, it's always an delight talking with him. Also having him as a guide is such a great experience. He has so much knowledge and interesting facts and funfacts about the natur and wildlife of SA and local animals. Cheers Vincent 🐗! Honestly you need to experience it yourself. 10/10 would recommend everyone visiting Saint Lucia
          Written 21 March 2023
        • OlivierF1325
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          To do absolutely
          Beautiful day with our extraordinary guide Ashley. Amazing flora and fauna with countless fascinating comments from Ashley. Meal at Cap Vidal To do absolutely
          Written 23 June 2022
        • paulgray1
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An excellent Safari guide
          Ashley is highly knowledgeable safari guide who took us to Hluhuwe/Imfolozi game reserve north of St Lucia. He collected us in a company vehicle he was working for. He was on time at the unearthly hour of 4 am and drove us up to the game reserve. We were probably the first there in the park and immediately got up close to giraffes. We did a 2.5hr game run before stopping for lunch and the same again before a lunch and then drove back through the reserve back to our guest house by 4pm. We saw 4 of the big 5 except a leopard seeing around 30 white rhino in different groups including one where a couple of them were mating. Ashley spotted game including a lion which was relaxing on a river bed and got us up close to many antelope, giraffe, wart hogs etc. He pointed out birdlime and flora of the bus and answered every question we threw at him. Undoubtedly, he was the best safari guide we have had over the years.
          Written 27 January 2022
        • Grayscalestories
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Night hippo hunting
          Took a 2 hour evening tour that started at 7pm. Our guide, Ashley, was exceptional, always having little tidbits of of information to share between sightings. He also knew exactly where to look to find the hippos, driving right up to them when they were located. All four of us (2 adults, 2 kids aged 12&16) enjoyed the excursion immensely. Definitely a something you don’t want to miss when in St. Lucia!
          Written 24 July 2021
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        Shannon M
        Saskatoon, Canada101 contributions
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        Jun 2023
        Our family safari experience was absolutely amazing. It was quite possibly the best experience we had in South Africa. Ash, our guide, did a fantastic job of ensuring that our trip was toddler friendly while at the same time being informative and engaging for the adults. We learned so much on our Safari and were able to see so many animals (4 of the big 5 and many, many others.) Katie, Ashley's wife, had fantastic recommendations for what to do and see that would be toddler appropriate. We would highly recommend this company, especially for those traveling with young children.
        Written 12 June 2023
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        Angela H
        Columbia, South Carolina33 contributions
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        Jan 2024 • Couples
        We had a phenomenal private tour with Ashley in this National Game Park. We saw so many animals, birds, insects, and flora. Ashley knew it all and educated us about all the indigenous species. He was so easy to talk to and didn’t make us feel as if any of our questions were silly. We learned so much and had a truly delightful day.
        Written 21 January 2024
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        Jun 2023 • Family
        Thanks to Katie and Ashley! My husband and I booked the private safari and had an amazing day at the game reserve with lots of animal sightings. We enjoyed learning lots from Ashley with his excellent knowledge and he was very easy to talk to. Our little 19 month old daughter was very comfortable and entertained during the tour.

        The tour was well paced; we had breaks with meal provided for a picnic stop and snacks during the ride.

        We will recommend Little bush baby service without reservation anytime. Thanks again!
        Written 20 June 2023
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        Maree Russell
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        Jan 2023 • Couples
        We had an exceptional day with Ashley W.. as arranged, he was there to meet us at our cruise ship and took us on a wonderful day safari into HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI PARK..We saw Elephants, Rhino’s, giraffes and impala’s just to name a few. Ashley provided a delicious picnic lunch which we enjoyed in a true African Setting..His knowledge of the Park, as well as the animals and plants in it was extraordinary.. we would not hesitate to recommend Ashley’s service to anyone seeking a great safari experience..
        Written 31 January 2023
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        Thanks so much Maree, it was my pleasure to spend the day with you!
        Written 31 January 2023
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