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“What an incredible experience!”

Heritage Day Tours & Safaris
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Owner description: Heritage tours & Safaris was established by people that LOVE wildlife. Family owned and proudly South African, our aim has always been to enthusiastically share that love and passion with all the satisfied tourists that have been though our hands.Heritage Tours & Safaris offers the widest range of Big 5 Safaris, night drives, hippo and croc cruises and Whale Watching.Our safaris/activities are not only affordable but also offer our guests a value-filled product with a personal touch.We invite you to find out for yourself what sets us apart as a safari company.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Being a complacent Durbanite, it is regrettably far too seldom that I get to this magnificent part of the country.

Having a friend visit from Washington however forced our hand, and we decided to take our visitor to see the “wild life”.

I had forgotten how blessed we are to live where we do… And how close this World Heritage site is to the hustle and bustle of our everyday corporate life.

We decided rather than doing a self-drive safari, we would use Heritage Tours & Safaris and arrange a half day game drive… a decision we did not regret for a second!

We were collected just after 5:00am outside our accommodation by our guide David, and driven from St Lucia town to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve - around 50 minute drive.

We literally had not even entered the park before we spotted out first Rhino, and the morning simply got better from there.

David was INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and frankly made the trip worthwhile.

We seemed to possess telescopic vision, spotting game where we would, if we were self-driving, had driven on by.

We were fortunate enough, with his expert guidance, to spot all of the big five, with the exception of Leopard, and had an elephant come within touching distance of the vehicle.

If you are planning a trip to this area, I cannot recommend this tour or our guide David enough!

A tip: If you are going in winter, it’s advisable to take a blanket to put over your knees. It is an open safari truck, and even although it’s down on the Southern tip of Africa, the air can be a little nippy until 9 or 10:00 ish.

Breakfast was provided, which was basic, but adequate and very fitting for the location.

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Quentin M, Owner at Heritage Day Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

WOW :) Thank you for the amazing 5 star review it made our day and David is overjoyed with the compliments. The passion for wildlife shines through in David.
We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

SORRY so late response The last Drive your Guided did for Hluhluwe Backpackers My Geust had a great time Thanks

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Quentin M, Owner at Heritage Day Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review and compliments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your safari :) we look forward to hosting you in the near future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Booked the full day big 5 safari. Our guide was brilliant and tried his very best to meet our needs-he was a great cook too! Steaks and salads were immense! Good support beforehand with booking too-would recommend!

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Quentin M, Owner at Heritage Day Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review and compliments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your safari and catering :) we look forward to hosting you in the near future.
p.s. Our famous noodle salad receipe has been sent all over the world it is so popular :)

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Our guide David was excellent.
He spotted and pointed out a huge amount of animals, he gave interesting and informative comentary. The food provided was delicious and well prepared and presented.

Thank Jennifer M
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Quentin M, Owner at Heritage Day Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Wow thank you for the awesome 5 star review i will be sure to pass on the compliments for David :)

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We have been very well take care of by David our guide throughout the day. The park was very nice and gave us the opportunity to see many animals. David gave us very interesting comments on the animals which we didn't get at Kruger park.
Overall, we were very happy with David who kept the day very rich in sightings and informations about the animals.

Thank Stephanie L
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Quentin M, Owner at Heritage Day Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review much appreciate the kind words and compliments.
Your compliments will be passed on to Ranger David
We hope to see you back soon :)

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