3 Days, 2 Nights
An unforgettable Durban Big5 Safari. This Big5 safari from Durban begins and ends in Durban. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has been a pioneer Big5 safari park for many years, setting the standards in South African wildlife conservation. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is steeped in history and natural wonders. One of South Africa’s top Big5 safari parks, close to Durban city. The perfect private or group bush safari.
Day one – Leaving Durban at around 7am for your Big Five safari, we take a scenic drive along the KwaZulu-Natal coast, heading into the South African bush. Our first stop is The Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre. Here you will have the opportunity to view and learn about African wild cat, caracal, serval, and cheetah. You will be taken into the cheetah enclosure with a guide. A once in a lifetime experience to have pictures taken with and to interact with these amazing cats.
Arriving at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park at around mid-day, we go straight into a safari game drive, making our way to Hilltop Camp. Once settled into your chalet, we will set out for an afternoon safari game drive, in search of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s 84 mammal and 425 bird species. Dinner is at the Hilltop camp restaurant, a traditional buffet will be laid out.
Day two – After enjoying a buffet breakfast, we head out for a safari game drive. Leaving Hilltop Camp, we have the opportunity to see elephants and leopard, which frequent the area. We make our way towards the Imfolozi side of the reserve, where sightings of lion, hyena and black rhino are common. On our way back to camp we will stop at the Centenary Centre, home of ”Operation Rhino”. Here you will be shown Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park’s efforts to save not only the rhino, but other animal species from extinction. There may be animals in the ‘boma’s’, awaiting relocation to other safari parks to replenish their numbers. This will be a good opportunity to get close to them to see Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s efforts first hand. Dinner is served at the Hilltop camp restaurant. The restuarant provides a hot and cold buffet, with a variety of traditional African and international dishes. There is also a quaint bar at the restaurant entrance.
Day Three – A final buffet breakfast is followed by a safari game drive with your guide. We make our way out of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and onto the St Lucia Estuary, for a boat cruise. Here you will have the opportunity to see, crocodile, hippo, fish eagle and other animals which may be along the estuary banks. A perfect opportunity for photographers to capture the beauty of this World Heritage Site.
Travel into the heart of one of South Africa’s top safari parks with an experienced and qualified guide. Your Big5 safari will be enjoyable from beginning to end. Rest assured your comfort and safety has been taken into consideration.
Night drives with the camp are available on request. This will be paid direct to the camp by yourself. The price is R350.00 per person.
The above safari can also be done over 2 days and 1 night, or extended longer than 3 days and 2 nights. Your itinerary will remain the same. Please contact us for rates.
Price of safari – R7490.00 per person sharing. Minimum 2 persons. Discounts apply for group bookings, please inquire for rates.
Departs: Durban hotels and guesthouses
Returns: Durban hotels and guesthouses
Departs: Durban Daily
Min Passengers: 2
Languages: English (Italian & German on request)
✅A qualified safari guide
✅St Lucia boat cruise
✅Cheetah interaction at Emdoneni
✅Breakfasts and dinners
✅All gate entrance fees
✗ Personal expenses
✗ Lunches and additional drinks
✗ Personal and medical insurance
We place tourist safety at the top of our priorities list. All areas visited and routes taken are considered with your safety in mind.
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