Hluhluwe/Ithala Overnight Safari

4 Days, 3 Nights

Day one – Leaving Durban for your safari, we travel along the coast to Zululand, arriving at the beautiful Emdoneni Lodge. We will take a tour of The Emdoneni Cheetah Rehabilitation Center. Here you will learn of the Emdoneni’s efforts at conserving, cheetah, African wild cat, serval and caracal (lynx). You will have the opportunity to enter some of the enclosures to get up close to these endangered cats.

From Emdoneni we will travel the short distance to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. This safari park has all the Big5 animals. Your guide will drive around with you in search of these and the many other animals and birds found inside this special place. We will spend the night at Hilltop Camp, which is positioned perfectly in this rolling landscape. Hilltop Camp offers some fantastic photo opportunities of the valleys below. Dinner will be served at Hilltop Camps restaurant.

Day two – After a final morning game drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, we make our way to Ithala Game Reserve. Ithala Game Reserve is situated just below the Kingdom of Swaziland. This majestic reserve is considered one of the most beautiful game viewing areas in Southern Africa. Arriving mid morning we check into Ntshondwe camp ‘Winner of three consecutive AA Travel Guides and SAA Resort of the Year awards’. The rest of the day is spent enjoying game viewing with your tour guide. Dinner will be at the camps restaurant.

Day three – Getting off to an early start, you will have a full traditional breakfast. Setting out for a day of wildlife viewing, we will have the chance to spot four of Africa’s ‘Big5‘. The absence of lion seems to have a relaxing effect on the resident herbivores. We will visit Ithala’s well positioned hides, to sit and view animals such as giraffe, buffalo and elephant coming to quench their thirst. Returning to camp in the afternoon, guests will have time to themselves to take in the days adventures. Relaxing by the camps pool and stocking up on curios at Ntshondwe’s shop are recommended. Dinner will be at the restaurant, either a buffet or a set menu. There is a bar for those who fancy a drink whilst discussing the days viewing.

Day four – Our final morning is spent enjoying breakfast, before embarking on a game drive to see Ithala’s nocturnal residents, before they retire to sleep for the day. The chance of seeing black backed jackal, leopard and hyena are increased at this time of the morning.  We will then make our way to Isimangaliso Wetland Park for an estuary cruise. On your boat cruise you will have the opportunity to see hippo, crocodile, fish eagle and a number of other animal and bird species. We will then begin our return journey to Durban.

Price of safari – R12950.00 per person sharing. Minimum 2 persons. Discounts apply for group bookings, please inquire for rates.

The above safari can also be done over 3 days and 2 nights, or extended longer than 4 days and 3 nights. Your itinerary will remain the same. Please contact us for rates.

For an additional open vehicle drive, the price is R400.00 per person.

Departs: Durban hotels and guesthouses
Returns: Durban hotels and guesthouses
Departs: Durban Daily
Starts: Durban
Ends: Durban
Min Passengers: 2
Languages: English (Italian & German on request)


✅A qualified safari guide
✅All transportation
✅All accommodation
✅St Lucia boat cruise
✅Cheetah interaction at Emdoneni
✅Breakfasts and dinners
✅Mineral water
✅Snack pack
✅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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