ZULULAND Day Tours

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park together with the Indian Ocean, play host to a spectacular diversity of animal and bird life, and offer a number of extraordinary experiences to captivate visitors.
 
Long-established home to the Big Five, the vast Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park established in 1895, is not only the oldest game reserve in Africa but has a proud international reputation for its dedication to the successful protection of the then endangered white rhino. In addition to the Big Five, the Park contains other special sightings, such as cheetah, wild dog, hyena, and other general game species. It’s one of South Africa’s finest. An hour or so away, lies the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), a worthy World Heritage Site comprising the magnificent Lake St Lucia and the Eastern Shores Game Reserve.

HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK OPEN VEHICLE SAFARIS


DAY TRIP
Departs from Memorial Gate - Departs Daily
on Request
FULL DAY
Summer 06h00 – 16h00 (Nov – Feb)
Winter 07h00 – 17h00 (Mar – Oct)
 
FULL MORNING
Summer 06h00 – 12h00 (Nov – Feb)
Winter 07h00 – 13h00 (Mar – Oct)
 
FULL AFTERNOON
Summer 14h00 – 19h00 (Nov – Feb)
Winter 12h00 – 17h00 (Mar – Oct)
 
3 HOUR MORNING
Summer 06h00 – 09h00 (Nov – Feb)
Winter 07h00 – 10h00 (Mar – Oct)

3 HOUR AFTERNOON
Summer 16h00 – 19h00 (Nov – Feb)
Winter 14h00 – 17h00 (Mar – Oct)

Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Park is the oldest game reserve in Africa having been established in 1895 to protect the white rhino, which were on the brink of extinction. It is home to the Big Five as well as having cheetah, wild dog, hyena and all other game species. Tour in an open safari vehicle with us on one of our specialist tours to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park rich in both cultural and conservation history, a game drive in a diverse reserve with incredible scenic beauty. All Game drives depart from the Memorial gate only (guests need to meet our vehicles at the Gate).

No children under 8 years, except on a private basis.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Professionally guided open vehicle game drive
  • Big Five game viewing
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

ST LUCIA TURTLE TOUR


HALF DAY TOUR
Departs Daily on request
from 16h30
Duration 6 - 7 Hours
(Operates Nov - Mar only)
Spend an evening with us searching for the enormous and extremely endangered Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles, when they come onto the beach to lay their eggs.  This unique and fascinating tour enters the reserve either in the afternoon or evening (depending on low tide). The tour departs from St Lucia and starts with a game drive through the Eastern Shores Game Reserve.  At Cape Vidal drive onto a pristine beach where the search for turtle begins, driving up the beach for 25 km to Leven Point.  From there is an opportunity to walk further up to the beach.  A light meal is served during the evening.  Once off the beach, game drive back to St Lucia using a spotlight searching for nocturnal animals.  Animals such as rhino, buffalo, leopard and many others may be seen.

No children under 8 years.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Evening beach drive and walk
  • Leatherback and Loggerhead viewing
  • Evening game drive through Eastern Shores Game Reserve
  • Snacks and refreshments

ST LUCIA BOAT CRUISE


SHORT TOUR
Departs Daily
Enjoy a 2 hour interpretive cruise on the St Lucia Estuary aboard the Santa Lucia, a spacious double-decker boat offering great vantages to view hippo and crocodiles and occasionally other species of mammals, as well as excellent bird life.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Boat Cruise on St Lucia Estuary
  • 2 hour interpretative cruise
  • Animal and bird sightings
  • Coffee, snack and full bar (own account)