2 days
Duration
Year-round
Dates

THIS TOUR FEATURES : A 2 HOUR HIPPO & CROC BOAT CRUISE OR HORSEBACK SAFARI. EMBARK ON AN EVENING SAFARI AT THE FAMOUS PHINDA GAME RESERVE. TRACK AFRICA’S ICONIC GAME WITHIN THE SECOND OLDEST RESERVE ON THE PLANET — HLUHLUWE IMFOLOZI — BEFORE RETURNING TO DURBAN.

Wherever you are in the Zulu Kingdom you are no more than 3 hours from Africa’s iconic Big 5. That’s where we’re headed but not before we make a few experiential stops. The next 2 days are not just about land rovers and game drives, it’s also about the sheer diversity of nature.

Make the journey north to the only town in Southern Africa that is completely surrounded by water — St Lucia. Did you know hippopotamus roam the streets out here? Jump onboard your jetty for a leisurely and often surprising cruise through the estuary — home to several pods of hippopotamus and a good few crocodiles.

After a hearty lunch take a drive further north to the famous Phinda Private Game Reserve renowned for their groundbreaking conservation work and rewarding game viewing. Embark on a 3 hour afternoon/evening game drive with an emphasis on big cats. Fingers crossed.

Bright and early the following day your ranger will whisk you away into the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve [2nd oldest on the planet]. Enjoy a 6 hour game drive tracking Africa’s iconic Big 5 animals + other species such as giraffe, cheetah, wild dogs and more. Tuck into lunch before heading back to Durban.

Additional information

GroupsizeMinimum 2
DestinationHluhluwe, Isimagaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia

DAY 1

Pick-up in Greater Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito or Airport

St Lucia Town

Hippopotamus & Crocodile Boat Cruise (2 hrs)

Lunch at Reef and Dune

Afternoon Safari Game Drive at Phinda Game Reserve (3 hrs)

Overnight at KwaLucia or similar

Packed Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 2

Half Day Safari Game Drive at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve (6 hrs)

Check-out of KwaLucia

Lunch at The St Lucia Ski Boat Club

Transfer back to Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito or Airport

Drop-off — Tour Ends

Packed Breakfast and Lunch included