13-14 Hours

Safari From Durban Tracking Africa’s Big 5 In A Private Reserve

Immerse yourself in nature as you traverse a premium Big 5 private game reserve in an open safari vehicle 4×4. Bring on the big cats!

Our Big 5 Bucketlist Safari is designed to give you the best chance of seeing Africa’s iconic Big 5 on a day tour within KwaZulu Natal. Enter into a premier reserve and meet your armed ranger who knows the reserve like the back of his hand. Kick it off with a 3 hour morning safari.

Your ranger will track predators and big game while keeping tabs on sightings throughout the reserve to ensure that you are in the right place at the right time. This reserve only permits travellers staying at their luxury lodges to traverse the park, unless you’re with us of course.

Time to stop to enjoy your packed lunch (excluded) at a scenic spot on the reserve. Discuss conservation and get a deeper understanding of Africa’s wildlife and ecology. After lunch you’ll jump back into the game drive vehicle and explore more of the reserve. Embark on another 3 hour game drive in a different part of the reserve. At approximately 15h30 we will depart the reserve and head back to Durban.

For a full itinerary please click on the itinerary tab. Want to extend the trip to an overnight Safari or longer safari? Then, please contact us and we can help you best decide what to do.


Durban – Our Big 5 Safari from Durban is arranged from your accommodation.
A great place to base yourself for a Durban Safari is in Umhlanga or Ballito, it also serves as a great base to go on a Sani Pass Tour into Lesotho from Durban.




Approximately 19:00 at your accommodation in Durban.


Tour guide
Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
3 Hour morning game drive (authentic open safari 4×4 with wildlife ranger)
3 Hour afternoon game drive (authentic open safari 4×4 with wildlife ranger)
Zeiss Binoculars to use for the day (subject to availability)
Multilingual safari guide books (GER/FRE/ENG)
Return transfers from Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito or the airport
Bottled water (Still)


Personal Items, including warm clothing and comfortable shoes

All our safaris are handled by our incredible partners Wild Routes Africa, which we work closely together to handle all our tours and transfers that originate in Durban.

05h30 — Collection from your accommodation

09h00 — Morning game drive at Manyoni Private Game Reserve

12h00 — Packed lunch on the reserve (your own cost)

13h00 — Afternoon game drive at Manyoni Private Game Reserve

15h30 — Depart to Durban

19h00 — Drop off at your accommodation