Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is a great place to visit if you have limited time in Durban during your vacation. Situated an easy 2,5 hours north of the Durban, the park is KwaZulu-Natal’s largest Big 5 game reserve, and our destination for a private overnight family safari tour from Durban.
Private Overnight Family Safari Tour
I collected my 3 clients (one of which was 5 years old and just so well behaved!) from their accommodation in Durban and we headed north to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. On the way I chatted a little bit about Durban, the Zulu people and of course a great deal about conservation.
Lion, Elephant and Rhino
We entered the park just before lunch time and right away got some terrific sightings of lion, elephant and rhino. Given that most people come a long way to view the big 5, it was amazing that in just 60 minutes or so we already ticked off 3 of the big 5.
Overnight Safari Tour at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve
The rest of the day we continued to have just fantastic luck with great general game sightings all round, with giraffe, wildebeest, baboon, zebra and so more more animal sightings just being ticked off one by one.
Finally though it was time to check into our accommodation at Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and call it a day.
Our final day started nice and early with a game drive. Although we didn’t see quite as many animals as we had the day before, we had just amazing quality sightings of elephant and rhino.
We returned to camp for breakfast at around 8:30am and checked out of our accommodation not soon after. Then we left for a morning game drive on the way to one of the gates in the park. It was a bit quieter this time around, but still being out in the bush and taking in the sights is equally as good!
Bookings a Safari Tour for Families
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Country and Coastal Touring CC
Country and Coastal Touring CC are tour guides and operators based in the city of Durban, South Africa. We offer a range of pre-planned day tours, overnight tours and extended tours in and around Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa. We also offer a bespoke planning service, simply let us know what you wish to view and we’ll put together an itinerary.
Our tours are conducted by qualified and registered guides and all our vehicles are maintained and registered with the relevant authorities.