White Rhino at water hole at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

4 Day Safari Tour to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve and St Lucia

It’s really great that more and more travelers are exploring destinations like Durban that are probably not as well known as others in South Africa. I recently had a group of students from Canada who booked a 4 day safari tour to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve as well as St Lucia. From their comments at the end (and during) the tour they had a great time and could even one day return again with their families.

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Elephant behind a bush on a Durban safari tour to Hluluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Durban Safari

Most people coming out to South Africa are on their way to the Kruger National Park and Cape Town, and that’s great, both places are fantastic to visit. Few though, know about how amazing Durban can be, and fewer still know about the great many opportunities there are around Durban to get out and enjoy a Durban Safari tour.

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Pod of Hippo at St Lucia on a Durban Safari

A Durban Safari to St Lucia Estuary

A Durban safari to St Lucia estuary is an absolute must when visiting South Africa and Durban in particular. Where else in the country would you find Hippo strolling along a small town’s main street? Or even a Nile Crocodile crossing a road. St Lucia is home to one of the largest (if not the largest) populations of Hippo and Crocodile in one spot and, is situated in the countries 3rd largest game reserve.

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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve – Overnight Safari

It’s quite amazing to think that in just 2 hours drive, visitors to Durban can go from the hustle and chaos of a bustling city to the peace and quiet of a “Big-5” gamer reserve! I had two guests joining me on an overnight tour of  the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, Emdoneni and St.Lucia estuary.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Collage

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Collage

After picking up my two guests early on Sunday morning, we headed out straight to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve where we were staying overnight. The two days spent there were fantastic, the weather was hot, the sky was blue and the animals obliging (mostly!).

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