Country & Coastal Touring

Durban Big 5 Safari Day Tour

The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is the largest reserve in KwaZulu-Natal and the oldest proclaimed game reserve in South Africa. This reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as abundant antelope and bird species. Join us on a full day safari tour to this historic and fantastic wildlife reserve.

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The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is not only one of Africa’s oldest proclaimed game reserves, but it was also instrumental in breeding the Rhino back from the edge of extinction and have now even turned their attention to one of Africa’s most endangered species, the African Wild Dog.

Just 2,5 hours from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal’s largest Big 5 game reserve is considered to be one of the finest in South Africa. This game reserve is also malaria free, making it a perfect reserve to explore. Visitors on a big 5 safari have the chance of spotting Lion, Rhino, Elephant and many more animals!

For the birders, the Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in the whole of South Africa where Yellow Throated, Pink Throated and Orange Throated Long Claw species can be seen together on this Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari Tour. At over 600 species of birds, the Big 5 Safari Day Tour is perfect to view our feathered friends.



Durban Big 5 Safari Day Tour
It's an early start as we collect you from your accommodation in the Durban or surrounding areas at 6:00am. It's a 2,5 hour drive to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve but we'll help pass the time and chat to you about the history of the Durban, the Zulu people and point out interesting sites along the way. Once in the park we'll spend the day looking at the different animals and birds we encounter. We'll also point out the interesting fauna and flora that is found int he African veld and in some cases even used as medicine. We will stop for lunch in the park, either lunch at the Hilltop or Centenary restaurant, or perhaps even a traditional South African "braai" (barbecue). Finally it'll be time to leave the park and return to Durban.


  • Pick up and drop off in the Durban or surrounding areas.
  • Conservation fees into the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.
  • Complimentary bottled water included (330ml).

Not Included

  • Please note that lunch is for clients account.
  • Gratuities.

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Booking the Big 5 Safari Day Tour

To book this tour, or for more information on this tour, simply use the contact form below and let us know how many people in your group and on what days you would like to book your tour and we’ll get back to you.

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  • I went on the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Overnight Tour with Shelldon, a fantastic guide! Not only he was very knowledgeable about SouthAfrica, the Zulu history, the animals and being very friendly, he made sure that the tour was tailored to my expectations (i.e. I really wanted to see the elephants, so we kept on driving until we did !!): couldn’t ask for a better guide! Thank you Shelldon!

  • Shelldon was our guide for the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve two night tour and tour of the markets in Durban. We ended up calling and scheduling our tour last minute, but they worked with our odd schedule and promptly (within one hour) called us back and had all details worked out. Throughout the tour, all scheduling and paperwork (at game park, cat sanctuary, river cruise) was taken care of so we could just enjoy everything. Shelldon is the best guide I have ever had. He was professional, friendly, and so knowledgable on history, culture, wildlife, and literally everything. He clearly loves what he does and made this an amazing experience. If debating either what to do while in South Africa, or what company to go with for tours… chose a tour with Shelldon and Country and Coastal Touring.

    Michelle M
  • Amazing adventures. We have found Country & Coastal Touring on website opinion as a very good tour operator. Now we recommend this trip to everybody. Our guide Sheldon Wells was very professional, eager to answer our question, but first of all he had a big knowledge about nature and animals. He was on time in the hotel. 8 hours trip gave us wonderful memories and beautiful fotos. Thank you C&CT.

    Amazing Adventures