Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Big 5 Full or Half-Day Safari

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Heritage Tours & Safaris

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Big 5 Full or Half-Day Safari

Activity provider: Heritage Tours & Safaris

From US$ 81.47 per person

Discover the oldest game reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Experience an exciting and memorable day filled with magnificent sightings of wildlife, incredible history and amazing scenery.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Learn more about the African Bush and its amazing wildlife
  • See elephants trumpeting, lions roaring and rhinos grazing
  • Taste traditional South African barbecue
Full description
Experience the rolling hills of the Savannah grasslands and a magical African sunrise. Sit back and relax while your ranger takes you to the best areas within the park. With trained eyes and years of experience, your ranger will undoubtedly deliver some magnificent sightings. Learn more about this fascinating park and the incredible history of when King Shaka used the lower Umfolozi as his personal hunting grounds or how the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park single-handedly saved the rhinos from near extinction. The park is home not only to the African Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) but also includes cheetahs, wild dogs, and many more. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at one of the numerous scenic picnic areas within the park. The tour concludes with a drop off at the Nyalazi Gate or alternatively, drop off back at your accommodation in St. Lucia.
  • Pickup and drop-off from St Lucia (if option selected)
  • Bush breakfast, coffee, tea, and refreshments
  • Traditional South African barbecue lunch, and refreshments
  • Additional bottled water
  • Gate fees (conservation levies) included
  • Professional and experienced game ranger
  • All vehicles carry additional coolers with bottled water and blankets
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair friendly
  •  This 8 to 9-hour safari departs daily from St. Lucia at 5:00 AM
  • Should you be overnighting in town the local provider will gladly pick you up at your accommodation and transfer you to and from the park
  • For those wanting to meet at the park gate, please meet at the Nyalazi Gate at 6:00 AM (you can select the option upon purchase)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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What a wonderful way to experience KZN's oldest game reserve. We did the full day safari with started punctually with a 5am pick up from our BNB and included a healthy breakfast and braai for lunch. The guide, John was exceptionally knowledgeable and by lunchtime we had seen a large number of rhino, elephant, lion and buffalo as well as kudu, impala, giraffe, zebra and warthog.

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July 4, 2021

Very good guide, great organization, perfect breakfast and impeccable lunch We loved this day full of amazing surprises we highly recommend Alexia

January 3, 2023

Pleasant guide Beautiful circuit

December 16, 2022

Product ID: 353671