"Big5" Safari at Hluhluwe Game Reserve from Durban

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. As it's a private safari tour young children are welcome.

Friendly: No.
Need to be able to mount an open vehicle or mini bus. If you're unsure if this tour is right for you, please contact me in advance.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent)

Stay overnight at Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Pick ups and transfers in air-conditioned H1 minibus from Durban and surrounds.
We will visit the Hluhluwe Game reserve and search for the "Big 5 "(Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard) and other animals. Giraffe, zebra, warthogs (Pumba) are a few of what we might see

Accommodation in semi-lux en-suite Chalets, air-conditioned, TV, mini Bar.

Buffet Dinner and Breakfasts are include but lunch is on your own account.

All game drives in minivan with 1 evening drive in open safari vehicle.

Extra activities included Hippo and Croc estuary cruise and 3 game drives in Open Safari vehicle, Barbecue lunch on second day.

Optional extras, elephant interaction, first and last day lunch is not included.
Drinks not included.


Pick ups are around 7am from Durban and surrounding areas.
The first stop is St Lucia for a hippo and croc Estuary cruise.
Lunch (Own account).

From here we will enter the Game reserve. Times cannot be set as you never know what we may see.
We will discuss the day as time goes on.
Check in is after 14h00.

A sunset game drive is included followed by dinner at 20h00.

Day 2 early departure for game Drives followed by buffet Breakfast.
The rest of the day will be discussed at Breakfast including more game drives or just relaxing for the day.

Day 3 early Departure for a morning game drive and return for Buffet Breakfast.
Today is departure day so pack bags and it's time to decide on optional activities. Elephant interaction or Wild cat and cheetah rehabilitation center. We can also visit a local community market before heading back to Durban.

Please note this itinerary is an example. Times may vary. This is a Wildlife reserve so animals are wild! No sightings can be guaranteed!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at any convenient location in Durban or nearby. So hotels, B & B's, cruise terminal or airport.

End location: I will drop you off at any convenient location in Durban or nearby. So hotels, B & B's, cruise terminal or airport.

Duration: 3 days


The transfer vehicle is a Hyundai H-1.
This is a spacious, comfortable, air conditioned mini bus.
The Safari vehicle is Toyota pick up with 9 seats on the back.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private tour guide for the duration of the tour
Game drives
Hippo and croc estuary cruise
Dinner and breakfast
Bottled water, 3 per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 ZAR Rands - Optional activities like open vehicle game drives and elephant interaction. Also lunches and drinks are not included.

What’s Extra

Other: Extra open vehicle game drives
Elephant interaction

This tour is designed for a minimum of 2 people. If your group is larger, or if you want a shorter version of the tour, please contact me for details and a quote.


My vehicle holds up to 8 passengers but it's more comfortable with 6.
Larger vehicle can be arranged
Open Safari vehicle comes with qualified drivers so cannot drive them.
I'm only fluent in English, although I can have a conversation in Afrikaans.

Private tour guide Paul

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