Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour from Durban | La Vacanza Travel

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari Day Tour from Durban

Duration: 12 to 14 hours
Destination: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Durban
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This tour has two main features. First you will visit St Lucia and the estuary inside the  iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a  2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife. After a short visit to the town of St Lucia and the beach, you will head off to the  Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve where your experienced guide will show you around on closed vehicle game drive in the park in search of the diverse wildlife and big 5.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Main Road, St Lucia 3936 South Africa

Enjoy a 2 hour safari on the St Lucia River along the estuary. The local tour guide will inform you of the history and wildlife of the area and ts wildlife.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area, Hluhluwe Game Reserve South Africa

Enjoy a closed vehicle game drive on Safari at South Africa's oldest National Reserve. You will travel in the park in the comfort of a 3-hour open vehicle game drive. The park hosts all the wildlife that is available in South Africa.

Duration: 3 hours

  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified Tour Guide
  • 2-hour Boat Safari
  • Closed Vehicle Game Drive
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
  • Entry/Admission - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You are looking for a closed vehicle safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi.
  • You are ok travelling a 2h30m distance to reserve.
  • You want to experience and learn about the wildlife that roams the reserve.
  • You want to experience a guided 2-hour boat safari on the iSimangaliso Estuary.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • German and Polish languages can be requested (on request)
  • Wheelchair user: Any traveler using wheelchair have to inform us before we can confirm booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 Marine Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up point at 1st Zulu Safaris Office at Tropicana Hotel,85 OR Tambo Parade we also do pick-up at the Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal or any pick-up at a 5km radius from Tropicana Hotel.


  • Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.

Departure Time

06:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


12 to 14 hours

User's Reviews


03 Dec, 2023

Our Guide, Freddy was one of the highlights of this tour for us. He was fun, knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure we had the best time. We did the St Lucia cruise and spotted a large number of Hippos and native birdlike and we had a great time. Freddy then took us up to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and he had an extremely sharp eye for spotting animals. It was a 42C day, and we weren't hopeful off seeing a lot of animals due to the heat, but we did see 4 of the big 5 thanks to Freddy! He was as excited as we were to see the animals and that made it even more special for us. We have no hesitation in recommending this tour, and especially Freddy, as he made our day! Thanks again Freddy 😊


29 Oct, 2023

Thami was an amazing guide!! Beautiful animals in an amazing park!! We were able to see an incredible amount of wildlife.


08 Sep, 2023

Another top day. Again comms during booking and afterwards top drawer. Had a brilliant trip up the estuary and saw loads of hippo and a wild croc which was exactly what the wife wanted to see. Again, plenty of stops en-route to pick up food, drinks and loo stops which probably could be better mentioned on the website rather than just “lunch not supplied” etc. Be nice to know beforehand that there is opportunity to pick something up on the way. Would highly recommend Tim and his team.


25 Jun, 2023

Great experience! Saw many gorgeous animals🥰. My guide Bensen is really helpful and warmhearted. I travelled solo so I was a bit worried at first, but Benson was very supportive and answered all my questions. I enjoyed this trip a lot thanks to him. I would definitely book another trip with him in the future.

Vic F

08 Jun, 2023

1st Zulu were the only operators I found offering a combined trip from Durban to the iSmangaliso wetlands and the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi safari park in one day - Aaron, my guide, was friendly, experienced, courteous, and had the instinct to find the best places for seeing the animals we were looking for - he had a very sharp eye for spotting creatures in the foliage which I would have missed on my own - strongly recommend this particular tour - there is never a guarantee of seeing any of the 'big five' but, at the very least, you will get to see plenty of hippos

User's Picture Gallery


Hippo and Croc Paradise!


Great trip, Great guide


The perfect combination


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Amazing guide


My spirit animals - a day spent at St Lucia and Hluhluwe Game Park


Amazing safari, great guide


All around amazing!


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A day in wild life




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