Tour Description – Bush and Boat Big 6 Safari

This Bush & Boat Safari is a Full Day Safari Tour, exploring both the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Estuary.

Cost:              R1350.00 p/person

Duration:       Full Day

Departs:        5:00 am

Group Size:    max 10 passengers per vehicle

Included:       All conservation Levies, Bush Breakfast and Refreshments

Conducted in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle & a 15 Seater Vessel

Meeting Points

  • Would you like us to pick you up at your Lodge at 05h00?
  • Or, we meet at Nyalazi Gate at 06h00?

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the oldest proclaimed Big 5 reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.
  • Explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site by Boat.
  • Learn about the Big 5 and the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park with your knowledgeable game ranger.

Trip Highlights

This one day Bush & Boat Safari takes you into the oldest proclaimed park in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, and then onto the St Lucia Estuary South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Follow the less traveled roads into the Umfolozi Game Reserve, through the spectacular landscapes of this Big 5 Reserve, late afternoon we travel by boat on the St Lucia Estuary, South Africa’s first World Heritage site. On this once-in-a-lifetime, experience extraordinary views  both of the bush and the estuary, magnificent African sunrise & sunsets.

Bush & Boat Safari Detailed Description

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, St Lucia / South Africa   Its an early departure 5:00 am board our 4*4 open game drive vehicle as we travel to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. (6 Hour Bush Safari in an Open Game Drive 4×4)

Once at the Umfolozi Game Reserve Gate (Nylazi gate) your personal guide will offer you some additional information and history on this splendid game reserve and then we set out on a safari in search of the big 5.   With rolling hills, amazing scenery your guide is sure to make this safari a memorable one. Breakfast in the bush, piping hot coffee in hand while listening to the sounds of the African Bush (full continental breakfast included). We travel to the southern section the Umfolozi past Mpilla as this remains the best-suited area for witnessing Lions, Elephants, Rhino’s and Cheetah not to mention the Wild Dogs that frequent this part of the reserve.

After an eventful morning, we travel to St Lucia, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park ( A World Heritage Site since 1999) to board the Hippo & Croc Boat Safari, this 2-hour boat cruise gets us up close to the resident Hippos and Nile Crocodiles basking on the shores of the Estuary. The total length of the Estuary is 85 km and one of the largest in Africa. It is estimated that more than 800 Hippo’s and 1200 Crocodiles reside in the area. The birdlife in the area is magnificent with an amount of 450 species witnessed during the year. Hear the calls of African Fish Eagles, watch newly born Hippo’s display child-like ten-dances. The day ends with fond memories and your ranger bids you farewell.

Our Vehicles

All vehicles used are Toyota Land cruiser’s or Toyota Hilux’s they have proven themselves as the most reliable and comfortable.

Each game drive vehicle has a hard top, roll down sides should the weather turn. All vehicles are fitted with satellite trackers, first aid kits, coolers with extra water and blankets.

Our Rangers

All rangers and guides are all field guide accredited, first aid certified and have pdp’s (professional driving permits) as per the roads acts of South Africa. All rangers are passionate and will at all times try to exceed your expectations while out on tour or safari. Without wasting anytime they will quickly get you to the best sightings and at all times ensure your safety.

Child policy

Please, no children under the age of 6 years of age

Contact information

Just email me for a final quote, availability: gerhard@hoedspruit.net  We will get back to you immediately.

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