An early dawn departure (05h30) enables us to enjoy an exciting full day ‘Big 5’ photo safari. We travel north into the heart of Zululand to visit the oldest Game Reserve in South Africa, the Hluhluwe & Umfolozi National Park. It was here that the famous White Rhino conservation project was initiated and implemented with great success.
This reserve is host to the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino – as well as many other exciting wildlife species. The area is also renowned for its exceptional birding. A break will be taken for lunch at around midday, when the animals tend to seek the cool of the denser vegetation. Our adventure will resume again for a few hours in the early afternoon, before returning home, cameras filled with footage of Africa’s wildlife at its best!
St Lucia, home to the Isimangaliso Wetland Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The wetland is the third largest in South Africa, boasting breathtaking views with picturesque wildlife surrounding you. Cruise along the estuary while viewing indigenous birds, crocodile and hippos. The small town of St Lucia is a hub, with restaurants, shops, hotels and smile all around.