Big 6 Bush & Boat Safari

Exceptional Sunrise & Sunset's  Awaits You on this incredible Big 6 Bush and Boat Safari.

6-Hour Big 5 Safari into Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park on a Half-Day Safari

2-Hour Boat Cruise St Lucia Estuary (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

R1640.00 p/person

Tel: +27 35 5901555

Whats App: +27 64 037 6415


This one day Bush & Boat Safari takes you into the oldest proclaimed park in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve on a (6 Hour Safari), and then onto the St Lucia Estuary (2 Hour Hippo Boat Cruise) 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, magnificent African Sunrise & Sunsets.

Trip Highlights on this Bush & Boat Safari

•Experience the oldest proclaimed Big 5 reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.

•Explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site by Boat, St Lucia Estuary.

•Learn about the Big 5 and the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park with your knowledgeable game ranger.


Departing daily from St Lucia, one of the Game Drive Vehicles will pick you up from your Accommodation in St Lucia at 5:00 am. Transfer you to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park where you will enjoy the amazing African wildlife that this park has to offer. Home to the Big 5, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and more. Sit back and relax as your personal ranger for the day gets you to the very best areas within the park. Included on this Safari, refreshments, Coffee, Tea and a Bush Breakfast all the while enjoying the wildlife. This 96000 hectare reserve is still home to the largest population of white Rhino in the world. With magnificent memories you will travel back to St Lucia and then join us on a Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise in the afternoon, just enough time to enjoy lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Town. Enjoy watching the Hippos play as the African Sun sets. The Estuary is home to one of the largest Populations in South Africa an estimated 800 and approximately 1200 Nile Crocodiles.

All rangers and skippers have all the needed permits and licenses, their information and passion for what it is that they do will undoubtedly ensure that you have memories for a lifetime.

Half Day Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve Safari
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Unique experience and brilliant service

My 2 friends and I travelled to St Lucia for a 24h safari experience. We did the night safari with Timbo, the 5am safari with Jacques and also the boat trip. All 3 trips were great, but the highlight is probably the 5am trip to the iSimangaliso game reserve with Jacques. Jacques was a very good guide, with great knowledge about the reserve and the animals. We saw giraffes, elephants, impalas, a cheetah, white and black rhinos, and also lions eating their kill. Jacques' passion and enthusiasm showed during the trip was contagious and contributed to the feeling of an unique experience, also created, at least for me, a slight career envy. What a great job where the lions and elephants share the office with you 🙂 We also very much appreciated the care shown towards us, it was probably one of the coldest days in a long while (as we were told), the provided blankets and tea/coffee was very welcome. once again, thank you!

Half day Safari and Boat Safari St Lucia

We booked the half day safari at Hluhluwe-imfolozi game park and the St. Lucia estuary boat tour as a package. We were picked up by our driver Mbeki at 5am and taken to the game park where we had an awesome game drives with plenty of animal sightings and breakfast in the bush. It was a pleasant experience and we enjoyed it very much. In the afternoon we did the boat trip to watch hippos and crocodiles at the St Lucia estuary. The guide Dennis was very knowledgeable and gave a very good insight in the animals. It's a great way to see a bit of everything if you've got limited time, like we did. We highly recommend the company and the guides.

Professional and well organized

We have done two tours with Heritage Tours & Safaris - 2 h Hippo Tour and the full day Hluhluwe safari tour. Both tours where amazing. We have seen many animals and got a good overview/description of the animals' behavior/living situation from the tour guides. In general, the company staff and the tour guides where very professional and well organized.

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All skippers/ rangers are qualified in their respective fields, have years of knowledge and experience in the various reserves and estuary. Each skipper / ranger is also first aid qualified and all rangers have pdp's (professional driving permits as per S.A. road Act). 

These men and woman have dedicated their lives to wildlife and their environment, their information is incredible and we are sure that you will have a tremendous time out on Safari with them.

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Top Attraction is the Hippo Boat Cruises at R300 pp