Hluhluwe Backpackers

Three night and four day Elephant Coast Tour                          


Day 1 Arrival
We start off our adventure with a visit to Dumazulu Traditional Zulu Village where you will learn of the African Zulu Tribe as you visit its cultural village. Be spellbound by the energetic Zulu Dancing. Afternoon we head out to Inhala Weavers which also has a restaurant to view the museum and traditional basket weaving famous worldwide that comes from the rural community. Head to Hluhluwe Backpackers. Dinner –South African barbecue under the stars with boma fire. (Overnight Hluhluwe Backpackers) (Dinner)
Day 2
We head early for our full day game safari to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa`s second largest Big Five Game Reserve. We  enjoy extended game drives to all areas of Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Your experienced ranger will help you spot and identify many species of bird and animal life. (The Elephant Coast has more than 500 species of birdlife recorded). With a little assistance most people will be able to distinguish the more common families of birds in no time at all. Look out for the abundant animal life such as black rhino, nyala, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, red duiker, baboons, monkeys, hyena, wildebeest, giraffe and often to be seen elephant and buffalo. You may also see lion, cheetah, wild dog and other predators. (Early picnic breakfast overlooking a river) Dinner- South Africa potjie, breads and salads)(Overnight Hluhluwe Backpackers)

Day 3
After breakfast we enjoy a early morning bush walk at False Bay in the wilderness to view wildlife, fauna and birds along the Ingwe Trail next to a stunning lake that links to St Lucia.
Visit to Cheetah Centre Join us for an up close and personal tour and learn more about South Africa's endangered wild cat species. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of the Caracal (Lynx), enchanted by the playful Serval, astonished by the speed and agility of the Cheetah and delighted by the African Wildcat. The aim of this Centre is to care for the cats which have been orphaned or injured in the  wild and are in need of care and rehabilitation
Day 4
After breakfast we head out to St Lucia  and enjoy a two hour safari boat cruise with sightings of crocodiles, hippos and birdlife. Enjoy lunch overlooking the lake , explore markets, walks and beach as well as Crocodile Centre with interpretation centre of Isimangaliso Wetland Park before returning to your accommodation for the night.
Dinner- Chicken pot, breads and salads. Overnight Hluhluwe Backpackers)
Cost R4540 per adult person (South African Rands) (Based on two people sharing)
NOTE Itineraries can be adjusted to suit interests and budgets

  • All transfers and transport Includes Richardsbay Transfer and return.
  • Services of registered guide throughout tour.
  • 3 Breakfasts. 2 lunchs and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Full day game drive with field guide.
  • Activities Game drive, Cheetah Centre, Zulu Cultural Village, Inhala Weavers, , Wilderness Walk, Safari boat ride St Lucia, Crocodile Centre


  • Insurances and visas for South Africa
  • Flights
  • Lunch

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076 375 3831

Memorial Gate,
Hluhluwe Dam Road,
Hluhluwe, 3960

Please note because we are located close to Memorial Gate / Hluhluwe Game Reserve cell phone reception may be up and down.
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Directions Map
Traveling on the N2 highway from either North (Swaziland Border) or South (Durban/Richards Bay), take the turn-off to Hluhluwe/Sodwana Bay. Follow the signs to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park. Find us on the left-hand side after 12km. (Northern gate of the Park). We are 1.5km before Memorial Gate- Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

32. 154694

28?3'24, 3000' S
32?9'16, 8984' E

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We are the ultimate in The Zululand Safari Backpacking experience!

Backpackers and Budget Accommodation set in a peaceful Zululand environment.
Please note our check-in time is 14H00 and check out-time 10H00

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Cell - +27 763753831 • info@hlubackpack.co.za

Decimal: 28.056750 / 32.154694 • Degrees: 28°3’24,3000’ S / 32°9’16,8984’ E

Physical Address: We are situated 2km before The Memorial Gate, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa