Hluhluwe-Imfolozi & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Tour

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Tour

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From US$ 229.38 per person

Spend a day in the wild on this day tour from Durban. Visit Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve ad spot the Big 5 with your guide. Then learn about big cats and their conservation at the Emdoneni Wild Cat Project.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 13 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Greek
Pickup included
Pick-up at the Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Look for the Big 5 in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve
  • Visit the Emdoneni Wild Cat Project and learn about endangered species
  • Learn about white rhino conservation
Full description
The tour departs from Durban heading up the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. You will arrive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi gate 2.5 hours after departing from Durban. Your experienced guide will show you around the park in search of the diverse wildlife and Big 5. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and is 98 000 hectares. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterized by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and diverse. Hluhluwe, the northern section of the park, is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Imfolozi Game Reserve is situated in the southern section of the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Today, the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is world renowned for its White Rhino conservation and its Centenary Capture Centre is setting exceptional standards for animal capture and sustainable utilization in Africa. Your guide will stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp (at own expense) giving you time to refuel and relax. The restaurant is situated at the top of the hill and gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery of the camp and surrounding areas. After lunch you will continue with your safari before leaving the park on route to Emdoneni Wild Cat Sanctuary. Emdoneni Cat Project offers a guided tour about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for cheetahs, serval cats, African wildcats and caracal (lynx), that have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. During the guided tour to the cat project, visitors can see some of these South Africa’s endangered cat species. After the tour, start the two hours journey back to Durban for drop-off.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Durban in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Closed vehicle game drive
  • All entrance fees
  • Food, drinks and snacks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Meeting point

The local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  •  All ages are welcome on this tour
  •  German and Polish languages can be requested when booking
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
  • Safety
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:


The company at 18:00 the day before the safari informed me that part of the trip could not take place - I was only reimbursed for the ticket to the garden of wild cats! The next morning, after arriving at the place, the driver informed that it will not be a safari in the open car because it has a breakdown and we will watch animals in a mini van. There were only two small windows - this did not allow taking pictures.

Read more

October 7, 2019

Product ID: 138992