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Walking and Wildlife in South Africa

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Safari
  • Walking tour
  • Wildlife
  • Explorer
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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Umhlanga, South Africa
  • Ends Durban, South Africa
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Drakensberg Mountains Walk in this beautiful region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Big Five Game Reserve Learn about the magnificent South African wildlife on open vehicle game drives. Experience a walking safari
  • ISimangaliso Wetlands Discover diverse ecosystems including coastal, wetlands, forest and grasslands coexisting side by side.
  • Saint Lucia View hippos and crocodiles in the river flowing through this relaxed estuary town
The trip "Walking And Wildlife In South Africa" starts in Umhlanga and ends in Durban. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 9 days taking you through Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, Umhlanga, Durban and 3 other destinations in South Africa. "Walking And Wildlife In South Africa" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This walking holiday in South Africa showcases the diverse landscapes and wildlife of the KwaZulu-Natal region with mountain hikes, bushland walks and wetland boat rides. Hike to a mountain cave, experience a walking game safari and follow coastal trails. Drakensberg Mountains - Walk in this beautiful region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve - Search for the Big Five on a walking safari and open vehicle game drive Saint Lucia - Explore the iSimangaliso Wetlands and see hippos roaming the streets!
5 - Excellent
Based on 296 reviews
  • Lisa
  • On Jan 08 2020
5 - Excellent
Lisa's review for another Explore tour
Our second guide Hamid was also very good, I was nervous about this trip with all the altitude and challenge with crampons etc but the guides were great and really enjoyed the trip.
  • Peter
  • On Jan 02 2020
5 - Excellent
Peter's review for another Explore tour
Another brilliant trip - Thank you
  • Leigh
  • On Aug 01 2020
5 - Excellent
Leigh's review for another Explore tour
We really enjoyed this trip - it was excellent, an amazing experience. Every day was enjoyable and memorable and we saw so much on the trip
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  • Day 1 : Trip starts in Umhlanga, north of Durban
  • Day 2 : Lagoon Walk. Drive to the Drakensbergs and explore local area on foot
  • Day 3 : Hike to Echo Cave and Bishops Inkaba
  • Day 4 : Full day hike in the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Day 5 : Visit Blood River Battlefield. Drive to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve
  • Day 6 : Walking safari in Big Five Game Reserve
  • Day 7 : Morning game drive. Arrive to St Lucia, free afternoon
  • Day 8 : Boat ride and walk through iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Optional visit to Cape Vidal
  • Day 9 : Drive down coast, walk the Dune forest trail at Mtunzini. Trip ends at Durban Airport
  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • The Sandringham (1 night)
  • Sungubala Eco Camp (3 nights)
  • Mpila Camp (2 nights)
  • St Lucia Safari Lodge (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • 4WD
  • Minibus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Camp Crew
  • Safari Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Umhlanga and from Durban are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walking and Wildlife in South Africa tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking and Wildlife in South Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 July 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking and Wildlife in South Africa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Walking and Wildlife in South Africa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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