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St Lucia & Cape Vidal - iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Overnight and Day Tours

This 96,000ha reserve complex is the oldest in Africa, established in 1895. As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world-renowned for its white rhino conservation. It is also famous for being the royal hunting grounds of past Zulu kings. The reserve is positioned 2,5hrs and 220km north of Durban in central Zululand.  


The varied topography and wide range of habitat types provide a multitude of diverse game viewing opportunities including the “Big 5”, wild dog and cheetah. Birding is also great with some 340 species on offer, including many raptors.

Cape Vidal lies on the eastern shores of the remarkable 332,000ha iSimangaliso Wetland Park, just north of the buzzing tourist town of St Lucia. The reserve is positioned 3hrs and 220km north of Durban in eastern Zululand.


This world heritage site contains a complex interlinked series of 5 eco-systems providing very diverse game viewing and birding opportunities. The reserve is particularly good for leopard, rhino, buffalo and hippo. Make use of the waterways for incredible hippo and crocodile viewing while simultaneously taking in the astounding scenery, beaches and birdlife.

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Mkuze Game Reserve
Overnight Tours

This 30,012ha reserve is the home to the world's largest land animal and Africa's smallest antelope, the suni. It was proclaimed a national park by Chief Mzimba Tembe in 1983. The reserve is positioned 4,5hrs and 405km north of Durban in Maputaland.


This unique reserve boasts the largest elephants in southern Africa and greatest tree diversity in South Africa, with exceptional sand forest habitats. It plays host to the “Big 5”, wild dog and many others. the birding is exceptional, with more than 340 species on offer, including many rarities and endemics. Tembe's butterfly diversity is unsurpassed.

Mkhuze Game Reserve was established in 1912 and is 40,000ha in extent. It is situated in northern Zululand, approximately 4hrs and 395km from Durban. Today it forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.


A place of great beauty and high contrasts, Mkhuze is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers with more than 420 bird species on record. It also presents diverse game viewing opportunities including the “Big 5”, wild dog and cheetah. Mkhuze has an exceptional variety of natural habitats: from the Eastern slopes of the Lebombo Mountains, to broad stretches of acacia savannah, swamps and a variety of woodlands, riverine and sand forest.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Wildlife Region


The Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal plays host to some exceptional wildlife experiences with very rich biodiversity. Sustain offers both overnight and day tour options to the four premier parks of the province, each with its unique attributes, breathtaking beauty and captivating experiences. We typically use the affordable and comfortable park accommodation, but should you prefer, several superb private lodge options are also on offer in world-class private reserves.


Some target species include: Our chances of witnessing the classic ‘Big Five’ (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and both White Rhino and Black Rhino) are excellent, while other sought-after mammals such as African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Honey Badger, Samango Monkey, diminutive Suni and the majestic Kudu are likely.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
Overnight and Day Tours
Tembe Elephant Park
Overnight Tours
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