Lions Mating Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Our clients At Heritage House where fortunate last week to have spotted Lions Mating while out on a Safari with Heritage Tours & Safaris while in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. The clients where enjoying a full day safari when they came across the pair of Lion's. Mating can last upto 24 hours and what a treat it was to watch this specific male lion. He displayed such a soft and caring nature towards the female.
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is situated a mere 54km from St Lucia and At Heritage House that the majority of our clients get to enjoy a safari during their stay. This park is a Big 5 Reserve and is 96000 hectares in size. Small in comparison to Kruger National Park however it is the size that makes sightings so wonderful. The park is divided into two sections the Northern side being the Hluhluwe section and the Southern Section the Umfolozi (Imfolozi). Not only is the park home to the Big 5 but Cheetah and Wild Dogs may also be witnessed while out on Safari.
To journey into one of Africa's oldest proclaimed parks is but a magical and splendid Discovery
St Lucia South Africa, has over the past few months endured some very dry months, this has been evident especially in the Estuary with water levels dropping drastically. However over the past few days in September 2016 we have truly been blessed with some incredible rain.
Not only has St Lucia been affected but Hluhluwe Umfolzi has too received somewhat rain's over the last two days. We truly hope that this will continue.
Yet another year has almost passed however as we approach November 2016 once again the town of St Lucia will be abuzz with Turtle Tours. This magnificent and incredible sight takes place yearly from November to end of February each year as the Logger Head's and LeatherBacks return to lay their eggs along the iSimangaliso Wetland Park shores. The tours depart daily excluding change of tides (4 days per month) and all tours are conducted at night only. Tours depart from St Lucia and venture into the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso (Cape Vidal). Enroute one can enjoy various wildlife species including Leopard and then venture onto the beach as one go's insearch of the Turtles.
Only one word can be used when trying to explain what these trips are like and that is magnificent.