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Wild Cats & Hippo Boat Cruise


Costs start at (PP): R

1 Day


A tour of South Africa’s endangered cheetah and wild cat species followed by a fun boat cruise to view the hippos and crocodiles of St Lucia – a World Heritage Site.



The Zululand Cat Conservation Project at Emdoneni Lodge offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of South Africa's endangered wildcat species, including the world's fastest land animal, the cheetah. The aim of the project is to care for and rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildcat species. Breeding of the project's ambassador animals allows the offspring to be released back into the wild. After this experience we travel to the town of St Lucia, a place where humans and hippos live side by side. There will be time to explore the town, visit the local market, and get a bite to eat before embarking on a two hour boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, home to the largest populations of hippos in South Africa, for close-up sightings. 


  • Collected at 7.30am from your guesthouse/hotel

  • Travel to Emdoneni Lodge

  • Endangered wildcat tour

  • Travel to St Lucia

  • Lunch 

  • Explore the town & visit the local market

  • 2-hour hippo boat cruise

  • Return to Durban at approximately 6.30pm

Included in tour:

  • Certified guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Wild cat tour

  • Lunch

  • St Lucia Hippo boat cruise

Excluded from tour:

  • Gratuities

  • All items purchased of a personal nature

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen & sun hat

  • Camera

  • Comfortable walking shoes

Please note that this tour is family friendly, however those under the age of 16 will not be allowed into the cheetah enclosures

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