I was advised by many to just get a car hire and see Hluhluwe on my own. Well, this monkey can't drive stick shift on the left side of the road with her left hand, so options were limited. I'm grateful that I lucked into getting a seat on two of Heritage's tours.
Even if I could drive, I firmly believe that my experience would have not been as fulfilling had it not been for their tour guide, Bryan. He guided the full day Cape Vidal tour and full day Hluhluwe game drive- both of which I highly recommend. Punctual, patient, funny, highly knowledgeable, professional and can spot a male lion from over 100 yards away. You'll learn a lot, see things you would probably not be able to spot out on your own while in good company. Thanks for a world class experience on a backpacker's budget.