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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Reserve day Safari from Durban
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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Reserve day Safari from Durban

By Tim Brown Tours - Durban Safaris and Durban Tours
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Ages 4-90, max of 20 per group
Duration: 11–12 hours
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  • Bottled Water (We only supply a limited number of bottles per day, should you require additional, this will be for your own account
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  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Lunch
  • Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks
  • Gratuities
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Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All pickup locations in the Durban area are included in the package. However, should you be further away from Durban, your area may be included. Please do not hesitate to contact us to inquire on whether your area is included within our pickup zone.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 53454P1

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required or the Solo rate will apply
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Reserve day Safari from Durban?
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mikeet20
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
"This safari was an unforgettable experience! The tour guide and driver were very genuine, personable, knowledgeable, and hilarious. Our family were staying in Durban and the driver was able to pick us up from our Airbnb in a very clean 13-person van. He even had a cooler for extra water. The entire experience we felt very safe with the excellent door to door service. Highly recommend the open air vehicle for the full experience. The guide was a very intelligent tracker and was able to get track elephants to the point where they crossed right in front of us. Our family highly recommends this specific tour! Hopefully you can get Nicholas from Tim Brown tours for the Hluhluwe/Imfoloze Game reserve."
Written 10 June 2023
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TimBrownTours
Thank you for your lovely review and feedback! Really good to hear you found the experience from start to finish. Safe travels and best wishes. Regards Tim and co
Written 11 June 2023
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Hadrien
10 contributions
Dec 2022
An incredible day adventure in Hluhluwe. Despite not seeing all the big 5 on that day, we experience a great trip through the park seeing Impalas, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, elephant, giraffe, warthog, brown snake eagle and even a White Rhino! Our lovely guide drove through the park giving facts and indication about wildlife, but also had the best eye to spot the animals who sometimes play hide and seek. Take a pair of binoculars if you can, a bottle of water and some sunscreen in order to make the most of it. Tim Brown team accommodated with some last minute friends who wanted to join and everything was done swiftly and with great communication. I highly recommend, it's something you have to experience once in your lifetime!
Written 27 January 2023
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TimBrownTours
Dear Stefanie(I think). Thanks for your lovely feedback. So glad you and your friends were able to have a lovely day out. Thanks for your high recommendation. Kind regards Tim
Written 30 January 2023
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Marlyn M
6 contributions
Mar 2020
We opted for the three day tour for a better chance of seeing the wildlife and were not disappointed. The stop en route to the cheetah sanctuary was a wonderful experience To my astonishment we were able to go inside the cat pens and get to within a few feet of the animals.
On arrival at Hluhluwe itself our driver/guide Sibo took us on a game drive and a further two over the following days. He is a wealth of knowledge and took excellent care of us.
Written 13 March 2020
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Dear Marlyn Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back once Corona/Covid-19 is under control. Kind regards Tim
Written 24 July 2020
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Family Group
London, UK1 contribution
Great experience with Tim and team. Booked late as we weren’t sure we could fit it in and they were able to make adjustments and accommodate us (4 people).

Nicholas our driver and guide collected us from Umhlanga at 6am and we had a pleasant and engaging drive up to the park - discussed lots of aspect of interest to us and he was good humoured and knowledgeable about KZN and the vast cultures. Game drive was great. We saw loads of elephant up close and personal (in van) rhino, loads of different bok, hogs etc. No lions this time but that’s what makes this special - it’s real.

Good engaging drive back again with lots of interesting conversation with Nicholas who didn’t run out of energy and conversation.

Thank you
Written 3 November 2022
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TimBrownTours
Thank you so much for your great feedback. So glad you enjoyed your day with us. Safe Travels. Tim
Written 27 November 2022
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George T
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
It was an amazing tour. We used a jeep style car in very good condition. Cibo, our driver was a very careful driver, very polite and communicative. He was very updated about the reserve and he did his best to satisfy us. Many animals and birds in a beautiful area. However, lions did not do us the favour.... next time....
Written 1 November 2023
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TimBrownTours
Dear George Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to have you back again with your family for a longer tour. Kind regards Tim
Written 2 November 2023
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jenniO_5786
Tampa, FL16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Our day started with Jonas picking us up promptly for our 3 hour drive to the game reserve! We stopped for breakfast and any other snacks we wanted, water was provided.

Jonas has a great up beat personality and was knowledgeable about all of the animals he spotted. Pretty sure all of the guides we had, had binoculars as part of their eyeballs :-D.

We saw so many giraffe, rhino, a lion way on the mountain, several birds, a crocodile, monkeys, and buffalo.

We stopped for lunch and the finished the day at dusk for the ride back to Umhlanga.

It was a great day, our guide was great and we were able to see so many animals.

Highly recommend.

Jenn, Cheryl, charlotte - family
Florida - USA
Written 24 September 2022
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Dear Jenny Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. Great to hear you saw so many animals. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards Tim
Written 26 September 2022
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Nicholas S
6 contributions
Fantastic day tour in which I learnt so much about South Africa, it’s people, culture and its animals from Thabo.

Saw a large variety of animals in the park and has an absolutely fantastic day.

Thabo was punctual, informative and above all very friendly and knowledgable.

Driving was extremely safe but very efficient.

Thabo Let myself and a fellow member of the tour dictate what we wanted to do and could honestly answer all our questions.

Recommended!!!!

Thank you Thabo!
Written 24 October 2023
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TimBrownTours
Hi Nicholas Thank you for sharing you wonderful experience. We are really glad you had an amazing Hluhluwe day Safari with us. Regards Tim
Written 30 October 2023
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TroutPath
Birmingham, AL6 contributions
Dec 2022
I did a solo trip with guide Sibo to Hluhluewe game preserve in Dec, 2022 while in Durban for work. Short story: amazing! Sibo was a fantastic, patient, knowledgeable and safe guide. I saw elephants, rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, plenty of antelope (and variants), baboons, monkeys, a water monitor, many birds and my favorite warthogs! The cats were elusive. Lunch was great at the lodge. The trip to and from Durban was enjoyable as Sibo and I chatted about things. I look forward to returning with my family and hope to secure Sibo, or a similar guide from Tim Brown's service.
Written 16 December 2022
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TimBrownTours
Thank you so much for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time and the chat with sibo your guide Travel safely until your return with your family regards Tim
Written 9 January 2023
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Alexis
1 contribution
Oct 2019
Our safari in Hluhuwe was the best start to my groups week-long stay in South Africa. Tim and his tour guides are so knowledgable about all of the wildlif and South African culture. We saw 4/5 of the Big 5 all thanks to our great tour guide. Safari with Tim Brown is something you cannot skip if you are making the trip to South Africa. I would recommend it to anyone, and it is an experience I would definitely do again if I ever return to the beautiful country.
Written 7 January 2020
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TimBrownTours
Thank you for your lovely words, we are so glad you enjoyed your Safari Tour with us and will welcome you back upon your return. Kind regards Tim
Written 10 January 2020
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Victoria
12 contributions
Dec 2022
We did a short safari out of Durban to the Hluhluwe game reserve. Sibo was just a great guide and lovely man. He was happy to do whatever we wanted to do and see and was knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. He was great with the kids and easy to get along with.
Written 8 January 2023
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TimBrownTours
Dear Felicity Thanks for your lovely review. I will be sure to share with Sibo. So glad you and your family enjoyed it. Safe Travels. regards Tim
Written 9 January 2023
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