My husband and I did a safari pre cruise, out of Durban. We saw that Tim Brown Tours got excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, so we emailed Tim Brown Tours for information. The response was the next day...and our questions were answered to our satisfaction. We were very impressed with the quick turnaround and with Taryn's friendly and personal interactions each time we contacted her. Never having been to South Africa, we had many questions about the safari and overnight accomodations. We stayed at the Hilltop which was more than adequate.
Tim met us at 7am at the Hilton in Durban the morning of our safari. On our drive to our first stop..Cheetah reserve Tim explained the history and culture of Durban and South Africa in general and pointed out agriculture and industry along the way.
After visiting the Cheetah reserve and getting up close to these amazing animals we were on our way to Hilltop. In the game reserve on our way to Hilltop we saw rhinos and elephants. After lunch, Tim took us out for an evening safari. Early morning and late afternoon safaris continued for our 3 day, 2 night stay. Tim knew where to go to watch the animals..he was patient and never rushed us. We observed elephants, white rhinos, giraffes, cape buffalos, lions, and many smaller animals ie warthogs, baboons,vervet monkeys, antlope etc. Tim's knowledge of these animals and habits was in depth and complete. His knowledge extends to birds and plants. He loves his work and his passion is infectious. We highly recommend his tours without reservation. You get far more than you'd expect. In a world of uncertainty his tours are an exceptional value.