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Reviewed 15 June 2019

We did the 2 day tour from Durban and would recommend this over the 1 day option as you really need the time to do it justice.
Day 1 started with a drive to the Cheetah conservation centre which was sensitively managed and an eye opener into re-introducing these big cats to the wild. Then onto Hluhuwe where we rapidly started spotting the big beasts of the reserve. We also added on the options sunset drive which was worth the extra.
Day 2 included a couple of further drives around the reserve before we went on to St Lucia for a 2 hour cruise to see hippos and crocs.
It was a wonderful 2 days with a number of knowledgeable guides. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2019
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TimBrownTours, Owner at Tim Brown Tours - Durban Safari Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

Thank you so much for your great review.

We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Kind regards

Tim

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Reviewed 15 June 2019

I did the 2-day tour combining Hluhluwe with the St Lucia wetlands. The guide was very knowledgable, knowing all the backroads of the park. Lots of animals sighted in the park (white rhinos in particular), including a magical exprience with elephants eating peacefully on all sides of the vehicle while we were watching.

Date of experience: June 2019
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TimBrownTours, Owner at Tim Brown Tours - Durban Safari Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

Dear Peter

Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your experience with Tim Brown Tours.

Kind regards

Tim

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Reviewed 13 June 2019

I did the overnight trip from Durban to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and it was so worth it! Our tour guide was great, and gave us so much information about Zulu culture, the animals, and anything else we were curious about. Having a small group made the entire experience even better since everything felt a little more personal. I would recommend Tim Brown to anyone.

Date of experience: June 2019
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TimBrownTours, Owner at Tim Brown Tours - Durban Safari Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

Dear Erin

Thank you for your lovely review.

So glad you enjoyed your tour and felt the intimacy of our smaller groups. This is exactly what we like to achieve.

Look forward to hosting you again.

Kind regards

Tim

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Reviewed 12 June 2019

Having been to South Africa and on safari before, I was excited to take a group of eight university students volunteering for two weeks just outside of Durban on a weekend excursion. After hours of searching the internet trying to find the “right” tour operator for my students, I came across Tim Brown Tours and was initially impressed by the fact that Tim Brown with Tim Brown Tours was voted the best nature Tour guide in South Africa at the Lilizela national Tourism Awards 2018. As I worked with the team at Tim Brown Tours, I continued to be impressed by their responsiveness, helpfulness, and all-around professionalism. As I was coordinating a student group with only two free days, Tim Brown Tours was flexible with planning our excursion schedule and most attentive to particular requests, such as change in accommodation meet the group’s needs. And in only two days, the group was able to take in all that the Cat Rehabilitation Centre and Hluhluwe Game Reserve had to offer, as well as St. Lucia Estuary-Isimangeliso Wetland Park in May, 2019.

We were pleasantly surprised to have Tim Brown himself as our guide! After picking us up at our accommodation just outside of Durban, onto the Cat Rehabilitation Centre we went where the group toured and was able take photos and even selfie’s sitting (and even lying) besides beautiful cheetahs. Then onto Hluhluwe Game Reserve, where within moments of entering the Game Reserve we met a parade of elephants playing in a mud hole. And Tim’s expertise quickly became evident to the group, so much so that the students “squished” in the safari vehicle just so that Tim could join. Over the course of the afternoon, evening, and next morning on our private safari drives, the group saw three more of the Big 5 - a pride of lions (twice!), rhino, and buffalo – as well as many more exquisite animals such as chameleon, owl, warthog, impala, waterbuck, and zebra. And when it came time to leave the Game Reserve, and the group had only seen giraffe from afar through binoculars, in true guide fashion Tim went out of his way to track down a group of giraffe so that everyone in the group could go home happy. And then the perfect ending to our weekend excursion - St. Lucia Estuary where the group had a restful, yet entertaining (thanks to the hippo’s) boat cruise through the beautiful Wetland Park.

The entire time that the group was with Tim Brown Tours, from pick up and arriving safely back to our accommodation and EVERYTHING in between, we were in excellent hands and above all the group had an unforgettable experience! Thank you Tim Brown and Tim Brown Tours!!! I cannot wait to book again with my next group in October, 2019!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
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TimBrownTours, Owner at Tim Brown Tours - Durban Safari Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

Dear Jenny

Thank you for your wonderful review!

So glad you enjoyed it and the group.

Great to hear you will be back soon, we look forward to hosting you once again.

Kind regards

Tim

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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

If you don't have much time and want to see loads of animals this is the tour for you!

My friend and I did the two day safari to hluhluwe with an overnight stay within the game reserve.

What an incredible trip. We saw lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, buffalo and loads of buck. What made it even better is that Tim himself collected us from our hotel and gave us loads of information about the history of South Africa on our way to the game reserve. He also had loads of knowledge about the animals when we were on the game reserve and managed to get us really close to the animals.

After a long day of seeing loads of animals we had a delicious dinner and stayed in very nice accommodation. A lot nicer than I was expecting! The next day after seeing more animals and a big breakfast we set off to see some hippos and alligators on a river. Following this Tim drove us back and dropped us straight to the airport.

Date of experience: May 2019
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TimBrownTours, Owner at Tim Brown Tours - Durban Safari Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Dear Ronan

Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your review.

It was a pleasure taking you both around my beautiful country and sharing with you the amazing nature.

We look forward to welcoming you back and best wishes.

regards

Tim

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