Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 game reserve – Durban Safari Tour 2 Day, 1 Night 



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Here in Durban KwaZulu-Natal we are spoiled to have many Safari private game lodges and a few large Big 5 Safari national parks. Around the Durban area Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game reserve aka Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve is the most popular of the larger Safari Parks near Durban. A Durban safari is an opportunity that cannot be missed!

Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve being a mere 2.5 hours from Durban City we will collected you from your Durban Hotel and guide you from the amazing city of Durban to Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve.

We travel in style with a Ford Tourneo or Ford Everest(depending on availability and your group size) which is air conditioned and very comfortable. Your qualified guide will ensure your Durban Safari Tour will be memorable as he shows off what wildlife Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve has to offer!

Being a Big 5 Game reserve and malaria free, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve is our most popular Durban Safari Tour of choice! Your Safari Tour with Tim Brown Tours will be unforgettable from beginning to end.


What choose Durban to take your safari from?

  • Big 5 safari
  • Near Durban city
  • Malaria free
  • Oldest game reserve in Africa
  • Rich Zulu history
  • Home to Operation Rhino
  • At the forefront of conservation




Day 1: Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve 2 day Safari Tour:

After your guide collects you from your Durban Hotel/B&B or Guest house he will take you on a educational 2.5 – 3 hours drive to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve – The oldest game reserve in Africa established in 1895.

Points of interest like the History of Durban, KwaZulu Natal and South Africa are covered as well as different population group and how the came to be in South Africa. There is special focus on the Zulu Nation the major Black African tribe in the area as well as the different crops we come across on route to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve.

Before we get to the game reserve we will make an hour and 15 minute stop at a Cat rehabilitation center outside Hluhluwe. This is an amazing place where there are trying to get these endangered wild Cats back into the wild.

There are 4 Species of Cat; the Cheetah, Serval, Caracal and African wild cat. We get to interact with them hands on. The cheetah being the most special as it is a large an intimidating cat. Always good for a new Facebook profile picture!


Once we have enjoyed the interaction with these majestic cats we move on to the World acclaimed Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve.

We enter at the North eastern gate and make our way to the lodge of Hilltop camp where we will be spending the night. On route we will stop to enjoy the animals we can find.

Arriving at Hilltop camp we settle in for some lunch and then chat about the options for the afternoon! Either heading out again till gates closing time 6 or 7 pm depending on the season or taking the open vehicle safari with the lodge (extra to clients account) from 5pm -8 pm.

We return for dinner and bed.


Hluhluwe Umfolozi 3 Day Safari Tour




Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 game reserve – Safari Tour


Day 2: Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve 2 day Safari Tour

A final buffet breakfast is followed by a game drive with your safari guide. This is a final chance to find what we have not or a chance to recap on what we have seen.

We will then make our way out of Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and onto the St Lucia Estuary-Isimangeliso Wetland park, for a two hour boat cruise along the Estuary. Here we will have the opportunity to see, Crocodile, Hippo, Fish Eagles, King Fishers as well as Monitor Lizards. A perfect opportunity for photographers to capture the beauty of South Africa’s 1st World Heritage Site!

After we are finished with the Boat cruise it is time for some Lunch in St Lucia town before heading back to Durban feeling really satisfied!


Hluhluwe 3 day safari tour



Safari Tour Price – Based on a  minimum of 2 Clients R5500.00 per person sharing, Group Rates are available on request. A single Supplement of R950.00 for clients that wish to have there own room.

Solo Traveler rate: R9000

Please note: Lunch is not included in the price quoted. We do provide bottled mineral waters daily.

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