Durban safari tour

Join Tim Brown Tours on a Durban safari tour to the Hluhluwe game reserve where nature comes alive and dreams are made! Try us for your African safari experience.

After collecting my clients from their hotel in Durban we headed off to the world famous Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve where we would begin our safari.

We are blessed with good weather in Durban and it only got warmer on route to Hluhluwe game reserve. It was here that we entered and began our safari looking for as many of the Big 5 as possible.

We did really well. As we entered the gate we found Wildebeest and Zebra close to the road and further along Buffalo and Rhino. It was a great start!

Durban Safari Buffalo Sighting


Buffalo on Safari

This Buffalo cow next to the road was looking very ominous but we enjoyed the pose she struck and the Red Billed Ox Peckers on her back made the picture that much better.

We did spot Lion but it was one of the worst sighting I have every had as it was one Lion under thick bush a flat as a pancake!

I didn’t even bother with a picture.

Zebra on Safari


 Safari Sighting of Zebra

We later spotted these Zebra relaxing next to the road and now it was time to find Giraffe in the Umfolozi section of the game reserve. But before we got there we spotted a lovely old male Giraffe in Hluhluwe.

Giraffe on Safari

Male Giraffe

This lovely Giraffe walked across the road in front of us and we got a great photo of him. It was time to get some lunch but before we could we spotted more Rhino and this fella was posing!

Resting Rhino

Resting Rhino on Safari Tour

What a great day in Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve it was turning out to be! We had now seen 3 of the Big 5 and only needed Elephant to make it 4 of the Big 5.

Lunch was fast and in 30 minutes we were back on the road. I bumped into my colleague who confirmed there were Elephants down by the river so we sped off ….. but not before seeing a very rare bird a Secretary bird.(I could probably use one of those in my office!)

We got down to the river and spotted some Elephants and the a funny thing happened. A large herd of Elephant came down and the couple of Elephants that were there alone just followed the herd which looked really odd!

We then tried to spot some Elephant closer and had two more great sightings of Elephant closer up! What a great safari from Durban.

Elephants : Durban Safari Tour


Elephant at waterhole
We watched these Elephants feed for a while as it was very interesting how they used their feet and trunk before some Rhinos decided to join the show! It was great as we could get a lovely photo with two of the Big 5 in one picture!

As all things do they come to an end and we needed to head back to Durban after what had turned out to be an excellent day safari. We only missed a good look at Lion which is never expected on a day tour anyway as these cats are nocturnal so we were all very happy.


We arrived back in Durban 3 hours later tired but happy. I said goodbye and headed home happy with the way they day went!

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