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  1. South Africa
  2. KwaZulu-Natal
  3. Durban

From Durban: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big Five Day Safari

Product ID: 249662
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Experience an adrenaline-rushing wildlife safari to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest protected reserve in Africa. Take advantage of the best chance to see some of the famous Big Five animals near a big City like Durban.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Zulu, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

You will be collected from your accommodation venue in the city of Durban. Please contact the local operator if you are ensure whether your pickup location is covered. Should your pickup location not be covered, the local operator will still collect you; however, there may be an additional charge dependent on where you are based.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the oldest protected reserve in Africa
  • Have the opportunity to see the Big Five
  • Admire and learn about the wildlife in the safe and capable hands of your qualified and experienced guide
  • Travel in comfort in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle
Full description
Discover the oldest protected nature reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, on a full-day tour from Durban. Admire the wildlife and see some of the Big Five animals on a guided tour of the reserve.

Start early with hotel pickup in Durban at 6:30 AM, then take an approximately 2.5-hour drive to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. Travel in comfort in a closed, air-conditioned Ford Tourneo or Ford Everest, and learn about the history of the area and its wildlife with your professional guide during transit. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask any questions you have to reap the full benefit of the safari, too.

After your guide has attended to the necessary entry requirements upon arrival, take a slow game drive towards Hilltop Camp. Spend four hours spotting the amazing wildlife and learning about them with your expert guide. Have your camera ready!

If time allows, stop at Hilltop Camp to stretch your legs, have lunch, and marvel at the views from the terrace. View the sightings board to get an idea of which animals have been spotted that day, and add the ones you've seen to the list.

Finally, take some more time to spot game as you make your way slowly to the exit gate. The tour leaves Hluhluwe Imfolozi at around 4 PM and arrives back in Durban for drop-off at your accommodation around 6:30 PM.
  • Entrance Fees
  • Listed activities
  • Transport
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Qualified and experienced guide
  • Bottled water (limited supply; if you require more, it will be at additional cost)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Other beverages besides water
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the scheduled time
Organized by

Tim Brown Tours

Product ID: 249662