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“Amazing Safari Experience”
Review of Durban Day Safaris

Durban Day Safaris
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Owner description: Travel in and around Durban City with experienced and knowledgeable guides. We offer Durban Safaris to Big5 Game Reserves, Durban City Tours, Township Tours, Zulu Cultural Experiences and more. We will pick you up from anywhere in Durban. Durban Day and overnight safaris to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve are a favorite with local and international guests. Get up close to Africa's Big5 in one the oldest and most scenic Game Reserves in Africa. For those wanting a safari experience closer to Durban, Tala Private Game Reserve is very popular. Just 40 minutes from the city, this little jewel is a bird lovers paradise. Tala is also home to big game species such as, Rhino, Giraffe, Hippo and Zebra. A Zulu cultural experience is a must when visiting the Kingdom Of The Zulu. Shakaland provides the perfect experience for guests wanting to get a proper understanding and feel for Zulu culture and tradition.A half day tour of Durban City will give one a look into what makes this city tick. Visit landmarks such as The Moses Mabhida Stadium, The Presidents House, Suncoast Casino and Wilson's Warf. Included in this tour is a Harbor cruise or Skycar trip over the stadium. Durban safaris and tours with the top tour provider in Durban.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Absolutely perfect day out at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park with Paul. I contacted John at midnight on a Wednesday evening and much to my astonishment he replied 5 minutes later having fixed everything for the friday.

Pick up was punctual, and the trip was well worth it, specially with Paul being so erudit. He knew where to look for the animals, knew all the fun facts about them, and took us all over the park to enjoy the beauty of the animals and the breathtaking views. We were very lucky as we saw lions and a cheetah (besides the giraffes, buffalos, rhinos, wilderbeest, zebras, hogs, impalas, monkeys etc.), but that was very much thanks to Paul's knowledge, decision making and acute vision!

A big-5 thank you for this!

Thank hiphiphappyhippo
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I contacted Jhon and in a few days has organized this beautiful safari.
Availability and sympathy have been the hallmarks of Durban safari.
Giraffe, buffalo, crocodile, baboons, zebras, rhinos ... all great!!
Thank you and Congratulations Jhon and Sheldon.

2  Thank Marco-Castelfranco-V
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Was a super day out in the bush with Sheldon - would gladly recommend the company to anyone wishing to spend a cool day!

1  Thank gagnoncx
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Several colleagues and I traveled to Durban on business. Prior to arriving we booked a 1-day safari in Hluhluwe-Umfoloziy through Durban Day Safaris. John (the owner) was immediately responsive to our email inquiries and accommodated a last minute change to our booking. The day was perfect - punctual pick up, an extraordinary guide (Sheldon), and a surreal experience. The reserve was superb, but Sheldon was an added bonus. He was well informed with regards to the management of the reserve, the local ecology, and the area history. He had great instinct and we enjoyed a number of unique sitings due to our being well positioned at the perfect time. He put in the additional effort that really optimized our experience. What a treat! Thank you Sheldon and John.

2  Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My friend and I recently visited Durban, found durbansafaris.com here on Tripadvisor, and decided to join the tour based on the good reviews. John, the owner, was extremely helpful and professional. We had a lot of questions prior to our trip, and requested a last-minute change to our tour - John always got back to us quickly (usually within an hour or two), and honored our change request even though it was made just 1 day before our trip.

Our tour guide was also very professional and knowledgeable. He picked us up from our lodge early in the morning, and gave us a brief history of the game reserve and surrounding areas on the way to the Hluhluwe-Umfolzi Park. We saw buffalo, elephant, giraffe, rhino, zebra, impala, nyala, monkey... lots and lots of animals while we were there. We did not see any lion this time, but it just gave us another excuse to return to Durban and join this amazing trip again.

2  Thank winnwind
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