The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, lies approximately 250km north-east of Durban and 50km/ 30km off the N2 national road depending on which entrance gate you choose to use. Established in 1895, it is the oldest game reserve in Africa along with the nearby iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly called The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park).
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi covers a surface area of some 96, 000 ha. It is home to an immense diversity of fauna and flora, including the Big Five. Some of the species in the game reserve, which includes more than 80 species of mammal, are: The black and white rhino, elephant, lion, blue wildebeest, leopard, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, cheetah, hippo, crocodile, kudu, impala, reedbuck, and duiker. 350 Bird species have been recorded, including the narina trogon, bateleur and ground hornbill.
The reserve is famous for its rhino, both the white (square-lipped) rhinoceros which this Park brought back from the brink of extinction and, in lesser numbers, its cousin, the black (hook-lipped) rhinoceros). Relative to its size, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is home to the largest population of the southern white rhino in the world with between 1 500 and 2 000.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi offers various accommodation options. We strongly recommend "Hilltop Rest Camp* - it is by far the best suited to international visitors.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
On this tour you journey through the most popular areas of South Africa, following the most-travelled, tried and tested route for first time visitors to the country. The tour provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people.
Highlights: Table Mountain , Cape Town , Cape Peninsula , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Garden Route , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Tsitsikamma , Coffee Bay , Durban , Umhlanga Rocks , Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve , Swaziland , Hazyview , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .
The small town of Hluhluwe in Northern Natal is popular because of its close proximity to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (previously called Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve) and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.more about Hluhluwe
The 360 square kilometre Lake St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal is the largest inland body of water in South Africa and the jewel in the crown of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The lake has a healthy fish population, supports a huge variety of bird species and is home to ±800 hippos and scores of crocodiles.more about St. Lucia Estuary & Lake
The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa with its wonderful stretches of unspoiled sandy beaches and the moderate climate offers swimming all year round. Inland you see rolling fields of sugar cane. The coast is known as the Dolphin coast, due to the frequent sighting of dolphins in the waves nearby.