Hluhluwe / Imfolozi

Lion cups wondering around

Brief History and Location:

Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Park is situated in the north-eastern part of
Kwa-Zulu Natal, and consist of 96000 ha of unspoiled habitat of many of South Africa’s animal species.

if one walks on the many trails that are led by experienced Game Rangers, within the reserve, it is not unusual to come across evidence that indicate that the Zulu nation occupied the area in the time of “King Shaka”, as grinding stones used by the Zulu woman sometimes are found, and pointed out by the proud Zulu Game Guard.

The Umfolozi section, in the south, is the bigger part of the reserve, and
includes the “Wilderness area” that only can be entered on foot or on horseback. It is also the more drier part of the reserve, as Hluhluwe in the north has slightly more rainfall as it is situated on a higher altitude.

Hluhluwe as mentioned is very hilly and the vegetation is more dense due to the higher rainfall, and is the smaller section of the park.

The reserve in its entirety is the most successful breeding ground in the world of the two Rhino species, both the black and the white Rhino.

One Day Safari’s:

Departing from your accommodation at 05h30, you will enjoy a full day’s Game viewing in Natal’s biggest Game Reserve. Breakfast and a barbecue lunch (braai) including drinks, are held at the river side. Back in Durban at approximately 20h00.

Overnight Stay Safari’s:

Departing from your accommodation at 08h30, you will visit the oldest established Game Reserve in South Africa. This was once the ancient hunting grounds of traditional Zulu Kings. A full day’s game viewing on each day will increase the likelihood of viewing the “Big Five” in their natural environment. Breakfast, lunch and a barbecue (braai) supper are included on each day, with the remainder of the evening spent reminiscing over the day’s excitement while sitting around an open campfire and listening to the sound of the night.

Rhinos resting at a pool
A nerves monkey checking for a potential meal in the Landy
Amazing Elephants passed by
Amazing Elephant passed by
A family reunion watching the Sundown
A family reunion watching the Sundown