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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Established in 1895, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest game park in Africa and is the only under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal where the Big 5 occur.

Set in the heart of Zululand, the game reserve offers visitors activities - from self guided walks, auto-trails, game drives as well as picnic sites. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.

Accommodation, managed by KwaZulu Natal Wildlife, within the Game Reserve is in the form of the Hilltop Camp, the Mpila Camp as well as the 2 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Lodges - Muntulu & Munyaweni.

A variety of accommodation options exist in close vicinity to the game reserve with the town of Hluhluwe only 25km away:
Game Lodges
Guest Houses
Bed and Breakfast's
Selfcatering Accommodation

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Please Note Visitors pay a conservation fee of R110 (subject to change) per person per day (children 50%) replacing entry fees. South Africans get a 50% discount.

The Wildlife in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is confined to some 96 000 ha and the game reserve contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. It became world renowned for its white rhino conservation.

Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly topography, and this northen section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Imfolozi, the southern component of the park is generally hot in summer, and mild to cool in winter, although cold spells do occur.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Self Drives:
Auto trails in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park are designed for the convenience of visitors who wish to discover the secrets of the bushveld from seclusion of their own vehicle.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Walking Safari
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Walking Safari or wilderness trails (2-4 nights) are undertaken in the 25000ha wilderness zone of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.

Self-guided foot trails:
The Imfolozi section of the park has three self-guided foot trails. Guide books are available to help visitors interpret the many points of interest along these trails.

Day walks:
Short day walks of approximately two hours are conducted from Mpila and Hilltop Camps under the supervision of an experienced field ranger. These walks may be booked at reception in both camps.

Picnic sites:
Several sites with ablution and barbecue facilities are situated throughout the park.

Game drivers:
Open vehicle night and day drives provide unique opportunities of viewing game. A knowledgeable guide is at hand to answer questions . Booking is at reception on a first come first serve basis.

Boat Tours
There is a 40 seater boat on Hluhluwe dam which takes visitors on guided trips twice a day. (Please note the water level of the river is sometimes too low for boat trips)

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Map:

Health & Climate:

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.


Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

The accommodation was very good - serviced well and the beds were lovely!! It was tremendous to see the White Rhino, Nyala bucks and does, and the lone elephant(the traffic controller!!) who made us reverse down the road so he/she could get to a tree for a good scratch!! So very sad about the rivers - heart breaking. However - I did think the roads were a different story but strength to your resolve to get them up to a good standard. Hope you get a good downpour of rain soon!!
 Reviewed by Doreen Cwoling on 8 August 2015

The establishment was good however some small things like no stock of local beers on a Friday night or no ice available. The service was great and manager exceptional and made us feel really welcome. The location and sheer beauty of the venue will make us return. The above comment is in the interest of improvement only, we loved our stay at Hilltop.
 Reviewed by Lailvaux over a year ago

The accomodation was comfortable and pleasant. The standard of cleanliness was high, making this a place we would visit again.
 Reviewed by Froom over a year ago

The staff was very friendly and the food very good. Rooms a little dark. Would have apprecieted BBC or CNN news on the TV.
 Reviewed by Andrzej Adamczyk over a year ago

R1095.00 pps