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
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:Hotels Game Lodges Guest HousesBed and Breakfast'sSelfcatering 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.Wildlife
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. ActivitiesHluhluwe-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.
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.
Several sites with ablution and barbecue facilities are situated throughout the park.
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.
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)
Facilities & Services:
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Health & Climate:
Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 10
reviews. - View all Guest Reviews
Very nice place to stay and the breakfast is very good.
Rating: Reviewed by AA De Clercq on 6 June 2016
Stay very good.Some unbelievable sightings.House we stayed in had all basic neccesities so all in all was a very good stay. Many thanks.
Rating: Reviewed by Ian Hulley on 14 April 2016
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!!
Rating: 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.
Rating: Reviewed by Lailvaux over a year ago