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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)


R1000.00 per unit

  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve - Bush Lodge
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  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve - Mpila Camp

Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Restaurant
  • Parking (open and off-street)

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: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

We wanted to thank your staff at Impila. My husband needs to use a machine at night to prevent sleep disorders. He requested that the generator be kept on after the normal close at night. The administrative staff contacted management immediate and had the power left on all night. There was no hesitation by the staff to assist us at all. I don't think we could have received better treatment at any other resort - customer service was exemplary not only in the camp but also at the entrance. Congratulations on a well run establishment.
 Reviewed by Catherine Kaye on 17 February 2018

We had a wonderful stay in the amazing tented camp in Mpila Camp. We can definitely recommend this. We had hyenas come visit in the evening, and in the morning there were even giraffes walking just outside the elephant fence! We will come again.
 Reviewed by Michele Kitney over a year ago

Very nice place to stay and the breakfast is very good.
 Reviewed by AA De Clercq over a year ago

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.
 Reviewed by Ian Hulley over a year ago