CONSERVATION SHOWPIECE, THE BIG 5 AND CAPTIVATING AFRICAN CULTURE
Home of South Africa’s oldest game reserve
Hluhluwe, the name derived from uMhluhluwe – the thorn of a creeper which is abundant in the area – Dalbergia armata or thorny monkey rope.
Located in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is South Africa’s oldest proclaimed game reserve.
It was procaimed in 1895, a few years ahead of the Kruger National Park.
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is so named after the main rivers traversing the park, namely the Hluhluwe and iMfolozi rivers.
The 950m2 Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is the genetic home of the southern white rhino and is a world famous ecotourism venue.
The Park hosts vegetation that ranges from semi-arid to mesic savanna as well as megaherbivores such as elephant and giraffe; and carnivores such as lion and cheetah.
Game viewing is the principal attraction in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros) stalk this flourishing savannah.
One of the unique features of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is its research station where collaborative efforts are made towards conservation in the area.
WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY
We have been going to Hluhluwe Mfolozi for years. Game viewing is spectacular. I would strongly recommend this place.
We love eating at the Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe. The views are just breathtaking.
The Hluhluwe Park surprised me. We saw so many animals and the game drives were exceptional. Sunsets at the park are magical. I have fallen in love with the place and we go there for our vacation every year now.