Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Originally set aside by the Zulu Kingdom as a royal hunting ground, the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is by far the largest - and arguably the best - game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Rhino Capture Unit of the park can take credit for helping save the endangered White Rhino from the brink of extinction. Today the reserve has over 1600 white rhino in the reserve and has relocated hundreds of these magnificent animals to game reserves around the world.
The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve supports healthy populations of all Big Five, as well as dozens of other large game, and a wide range of other smaller mammals, birds, and reptiles.
The terrain of the Hluhluwe section of the reserve primarily consists of hilly grassland, while the Umfolozi section is characterised by bushveld. Over 200 km of roads provide visitors with ample opportunity to explore the reserve and view game from the comfort (and safety) of their own vehicle. In addition to these self-guided game drives, the reserve has several hiking trails, ranging from the 30 minute Mblome Forest Trail near the Hluhluwe Hilltop camp, to the 5 day guided wilderness trails which can be booked with KZN Wildlife.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE:
- game drives / night drives
- game walks / wilderness trails
- picnic braai sites / restaurant
- curio shop
SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Carnivores: lion, leopard, cheetah
Herbivores: white and black rhino, elephant, giraffe, hippo, variety of antelope
DIRECTIONS TO HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE:
- from Durban take the N2 northward appx 220 km
- pass the Mtubatuba / St. Lucia turnoff
- at the next off-ramp turn left onto the R618 West
- follow the R618 West for about 25 km to the gates
Summer (Oct - Mar): 5:00 - 19:00
Winter (April -Sept): 6:00 - !8:00
Accommodation Near Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
32.7km East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
For overseas tourist our chalets are ideal providing a welcomed "Home from Home" resting place. We book the usual Game Reserve and beach excursions and could fill your holidays with exciting African experiences to remember (beach umbrellas, mats, ...
34.0km East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
The 6 en-suite rooms each have their own entrance to an enormous sub-tropical garden to ensure your privacy; have air-conditioning, bar-fridge and hospitality trays. Your hosts, Pete and Eone offer such hospitality and friendship that Marula Place..
Sleeps: 46 in 21 units/rooms
From R 950,00
Per person, per night sharing.
37.7km North East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Guests can enjoy an unrivalled ethnic experience by staying in DumaZulu Lodge
which consists of ethnic units resembling the different tribes of Southern
Africa on the exterior while the interior is modern and tastefully decorated in
From R 520,00
Per person, per night sharing.
39.1km North East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Malala is a bush lodge on a 140 hectare (340 acre) private nature reserve, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests, thereby ensuring a tranquil African bush atmosphere and experience.
Our lodge is located in the Hluhluwe area, in the centre of the Elep
40.5km South East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Marrob Lodge is a stunning guest lodge situated in the peaceful village of
Kwambonambi, just a stone's throw away from the port of Richards Bay. Here you
can enjoy the tranquil ambience of country living
40.8km North East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Luxury tented accommodation provides true safari ambiance, with every comfort
catered for, including spacious dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms and private
41.0km South East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
The hotel has 30 comfortable air-conditioned en-suite rooms with TV. It is the
ideal base from which to explore the beauty Zululand has to offer being 45 kms
from St Lucia, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve and Mapelane.
41.1km North East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
The Guest House has 8 rooms, sleeping 18 people sharing. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Relax and unwind at our swimming pool or challenge your partner to a game of snooker. A comfortable reading room and TV lounge is ...
41.4km North East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Hlulala Guest House, Hluhluwe in the heart of the Elephant Coast, an exciting
tourist destination. This unique safari destination combines the best of both
land and marine natural environments.
41.9km North East of centre of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Comfortable overnight facilities are available at Ezulwini Lodge, and there are choices between either one of six self-catering units detailed under the Rates section below. Breakfast and dinner are being served in a central kitchen-lapa.
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