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
Reptiles: crocodiles
Birdlife: vultures

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

HOURS:
Summer (Oct - Mar): 5:00 - 19:00
Winter (April -Sept): 6:00 - !8:00

Accommodation Near Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Janet's Ukuthula Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Mtubatuba

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, ...

Graded:

Marula Place

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Riverview

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..

Graded:
Sleeps: 46 in 21 units/rooms
From R 950,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village

Bush Lodges (Catered) (GAME NEARBY) in Hluhluwe

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 ethnic fabrics

From R 520,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Malala Lodge

Bush Lodges (Catered) (GAME NEARBY) in Hluhluwe

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

Marrob Lodge

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Richards Bay

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

Falaza Game Lodge & Spa

Private Game Reserve in Hluhluwe

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 sundecks.

Marche' Private Hotel

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Kwambonambi

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.

Hluhluwe Guest House

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Hluhluwe

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 ...

Hlulala Guest House

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Hluhluwe

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.

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Ezulwini Game Lodge

Bush Lodge (Self Catering) (GAME NEARBY) in Hluhluwe

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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