Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

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

iMfolozi - Mpila Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

3.1km North East of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

iMfolozi Game Reserve is situated in northern Zululand, approximately 270 km from Durban. The reserve was established on 30 April 1895 and with Hluhluwe Game Reserve, is the oldest game reserve in Africa. This reserve, together with the Corridor Section a

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Janet's Ukuthula Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Mtubatuba

33.5km East 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, ...

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Malala Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

38.6km North East 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 El

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Sleeps: 46 in 21 units/rooms

Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

38.9km North East 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

Marrob Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Richards Bay

40.5km South East 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

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Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Hluhluwe

40.8km North East of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Set in the magnificent Elephant Coast, near South Africa’s oldest Game Reserve, the 3-star Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, is the ultimate South African holiday destination.

Hluhluwe Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hluhluwe

40.8km North East 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 ...

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Sleeps: 34 in 17 units/rooms

Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

41.1km North East of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Bushlands Game Lodge is centrally situated in Zululand and surrounded by 300 000 acres of National Parks, including Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, Mkuzi, Nduma, Sodwana Bay and St. Lucia.

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Ezulwini Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

41.9km North East 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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Sleeps: 128 in 8 units/rooms

Leopard Mountain Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Mkuze

42.8km North of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

A Big 5 multiple award winning 4 Star lodge, set within the Zululand Rhino Reserve offering peace and tranquillity with friendly hospitality. Our beautiful lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand

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