Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, South Africa: The Complete Guide

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Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park

Located in the heart of historic Zululand in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve on the continent. It has set the standard for conservation efforts in Africa since 1895, and was instrumental in the fight to save the white rhino from extinction in the the mid-20 th century. Today, visitors travel to this undulating, hilly wilderness to marvel at its abundant wildlife on guided game drives and multi-day walking safaris. It remains one of the best places in Africa to see wild rhinos.

About the Park

The land that now makes up Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is steeped in history, with archaeological sites dating back to the Iron Age. Functioning as a royal hunting ground for the rulers of the Zulu kingdom , the Hluhluwe and Imfolozi game reserves were later established in 1895. It wasn't until the addition of the Corridor Game Reserve in 1989 that they would merge into a single park.

The initial purpose of the parks was to conserve the white rhino. At the beginning of the 20 th century, there were just 10 white rhinos left, all of which lived in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. The rhinos thrived under the park’s protection, and in the 1950s, Operation Rhino was launched. This project saw the relocation of breeding rhinos from Hluhluwe-Imfolozi to other national parks and protected areas of South Africa. By 2010, the national population stood at 17,000 white rhinos, making Operation Rhino one of the most successful conservation stories of all time.

Unfortunately, poaching continues to threaten South Africa’s rhinos, and the park’s governing body, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife , employs stringent anti-poaching methods. Today the park covers a total area of roughly 370 square miles, divided between the Imfolozi area in the south (primarily savannah grassland between the Black and White Imfolozi Rivers) and the forested hills of the Hluhluwe area in the north. 

Diverse Wildlife 

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s wide range of habitats provide a home for 80 different mammal species, including all members of the Big Five . Both black and white rhinos are seen here, although the latter is spotted far more frequently as the park continues to have one of the healthiest white rhino populations in South Africa. It is also a sanctuary for the endangered African wild dog, and supports key predators like the cheetah and spotted hyena. Equally abundant are prey animals, including zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, and a host of antelope (most notably the nyala, which occurs in large numbers here). Hippos and Nile crocodiles inhabit the park’s rivers and dams. 

Important Bird Area

Representing around 46 percent of all species found in the southern African sub-region, more than 400 different types of birds have been recorded in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. It’s the most important site in the province for the conservation of large raptors like bateleur, martial, and tawny eagles. During the rainy season, water-dwelling birds such as storks, herons, and pelicans flock to the park. Globally-threatened birds like the southern bald ibis and the southern ground hornbill mark this park an Important Bird Area . Additionally, keep an eye out for endangered and critically-endangered vultures, including the white-backed, lappet-faced, and white-headed vulture. 

Top Things to Do

Game Drives: The most popular way to look for Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s incredible wildlife is on a guided game drive. Two game drives depart daily from the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife camps : one at dawn and one in the late afternoon (these are the best times for spotting animals in action). You can also drive your own vehicle around the park on a self-drive safari , giving you the opportunity to explore 190 miles of roads at your own pace. Make sure to stop off at the viewing hides strategically located at the park’s pans and waterholes. 

Bush Walks: If you want to venture out into the bush on foot, you can do so on the guided game walks offered at both Ezemvelo camps. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced armed ranger who will tell you all about the park’s flora, fauna, and history along the way. For those that have the time and the stamina, there are also five guided, multi-day Wilderness Trails . These range from two to four nights and allow you to immerse yourself completely in the park’s untamed interior landscapes. 

The Centenary Center: The Centenary Center houses the park’s Game Capture Complex, where captured animals are kept for the purposes of veterinary assistance or relocation to other parks. Head to the interpretation center to find out about the methods used to safely and humanely catch and transport different wild animals. The Centenary Center is also home to a community-run craft market—a great place to meet members of the neighboring Zulu villages and to shop for souvenirs in South Africa. 

Where to Stay

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has two safari camps in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. The first, Hilltop , is located in the Hluhluwe section on the edge of a forested hill with beautiful valley views. Accommodation ranges from simple rondavels with a communal kitchen to an eight-sleeper bush lodge with a private chef and tour guide. The second Ezemvelo camp, Mpila , is located in the Imfolozi area on a high ridge. It offers one, two, and three-bedroom self-catering chalets; two-bedroom safari tents; and a range of eight-person private bush lodges. 

For the most luxurious stay, make a reservation at Rhino Ridge . As the only private lodge located within the park’s boundaries, it offers a choice of 5-star rooms and bush villas. The Honeymoon Villas are the most decadent, with a private plunge pool and stunning park views. Rhino Ridge also has an infinity pool and a gourmet restaurant and bar. Activities offered include guided game drives and bush walks, spa treatments overlooking the lodge waterhole, and traditional Zulu homestays. 

Weather and When to Go

The park has a subtropical climate with two distinct seasons . Summer, which lasts from October to March, is hot, humid, and sees regular rainfall. Winter lasts from April to September and is mild and dry. On average, the minimum temperature in the park is 55 degrees Fahrenheit while the average maximum is 91 degrees.

Typically, winter is considered the best time for game viewing. This is because the dry weather causes animals to congregate around the rivers and waterholes, making them easier to find. Plus, clear, sunny days make for great photographs. 

Summer has its benefits as well. The landscapes are lush during the annual rains, and the arrival of seasonal migrants makes this the best time for birding. Resident birds are also more impressive in their breeding plumage. Although this is the rainy season, downpours are interspersed with periods of bright sunshine. Be aware that parts of the park are in a low-risk malaria area , and mosquitoes are more prevalent in summer. Before traveling, make sure to consult your doctor about whether or not you should take anti-malaria medication. 

Getting There 

The nearest international airport is King Shaka International Airport in Durban . It's approximately 170 miles to the park; drive northeast along the N2 highway before turning left onto the R618 at Mtubatuba. The ride takes between two and a half to three hours. To get to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi,

The nearest city is Richards Bay, which has its own domestic airport. From there, the directions to the park are the same as from Durban, though the journey time is reduced to just over an hour. 

If you’re traveling south from Mkhuze Game Reserve or the Swaziland border, drive along the N2 until you reach Hluhluwe town and then follow signs for the park. From Sodwana Bay and the Mozambique border, follow the R22 south to Hluhluwe town. Be sure to plan your journey carefully, as gate times for the park are strictly enforced. The gates are open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. in summer (November 1 – February 28), and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in winter (March 1 – October 31).

Visitors to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park will need to pay a daily conservation fee of 240 rand ($13.29) per adult, or 120 rand ($6.38) per child. Discounts apply for South African and SADC nationals. Guided game drives from either of the Ezemvelo camps are charged at 720 rand ($38.28) for two people, with a supplement of 360 rand ($19.14) for each additional person. Guided bush walks are charged at 300 rand ($15.95) per person, while the Wilderness Trails start at 2,805 rand ($149.14) per person. All Wilderness Trails are fully catered and are available for individuals aged 16 and older. For a full list of park rates, visit the Ezemvelo website . 

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A holiday to South Africa would not be complete without a Big 5 Safari!

Join us on our signature safari to explore the incredible wildlife (Big 5 plus cheetah, wild dog, zebra and more!), changing landscapes and the unique flora of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Learn about the importance of the reserve within rhino conservation and what makes it one of our favourite places to visit.

You are collected from your accommodation before sunrise by one of our knowledgeable guides and driven to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in an open game viewing vehicle. All our vehicles provide full weather protection for your comfort (blankets are provided in winter to keep you warm!). Once in the park, you will look for animals that are most active at dawn such as lions, leopards, cheetah, wild dogs and hyenas. After a beautiful African sunrise, breakfast is served surrounded by nature, soaking up the atmosphere of the bush. Our relaxed bonnet breakfast includes muesli, yogurt, sandwiches, tea/coffee and homemade South African rusks… as well as some other treats.

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The rest of the day is spent looking for other wildlife, both large and small.

The search for the Big 5 may include seeing a rare Black Rhino, with only an estimated 3000 left in the world.All of our guides are extremely knowledgeable about the region’s animals, birds and plant life and love to share this knowledge with you throughout the day.

Lunch is a South African braai (barbeque)

at one of the many beautiful picnic sites in the park with side dishes such as salads and bread rolls and a sweet treat along with refreshments including wine, beer and soft drinks.

Dining is ‘al fresco’ at one of the many beautiful picnic sites in the park and if we are lucky, wildlife may be seen from our picnic table. (On rainy days the bush braai is substituted with pre-packed meats)The day ends as you are driven back to your accommodation in St Lucia to rest and reflect on your safari experience.

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For a more intimate and exclusive safari experience there is the option to upgrade to our Elite tour.

As well as all the inclusions of our standard tour, you have the use of a pair of binoculars for the duration of the tour (per couple), a guaranteed window seat as we only allow a maximum of 6 guests on an Elite tour and additional snacks and refreshments.

If you are short on time then we also offer a half day option, which includes breakfast and refreshments. You would be dropped back to your accommodation before lunchtime.

Full Tour Details:

Point of departure: Any accommodation in St. Lucia Duration of tour: Elite & Full Day ± 8.5 hours Duration of tour: Half Day ± 6 hours Departure time: 4am (Dec – Feb) or 5am (March – Nov)

Child Policy:

Children of all ages are allowed. 

For Babies, please bring your own car seat, all our vehicles have seat belts

Meal options:

Please advise on any dietary requirements, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences

Inclusions Standard Tour:

  • Full day tour with pick up from and return to St. Lucia
  •  Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
  • Guided tour by a qualified and experienced guide
  •  Park entry fees & community levies
  • Blankets/ponchos

Inclusions Elite tour:

  •  Full day tour with pick up from and return to St. Lucia
  •  Breakfast, lunch and refreshments and snacks
  •  Guided tour by qualified and experienced guide
  • Park entry fees & community levies
  •  Blankets/ponchos
  •  Pair of binoculars to use for the duration of the tour
  •  Maximum 6 guests per tour

Exclusions:

  •  Gratuities for the guide
  •  Maximum of 9 people per vehicle (5 vehicles available, with option of more vehicles)
  • Maximum of 6 people per vehicle for Elite Safaris
  • Minimum of 6 people per vehicle for Half Day Safaris
  • No sightings are guaranteed on any of our safaris

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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari Day Tour

You will arrive at the hluhluwe-imfolozi game reserve gate and experience diverse wildlife in our closed vehicle game drive. (open vehicle game drive is an optional extra and is pre bookable), ready to book, tour name & number, tour duration, from r3950 per person sharing, price varies by group size, *private tour price negotiable*, *contact us for our daily specials*.

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MINIMUM - 1 Person

Minimum - 2 persons, 3-4 persons, 5-6 persons, 7-8 persons, 9-10 persons, tour description, the tour departs from durban heading northward along the coast to northern kwazulu-natal. you will arrive at the hluhluwe-imfolozi game reserve gate 2 to 3 hours after departing from durban. you will experience a our closed vehicle game drive around the park in search of the diverse wildlife and big 5 (open vehicle game drive is an optional extra and is pre bookable) ..

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. You will arrive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve gate 2 to 3 hours after departing from Durban. You will experience a closed vehicle game drive around the park in search of the diverse wildlife and Big 5 (Open Vehicle Game Drive is an Optional Extra and is pre bookable) .

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98 000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a open vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied.   Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its  White Rhino conservation.  Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

Your guide will stop for lunch at Hilltop Camp (own expense) giving you time to refuel and relax. The restaurant is situated at the top of the hill and gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery of the camp and surrounding areas or we will visit the Centenary Centre, a wildlife-holding centre with an attached museum, information centre and excellent craft shop. It incorporates rhino enclosures and antelope pens, and was established to allow visitors to view animals in transit to their new homes.

TOUR INFORMATION

What you need to know.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pickup & drop off service with in a 5km radius of 1st Zulu Safaris office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban. If you are out of our pickup radius, special arrangements can be made to pick you up at your location of choice DEPARTURE TIME: 06:00 AM RETURN TIME:  07:30 PM WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat, sunscreen, jacket. LOCATION: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal PHYSICALITY: 4 / 10 AGE: All ages welcome DATES: All year round TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

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Places you will visit on your tour with ZULU SAFARIS South Africa

  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
  • Closed vehicle game drive
  • (Open Vehicle Game Drive is an Optional Extra and is pre bookable)

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

What you can expect to be included in your tour.

  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us.

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REASONS YOU MIGHT GO ON THIS TOUR

Not sure if this is the tour for you we are sure the reasons below will help you decide.

  • You are looking for a safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi.
  • You are ok travelling a 2 to 3 hours distance to reserve.
  • You want to experience and learn about the wildlife that roams the reserve.

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options

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Travel and Experience Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve, this 96000-hectare reserve is home to the African Big 5 and more. We would like to invite you on one of our magnificent Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safaris we have numerous options to choose from and we would be delighted to host you. 

With more than 19 years of experience primarily in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve & iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Heritage Tours & Safaris offers both Open & Closed exclusive game drive safaris. With a fleet of open game drive vehicles and closed air-conditioned luxury game drive vehicles we can accommodate any request big or small. Heritage Tours & Safaris delivers superior service, reliability & value for money safari excursions.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Elite Safaris

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Would you like to venture out on Safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park? Well, Heritage Tours & Safaris offers some amazing and incredible Elite Day Safari Options in this magnificent Park on a Daily Basis.

Our game rangers have years of experience within the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and will undoubtedly ensure that they get you to the very best areas within the park. It's time to sit back and enjoy this wonderful game reserve.

Below are the various options that we offer and should like you like something a bit different then simply let us know and we will gladly assist you in making your next Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 Safari a memorable one. Why not browse our Elite Private Full-Day Big 5 Safari into the Hluhluwe Game Reserve ideal for families? 

  • Departing Daily
  • Departure Time from St Lucia is 05:00 am
  • Or Meet us at the Umfolozi Gate at 06:00 am
  • Gate Fees and Conservation Levies included on all Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options
  • All Day Safaris are Catered for as per description
  • Bottled waters are also inclusive on all Safaris

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Drive Day Safari Options

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Hluhluwe umfolozi game overnight safari options.

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers a wide variety of amazing Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Overnight Safari Packages highlighting the very best that the area has to offer.

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Additional hluhluwe umfolozi park information.

  • Situated, 225km north of Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
  • Size, spanning an area of 960 square kilometers, 96000 hectares.
  • Name , Hluhluwe is a Zulu word for thorny rope plant.
  • Conservation , thanks to its innovative efforts in 2008 had the largest population of White Rhinos in the World.
  • Only state-run Big 5 Park within KwaZulu Natal.
  • Hunting this park has been subjected to incredible hunting first by the Zulus during the 1800s and then by White hunters during the 1840s.
  • By 1890 fewer than 100 White Rhinos had survived the last remaining on Earth.
  • In 1989 the corridor area was incorporated into the park thus contributing to a fully functioning park.

The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park was opened on the 30th of April 1895, however, the Hluhluwe and the Umfolozi were separate parks at that stage divided by the Black Umfolozi River . The corridor road was established in between the two parks and persons wanting to visit both parks had to drive all the way around to access a different gate.

This no longer exists and today clients may enjoy both parks from either side. The Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. 

The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is also rich in history and can firmly state that their actions in in-game capture and wildlife translocations saved both the Black and White Rhinos from near extinction in the '60s.

The Umfolozi site was originally used as King Shaka's private hunting grounds. Should this be your first visit to the Park then be assured that this 96000-hectare reserve makes for some pretty amazing Day Safaris.

The park is a Big 5 Reserve these animals include both White and Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Elephant. Other interesting wildlife includes the likes of Cheetahs and Wild Dogs.

Why not enjoy one of our Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options we would be delighted to host you on either a Half Day Safari or better yet a Full Day Safari into Hluhluwe . We offer some of the very best Hluhluwe Safari Tours.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options - Departures

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Heritage Tours & Safaris offers daily departures into this magnificent park and has done so for the past 21 years. We offer a complimentary transfer service from St Lucia should you be overnighting in the area alternatively you can meet us at the park's entrance.

All of the game drive vehicles are roll-down roll-up sides for a comfortable trip to the park. Each ranger has numerous years of experience within the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and will undoubtedly ensure that you have a superb time out on safari.

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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options - What's Included

  • No-Hidden Costs all-included Safaris. All safaris include Gate Fees / Conservation Levies
  • Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles
  • All vehicles carry additional coolers with bottled waters
  • All vehicles carry additional blankets for those cooler mornings
  • Catering is included please see product-specific catering
  • 19 Years of experience
  • We assure you that our Hluhluwe Game Drive Prices are the best value for money

What to Bring Along on one of our Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options

There is truly no need to spend any unnecessary money on any clothing, as long as you are comfortable you will have a super time.  If possible take a light jacket along as weather conditions may change quickly. Comfy shoes, hat, and sunblock.

If possible camera and extra battery would be amazing for those wonderful wildlife shots.

What Sets Us Apart

Being dedicated to the travel and tourism industry since 2003, Heritage Tours & Safaris has strived in ensuring the highest possible levels of service at all times.

Not only do we ensure that you and your family or friends will have a superb time but that we remain competitive with our pricing as well as provide more value at all times.

Our dedicated team of office staff and experienced and knowledgeable game rangers will undoubtedly ensure that you enjoy a true Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari. Should you have any questions prior to making any booking please do drop us an email and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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Our Rangers / Skippers are all highly experienced and qualified in their respective fields. All Rangers are certified (theta or fugasa) each ranger also has his or her pdp (professional drivers licence)and first aid certified.

Skippers are all Samsa certified, first aid certified and are also registered Rangers.

This thus ensures that your experience is but one word magical, learn, listen and hear their tales and stories not to mention the incredible informative information that you all have.

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Heritage Tours & Safaris is a registered C.C., all vehicles have their required Carrier Permits as per the South African Roads Act and Satsa Registered. A member of Tourism S.A and affiliated to numerous tourism boards.

All vessels, open game drive vehicles and our fleet of transfer vehicles are all maintained to the highest levels.

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Our Vessels have been custom designed with comfort in mind, each vessel carries a maximum no of 15 passengers with ample space for some extra ordinary photographic opportunities. The vessels also offer the shallowest draft on Lake St Lucia making sure that you get close up to all sightings.

Our Vehicles (Game Drives) are all Toyota Land Cruisers and Hilux vehicles. These have proven to be the most reliable in the conditions that they work in. The game frames further have hard tops for those warm Zululand days and roll down sides in the event that it should rain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do you offer these hluhluwe umfolozi safaris.

We depart for the Hluhluwe Umfolozi (Imfolozi) on a daily basis. We are only closed 2 days a year Xmas and Boxing day. Should you like to join us simply drop us an email, call us, or book online.  

Which of the Big 5 Safaris into the Hluhluwe Umfolozi are better?

All of the tours are truly splendid, it all depends on what it is that you would like to experience and how much time you have. The full-day safari is by far the most popular and offers our clients a better insight into the reserve as well.  

Only Day Options Available?

Fortunately not, we offer multiple overnight safari packages that include a multitude of excursions to both the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park as well as other magical areas for wildlife sightings. For some incredible overnight packages please Click Here . 

What is the oldest game reserve in Africa?

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, formerly known as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. This 96000-hectare park is home to the African Big 5, Cheetah, and Wild Dogs to only mention the larger animals one may encounter while in the park. 

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is also world-renowned for its safe the Rhino campaign in the '60s when less than 100 Rhino roamed the planet.  

Can you do a self-drive safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park?

Yes, absolutely. The park is well suited for self-drive safaris. It is advisable that you purchase a Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Map at the reception as the park is quite large. 

Do you need a 4x4 to visit the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park?

No, one may enjoy the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in a normal sedan. Certain parts of the park are however not suited to sedans, these may include areas that are gravel and have not recently been graded. 

Would you recommend visiting the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park?

Absolutely yes, the park is truly an amazing and incredible Park. No one park is identical and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has so much to offer from its magical wildlife to amazing and incredible hilly topography in the North to the grasslands in the South. 

What are the best Hluhluwe Umfolozi Day Safari Options?

The best option would first of all be Time, and how much of it you have. Should you like to enjoy the best that the park has to offer then we should suggest a Full Day Safari as this would offer you not only more time but also a larger area in which to explore and discover as many wildlife species as possible. 

Do you need a 4x4 for a Self-Drive Hluhluwe Safari?

No, however, the height elevation will definitely help with not only varying areas within the park but also a better elevation for game viewing.

What animals might I see on a Hluhluwe Umfolozi Safari?

Unfortunately, this is an incredibly difficult question to answer, however, we have been fortunate enough on occasion to witness the Big 5 within 4 hours of entering the park. This is by no means the norm however the more time within any park the better. 

The park is rich in wildlife, at the last count, 120 lions were recorded. Other species of wildlife include White Rhino, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dogs, Nyala, Waterbuck, Hippo, Nile Crocodiles, Impala, Warthogs, Vervet Monkeys, Duiker, Zebra, Giraffe, Jackal, Blue Wildebeest to name but just a few of the possible sightings that you too could enjoy. 

Are there Cheetahs in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park?

Yes, this magnificent animal may be seen in either side of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. We suggest that for the best opportunity of witnessing Cheetahs explore the Sontuli area (Imfolozi Park).

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

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  • Just imagine enjoying a bush breakfast all the while listening to the Elephants trumpeting in the distance. All breakfasts are enjoyed in one of the many picnic areas within the Park.
  • Additional coolers are on board for bottled water for the duration of the big 5 Safari.
  • Conservation Levies are included on this outing
  • Blankets are also available on all vehicles
  • Option 1 37 Mckenzie St, St Lucia, St Lucia Estuary, 3936, South Africa All clients meeting us at the Nyalazi Gate (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park), please if you would be so kind as to make use of the map below for directions. Your game ranger will meet you at the gate at 06:00 am.
  • Option 2 Saint Lucia, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa We depart from St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal each morning at 05:00 am. You will be picked up from your respective accommodation and then be transferred through to the Park. Approx travel time from St Lucia to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (Nyalazi Gate) is 45 minutes.
  • We pick up from any accommodation establishment in St Lucia, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Alternatively, clients may also meet us at the Nyalazi Gate (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park)
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Children younger than 6 years are permitted
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • 1 Hluhluwe Game Reserve Stop: 10 hours Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is without a doubt the most historical Park in Africa. Known primarily for saving the Rhinos from near extinction in the early '60s, or when King Shaka used the lower Umfolozi for his personal hunting grounds. The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is also the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. Explore and Experience 96000 hectares of pure bush and wildlife. Home to the African Big 5, Cheetah, Wild Dogs, Antelope and much more. Should you be visiting KwaZulu Natal, South Africa then you absolutely have to visit the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Read more
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  • 480hildaw 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Splendid A beautiful tour with an well informed and professional ranger/driver. He was very kind en made a good breakfast and lunch. Read more Written April 10, 2024
  • indigor2019 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Professional, friendly, fun! This was an amazing experience - our guide Siya was friendly, knowledgeable, and very organised. We saw plenty of animals and learned a lot. Also enjoyed the stop for coffee and breakfast within the park! Huge thanks to Siya for a great first safari for most of us 🙏🏼 The company was also very helpful when one of our group left their phone in the safari vehicle and were able to organise to get it back to her safely. Read more Written April 8, 2024
  • breuerjoch 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Perfect full day safari we had a great experience. We saw a lot of animals. Lindoh was a great guide. The explanations were very good and the food was really perfect. Thank you Read more Written April 8, 2024
  • Monicagandhi123 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Astounding experience and guide (Yamkela) in the park! We had a wonderful time on this tour. Especially notable was Yamkela (Yam)'s expert guidance. He knew a lot about the animals, regaling us with astounding facts of their evolution and habits. He was extremely punctual, personable, conscientious and entertaining! His long experience with the park and deep knowledge of everything we saw made this trip an absolute pleasure. We managed to see almost every animal we had hoped to see and he made sure - with his navigation and connecting with other guides- that we had that experience. Highly recommend! Read more Written April 8, 2024
  • F6436YQlaurenm 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles World class experience!! We had the most incredible experience fir our 2 night tour!! Firstly the organization was exceptional, second our guides were absolutely fantastic!! Arnu and Jabu made the tour for us- so knowledgeable, incredible eye for sightings and plenty of laughs among the way. Thank you guys!! Also thank you to manager Bev who included a cake for my sons birthday 🎂 🥹 What an unforgettable experience- it was more than special! Read more Written April 6, 2024
  • Meander26941165193 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Surprise proposal…and what a place to do it! I have previously used heritage tours and safaris and enjoyed both safaris I have been on. This time, myself and my partner booked the 2 night safari which included hippo boat tour, sunset safari, big 5 full day safari and cape Vidal tour with a stay at umlilo lodge. What my partner didn’t know, is that I was planning a proposal on the big 5 safari at Hluhluwe. Nele has been amazing during this whole process before the safari happened and we had the most amazing guide Kyle, who went above and beyond to make the day extra special. Heritage tours provided champagne and cake and made for the most amazing proposal and luckily, she said yes!! I couldn’t recommend heritage tours more and will look to book again with them in the future, maybe even for the honeymoon. As my now fiancée said, this was the best experience of her life!! Read more Written April 5, 2024
  • Maps43751955256 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Hluhluwe IMfolozi full day tour We had a beautiful day with our game driver, Lindo who was very knowledgeable and experienced! He really made an effort to show us as many animals as possible and took great care of us! Highly recommended tour ☺️ Read more Written April 5, 2024
  • Go23223817165 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Great day safari tour with family What a wonderful day! We had a great tour guide ‘Yam’ there wasn’t any questions he couldn’t answer. So full of knowledge. He made so much effort to make everything special for us. Especially as I really wanted to see elephants and did 😊 Read more Written April 5, 2024
  • VJenn1106 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Fantastic family experience with so many memories made This vacation was an absolute five-star experience! My husband and three sons (ages 3, 5, and 14), found the trip to be very safe, beautiful, and incredibly informative. We have made so many unbelievable memories on this Safari and also had the opportunity to see lots of the animals up close. Our tour guide, Yam, was outstandingly knowledgeable. The meals and barbecue he prepared were the finest I've ever enjoyed on an excursion/trip. I would highly recommend this trip without any reservations. Read more Written April 5, 2024
  • Rachel_Luff 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Wonderful Safari with family We had a great day with our tour guide Yam! He was super knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure we saw our favourite animals. The park itself is beautiful and you can tell they truly protect and conserve the animals. Would recommend! Read more Written April 5, 2024
  • 394signew 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Amazing game drive in stunning surroundings with great guide The experience was amazing - I didn't expect to see so many beautiful animals up so close. And the scenery is breathtaking. The amazing experience of this gamedrive was very much due to our great guide Lindoh. Lindoh is very knowledgeable about the park, the animals and the history of the area, and he knew just when to turn the engine off and stop to see both elephants, rhinos and giraffes crossing the road right in front of our eyes. Lindoh was also very polite, kind and interested. Together we fought off a morning of intens rain and windy conditions, never loosing hope ;-). He definitely made the experience of our kid's homecoming trip very personal and warm. Thank you so much Lindoh, Bev and Heritage Tours for a 5 star experience! Read more Written April 4, 2024
  • E4007GImarkl 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Siya was a wonderful guide showing us wonderful animals We had an absolutely wonderful time. We saw an amazing selection of animals and our guide, Siya, was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. Excellent time all around. Read more Written April 2, 2024
  • marlisel2017 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Delightful experience Siya was an incredibly helpful and informative guide. He shared all kinds of interesting tidbits and was very patient with assisting my elderly parents in and out of the truck. Read more Written April 2, 2024
  • L7335DQchrisc 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Awesome experience! The drive itself was very nice. We saw many animals in an incredibly beautiful landscape and came quite close to most of them. Our guide gave us very interesting information about the animals we encountered and generally made the day very enjoyable for all of us in the group. The food he and the other guides later prepared for lunch was also delicious! Read more Written April 1, 2024
  • tatums666 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Last minute plans for the win! We did the sunset safari and although it was overcast and we didn’t get to see the sunset, everything was still so beautiful! Yam was the best guide - so knowledgeable and SO FUNNY! Would definitely recommend! Sad we didn’t get to see an elephant but saw so many other animals! Read more Written March 31, 2024

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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Safari Tours & Holidays

7-Day Kwazulu Natal Bush & Beach Safari

7-Day Kwazulu Natal Bush & Beach Safari

$1,981 to $2,367 pp (USD)

South Africa: Private tour Lodge

You Visit: Durban (Start) , Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, iSimangaliso WP, Durban (End)

Indigo Safaris

4.8 /5  –  125 Reviews

7-Day South Africa Safari: Hluhluwe Elephant Coast

7-Day South Africa Safari: Hluhluwe Elephant Coast

$3,765 to $4,604 pp (USD)

You Visit: Johannesburg (Start) , Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, Elephant Coast (Highlight) , Johannesburg (End)

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4.9 /5  –  149 Reviews

4-Day Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big 5 & St Lucia Wetland

4-Day Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big 5 & St Lucia Wetland

$1,282 pp (USD)

South Africa: Private tour Lodge & Self Catering Accommodation

Endless Summer Tours   Tour operator has an office in South Africa

5.0 /5  –  64 Reviews

14-Day Kruger and Kwa-Zulu Natal

14-Day Kruger and Kwa-Zulu Natal

$6,408 pp (USD)

South Africa & Eswatini: Shared tour (max 6 people per vehicle) Lodge & Tented Camp

You Visit: Durban (Start) , Umdloti (Beach) , St Lucia (iSimangaliso WP) , Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, Manyoni GR, Tembe Elephant Park, Hlane Royal NP, Southern Kruger, Central Kruger, Hoedspruit Airport (Hoedspruit) , Hoedspruit (End)

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6-Day Kwazulu Natal Hluhluwe Safari & Ghost Mountain

$1,326 to $1,507 pp (USD)

South Africa: Private tour Lodge & Hotel

You Visit: Durban (Start) , Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, Ghost Mountain, Lake Jozini, Durban Airport (End)

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4-Day Hluhluwe Safari and St Lucia Wetland Experience

$830 to $953 pp (USD)

South Africa: Private tour Lodge & Guest House

You Visit: Durban (Start) , Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, St Lucia (iSimangaliso WP) , Durban Airport (End)

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4-Day Hluhluwe Safari at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

$889 to $1,070 pp (USD)

You Visit: Durban (Start) , Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, Durban Airport (End)

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Durban Day Tour

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Departing daily on a Durban Day Tour to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, can only be described as a magnificent. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa and is only a mere 2,5hrs from Durban. Heritage Tours & Safaris offers daily Tours to this incredible reserve from Durban and the surrounding areas. No visit to Durban can be complete without a tour to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve this 96000 hectare park is home to the African Big5, Cheetah and Wild Dogs to mention but just the larger of the wildlife within the reserve.

Travel by airconditioned mini bus from Durban to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, once at the reserve gate you will be met by your personal guide for the days tour. You will transfer from the minibus into a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle for the outing. Each open game drive safari vehicle offers unparelled views with some incredible photographic opportunities’. Sit back and enjoy as your personal ranger will get you to the top spots within the reserve. Each ranger has years of experience in the reserve add that with the passion with which he or she conducts the tour and you are sure to have a superb days safari tour.

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers 2 Durban Day Tour Options:

Full Day Durban Day Tour to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, you will be collected from your accommodation in Durban and be transferred to and from Durban. Once at the Reserve gate you will be transferred over into a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle. All conservation levies and gate fees are included, breakfast with piping hot coffee or tea and a traditional South African Braai. Once the safari has been concluded you will once again be transferred back to Durban via minibus. Its a day of wildlife and incredible scenery.

Duration of the Tour is approximately 13-14 hours

Full Day Durban Tour to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and  Boat Safari on the St Lucia Estuary (South Africa’s first world heritage site)

You will be collected from your accommodation in Durban and be transferred to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve where you will be transferred over into a open game drive safari vehicle for a half day safari, included is conservation levies, breakfast and of course coffee, tea and refreshments. Once the safari is conducted you will be transferred to St Lucia a mere 54km away as you will then board a boat on the largest estuary in Africa to go in search and witness the resident Hippo’s and Nile crocodiles. This option has the added value of witnessing some incredible water bound wildlife not to mention the abundance of birdlife found on the banks of the estuary.

Should you be interested in joining us on a Durban Day Tour then please do not hesitate to contact us at +27 35 5901555 or mail us for availability and costing.

Looking for a overnight tour from Durban then why not have a look at our Overnight safari packages

Durban Altenative Options and Tours

Durban lies a mere 2,5 hours away from a wildlife mecca, these areas include Hluhluwe Umfolozi , iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Mkuze Game Reserve further north lies Emdoneni a Cheetah rehabilitation centre, Tembe Park and Ndumo Park these two parks are a bit further however just as magnificent as Tembe boasts the Largest Tuskers in Africa. Durban Day Tours include the above and numerous other types of outings and tours. One could easily even do a Drakensberg day trip or even better Sani Pass Durban Day Trip as this would take you up one of the highest passes in the Province. Durban truly lies within the epicentre from where to participate on numerous types of trips. We hope and trust that during your stay you will have some incredible and fantastic sightings.

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Famous for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme, the reserve is home to 84 species of game, including the ‘Big Five’, and an impressive 425 types of birds.

Lunch at Hilltop Camp (or similar) included. Optional open safari vehicle game drive is available at a surcharge.

  • Departure Durban, South Africa
  • Include Lunch Complimentary collection service from select hotels* Entry Fees Professional English-speaking Guide Transportation Sightseeing
  • Not Included 6 x Dinners Guided tours of the Company Gardens and the Arderne Gardens 3 x Mittagessen 13 x Fruhstuck 6 x Fruhstuck 5 x Fruhstuck 2 x Mittagessen 1 x Abendessen 4 x Abendessen 1 x Mittagessen 11 x Fruhstuck Besichtigungen laut Reiseplan Gepacktragergebuhren Transport Ubernachtung 3 x Fruhstuck 3 x Abendessen 2 x craft beer tastings and brewery tours 1 wine tasting at Buitenverwachting Wine Estate Kliptown Open Air Museum 11 breakfasts 1 x cheese & wine pairing 1 wine tasting and a BBQ (Braai) lunch) 2 x Craft Beer Tastings & a Beach BBQ (Braai) dinner Boulders Beach 1 wine tasting of five wines at Groot Constantia Wine Estate Visit to V&A Waterfront Muizenberg Beach Table Mountain (excludes the cost of the Cable Way ticket & weather permitting) USB charging ports onboard vehicle Wifi onboard vehicle 1 wine tasting and a 2 course winelands lunch Entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum Surface Tour at the Cullinan Diamond Mine Professional English Commentary only 2nd Wine Tasting (time permitting) Shore-based Whale Experience Carlton Centre Entrance into Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Hector Peterson Memorial site (photo opportunity only) Lilliesleaf Farm Entrance to Sun City Resort Closed vehicle game drive in PIlanesburg Game Reserve Visit to Paul Kruger House Visit the Voortrekker Monument Visit the Apartheid Museum Visit to Hector Peterson Memorial Regina Mundi Church Visit to Constitution Hill Return transfer from main Sandton / Rosebank Hotels Entrance fees: God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Bourkes Luck Potholes Bottled water Kruger National Park Conservation Fees Return transfers from central Hazyview Hotels Entrance fee in to Addo Elephant National Park Closed vehicle game drive in Addo Elephant National Park Electric mountain bikes, helmets & water bottles Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 1x wine-tasting at Stellenbosch Wine Estate Cape Point Nature Reserve 3 x wine tastings and 1 x cellar tour Estate is closed on Sundays, a visit to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony will be included instead. 1 x wine-tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate Welcome drink on arrival English-speaking game ranger 2 -3 hour open vehicle game drive Guided tours at Zeits MOCCA and the Norval Foundation Guided tours of Company Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 3 x gin tastings 2 hour cruise accompanied by marine biologists Chocolate and wine pairing Cloete Cellar Cape Dutch Manor House at Groot Constantia Groot Constantia Wine Estate Entrance fees for guided tour of the Heart Museum 2 x wine tastings Passage on the wine tram Entrance to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market and Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill Interactive djembe drumming session and set menu dinner Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Center Hotels with English driver only High tea buffet An accredited fully licensed guide and use of riding gear 1 x craft beer or 1 x wine tasting Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Centre Hotels National Park permits 2 wine tastings Interactive Djembe drumming session & set menu dinner Show, 4-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine Riding gear 1 craft beer tasting or 1 wine tasting Kruger National Park Conservation Fees Return transfers from Port Elizabeth city centre hotels Full board at Chobe only 4 breakfasts Return airfare ex Johannesburg 14 breakfasts 3 lunches 13 breakfasts 4 dinners 10 breakfasts 2 dinners 2 breakfasts 6 breakfasts 2 lunches 1 dinner 1 lunch 5 breakfasts Accommodation 3 dinners 3 breakfasts Porterage Accommodation

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  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, subject to availability
  • Departs 06h30 & returns 18h30
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • All departures are in English commentary
  • The tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to operate
  • Confirmation of bookings received less than 24 hours prior to departure is subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Includes return transfers from Durban beachfront hotels, entrance to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and lunch

2024 Rates valid 01/11/2023 - 31/10/2024

  • R 3 560.00 per person

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve

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One of Africa's oldest and one of South Africa's leading Game Reserves

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Hluhluwe – iMfolozi and surrounding Private Game Reserves are regarded as the leading destination for game viewing in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province.

Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Game Reserve is famous for its white rhinos, a species now under threat of extinction.  In order to protect the species, this park was granted protection as a Rhino’s sanctuary, and the rhinos have become a common sighting.  More than Rhino’s the entire Big 5 can be viewed on game drives, together with large numbers of other animals and birdlife.

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Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Game Reserve provides an exceptional wildlife viewing experience to the visitors. This park is a habitat for the Big Five, especially the rhino species. The thick foliage of this reserve makes the spotting of the wildlife a little difficult. Wild dogs are often seen wandering around the reserve.

Sightings of the Big Five, white and black rhinos, buffalos, big cats, and elephants can be spotted. Other common species found are giraffes and zebras roaming throughout the park.

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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Tour From Durban

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Tour From Durban

The adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel in Durban.

Set out on a day-long safari to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve which is one of Africas oldest nature reserves. 

The reserve is home to the worlds largest white rhino population.

Here you will get the chance to see Africas big five roaming the flourishing Savvanah in a closed vehicle game drive.

You might even get the chance to look at some cheetahs and hyenas and make sure you keep an ear out for the colourful birds and the hippos and crocs in the waters. 

Lunch is at the award-winning Hilltop Camp(extra charge) which has the most incredible views over the whole reserve. 

  • Discover Africas wild life in Isimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Visit Emdoneni wildcat sanctuary and rehabilitation centre
  • See first hand Africas Big Five roaming freely
  • Tour Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve, see a lion up close and personal
  • See the white rhino in his natural habitat, one of the oldest reserves in Africa

Scheduling

  • Entrance fees
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation at Hilltop or Mpila Camp
  • Boat Safari
  • Sunset Open Vehicle Safari
  • Closed Vehicle Safaris
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Food and Drink
  • Gratatuites
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses

1 Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari Tour

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The first stop is the town of  St Lucia and the estuary inside  the  iSimangaliso Wetlands Park  where you will board a riverboat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary.

The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife.

The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first  Natural World Heritage Site  in 1999 and previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.

The UNESCO site dates back over 120 years and was established in 1895.

The reserve is considered South Africa's third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery.

The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in South Africa as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles.

Isimagaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles.

After the boat tour, you will travel to the  Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve where your experienced guide will show you around the park in search of the diverse wildlife and the big 5.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is   set in the heart of  Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah.

Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over  98 000 hectares  of the beautiful African landscape.

This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography.

The list of animals at the park is long and varied.   Hluhluwe Game Reserve  makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life.

South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park.

These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.  

The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its  White Rhino conservation.  Their  Centenary Capture Centre  is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa.

After the boat tour, you will travel to the  Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and upon entering the National park, your experienced guide will drive slowly through the park on route to Hilltop Camp or Mpila Camp.

After settling in you will embark on a  3 hour Open-Vehicle Safari  during sunset with the local guide.

After the drive dinner is served at the camp.

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2 Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari Tour

The day starts early with a closed vehicle morning safari before breakfast.

After a hearty breakfast at the camp, you will continue with the safari experience in the closed vehicle.

After leaving the park, you will visit the local market in the town of Hluhluwe before moving onto the Emdoneni Wild Cat Project.

Emdoneni Cat Project  offers a  guided tour  of South Africa’s endangered wild cat species.

The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for the various wild cat species which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation.

Emdoneni’s guided tour offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to literally get up close and personal with their magnificent cat species.

There are four species of wild cats at Emdoneni;  African Wildcat, Caracal, Cheetah and Serval .

This once in a lifetime opportunity can be enjoyed whilst being educated on a tour. 

After the tour, we start the two hours journey back to Durban for your drop off.

  • Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable footwear and clothing
  • Additional cost for Dumazulu cultural park or Emdoneni wild cat sanctuary

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Specialists in Open Vehicle Safaris into Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Park

Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, formerly Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve, is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in South Africa. It consists of 960 km² (96,000 ha) of hilly topography, 280 kilometres (170 mi) north of Durban in central KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. This Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife run park is one of very few parks in KwaZulu-Natal where each of the “Big Five” can be found.

umHluhluwe Safaris is the premier Open Vehicle Safari Operator with 20 years experience

umHluhluwe Safaris has been the premier Open Vehicle Safari operator in the Hluhluwe region for well over 20 years now and it has been our privilege to introduce thousands of people to this almost mystical game reserve over such a long period of time. By focussing only on game drives we are able to give all of our attention to one outcome, which is to deliver the best experience possible on any given day to our clients. Our long-standing, passionate Field guides are without question the best in the region, our Open Safari vehicles are well maintained and specifically designed for game viewing and our administration and booking service is top class.

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Choose between an exciting 3 Hour, 6 Hour, 9 Hour Safari or anything in between.

We are very adaptable with start times and offer meals and refreshments on request, for families, coach groups or Cruise Line guests.

umHluhluwe – the zulu name given to Dalbergia armata , the Thorny-Rope or Hluhluwe Creeper. The Hluhluwe river is named after this species due to its prevalence on the banks of the river and it was used by surrounding communities to make muzzles for the calves to prevent them from taking milk from the cows during weaning.

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20 Years of Service

umHluhluwe has built up a reputation second to none over the last twenty years. We have achieved this by understanding what our clients (the tour operators) want.

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“Thank you so much for the private game drive we enjoyed on the morning of 1 December. It was a truly special time and will live in our memories forever.”

Alison and Odin

“I was not really expecting to see many animals, because the weather was not on our side. Even though, the game drive was one of the best I had in my life.”

“It was great meeting you again and seeing your commitment to delivering quality services after all these years. I wish we had many more stakeholders like you in this country.”

“Your guide made us feel so comfortable and part of the umHluhluwe family. We cannot wait to come for another drive, and without any hesitation would definitely recommend your company to friends and family.”

Sandra and Shane

“Patrick was so pleased with his sightings and says that Adam is the best guide ever.”

“Please note this is a repeat client, they raved about your services last year”

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Two elephants destroyed after escaping from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Ezemvelo kzn wildlife has confirmed the killing of two elephants.

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Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has confirmed the killing of two elephants that were reportedly terorrising communities in the Masokaneni area in Nongoma.

According to the conservation authority’s communications manager Musa Mntambo, these elephants have escaped from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park a number of times and put the lives of local people in danger.

“There were three (that escaped) but only two were destroyed,” said Mntambo.

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