Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and surrounds remain dry

Dry Conditions

At present the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is currently experiencing a very dry season. With the majority of the rivers within the reserve still dry we are all becoming a bit worried as to the amount of available water within the reserve.

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Lion's Galore

Due to the water shortage, sightings have increased dramatically within the reserve. Close up sightings of Lion's have been witnessed in the lower Umfolozi and the magnificent sightings once again of Lion's in trees have being taken place as well. This dramatic display of Lion's resting in the trees is always such a splendid sighting.

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Imfolozi Lions

Currently Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is experiencing hot and humid conditions, temperatures of up to 40 degrees have been recorded this past week. Adding to the fact that the area still has not received much rain we are truly hopeful that the catchment areas will soon receive their summer rainfall. This is the second concurrent year that we have not received our normal rainfall and evidence of this is white clear once within the reserve.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi however at present offers some incredible sightings this due to the fact that the remaining water sources are being patrolled by numerous predators such as Lions. Should you be contemplating a safari to the area it is advised to travel to the lower Umfolozi area where most of the Lion's are at present.

The rainfall season in the area starts from September to end February, torrential downpours are common during this time and it is advisable to always enquire before traveling over the various bridges.  

game capture hluhluwe

This week the game capture unit where witnessed in the Umfolozi, this was a rare and exciting opportunity for our clients as they get to witness and understand the importance of this unit. They are continuously on the look out for injured wildlife. The game capture unit this week where busy with rhino's and we where assured that all animals where released back without any injury. This unit is the most passionate group of people that you could ever meet their passion for what it is that they do day in and day out is truly commendable.

lunch in the bush


Heritage Tours & Safaris Clients once again where treated to some magnificent sightings in the course of this last week, Lions, Wild Dogs, Cheetah, Buffalo, Rhino and much more. The company offers both day and overnight safaris to this reserve for more information please goto day safari options on the above menu tab.