Hluhluwe Town is situated in the heart of Zululand, approximately 3 hours North of Durban. Access to Hluhluwe is easy making use of the National road (n2) from Durban. Town is small compared to other towns. However on the outskirts of the Town one will find a host of lodges and Bed and Breakfast's. The town offers smaller shops compared to that of cities and larger towns (their are no malls). Hluhluwe is however the larger of neighboring towns or areas such as Sodwana Bay.
Numerous Bed and Breakfast's, Lodge's and Hotel may be found in the Town. Other shops of interest include Spar, clothing stores and hardware's. Hluhluwe is primarily a farming district, with large pineapple plantations (95 % of South Africa's pineapples are produced here), sugar cane, forestry and off course better known for the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Each fortnight and end month may become quite busy.
Closest neighboring town is Mkuze is well known for the Mkuze game reserve an absolute Birders delight. From Town one can travel as little as 13 km to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (Memorial Gate).
Numerous tours and activities are available in and around, one of the hotspots close to Hluhluwe has to be St Lucia, South Africa's (54 km) very first world heritage site. St Lucia happens to have the largest Hippo population in South Africa.
June / July : 25 to 11 degrees
August to May: 27 to 15 degrees
Summers are quite warm with a hint of subtropical weather, please note high humidity may be experienced. Winters are supper with an average of 20 degrees daily.
Dr Am Cohn : 035 562 0016
Dr Erasmus : 035 5620162
S.A Police: 035 562 4300
Municipality: 035 562 0040
iSimangaliso Wetland Park: +27 35 590 1633
What makes the area so Incredible
With out a doubt it has to be the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. This 96000 hectare park is a Big 5 reserve, however one may also encounter other species such as Cheetah and Wild Dogs to mention but just a few. This park revived and saved the Rhinos from near extinction in the early 60's when less than 100 Rhinos roamed the earths surface.
One is truly spoilt when it comes to various activities, tours and safaris in and around the area. Please note that we have included some activities that are also close by eg.(St Lucia and Sodwana)
Self Drive Safari
St Lucia Activities
Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003, the aim was to offer high standards of service in the tourism sector. The company today is the largest privately owned tour outfit in KwaZulu Natal South Africa. The company offers a smorgasbord of outings as well as overnight safari packages.
To always exceed our clients expectations.