Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

hluhluwe umfolozi game reserve

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Please note that the above is the formerly known name and it is know known as the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, this magnificent 96000 hectare park is home to the big 5, Cheetah and African Wild Dogs, the park or game reserve was previously didvided into two seperate game reserves, the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the Umfolozi Game Reserve one could not access the two however one had to drive to two seperate gates.

Today however the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve or Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park may know be accessed by either of the gates and one may also travel to both sides while within the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. The northern section known for its hilly topography and splendid views, while its contender the Umfolozi offers one more open plains and more access to water sources. Hluhluwe is well known for its Hilltop camp offering both accommodation and restuarant, while in the south Mpilla camp offers rondavels, and a conveniance store.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve in its own rights remains a must while in the area of KwaZulu Natal South Africa, with easy access both from Durban a mere 2,5hrs and within South Afirca’s first world heritage site St Lucia 54km away one should make this part of your travels.

When to travel to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, late winter the dry season is a really good time just before the rains as this offers one sightings of predators being more active in the Umfolozi Game Reserve, this time of the year is also cooler during the day and a early start of 5:00 or 6:00 am is advisable. Keep to the watering holes and hides. The hides within the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve have been specifically placed and offer magnificent views and also great oppotunitites to witness the mighty anaimals that roam the reserve.

Once the rains start it is a wonderful experience to witness the transformation from barren to paradise within weeks, the game reserve comes alive and to the new borns soon to be delivered.

Directions to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve:

Travelling from Durban take the Northbound N2, travel approx 2 hours one may access the gate from either the Umfolozi side the Nylazi Gate or the Memorial gate in the Hluhluwe side.

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