Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve
Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve Gates (Access)
Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve Accommodation
What makes the Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve so Incredible
Well for one the Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve is part of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Making this park the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa. 96000 hectares in size and open to the public. Please note that the Umfolozi Game Reserve is not a private game reserve. Wonderful and Incredible wildlife in abundance makes for some incredible self drive or organised safari trips. Venturing into this amazing Big 5 Game Reserve will keep you on the edge of your seat. One truly never knows whats around the very next corner and with so many varieties of animals one is in for a real treat. As in any reserve one must always try and access it as early as possible as this is when all of the predators are most active and you too stand a better chance of seeing them. On arrival at the Nyalazi Gate it is advisable to purchase a Map. These maps indicate all relevant roads (gravel and tarred surfaces). Hides, loop roads and wildlife that one may see while in the Park. Please do take note that the gate times do vary according to season and one may be liable for a fine should you depart late.
It is our advice that once you arrive at the Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve that you travel towards Sontuli Loop. The area that you will pass includes the Black Umfolozi River a great area for animals, continue on towards Mpila Camp (Fuel and shop). From Mpila continue too Sonthuli this area is incredible for wild dogs and cheetah.
Picnic areas are not fenced and therefore caution must be taken. Braai stands are also available should you have the time to sit and relax for a bit.
Drive through park was exciting. Being able to come across rhinos, crocs, buffalo and have elephant charge at us was more that we expected. We loved being able to watch the baby elephants moving along with the rest of the herd.
Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve Safaris
Heritage Tours & Safaris offers Big 5 Safaris into the world acclaimed Umfolozi Game Big 5 Reserve. Departing daily the rangers will take you deep into the bush. This is the ideal time to sit back and relax while without wasting time getting to the best areas within the reserve. All Big 5 Safaris are conducted in Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles, with unparalleled views and safety in mind enjoy the most fascinating information from your personal rangers. Options include Half Day Big 5 Safaris and Full Day Big 5 Safaris. All Safaris include catering and Conservation Levies.
My parents and I had a terrific safari with Senzo at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi! He was very knowledgeable, and pointed out things other than just the animals. We had breakfast with Rhinos in the distance and then found an entire pride of lions! It was an amazing experience all around!