Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

South Africa - Kwazulu-Natal (Durban)

The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park 280 kilometres north of Durban and established in 1895, is the oldest game park in South Africa and nearby St Lucia Reserve. As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park became world-renowned for its white rhino conservation.

Set in the heart of Zululand, where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and established the first conservation laws.

Today, Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros stalk the flourishing savannah. Game viewing is the principal attraction in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, where visitors can view wildlife from hides and observe the animals at close range.

Other focus areas include wilderness trails which originated in Umfolozi in the 1950s, and its renowned Game Capture unit upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a benchmark for animal capture and sustainable utilisation throughout Africa.

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Hotels

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge$$$

18 well appointed, air-conditioned rooms nestle on a ridge, each with their own private deck giving expansive and uninterrupted views of the reserve. The lodge, built in 2015, is designed in a contemporary style with overtones of organic forms utilising natural finishes and materials. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big 5 territory, with both morning and afternoon games drives in the Hluhluwe Imfolosi Game Reserve. Game walks are also offered. T...

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
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