The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park 280 kilometres north of Durban and established in 1895, is the oldest game park in South Africa along with 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 put in place 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 areas of focus 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.