Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park

Explore The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park

Home to the Big Five

Formerly known as the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park boasts 96,000 hectares of pristine wilderness in KwaZulu Natal’s Central Zululand and is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa. Established in 1895, the park is the only reserve in the region that is home to the Big Five and is renowned for its White Rhino Conservation Programme, which has seen thousands of rhinos protected in the park over the last 70 years.

Encounter the regal lions as they roam the savannah, witness the majestic elephants gracefully navigating their habitat, and observe the formidable buffalo herds traversing the plains. The elusive leopard, with its stealth and beauty, adds an air of mystery to the landscape, while the iconic rhinoceros, emblematic of conservation efforts, symbolizes the delicate balance between humanity and nature.

Exploring Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park offers a rare opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Engage in exhilarating game drives, guided by knowledgeable rangers, to track the Big Five and appreciate the interconnected ecosystems that sustain them.


iMfolozi Game Reserve

Nestled between the two Umfolozi Rivers, the park features a diverse range of landscapes from the marshy wetlands of the low-lying river beds, rolling grasslands and acacia-dotted savannah to the higher, hilly countryside bisected with broad, lush valleys and dense woodlands. The park is home to more than 80 species of game, ranging from water-loving Nile crocodiles and wallowing hippos to statuesque giraffe, packs of black-backed jackals and spotted hyena, and a variety of antelope species, including the nyala.

There are several excellent wilderness trails and guided walks can be enjoyed in the early mornings and afternoons with expert trackers and field guides. Spend some time in this magnificent region of South Africa with Magical Africa and experience one of the country’s oldest and prolific game reserves at its best.

Visiting Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park isn’t just a journey into the heart of nature; it’s an opportunity to contribute to the preservation of endangered species and the ecosystems they inhabit. The conservation efforts here have not only helped revive rhino populations but also showcase the delicate balance required for the coexistence of diverse species.

In essence, a visit to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is an immersive encounter with the untamed beauty of South Africa, where every step taken is a stride into the interconnected web of life. It’s a destination that not only beckons adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts but also resonates with those who appreciate the importance of safeguarding our natural heritage for generations to come.

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