Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park

Time needed: 5 Hour(s) to 4 Day(s)

Set in the heart of Zululand, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park is world renowned for its rhino conservation programme. The two reserves of Hluhluwe and Umfolozi were originally established in 1895 with the direct intention of preserving the remaining rhinos in South Africa. Amalgamated in 1989, the 96,000 hectare park is now the fourth largest in the country.

The unspoilt woodlands and hilly wilderness is not only home to both white and black rhino - a term that in fact has little to do with the very similar grey hides of both species - but also supports large herds of various buck, zebra and buffalo, as well as elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. This is most definitely Big Five territory and a drive along the park's 220km road network provides the avid wildlife watcher with plenty of opportunity to explore the wonders of these majestic creatures.

An opportunity to visit Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park should not be missed.


A variety of camping, chalet and lodge accommodation is also available with some wonderful spots ensuring that your trip to the bush need not be devoid of life's luxuries - including good food and wine.

Mark Page
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park
Springbok in Hluhluwe Game Reserve Giraffe drinking at a watering hole in Hluhluwe
Hluhluwe is world renowned for their Rhino program
  • Visitors to the park can enjoy game drives, boat trips on the lake and guided wilderness trails which allow for close encounters with the bush while avoiding any real danger. These wilderness trials cater for a variety of fitness levels from real 'roughin