Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR

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About Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is the flagship park of the Kwazulu-Natal province. It is also one of the oldest parks in Africa – it was originally given protection as a sanctuary for one last tiny population of southern white rhinos. This is where the species was saved from extinction. Rhinos are now very common in the park and have become a symbolic animal in all KZN parks.

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911km² / 352mi²
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41-581m / 135-1,906ft
Pros and Cons
  • Good wildlife viewing with the Big Five and both rhino species present
  • Great birding in the Wet season
  • Excellent self-drive destination
  • Reasonably priced rest camps in the park
  • The park gets quite busy in high season
  • No high-end accommodation available inside the park
  • Tar road running through the park, creating a lack of wilderness appeal


Hluhluwe-iMfolozi offers great wildlife viewing and is home to all species of the Big Five. Both rhino species are present and white rhino is particularly common. The thick vegetation makes it difficult to spot any of the big cats. Several packs of wild dogs roam around the reserve and are most likely spotted when active early or late in the day.
More about Hluhluwe Imfolozi's wildlife


The park has beautiful scenery with rolling hills, valleys, forests and grassy plains. Three rivers flow in the valleys. Most of the vegetation is very thick, making wildlife viewing a bit more of a challenge.

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By tobias.gebhardt from GermanyDE
 16 Jul 2017Reviewed:

The scenery is breathtaking. There are hills where you can go and get an incredible overview of the Game Reserve. Unfortunately 2 days before our visit a rhino has been killed by poachers. The carcass has been still there and lions were eating it. ... Full review

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