Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve Tour

Detailed Itinerary

The Umfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park is the oldest park in Africa, established in 1895 and was once the exclusive Royal hunting grounds for the Zulu Kings. In the 1950's and 1960's the park became world renowned for its Rhino Conservation, which saved the White Rhino from extinction. This 96,000ha scenic park of rugged hills, river valleys, savannah and woodland, has the largest concentration of Black Rhino per square kilometer in the world, and also boasts 80 species of mammal, and in excess of 300 species of birds - a birdwatchers paradise. Animal and bird viewing hides over-looking waterholes, allows close-range viewing in comfort, where one can sit for hours!

View the Big Five in natural habitat of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, an area well known for Rhino conservation. Travel along the coast to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, home to the ‘Big 5’, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, spotted hyena, wild dog, and over 450 bird species. Lunch at Hilltop Camp (or similar) at own account included. Optional open safari vehicle game drive is available at a surcharge.

Besides the BIG 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino), there are Wild Dog, Cheetah, Hyena, Nyala and Hippo with many other bushveld species, offering visitors an excellent safari experience.

Enjoy a self-guided walk or for the less adventurous, a field Ranger will accompany you. Conducted day drives in open game-viewing vehicles is an absolute must, or enjoy a leisurely drive around the game park with your Tour Guide, taking a break at some of the picnic spots en route, and begin to get the "feel of Africa".