in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where
Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the
first conservation laws, where today the "big five" of
African legend stalk the verdant savannah. Established in 1895, game
viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook waterholes
enabling visitors to see animals at close range.
As the home of
Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world renowned
for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which
originated in Imfolozi in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture
unit recently upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a bench
mark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout
Africa. The Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense
diversity of fauna and flora. Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly
topography, and this northern section of the park is noted for its
wide variety of both bird and animal life. Apart from game-viewing
drives, there are two self-guided auto trails which provide
information on both the management and natural history of the
walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning
and late afternoon.
Walks - no children <13 yrs R200 p/p
Drives - no children <3 yrs R250 p/p
daily conservation levy of R120.00 per adult per day and R45.00 per
child per day is payable. Children < 3 years no charge. This
replaces the park permit fee at this park. South African and SADC
residents who provide proof of identity will be charged half
price per day.
Opening and Closing Times:
(November to February) 05h00 to 19h00
(March to October) 06h00 to 18h00
Telephone Number: (035) 562 0848
trails in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park are designed for the convenience
of visitors who wish to discover the secrets of the bushveld from
seclusion of their own vehicle.
SELF-GUIDED FOOT TRAILS:
Imfolozi section of the park has three self-guided foot trails, at
Emoyeni Mpila, Enkulu and Masinda Ncane. Guide books are available to
help visitors interpret the many points of interest along these
day walks of approximately two hours are conducted from Mpila and
Hilltop Camps under the supervision of an experienced field ranger.
These walks may be booked at Reception in both camps.
sites with ablution and barbecue facilities are situated throughout
vehicle drives provide unique opportunities of viewing game.
is at Reception on a first come first serve basis.
Shayamoya travel on the N2 South for approx. 90km. Take the Hluhluwe
off ramp. Turn right over the highway and continue for 13km to the