Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve
One of the largest game parks in South Africa, the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve is renowned for its wide variety of bird and animal life. Besides the “Big 5″ – elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino – the elusive cheetah, wild dog and nyala, along with many other well-known bushveld species, inhabit the park, offering visitors an excellent game viewing experience. The park covers 96,000 hectares and comprises of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the iMfolozi Game Reserve – two of South Africa’s oldest game reserves.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve:
Named after a thorny monkey rope, “umHluhluwe” in Zulu, which grow on the banks of the Hluhluwe River. The reserve is renowned for its Rhino conservation program and is still home to the world’s highest concentration of white rhinos. A number of viewing and picnic sites are allocated for visitors. It is only safe to leave the confines of your car in these areas.
Imfolozi Game Reserve:
Named after the Black and White Mfolozi Rivers, the reserve is renowned for its abundant birdlife (more than 300 species). Animals that may be seen are: black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest (gnu), hyena, jackal, warthog, zebra, reedbuck, bushbuck, impala, steenbuck, duiker, kudu, hippo, crocodile and other smaller species.