See the Big 5 in action at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

See the Big 5 in action at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Enjoy a little piece of paradise with your family at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park…

Hluluwe Imfolozi Park
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Tourism KZN
Tourism KZN
The lockdown has left many South Africans suffering from a major case of cabin fever.

After five months stuck indoors, they are ready to get out into nature and get some fresh air.

There is no greater place to enjoy the outdoors while taking in nature’s beautiful scenery than KwaZulu-Natal’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

The park is one of the oldest nature reserves in Africa and home to the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and Cape buffalo.

The magnificent scenery of wildlife alone is enough to impress visitors, but there is also so much more to see and do.

From riding 4x4s on dusty roads to taking in the rolling hills from a tented safari camp at sunset, a visit to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park will create long-lasting memories.

The park is a family-friendly destination, and everyone can enjoy the host of activities on offer.

The kids will especially love the Big 5 drives. All safaris are conducted in open game drive vehicles, which means your little ones will get to see Simba and his friends up close.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, which covers around 96,000 hectares, has many other wildlife species.

Some of the animals your family will encounter are wild dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, nyala, warthogs, kudus, impalas, and the wildebeest.

You can choose to spend a day at the park or stay for the weekend at one of the luxury lodges, camping sites, self-catering chalets, and safari tents on offer.

Some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay include:

  • Half day safari or full day safari
  • Bush & boat SAFARI
  • Boat cruise
  • Night drive

It’s no surprise that the park gets five-star reviews on local and international travel sites.

“My family and myself usually go to the game reserve as day visitors every time we holiday in Sodwana Bay, it boasts the big five, and we are never disappointed with our wildlife viewing while there. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is a little piece of paradise and should be preserved for all the world to come and see. If you are holidaying in northern KwaZulu- Natal this place is a must see,” one visitor raved on Tripadvisor.

Set in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park - formerly known as Hluhluwe Game Reserve, is just 2.5 hours north of Durban.

Travelers outside of KZN will not be disappointed if they add the park to their list of places to visit.

Visit for more information about this beautiful destination.

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