Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

The premier Big 5 overnight tour inside Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve offers 96 000 hectares of magnificent wildlife and scenery. A world renowned reserve, Hluhluwe is home to the world's largest population of white rhino. Make this abundant Big 5 game reserve your home for two days to increase your chances at wildlife sightings. Experience an unforgettable night in the African bush with nocturnal wildlife sounds, sights, and clear starry night skies away from it all. Scroll down for full details.

Where do we go?

• Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is the premier game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. It is Africa's oldest conservation area, and is highly acclaimed for its remarkable save the rhino conservation project. This 96 000 hectare reserve is home to The Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) as well as cheetah, wild dog, hyena, and a wide variety of antelope, birds, reptiles and plants. The game drive runs through what was once the royal hunting grounds of the Zulu King Shaka.

• Zamimpilo Community Market

Zamimpilo Community Market is sustainable tourism at its best. It's an impressive market of more than 100 stalls, and it's run with creative efficiency to provide a seamless experience where you can access hand-made African arts and crafts. It's an ideal souvenir stop and an opportunity to support local communities. You can taste seasonal fruit and vegetable, and hear first-hand stories of how the art is created.

Is this the tour for me?

  • Yes, I have At Least 2 Full Days Available to tour (If you have less or more than 2 full days that's okay – check out our other options or talk to us!)
  • Yes, I want to visit a Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Yes, I want to spend more time in a Game Reserve to Increase my Chances at Wildlife Sightings
  • Yes, I like Wildlife, Nature and Conservation
  • Yes, I want An Unbelievable Night in the African Bush
  • Yes, I'm interested in Star Gazing
  • Yes, I'm interested in Birding
  • Yes, I'm interested in Photography
  • Yes, I'm interested in Local Arts and Crafts with Community Participation
  • Yes, I'd like to see or purchase Handmade African Souvenirs and support Sustainable Tourism

What did others say?

"An unforgettable wildlife adventure at Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve with our highly competent and knowledgable tour operator and
guide. We spent a limited duration of two days at the game reserve, staying at an open-camp for the first time.
Luckily for us, we were well-protected by our guide who also allocated our time optimally
to ensure our experience involved game viewing, birding and camping.

With his well-trained eye for game we viewed bull elephants, black and white rhino (a rhino calf too), wildebeest, herds of buffalo,
giraffe, zebra, baboons and buck; waterbuck, impala and nyala at close range and from a distance.
Vultures (3 types) spotted at a kill site, secretary birds, and smaller creatures like the leopard tortoise and dung beetle added to our
entertainment. A hyena and bush-big were caught visiting our camp on trail camera set-up by our guide.

Each day of gaming ended pleasantly around the fire at our camp on the banks of the Black Umfolozi river that brought to us rhino and elephants."

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What's included in the tour package?

  • Pick up and drop off within the Durban metro area
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation x1 night
    • Private Luxury Tent / Private Luxury Chalet / Private Luxury Lodge
  • Breakfast x2 days
    • Morning coffee/tea & muffin
    • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch x2 days
    • Restaurant / Picnic in Game Reserve
    • Restaurant / Picnic in Game Reserve
  • Dinner x1 night
    • Traditional Braai (Barbeque) in Game Reserve
  • Limited Alcoholic Drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Local snacks
  • Use of binoculars
  • Fully attending experienced tour guide

How long will we need?

  • 2 days

What can I add on?

• Night Drive in an open vehicle at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

The night drive in this premier Big 5 Game Reserve offers a memorable atmosphere in which to witness the night come alive. Away from the lights and noise of the modern world, everything is enhanced, from the clear starry night skies to the sounds of owls, and the thrill of hearing or seeing animals stalking in the bush. An experienced game ranger makes it safe to seek out the nocturnal animals like the hippo and hyena. And it is easiest to spot the exquisite leopard at night when it is active!

*Subject to Availability

• Morning Guided Bush Walk at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

A walking safari is the perfect start to the day with the sunrise and dew touched surroundings full of the sounds of morning birdlife and animals. Experience the environment personally while walking with an expert game ranger in a safe small group. Enjoy the excitement of walking down paths with animal tracks still freshly visible, and feel the thrill of not knowing which of the big or small animals you might encounter on the way in a park that is home to lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo, as well as cheetah, wild dog, hyena, and a wide variety of antelope, birds, reptiles and plants.

*Subject to Availability

• Additional Night & Day

So when can we leave?

We look forward to our pre-planning chat, so we can build in your preferences and requirements into your itinerary.

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