Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has an incredible array of Animals, Wildlife. These wildlife species may easily be witnessed while out on an organised safari or self-drive safari. Navigating the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is easy however it is advisable to obtain a map should you be doing a self-drive safari. All of the African Big 5 may be encountered in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Of the Big 5, Buffalo, White Rhino and Elephants are regularly seen. Black Rhino and Leopard are of course witnessed less often. Wild Dogs are witnessed more often in the Imfolozi side of the Park.
Major Attractions: The Park is famous for its white rhino conservation success and has one of the largest populations in the world. The gracious nyala is also commonly seen. This antelope is a Kwazulu Natal special as it is very common in the province, but rare elsewhere. Lucky visitors might stumble on a pack of wild dog, and the elusive leopard is sometimes spotted on night drives.
The park is famous for its white rhino conservation success and has one of the largest populations in the world. The gracious nyala is also commonly seen. This antelope is a Kwazulu Natal special as it is very common in the province, but rare elsewhere. Lucky visitors might stumble on a pack of wild dog, and the elusive leopard is sometimes spotted on night drives.
Wildlife: Please note that the above animals, wildlife are but only a small amount of possible wildlife that one may encounter while in Hluhluwe-imfolozi Park. Other animals within the park also include, Vervet Monkeys, Wart Hogs, Nile Crocodiles, Hippo, Reed Buck, Bush Buck and the list truly goes on and on.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is home to 23000 Impala’s, 1500 White Rhino, 360 Black Rhino and an incredible 300 Bird Species during the last count which gives one a better idea of the vastness of this magnificent Park and its Wildlife.
Getting There: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is located about 250km/155mi north of Durban and is easily reached by tarred road. The reserve is rarely a destination in its own right and is usually part of a tour around the country.
Most visitors to South Africa fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town and start their holiday there, but it is also possible to fly to King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban.
Where To Stay: Hluhluwe Gate Bush Camp is situated on the mountain with a spectacular view.
It has accommodation in stand-alone chalets that boost the privacy of the guests, all the chalets have private balconies overlooking Hluhluwe Imfolozi park of big five animals and mountains. This bush style lodge is a peaceful property which is between the rural land and the game park which is 150m from the fence line of the park, at night you hear the lion, hyena calling and see the stars at night while having a boma dinner.