South Africa's oldest nature reserve, celebrated for conservation of the Big 5

The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is known for its abundance of wildlife and conservation. Located 280 kilometres north of Durban, the 96,000 ha park is the only state-run park in KwaZulu-Natal where every member of the Big 5 can be seen as well as elusive predators such as the cheetah and African wild dog. Thanks to its successful conservation efforts, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is home to one of the largest populations of white rhinos in the world and has helped reestablish white rhino populations throughout South Africa.


Explore the bushveld with a game drive led by an expert guide.
Hit the road and become your own nature guide with a self-drive through Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
Stay on your toes with immersive walking trails, with or without a guide.
Take a hike through the park with a 3-day trail or a quick weekend trail.

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Best time to go to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is ideal during the dry winter months between May and September, when vegetation is less thick, making game viewing easier, and water sources are sparse which attracts more animals to waterholes. Winter is also low-season which means the park is less likely to be very busy with visitors.

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

A luxury private safari lodge nestled in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
From$219 /ppn

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