Accommodation near Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is located in the heart of Zululand. Having been established in 1895, it is the oldest park on the African continent. The park was the hunting ground of old Zulu Kings, such as Dingiswayo and Shaka, who put into place the first conservation laws. These laws are still abided by today, with the reserve being the only park under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal.

The reserve was also home to Operation Rhino from the early 1960's - a wildlife foundation that caught the world's attention for its dedication toward preserving and creating awareness over the poaching of white rhinos.

Gamer viewers flock to the reserve in hopes of spotting the African 'Big Five'- called as such because they are recognised as the most dangerous wildlife to hunt and prey upon. For those of you who aren't in the know; the big five consist of the buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and the endangered rhino. While you're almost guaranteed to spot an elephant or a herd of elephant on your trip, seeing the rest of the big five are considered rare, lucky finds.

While spotting these majestic creatures is a highlight for many wildlife enthusiasts, there is a host of other game variety to look out for, with herds of zebras and impalas around every corner. Tired drivers can take a break and stretch their feet at the many hides located around the park. These hides, which overlook pans and waterholes, are a vantage point to view the game at close range. Guided walks occur during the early morning and afternoons, providing an unrivalled game viewing experience where walkers will be in close proximity to the animals.

Apart from game viewing, visitors to the park have the opportunity to see abundance in flora and fauna which can be seen throughout the 96 000 hectare parks. Bird lovers can flock to the sections of the park where a large variety of birdlife can be seen.

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
7.3 km

From R2190 pps

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is within a 3.5hr drive from King Shaka International Airport and a 1hr 45 min drive from Richards Bay Airport. It is situated on the western boundary of Africa's oldest pro... More Info

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Hluhluwe Backpackers
26.9 km

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From R240 pps


We are the closest spot (1km) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolzi National Park. For the best 4x4 open vehicle game drives, visit Hluhluwe Backpackers. We call the Big 5 our neighbours and enjoy a stunning 360 de... More Info

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Mtuba Manor Guesthouse
32.3 km

From R450 pps


Mtuba Manor is a stylish guest house surrounded by a flourishing sub-tropical garden with abundant bird life and a sparkling pool. Accommodation is offered in seven, fully serviced, en-suite guest roo... More Info

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Wendy's Country Lodge
32.6 km

From R1600* unit

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Wendy's Country Lodge is a 4 star lodge situated in the heart of Zululand Mtubatuba which is the gateway to the Isimangaliso Wetlands and the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Parks. Wendy's Lodge is the most ce... More Info

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Marula Place Zululand
33 km

From R1200* unit


Marula Place, Zululand is centrally and conveniently situated between the Zululand World Heritage Site, The Wetlands Park (20 minutes drive east) and the Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve (20 minutes dr... More Info

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 Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp
34.9 km

From R125 pps


Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp, an ideal travellers stop, has a strong wildlife theme throughout the camp as it lies nestled within indigenous coastal sand forest. On arrival you are greeted by friendl... More Info

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Malala Lodge
34.9 km

From R560 pps

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Malala is a bush lodge on a 140 hectare (340 acre) private nature reserve, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests, thereby ensuring a tranquil African bush atmosphere and experience. Our lodge i... More Info

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Zululand Tree Lodge
35.1 km

From R845 pps


Mysteriously hidden on stilts in the cool treetops of the Fever Tree forest, you will find our 24 Tree Lodge Rooms. Each has their own enchanting view of the Fever Tree Forest from its own personal vi... More Info

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Zululand Safari Lodge
35.1 km

From R475 pps


A striking lodge with a heritage spanning over 40 years, Safari Lodge is scattered around the spacious rolling lawns dotted with aged Aloes and Scented Thorn Trees providing a beautiful backdrop to th... More Info

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Umfolozi Riverlodge & Birdpark
36.6 km

From R880* unit


Situated on 15 hectares of forested hillside overlooking the Umfolozi river delta where the resident fish eagle can be heard, bordering a private game reserve, Umfolozi River Lodge is the ideal getawa... More Info

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Hluhluwe Reviews

Hluhluwe
We love Hluhluwe, especially Hluhluwe/Imfolozi game reserve, one of the best places for to get away to..
- christy Joubert

Hluhluwe
We had a great day in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve which was awesome.
- Janet Tocknell

Hluhluwe
The game park is truly beautiful and you are guaranteed to see at least 3 of the big 5. Lots to do and just 3 hours from Durban!
- Debbie Reynolds

Hluhluwe
A beautiful place to visit. Especially if you enjoy the heat and the odd friendly croc! We'll be back.
- Mrs Rowley

Hluhluwe
Lovely destination!
- Marilyn De Lange