Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is set in the heart of bountiful Zululand. Its northern side is forested and mountainous and in stark contrast to the rippling, open savannahs that are typical of its southern side. Thanks to the park’s fierce commitment to conservation, it is home to the largest population of white rhino on the globe.
Its diverse habitat creates a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife. Apart from the black and white rhino, other members of the Big 5 can be seen roaming about freely in the park. Photographic enthusiasts should have their camera at the ready to snap that integral moment when a hippo yawns, a cheetah becomes visible in the tall grass, or perhaps when a skulking hyena strolls by—prey in its jaws. Not to be overlooked are reptiles such as terrapin, tortoise, crocodile, snake and lizards.
The park also attracts over 340 species of bird including the endangered bateleur eagle and ground hornbill. Well-disguised viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes where animals and birds come to drink, allowing visitors to get exceptionally close. Explore the park’s 96,000ha landscape either by game drive, self-drive or on walking trails.
- Hluhluwe-iMfolozi’s conservation efforts have resulted in the largest white rhino population on the globe residing here
- The park is also home to the Big 5 and over 340 different bird species
- Well-disguised viewing hides overlook waterholes where animals and birds come to drink and safari-goers can look on, unobserved
- Located in the subtropical province of KwaZulu-Natal
- An easy add-on to an itinerary exploring the Zululand region
- Spanned across 96,000ha of landscape