Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Looking for more information on this incredible Game Reserve, the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve well then all you need to do is click the Link. This website offers incredible information, safari bookings, what has been seen while on a safari and general information with regards to this incredible reserve.

96000 hectares in size, smaller than the Kruger National Park however easier to witness those magnificent animals that frequent the reserve. It offers the Big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dogs to mention but just a few of the animals you might come across. With daily departures offered from St Lucia, one needs to book in advance. Heritage Tours & Safaris offers daily departures and departure is nice and early 5:00 am from your accommodation they do not charge you anything extra for the transfer ( wow). Breakfast in the bush and a traditional South African braai while listening to the incredible bush sounds. What more could one ask for while in Natal.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal and only 54km away from St Lucia, the company offers safaris to the Umfolozi Park mostly due to its awesome sightings and open plains. Not only is the Umfolozi larger in size but due to its landscape one has a better chance of seeing the Big 5 and more in the South, the north the Hluhluwe is a lot smaller and by far a lot bussier due to its easier access from the town of Hluhluwe, its quite common to have 40/ 50 game drive vehicles around a single sighting.

Umfolozi Park also offers a lot more access to the river’s and water sources compared to that of the Hluhluwe side as one can imagine water is the most important factor when in a game reserve, travel to one of the Hides, climb out and feel that amazing feeling of walking within a Big 5 reserve.

We love this reserve and do make sure that should you be in the area travel to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Should you like to do a self drive safari please do make sure that you purchase a map at the entrance to the reserve as not only does it include all the roads, loops and hides but also some great information on the reserve from its start when King Shaka used the Umfolozi for his personal hunting grounds to the methods developed by the Game Capture team that is still in use today, make sure to stop at the Centenery Centre and witness some amazing displays that where once used.

Until our next update have an incredible time in South Africa.

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