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Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, situated in the heart of Zululand is the oldest protected game reserve in Africa -  this is where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws creating a safe park where today the "big five" roam free.

Established in 1895, The Hluhluwe and the uMfolozi Game Reserves offer accommodation with wildlife viewing as the prime attraction. One may drive oneself within the Park on a network of public roads. Viewing hides, overlook waterholes, enabling visitors to see animals at close range. For those with accommodation at Hilltop Camp, guided game drives are offered early mornings and late afternoons into the evening, with mid-morning drives offered subject to sufficient demand. At Mpila Camp only sunset game drives are presently offered.

As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Hluhluwe and uMfolozi Game Reserve / Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which originated in the uMfolozi Game Reserve in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture unit recently upgraded to the Centenary Capture Centre, a bench mark for animal capture and sustainable utilization of wildlife throughout Africa. There is an interesting Museum as well as a curio shop and food take-away here.
The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve is characterised by hilly topography with the uMfolozi sector with more open bushveld. The park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.
Apart from game-viewing drives, there are two self-guided auto trails which provide information on both the management and natural history of the reserve.
Limited guided walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon.
Minimum age for walks is 16 years old if unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian and 14 years old if accompanied.

***Please note that although the water is suitable for bathing and cooking, it is recommended that one does not drink the water and to buy or bring your own supply.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have decided to implement a ban on visitors bringing firewood into any of their Reserves.
Visitors can still purchase firewood from the curio shop that have been safely sourced from Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer -free areas.

We are only a booking service to secure accommodation at a number of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife park accommodation venues. We are in no way responsible for the condition of the facilities, which due to severe budgetry cuts from our Provincial Government, has resulted in a lack of general maintenance over the years, with many of the accommodation facilities severely jeopardised and in need of urgent repair or closure. The Park authorities are well aware of this inability to carry out basic necessary maintenance and are endevouring to source the necessary funds which to date have not become available. Far and Wild Safaris has no control over the allocation of units and their condition. Should you choose to visit these venues and subsequently find fault with the accommodation and or service, we are only able to forward your comments to the Park authorities. There is no compensation for this status quo should it not meet your expectation. Please contact ourselves should you require further clarification.

Book your accommodation for the various camps in the Hluhluwe uMfolozi Game Reserve here. There are three camps and four Bush Lodges where one may book accommodation.

Hilltop Camp, Mpila Camp, Nselweni Bush Camp and then Muntulu Bush Lodge, Munyawaneni Bush Lodge both in the Hluhluwe sector of the Game Reserve with Hlatikhulu and Gqoyeni Bush Lodges in the uMfolozi Game Reserve.

Accommodation is also available at the 6 / 8 bed Masinda Lodge.

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Hluhluwe Accommodation

Hilltop Camp
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

The award-winning Hilltop Camp on the summit of a forested hill offers fine views of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. Hilltop camp, the oldest Big 5 wildlife venue in KwaZulu-Natal, was extensively rebuilt and enlarged in the early nineties, and today accommodation at Hilltop Camp ranges from the luxury selfcatering 8 bed Mtwazi lodge to a variety of self-catering and non selfcatering accommodation facilities.
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Mtwazi Lodge
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

Mtwazi Lodge is situated in the grounds of the renowned Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, and boasts a magnificent setting under a large sycamore fig within its own secluded bushveld garden. This eight-bedded lodge, once the original home of the warden of the reserve.
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Muntulu Bush Lodge
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve
Rough it in absolute style in the luxurious seclusion of Muntulu Bush Lodge.
Set on an elevated bank , the lounge looks down into the palm lined Hluhluwe River where a variety of animals, including elephant and rhino, gather daily to quench their thirst. This 8 bed Bush Lodge has to be booked as a unit by one party at a time.

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Munywaneni Bush Lodge
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve
The Munyawaneni Bush Lodge overlooks the confluence of the Hluhluwe River and the Munyweneni Stream. This 8 bed Bush Lodge may only be booked by one party at a time.
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iMfolozi Accommodation

Gqoyeni Bush Lodge
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

The Gqoyeni Bush Lodge, in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is situated on an elevated peninsula overlooking the confluence of the Black Mfolozi River and the Gqoyeni Stream in an excellent game viewing location on the Sontuli Loop. The lounge offers uninterrupted views of the sand banks and reed beds of the river which is a favoured drinking spot.
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Hlatikhulu Bush Lodge
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

Elevated on a terrace overlooking the Black iMfolozi River this lodge is situated in the heart of the park and provides excellent opportunities for walks. Four 2-bed units, each with own private showers and toilets en suite, are linked by wooden walkways to a central living area.
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Masinda Lodge
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

This secluded lodge sleeps six/ eight people in three bedrooms, all of which have private bathrooms en-suite and with the extra 2 in an annex which is not of the standard of the main house.
This is a self-catered lodge and is booked by one party at a time, minimum charges apply.

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Mpila Camp
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

Centrally situated in the iMfolozi section, Mpila Camp commands magnificent views of the Wilderness area.
The self catering Chalets and Safari tents
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Nselweni Bush Camp
Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve

Recently renovated the Nselweni Bushcamp situated overlooking the Black uMfolozi River. It has eight 2-bed selfcatering brick under canvas Chalets, each with own kitchenette and shower and toilet en suite. For larger groups there is a central lounge / dining / kitchen area.
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