For Big Five game viewing in extremely scenic surroundings, Hluhluwe Game Reserve is hard to match. This KwaZulu-Natal game reserve north of Durban is one of the oldest in Africa with great credentials. Visitors can see animals at close range from a number of viewing hides that overlook waterholes.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve is world renowned for its role in Rhino conservation and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Centenary Capture Centre sets a benchmark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa. This KwaZulu-Natal Game Reserve stretches over 96 000 hectares of hilly topography and contains a diverse range of fauna and flora. This area was once the exclusive hunting ground of King Shaka.
View the Big Five in Hluhluwe Game Reserve as well as several more elusive animals, such Wild Dog, Giraffe, Cheetah and Nyala. The northern section of the park is known for its range of both animal and bird life. Besides game drives and guided walks, visitors can go on self guided auto trails which provide information on management and the natural history of this KwaZulu-Natal reserve. Hluhluwe is the oldest game reserve in South Africa. It was established in 1895.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is located in a very low risk malaria area so visitors should consult their doctors before visiting. There is an a la carte restaurant and bar with a lounge. A coin operated laundry is available. Curios and supplies can be bought from a fully equipped shop. 95 octane unleaded petrol and diesel are available. The nearest 97 octane petrol is available in Hluhluwe village.