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Hluhluwe Game Reserve Travel Guide: 94 reviews and 246 photos


Hluhluwe (pronounced, shu-shlew-we) is situated in the province of KwaZulu Natal, in the heart of Zululand.
It was estabished in 1895 as a wildlife sanctuary,after uncontrolled hunting threatened many animal species, together with neighbouring park, Umfolozi.
The two combined recently to become known as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park.
The park covers 96 000 hectares of ground. The topography is fairly hilly, which allows for some incredible view sites over the park.

The park is home to the 'big 5' (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo & elephant) as well as many other animal species.

Game viewing

The roads are well maintained for self-drive holidays/tours and are well signposted.
Game drives in a 4x4 vehicle are available at various times of the day, (and a night drive) and are booked at the different camps. These are recommended as the drivers are experienced and one can learn a lot. They are also in contact with other drivers and know where to go to 'track' lion etc depending on your viewing prority.

Other activities

Bush walks with an (armed) experienced field guide can be booked. Approximately 2 hours in duration.

Wilderness trails (mid March to December) take you into the heart of the bush, camping overnight at tented camps or bush camps. All food and accomodation included!

When the water leveles are high enough, a boat trip on the Hluhluwe dam can be booked.

Please see travelogue for more photos and descriptions!!

  • Last visit to Hluhluwe Game Reserve: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 7, 2003
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  • glennkasner's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2003 at 4:49 AM

    Maybe you should explain how to pronounce the word HluHluwe! lol Imagine a foreigner trying to as for directions while reading a map. I would describe the pronounciation as Sishloowie, about as close as I can get without spitting! Great pages

  • dutch_anna's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2003 at 11:39 AM

    Great page, beautiful pictures! Brings back wonderful memories. I was there in 1997.

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2003 at 11:42 AM

    great pictures and information.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2003 at 1:09 AM

    Hilltop looks like a great Lodge! I would love to visit Hluhluwe someday! Seeing those animals in the wild is a dream of mine!! Your tips seem right on!!

  • Nobbe's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2003 at 7:37 AM

    Never heard about that place before, but it also looks very nice! =)

  • paradisedreamer's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2003 at 1:26 AM

    Vet informative page. When I get back to SA will make a stop here.

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2003 at 9:55 PM

    Beautiful page: good info and photos

  • Jul 7, 2003 at 2:19 AM

    Excellant pictures..superb narration...lot of nice tips..pages filled iwth useful information..Highly useful to a tourist...Nice work..


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