"The oldest Game Reserve in Africa" Hluhluwe Game Reserve by MikeAtSea

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Travel Guide: 94 reviews and 246 photos

Set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the "big five" of African legend stalk the verdant savannah.
Established in 1895 game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.
As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which origionated in Imfolozi in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture unit recently upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a bench mark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa.
The Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora.
Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly topography,and this northen section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.

  • Last visit to Hluhluwe Game Reserve: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2004
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  • kzngirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 4:33 AM

    This is one of my favorite game reserves - I always make sure I stop over on my visits to SA. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2005 at 9:46 AM

    When I se this pictures I really miss Africa....and it's ten years now that I have been away...far too long I would say! The hilltop lodge looks inviting too!


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