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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve reviews

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Go prepared and you will love it.

CourtneyMarne
Visited: Aug 2014 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2014

I speak to a lot of tourists who didn't realize how 'rustic' Hluhluwe-umfolozi is and didn't come prepared and therefore didn't enjoy it as much.
The density of carnivores in this park is insane, it's not a busy as Kruger and it really is a beautiful area.
There is only one restaurant (Hilltop camp) but I will 100% recommend staying at Mpila, although no restaurant, all the animals are here, especially in the dry season. Be prepared though, there is also nowhere to buy proper groceries but the camp is open and often has lions roaming through at night- really really special.

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Andrea
Visited: Aug 2012 Reviewed: Jan 14, 2014

Some people say that if you've seen one game park you've seen them all. Not true! Each game reserve has its own personality and distinct character that will make it simultaneously attractive to some and unattractive to others. While some may criticise Hluhluwe Umfolozi for being small, for instance (compared to the Kruger National Park), I on the other hand, partic... read more

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One of SA's most beautiful parks

Lindsayseegmiller
Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2013

I've been lucky to visit Hluhluwe and Umflozi a few times in 2013 and absolutely loved every visit. In addition to having the full big 5, this park has some truly spectacular landscapes and is, by SA standards, fairly quiet and easy to navigate.

Hluhluwe, the northern half of the park, is certainly the more beautiful half. The landscape becomes quite hilly and t... read more

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Looking for Elephant?

BiddyH
Visited: Feb 2009 Reviewed: Apr 23, 2013

The Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve in Northern Natal has a reputation (in South Africa) as a great location to choose if you want to see Elephant and Rhino; of course, they have all of the Big 5, but there are really large herds of elephant and you are sure to see quite a few. We saw a large herd of at least 40 ellies on several occasions. It is a great park for d... read more

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