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Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve reviews

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Birthplace of rhino conservation in South Africa

Views: 480 Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019

One of South Africa’s most beautiful and scenic reserves and the birthplace of rhino conservation in South Africa. The park plays host to one of the largest concentrations of white and black rhino in South Africa. The park has a large diversity of wildlife and carnivores are present with lion being the most common.

In my previous visits to this beautiful reserve in northern Kwazulu-Natal on the northeast coast of South Africa we have had ... read more

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Visit the oldest proclaimed game reserve

Views: 199 Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Mar 06, 2019

I have been to the game reserve many times and have always had great game viewing. Suggest you fly into Richards Bay which is not a far drive from Hluhluwe. There is a private lodge inside the reserve or a few lodges that we recommend also outside the park but very close by. This is a Big Five reserve as well which is known for its conservation and wildlife efforts. Close by is St Lucia or Kosi Bay so you can have some beach areas to explore a... read more

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Go prepared and you will love it.

Views: 577 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,... read more

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Fifty shades of green

Views: 835 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, particularly love the landscape and the lush, green vegetation.

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One of SA's most beautiful parks

Views: 814 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 there are little offshoots from the main tar road that lead to rivers and ponds. ... read more

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Looking for Elephant?

Views: 774 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 do-it-yourself safaris, as the roads are generally good and you do not need a 4 X... read more

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