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iMfolozi Game Reserve

92 Reviews

iMfolozi Game Reserve

92 Reviews
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade wrote a review May 2020
Lisbon, Portugal1 669 contributions75 helpful votes
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Proclaimed to be the oldest reserve in Africa the iMfolozi game reserve safari was conducted by a female driver and ranger, who not only was very knowledgeable but also talkative.With her we managed to see quite a few mamals, including bushpigs, common warthogs, nyalas, African bufallos, rhynoceros, elephants and even a pack of African wild dogs which followed us for a while. Try it and I am sure you won't be disappointed
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dr Ricky S wrote a review Mar 2020
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa94 contributions4 helpful votes
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We visited the IMfolozie and Hluhluwe game reserves. What an experience. If there is one game reserve that MUST BE on your "To do" list when visiting South Africa - this is it. It starts with the friendly staff greeting you at the entrance gate, with well maintained and clean ablution facilities all along the routes and loops you can take in the reserve. This is a massive reserve, so best be advised to book out the whole day out to experience this wonderful place - you will most likely want to go back. Gates are usually open by 7am, and believe me, we barely made it out after 6:30pm and wished we could stay longer. We chose to do IMfolozi first, and spent most of the day there, so rushed a bit through the Hluhluwe reserve side - but it was well worth it as this seems to be the "lesser travelled" and pristine part. There is accommodation available in the game reserve, so if you love wildlife it would be a good option. There are restaurant facilities and a shop at Mpila site, but there are also quite a few "picnic spots" and viewing facilities where you can enjoy your home-packed picnic.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ravi N wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 154 contributions287 helpful votes
The animals do their part and live up to expectations but the human part can do with improvement. The Mpila resort in the game park was bad, we did not feel like taking the rest which we planned to take here. Everything is so run down and the staff’s customer service was very lacking. Such a waste from the game viewing experience.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Tom P wrote a review Dec 2019
Durban, South Africa98 contributions12 helpful votes
We love iMfolozi because of its natural beauty and the prospects of seeing something different every time. Sadly parts of the park were closed due to the roads being damaged by recent heavy rains. Of special note on this trip was witnessing baby elephant chasing impala, squealing with delight as the impala scattered in fright. We also saw about 50 vultures sunning themselves on a river sandbank - quite a spectacle. Wonderful to see all the animals in such good shape with the Bush and grasslands having fully recovered after the drought. Also wonderful to see both the wit and swart Mfolozi rivers flowing.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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lukas wrote a review Nov 2019
Germany1 contribution
good place to self-drive animal spotting, especially Rhinos that are very rare elsewhere. Not as busy as some other parks
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Date of experience: November 2019
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