Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area

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Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area

Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area
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BaliHaiOperations
2 contributions
Jan 2022
What an amazing experience, my last visit was as a child 40 years ago, I had such fond memories so was hoping it would be the same.....it exceeded all all expectations.
Written 16 May 2022
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Passport19475265127
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Nov 2021
A very nice place to visit. The hotel is very clean with friendly staff, the food was delicious. What we enjoyed mostlyA two nights was the Zulu cultural dancers as we were sitting at the boma. Nice bar and many more to mention . We rode on Safari vehicle to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. It was so fun looking of different animals buffalo's and other animals.
Written 27 April 2022
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Wilson J
Miami, FL409 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Great experience although I was disappointed not seeing the lions 😕. We actually planned to return the next day but due to uncertain circumstances, we canceled. There are shops and restaurants here and from I can remember, there are overnight camps. Tours are available but we didn't know it was required to make reservations for a tour guide in advance (hint, hint 😉). The is a small fee to enter the reserves. We had our own rental and was allowed to drive into the park. Just imagine if one of those big animals would have poop or destroyed our car😳, that would have been hard to explain to the company 😅. I had one episode with the Buffalo near the car and I was like 😬. I would make this an all day trip because there are plenty to see and I would recommend arriving early.
Written 23 April 2022
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Unelma333
Karlsruhe, Germany1 193 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a scenically beautiful park, full of wildlife. It is not Kruger, but I really enjoyed my day trip here from St. Lucia. After having visited Kruger on the same trip already, I was mostly interested in seeing rhinos, having only encountered a few of them in Southern Kruger, and enjoying the beautiful green rolling hills of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. The park didn't disappoint in either aspect. We have seen lots of white rhino and even a group of four black rhinos. Predators were hard to spot on a rainy day (we saw only a hyena near the entrance), but there were plenty of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, warthog and antilope. It was interesting to see animals walking the green hillsides, a totally different sight than encountering them at dry Kruger.
Written 8 November 2021
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M.Roberts
6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
When the cashier at the gate said that she could only accept cash I almost burst into tears. Thankfully she radio’ed the people at Hilltop Camp who said that we could pay there. On our way up we saw many buffaloes and many other exciting animals. After paying and buying a takeaway coffee we continued to explore the reserve. We were very privileged to see 6 lions and many more animals. It was great to show my kids the place where my parents took me when I was younger. My kids loved seeing all the animals and we left feeling privileged and happy!! I wonder if we will see as many animals next time??? 😉
Written 16 August 2021
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Clive E
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
Jul 2021
The best experience of any KZN Wildlife accommodation. The chalet was definitely high-class. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming.
Written 27 July 2021
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fionaruidh
Wildomar, CA280 contributions
Jun 2021
The price of admission for this National Park is well worth it. At one point, we saw a herd of nearly 20 elephants playing in the water. We saw a variety of other animals. The only thing we were not able to find were lions. I would love to have had more time to search for them.
Written 2 July 2021
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Derec Barnard
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
It is always a challenge finding game on a self drive excursion. We entered the park at the Heritage gate and were soon rewarded by spotting a large Buffalo. Off one of the side roads we came across a couple of bulls grazing. Not much to be seen on our way to Hilltop but got the opportunity to chat with a ranger who gave us some tips. We then got to see a big herd of Elephants close to the road with their young. Time was pushing on so we took a route back to be out by 6 pm and on our way came across a Tower of Giraffes a very angry Elephant bull who was wrecking the bush and drove away very fast, saw a wild dog on the road side and then the highlight of the day was a young bull coming down the road from Hilltop camp. Quite a daunting sight. Needless to say we were late in leaving the park and had a lot of explaining to do. Nevertheless this was by far the most exciting self drive game viewing experience ever!
Written 22 March 2021
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edward i
Ballito, South Africa190 contributions
Mar 2021
Scenery is great, but without a 4x4 you can only drive on the one tar road running through the park. The worst sand/gravel roads I've seen. I would have expected the office or gate to inform visitors of the dangerous sand roads which are an obstacle course not to be traversed by a sedan motor vehicle.

Not the parks fault, but this time of the year the bush is very, very thick so unless an animal is on the road you will struggle to see any animals. I recommend a stay of 2 nights and one day. That's more than enough time to see the entire park.
Written 19 March 2021
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BARRYBE
Durban, South Africa2 458 contributions
Sep 2020
Visited this game park on an overcast, at limes misty day, which resulted in us only seeing a few animals. This included a large male elephant, a rhino with a baby several types of buck, and a few zebra. Stopped at Hilltop for a morning cappuccino, which was not that great. The park was very quiet after only being recently been opened since lockdown. Despite the weather, we enjoyed this experience.
Written 2 October 2020
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