Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa
We start the day early and make our way to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve on an open 4X4 vehicle game drive. This Park is the only one run by the state in the entire KwaZulu-Natal province, where all of the Big 5 can be found. Thanks to conservation efforts, this Park now boasts the biggest white rhino population in the world. Later we freshen up at our accommodation before climbing aboard a boat for a delightful sunset cruise along St Lucia estuary for some bird and hippo spotting.
Set up in 1895, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve remains the oldest game park in all of Africa. The Park spreads over approximately 96,000 hectares and boasts a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. It is specifically renowned for it’s conservation of endangered black and white rhino. The remainder of the Big Five can also be spotted here: buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard, as well as plenty of other species including Blue Wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and countless impala. Over 300 bird species have been identified in this region, making it one of the best bird-watching destinations in all of South Africa.
Accommodation: Camp: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom: Shonalanga
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: St. Lucia to Durban ±240 km
Activity Package: Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park Game Drive, St. Lucia Boat Cruise