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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park


Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest game reserve in South Africa situated approximated 270 kms north of Durban in central Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. It covers an area of 960 km² (96,000 ha).

The Park was originally formed for the sole purpose of saving the Rhino and it is now home Africa's 'Big Five' (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros) as well as other wildlife including the elusive Cheetah, Wild Dog and Nyala.

Many hides, which overlook pans and waterholes, have been set up which provides visitors with excellent opportunities to see the wildlife at close range.

The best time to visit for wildlife is between May and September when the weather is drier and the vegetation less dense making the animals easier to spot and when they tend to gather around water sources. The hides located at the waterholes are particularly busy with animal activity at this time. This time is also the colder winter months so tend to be less busy, apart from during the school holidays. From October to March the park can get busy especially during Christmas school holidays. June to August you will experience cold mornings and nights. December to February is the hotest most humid time.

For bird viewing the best months to visit are between October and April, being the time when the migratory birds are also present.
Accommodation within the park is managed by KwaZulu Natal Wildlife and is in the form of the Hilltop Camp set on the summit of a forested hill and offering superb views of the surrounding countryside and the centrally situated Mpila Camp.
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