In the entire province of Kwazulu-Natal, Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Game Reserve is deemed as the top leading park. This park happens to be one of Africa’s oldest parks.

This park is home to the white rhino, which are starting to become extinct. In order to protect these species of wildlife, this park was granted protection for the rhino’s sanctuary. The rhinos have become a common sighting at the park.

Why Go:

  • Exceptional wildlife viewing of the rhino, as well as the Big Five
  • The wet season offers a great bird viewing experience
  • Brilliant self-drive destination
  • The park’s rest camps are reasonably priced


Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Game Reserve provides an exceptional wildlife viewing experience to the visitors. This park is a habitat for the Big Five, especially the rhino species. The thick foliage of this reserve makes the spotting of the wildlife a little difficult. Wild dogs are often seen wandering around the reserve.

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The beautiful scenery of the park comprises of grassy plains, forests, hills, and valleys with a river flowing. Since the plantations are thick, wildlife viewing can become a challenge for the visitors.

Weather & Climate

The winter season Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Game Reserve occurs during the months of May to September. The weather tends to be dry and warm at this time. As the mid-season approaches, the mornings in the months of June to August come to be cool. The summertime during the months of October to April gets humid and hot, although the afternoons receive thunderstorms.

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Best Time to Visit

Most visitors visit Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Game Reserve during the crowded months of October to April where the prices and the humidity are high. It regularly rains during these months, which makes the wet season a less appealing time to visit.The months of May to September is the dry season when the skies are free of clouds, and wildlife watching is at its best. At this time of the year, visitors are more likely to have the park all to themselves, except at the time of school breaks.

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