Previously the reserve consisted of 2 different parks: Hluhluwe Park in the north and Umfolozi Park in the south. Joined and connected by the Corridor Reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is now one of the largest parks in South Africa with 96,000 hectares. It is just as beautiful here as in Kruger and a lot less crowded. The landscape is very diverse with many trees and plants that are still used by the Zulu indigenous people for food and medicine. This area was once the exclusive hunting ground of the famous Zulu king Shaka.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi has become known for successfully rescuing the white (wide-lip) rhino that was threatened with extinction due to hunting. There were only around 20 rhinos when the Game Capture Unit specialists protected the rhino against extinction with their “Operation White Rhino”. There are now more than 1,400 white and 300 black rhinos.
Game drive with your own car, various hides and viewpoints, guided walks, day and evening game drives, boat trip on the Hluhluwe river. You can walk around with a guide in the Centenary Game Capture Center, there is an information center and a museum. For more information about a game drive with ranger in the park, look here: safari Hluhluwe or safari Hluhluwe from St. Lucia.