Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Southern Africa with excellent birding and home to the Big Five.
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park spans an area of 96 000 hectares ranging from sub-tropical valleys and rivers to montagne grasslands with huge diversity of flora and fauna
The park is home to Africa’s Big Five: elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard. Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve boasts 86 special species. It is one of the world’s top spots for viewing nyala.
The park is a prime birding destination and is home to 340 bird species. The Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in the whole of South Africa where yellow-throated, pink-throated and orange-throated longclaw species can be seen together.
Today, the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is world renowned for its white rhino conservation and its Centenary Capture Centre is setting exceptional standards for animal capture and sustainable utilization in Africa. Operation Rhino the brainchild of the late Dr Ian Player initiated in the 1950s and ’60s put the park on the map in terms of rhino conservation and game capture standards.