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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

South Africa KwaZulu-Natal National Park Big Five-Reservat

About Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is a National Park in South Africa in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal. The park was established on 30.04.1895 and covers an area of 0.911 km². The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is a Big Five reserve and offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park is located 280 km north of Durban and is one of the most scenic parks in South Africa and the flagship park of Kwazulu-Natal province. The entire area is state-owned and can be explored in your own rental car. Guided safari tours in open jeeps can be booked with a ranger in the private game reserves bordering the park to the north. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is one of the oldest parks in Africa, originally created in the 1890s as a sanctuary for a last tiny population of southern white rhino. The animals were saved from extinction here. Rhinos are now very common in the park.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 96Mammals
  • 330Bird species
  • 0Reptile
  • 0Fish specie
  • 0Amphibians
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Official Name

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

Provinces

KwaZulu-Natal

Area

0.911 km2

Foundation

1895-04-30

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Grassland savannah,Forest,Grassy plains

Big Five-reserves

Yes

Self-drive-reserve

Yes

Entrance gates

3

Highlights

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park is located 280 km north of Durban and is one of the most scenic parks in South Africa and the flagship park of Kwazulu-Natal province. The entire area is state-owned and can be explored in your own rental car. Guided safari tours in open jeeps can be booked with a ranger in the private game reserves bordering the park to the north. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is one of the oldest parks in Africa, originally created in the 1890s as a sanctuary for a last tiny population of southern white rhino. The animals were saved from extinction here. Rhinos are now very common in the park.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is the Grassland savannah.

The park offers a beautiful landscape with mostly hilly terrain, valleys, forests and grassy plains. Three rivers flow in the valleys, the most notable being the Hluhluwe River with its series of waterholes. Most of the vegetation is very dense, making wildlife viewing a little more difficult.

Entrance gate
Name Location
Memorial North
Nyalazi East
Cengeni West
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 96Mammals
  • 330Bird species
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The best travel time for Hluhluwe-Imfolozi
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Weather and climate

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Best tavel time

May (Beginning) - September (End)


Dry time

May (Beginning) - September (End)

Climate

cool-warm


Tavel time

October (Beginning) - April (End)

Climate

mild-hot


High season

October (Beginning) - March (End)


Low season

October (Beginning) - March (End)


Risk of Malaria

September - April

The climate in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is tropical. The rainy season takes place from Beginning October to End April The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning May to End September inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning May End September.

Winter and summer in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi fall in opposite seasons to the corresponding seasons in Europe and North America. Winter, which lasts from May to September, is generally warm and dry. The exception tends to be the shoulder season from June to August, when mornings can be quite cool. Summer (October to April), on the other hand, is hot and humid. The park is also hit by thunderstorms in the afternoon.

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Top animal species

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is home to 96 mammals such as Big Five, Lion, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Leopard as well as 330 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing. The National Park offers a wide variety of species, including the "Big Five".

Big Five

Big Five

Big Five

Lion

Big Five

Elephant

Big Five

Rhinoceros

Big Five

Leopard

Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Giraffe

Zebra

Spotted hyena

Wildebeest

Hippopotamus

Baboon

African Wild Dog

Crocodile

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