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About Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is situated in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve backpacking tours offer travelers prime game viewing opportunities.


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve nearest airports include:
•Durban International Airport


340 Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve birdlife species have been recorded. Bird species include night heron, wood stork, Wahlberg's eagle, Shelley's francolin, black-bellied korhaan, Temminck's courser, Klaas's cuckoo, little bee-eater and crested barbet.


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve conservation projects include a wild dog reintroduction, which had limited success, as well as a highly successful white rhino conservation which has done a huge amount to save these animals from the brink of extinction.


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve money and banking info includes the following:
•Banks can be found in nearby Durban or smaller towns near the reserve
•Some lodges may exchange foreign currency however it is best to be prepared and bring SA Rands
•Credit cards are accepted at some lodges, however not very often


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve plant life is incredibly diverse. The Park covers some 96 000 hectares and contains an immense diversity of flora - sitting on the intersection of three distinct habitats, palm veld, sand forest and coastal bushveld.

Safety Tips

•Hluhluwe Imfolozi is generally safe to visit with minimal crime or problems
•Stay in your car during game drives, unless at a rest stop
•Do not ever try and feed or touch the wildlife
•Listen to your guide and obey all instructions carefully
•Keep speed limits down when driving and look out for wildlife in the roads

Travel Books

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve recommended travel books include:
•Nature Tourism, Conservation, and Development in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa by Bruce A. Aylward
•South Africa Handbook 2009: Tread Your Own Path by Francisca Kellett and Lizzie Williams
•Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa by Chris and Tilde Stuart
•Kwazulu/Natal Wildlife Destinations by Tony Pooley and Ian Player
•Birding in Southern KwaZulu-Natal by David Allan


Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve wildlife is rich and diverse. Game includes the Big Five - lion, rhino (back & white), elephant, buffalo and leopard, as well as cheetah, hyena, Nile crocodile, hippo, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, eland, kudu, and many other species.


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