Durban Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve South Africa
Durban Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is only separated by 2,5 hours of traveling time. Durban the main city in the Natal province remains as the main hub for travellers to this incredible province. Tropical climate, friendly people and incredible wildlife lie in wait for all to see and enjoy. From Durban travelling north one has the opportunity of enjoying Shaka Land, iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa’s very first world heritage site and then the world acclaimed Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa. Further north one can enjoy private reserves and they include the likes of Phinda, Zulu Nyala and Zuka just to name a few. Travelling west from Durban one will enjoy the incredible scenery of the Drakensberg range journey up Sani Pass and one will be delighted with some of the most amazing scenery.
Or travel South and one will experience the south coast its banana plantations, sugar cane and some awesome places of interest. Durban remains the hub from which to explore Natal with an incredible array of accommodation styles and budgets. Zimbali on the north coast with its impressive golfing and spa make for a great escape and maybe a breather after all of the experiences.
Durban to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve is on the national N2 toll road. The drive a easy 2,5 hour takes one from urban establishment along the north coastline travel past sugar plantations and enjoy the fauna and flora change as one travels north. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve lies approximately 55km west of the coast and also experiences sub tropical weather patterns. This reserve is home to the Big 5 and much more. Its a wildlife mecca with a surprise around each corner. During the summer months one will be delighted to see the Lions taking refuse in the tress to enjoy some cooler breeze. Or Elephants silently moving through the bush in search of water. The Umfolozi section of the reserve is closer to Durban and therefore one should enter the Nylazi gate. Please do note that times vary according to season.
From the Umfolozi travel south towards Mpila camp this area is renown for its Lions and Elephants, once past Mpila keep an eye out for the Wild Dogs and Cheetah. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve has some incredible history, for more make a stop at the Centenary Centre where one can read all about the game capture techniques and procedures developed by the passionate teams in the reserve.
The reserve has numerous areas where one can stop and enjoy some splendid views. Loop roads scatter the reserve and are most definitely worth while should you have the time to explore deeper into the African bush. Picnic spots have also been included to enjoy while within the reserve. Why not enjoy a traditional South African Braai at one of them. Please remain vigilant while at any of these areas as well as the hides, wild animals do roam and therefore care should be taken at all times.
It is always a good tip to stay as close to any water sources as possible after all this is the lifeblood of any reserve. The Black Umfolozi River meanders through out the Umfolozi Game Reserve and therefore a great area to visit when travelling from Durban.
Heritage Tours & Safaris offers an exciting variety of Durban Day Tours departing daily from Durban and the surrounds to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Should you be interested in something a bit more or longer then why not have a look at the magnificent Safari Packages departing from Durban daily.
For those wanting to experience something unique and adventurous why not join the KZN walking trails departing from Mpila these walking trails offered are either day walks or over night guided walking trips. This is something absolutely adventurous and defiantly something never to be forgotten. Due to popularity one has to book these well in advance so please should you be interested please do so. For more information on the walking trails please call 033 845 1000.
Should you be interested in joining in on a Open Game Drive Safari then why not join Heritage Tours & Safaris, the company can arrange for you to be transferred from Durban to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve on either a day safari or overnight safari. All rangers are incredibly passionate and will offer you an incredible days outing in either of the parks in the North Coast, see more options for St Lucia
St Lucia has some incredible activities on offer and one that should definatley be enjoyed is the St Lucia Hippo & Croc Boat Cruises these two hour boat safaris get you up close to the resident Hippo’s and Nile Crocodiles.
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Durban Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve