Game Reserves close to Durban

Game Reserves close to Durban

Game Reserves close to Durban

The oldest and by far the best game reserves close to Durban is the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, situated north of Durban and aprox only 250 km its a easy and comfortable drive on the national road. Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and with 96000 hectares in which to explore and travel one has so much to discover. The game reserve has incredible history of days when king Shaka used used the umfolozi as his private and personal hunting grounds or how the game capture unit have created various techniques to save the endangered rhino from certain extinction in the early 60’s.

The game reserve offers one sightings of the Big 5, Cheetah, wild dogs and lots more. The northern side the Hluhluwe is more hilly and denser bush making sightings a bit more tricky how ever the umfolozi side closer to Durban offers one open grasslands and also more access to the various watering holes in the area. Numerous hides have been erected in both the northern and southern areas giving you a fantastic opportunity to watch and hear the bush life. Gate times vary during the summer and winter months so please do be advised to enquire prior. Gate entries at present for 2014 are R120.00 for international clients and R60 for South Africans.

Numerous safari operators operate in the game reserve and offer you some incredible opportunities to witness the wildlife that roam the area. Heritage Tours & Safaris has more than 14 years experience in the reserve and offer various safari options and packages to the game reserve. With a large fleet of comfortable and reliable open game drive vehicles one will not be disappointed should you decide to join a daily departing safari into this incredible game reserve.

For incredible value for money and various safari options into the Hluhluwe Game Reserve please click here

Other game reserves close to Durban include the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s very first world heritage site and only 54km from the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. For more information click here

Game Reserves close to Durban

 

 

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