As we slowly draw to an end we would like to take a moment to reflect on some of the amazing moments that we have spent in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve 2012, not only has the reserve once again proven its worth but we where fortunate enough to have hundreds of clients experience some amazing times with us. The Hluhluwe Game Reserve the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa offers one a slower pace, easier access and most times magnificent sightings. It’s largest contender the Kruger National Park large in size and incredibly busy at times makes us feel happy that this reserve still with the Big 5 and only 96000 hectares in size offers us such splendid times year round.
If you have travelled to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve this year we would love to hear from you, let us know about your experiences, sightings and most of all maybe share some pictures and videos we would love to upload and share them with other clients.
The reserve at present is quite busy as it is the national school holidays again and visitors from around the country are once again going on safari in search of the African Big 5, herewith some tips while in the park, try to get the gate as early as possible, stay close to water sources ans please always keep to the speed limits. Try to purchase a map of the area as it indicates all of the loop roads, hides, restaurants, accommodation and pinic areas. The reserve is divided into two one the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the Umfolozi Game Reserve, both are accesible once inside the park. The lower or southern side the Umfolozi offers one more open spaces, savannah grasslands and rolling hills with some magnificent scenes. The south is also a lot less busy during the high season and believe it or not due to marketing is a lot quieter than the northern hluhluwe side, however better sightings may be appreciated in the southern side.
Gate’s open presently at 5:00 am and close at 6:00 pm take a lot of water with as it may become quite hot and humid during the summer season. Mpila camp and Hlltop offer tuck shops where one may purchase additional refreshments.
2012 has been yet another great year to have been on safari into this park, herewith some pictures and descriptions of what and where it all happened.