Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Afrikaans name: Hluhluwe Wildtuin
White Rhino in Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Hluhluwe Game Reserve is 280 km north of Durban. It is linked to iMfolozi Game Reserve and together they are called the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. It does, however, have a different feel to it and I would recommend that you spend some time in both of these reserves.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of mammals including the Big 5. Like iMfolozi it is well-stocked with Rhinos. Numerous bird species may be seen in the reserve.
The reserve is quite hilly and scenic. The view from the restaurant at Hilltop Camp is fantastic and it is a great place to spend some time. Keep a look out for raptors while you are on the patio area. They soar along the tops of the hills and come quite close. There is a board up with illustrations of the birds of prey that you might see.Accommodation in the area
Hilltop Camp is the main camp but there is also Muntulu and Munyawaneni Rustic Bush Lodges as well as Mtwazi Lodge.
Visitors may drive around themselves or join one of the game drives that start from Hilltop Camp.
Hluhlwe Game Reserve is situated in a low risk area for malaria. It is, however, best to check on the latest status before deciding what precautions you need to take.Bushbuck and Elephants - an unusual combination. This unlikely pairing was seen on one of the quieter dirt roads in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. No, it is not a collision between a little green car and a rather large White Rhino! This early morning photo shows the Rhino determined to finish his lie in on the tar road, even if it meant causing a traffic jam.
Mammals of Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Antbear / Aardvark
Pangolin / Scaly Anteater
List of Birds of Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Some of the birds that may be seen in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve
References and further readingChris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 109
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 214
go! - Issue 135 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 52
Maps of the Zululand and Maputaland Reserves - Author: Honeyguide Publications - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 1
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 144
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 156
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 353
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 153
Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 145
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 253
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 318
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 135
Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 64
Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 267
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 50
Wild Issue 19 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 50
Wild Issue 20 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 14
Wild Issue 21 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 42
Wild Issue 37 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 44