This game reserve lies north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province and is one of the oldest reserves in Africa. It is an excellent spot to spot the rhino and other members of the ‘Big Five’. Famous for its white rhino conservation efforts, the park also has wild dogs, giraffes, nyalas and cheetahs. Bird species (over 300) are best seen from October to April, but conditions are hot and humid then. The months from May to September are best to see mammals.

Game drive in Hluhluwe National Park

Accommodation inside the reserve are managed by KZN Wildlife and include two rest camps with chalets, restaurants and shops. Guided game drives and game walks are offered and guests can enjoy self-drive game viewing or short unguided walks.

Getting there:

Self-drive is best. Access from Hluhluwe or St Lucia is best. Join a day-trip on a guided safari from Durban.

Best for:

Big Five, especially rhino.

Ideal visit:

Self-drive or overland trip. Combine with a visit to the Kruger National Park and Durban.


Self-drive game viewing, walks, multi-day hiking trails.


May to August has the best weather.
It is considered a low-risk malaria area, but consult a doctor for the right precautions.
Book a guided night drive.