Only three hours north of Durban, this is the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, covering 96,000 hectares. Wilderness trails take you along mighty rivers that wander through thorn savanna inhabited by Africa’s Big Five. It’s also the oldest game reserve in Africa and home of the white rhino.

Main attractions

  • Big Five game viewing
  • Three-day wilderness trail

The wilderness trail altered my perspective on life. After a few days’ living among the animals, a sense of calmness and belonging filled my heart and head.

– Scott Ramsay, Wild 20


  • Guided walks
  • Guided night drives
  • Self-guided 4×4 trails
  • Self-drive game viewing
  • Self-guided hiking trails
  • Picnicking
  • Boating and boat tours
  • Overnight wilderness trails

Top sightings: White rhino, Big Five, giraffe, blue wildebeest, cheetah, zebra, large herds of antelope

Accommodation: Camping, chalets, cottages, log cabins, lodges

Gate times: November – February 05:00 – 19:00, March – October 06:00 – 18:00

Nearest centre: Hluhluwe is 25km away (about 20 minutes).

Know before you go

This is a low risk malaria area but consult your doctor before to be on the safe side.

Contact reserve: +27 (0)35 562 0113

Ezemvelo Central Reservations: +27 (0)33 845 1000, [email protected]

Visit the home page of Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve.

Visit the home page of the iMfolozi section.