Hluhluwe Game Reserve

rinoHluhluwe Game Reserve is set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the “big five” of African legend stalk the verdant savannah. Hluhluwe covers the northern part of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
Established in 1895 game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.
As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which originated in Imfolozi in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture unit recently upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a bench mark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa.
The Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora.
Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly topography, and this northern section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.
Apart from game-viewing drives, there are two self-guided auto trails which provide information on both the management and natural history of the reserve. Guided walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon.
There is a 40 seater boat on Hluhluwe dam which takes visitors on guided trips twice a day. The trips are conducted by an experienced community guide and visitors can see an excellent range of birds and animals within the park while the Zulu culture is covered in the community areas outside.


Mtwazi Luxury Lodge
The exclusive Mthwazi Lodge is close to the renowned Hilltop Camp. Fully hosted and catered lodge where you can enjoy superb cuisine and discreet, attentive service which is designed to make your stay an unforgettable one.
Mtwazi Luxury Lodge boasts a magnificent setting under a large sycamore fig within its own secluded bushveld garden.
Luxury Lodge 6 – bed
• 3 bedrooms each with own private bathroom
• Lounge and dining area lead onto veranda viewing magnificent tropical garden

hilltop1Hilltop Camp
Hiltop Camp is an award-winning Camp on the summit of a forested hill offering fine views of the surrounding countryside. Hiltop Camp is the oldest in KwaZulu-Natal. The main reception area includes the Mpunyane restaurant, an attractive pub and a lounge decorated with photographs and memorabilia of the history of Hluhluwe, as well as a gift shop and convenience store.
The Mpunyane Restaurant offers a full English buffet breakfast every day. Lunches from Monday to Saturday are a la carte and on Sundays a hot and cold buffet. Dinners are either a hot and cold buffet or a traditional barbeque (barbeque) depending on the weather. Dinner arrangements do change according to guest profiles and holidays.

Chalets – 4 bed
• Lounge/dining area
• Fully appointed kitchens
• Private bathroom
Chalets – 2 bed
• Lounge/dining area
• Fully appointed kitchens
• Private bathroom
Non-Self Catering Units – 2 bed
• Private bathroom
• No kitchen

Rondawals – 2 bed
• Non self catering
• Communal ablutions and kitchens
• Units serviced daily

muntulu1Muntulu Bush Lodge
Muntulu Bush Lodge is an up-market bushlodge set on an elevated bank , the lounge looks down into the palm lined Hluhluwe River where a variety of animals, including elephant and rhino, gather daily to quench their thirst.
• 4 separate bedrooms with en suite bathrooms – 8 beds
• secluded verandahs overlooking the Hluhluwe River
• central viewing lounge and dining area
• self catering
munyaweniMunyawaneni Bush Lodge
Munyawaneni Bush Lodge overlooks the confluence of the Hluhluwe River and the Munyweneni Stream.
Set in park-like surroundings it commands a splendid game viewing vista looking across a sea of Fenix reclinata, the reclining palm, to an ancient game trail that daily sees a large variety of animals moving back and forth between feeding areas and a safe river ford and drinking spot.
• 4 separate bedrooms with en suite bathrooms – 8 beds
• secluded verandahs overlooking the Hluhluwe River
• central viewing lounge and dining area
• self catering

• Shop at Hilltop Camp offering a wide range of curios and supplies
• Restaurant, bar, coin operated laundry, 95 octane unleaded petrol and diesel
• Day and night game drives, boat tours
• Facilities for people with disabilities have been made in Hilltop Camp

Extra Information
• Special Precautions
• Hluhluwe is a low risk malaria area so suitable precautions must be taken.
• The nearest town which has a full range of services is Hluhluwe – 25 kms away
• Pets are not permitted into the reserve
• Bush camps and lodges only cater for one party at a time so for the period of your stay it becomes your home in the African bush.
Gate Times
Gate Times Summer
(Nov-Feb) Winter
(Mar-Oct )
Gates Open 05:00 06:00
Gates Close 19:00 18:00
Office Hours
The office is open from 07h00 to 19h00
Check in / out
Check Out Time: 10h00
Check In Time: 14h00