You can explore Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park on a self-driving safari—maps are available at the entrances—or book a guided full or half-day safari in the park. Additionally, visitors coming from Durban can book a full-day tour that includes round-trip transportation to and from Durban. A guided tour enables you to maximize your time and see as much as possible during your limited time at the reserve. The park also offers overnight accommodations and restaurants for those who want to spend more than one day in the park.
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Things to Know Before You Go
- The park is a must-visit for wildlife lovers and safari enthusiasts.
- Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park offers a more accessible alternative to Kruger National Park.
- The park is within a malarial area so precautions should be taken before visiting.
- The reserve’s main areas and lodging are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Located on Route 618, 15 miles (24 kilometers) off of the N2, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park can be reached by car or on a safari from Durban. Booking a full-day tour enables you to enjoy the sights along the way rather than focusing on driving.
When to Get There
Early morning is the best time to visit the reserve if you want to catch the wildlife at its most active and capture photos in the best lighting.
Overnight Stays Staying overnight at the reserve grants you insider access to the park during the time when nocturnal animals come out to roam. This greatly increases your chances of spotting all of the big five. Additionally, sleeping in the park makes it easy to get out early and see the wildlife before the crowds arrive. Accommodations range from rustic safari camps to luxury lodges, providing options to suit a range of tastes and budgets.