THE WHITE RHINOS
HluHluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve is located north of the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The park was established in 1895, making it one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa. It is home to the Big 5, but also other African animals such as cheetahs, African Wild Dogs and more. Today, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is famous for the management and conservation of the park’s white rhinos. The ‘Operation Rhino’ project was initiated here in the 1960s and aims to disperse rhinos from the park to other protected areas and increase the population of these iconic and animals.
The north of the park is called the Imfolozi area, a lesser known and unspoilt area! Here you will find winding gravel paths through the bush, rather than paved main roads. Guaranteed to be a more rustic safari destination!
Stay in one of the cosy self catering chalets in Mpila Camp and discover the park during self drive safaris, alternated with game drives guided by experienced rangers. The more adventurous among us can also go on a bush walk, during which you will discover the wilderness from very close quarters. The Centenary Centre with the Game Capture Complex is located at a short distance from the camp. Here you will learn more about the impressive operation of moving wild animals: a look behind the scenes! For a complete HluHluwe-iMfolozi experience, don’t skip the lush HluHluwe area. Here, you can stay in a fine chalet or, for the more luxurious amongst us. In Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge! The luxurious lodge has wonderful views over the African plains, and wildlife can regularly be spotted from the spacious veranda. The bush at its best!