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Squeezed between 2 major nature reserves and close to the Indian Ocean coastline in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, Hluhluwe is a small town servicing the many visitors that arrive here to enjoy the area’s varied animal life, the natural beauty and unique cultural heritage.
Much of the region has remained untouched, however, the subtropical climate is perfectly suited for the production of crops and timber, and most of South Africa’s pineapples are grown here. Lush, green vegetation is presented to the visitor year round.
Hluhluwe cultural history is fascinating and a place where Zulu kings once held sway. The game reserves nearby are filled with boundless animals while the coastal marine reserve is pristine, left for Mother Nature to thrive.
Hluhluwe is a short distance away too from the diverse and colourful coral reefs of Sodwana Bay.
Top 6 reasons to visit Hluhluwe
1. The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve prides itself on being Africa’s oldest reserve. The 96000ha Park hosts the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) and has a high concentration of black and white rhino. The reserve’s hilltop picnic site is a popular stop.
2. Ancient coastal forest and huge vegetated dunes overlook the beautiful lake, fed by 4 rivers that have formed islands and a fish-rich estuary, at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Crocodiles line the banks while fish shelter and spawn in the waters also frequented by turtles and masses of birdlife. Cruises are offered around the estuary.
3. The Hluhluwe Superspar Rhino Charge mountain bike race is one of the top races in the province and takes place in October. The challenging 25km and 50km routes travel into the False Bay section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
4. Ask your host to try and get you onto the evening hike offered by Umkhumbi Lodge. Ultraviolet lights are used to locate scorpions who glow a... Show more