African Wild Dog

Elephant with a broken tusk




The Hluhluwe / Umfolozi National Parks are famous for the biggest concentration of white rhino in the world. In addition, the BIG 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino), cheetah, wild dogs, black rhino, nyala, zebras, giraffe, hippo, crocodile and many antelope and magnificent bird viewing can be found in the scenic, verdant KwaZulu Natal rolling hillsides in tropical rain forest type vegetation, which is a feature of the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Parks.

These two famous parks are interlinked and situated some +- 600kms south of Johannesburg and Swaziland - a scenic 7.5 hour drive from Johannesburg. This is the land of the famous Zulu warrior Shaka Zulu and the Zulu people. Durban is the closest city - a short 2 hour drive away.

A Zulu lady

In the Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Parks, it is the usual early rising to game safari / nature drive through this green and highly exciting park with the largest concentrations of rhino in the world! Bed and breakfast and as much PERSONAL game/nature driving with Joy (a fully qualified guide) as you want in her SUV and/or game/nature drives in one of the open Park vehicles. But most of our clients seem to prefer the luxury and exclusivity of game / nature driving with Joy, especially the professional photographers.

  • 5 day Budget (B&B ensuite accommodation just outside Parks) from R13850
  • 5 day en suite (accommodation in Parks) from R16950
  • 5 day en suite incl one night in Swaziland from R16950
  • Natal Battlefields tour optional extra (2 days, 1 night) from R8490
All prices quoted are on a per person basis with a minimum of 2 persons; single supplement on request.

Highly recommended, optional extra:

NATAL BATTLEFIELDS tour - 2 days/1 night from R8490pp (minimum 2 people sharing)

This tour is conducted by an expert, specialist battlefields guide who recounts in situ the 1879 battle of Isandlwana, where 24 000 Zulu impis attacked a British regiment. Summit Spioenkop Mountain where the Guide will recount the tragic battle between the Boers and British in January 1900. Winston Churchill, then a reporter, and Gandhi, a stretcher bearer, witnessed this battle. Continue to Fugitive's Drift and Rorke's Drift, where for 12 hours, some 100 British troops repulsed 4000 Zulu impis.


An African Sunset