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Hluhluwe, Elephant Coast, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

56 Main Road, Hluhluwe, 3960

+27(0)355620722    or   +27(0)832588946

Hluhluwe game reserve game drives

3 Hour Game Drives                        R400pp

3 Hour Game Drive and Picnic       R455pp

Full Day Game Drive                       R5805pp

Full Day Game Drive with picnic   R650pp

 The oldest game park in Africa (along with nearby St Lucia), this reserve was proclaimed to prevent the white rhino from becoming extinct. Eighty species of mammal (including the big five) and in excess of 300 species of birds are supported in this 96 000 ha reserve.

Hlulala Guest House, Hluhluwe, Accomodation, Umfolozi Elephant Coast elephant coast

The Elephant Coast is steeped in history and has many archaeological sites as well as sites of historical importance for the Zulu nation. There are still many places where the Zulu traditions are practised as a matter of daily routine and the local people can be seen weaving and making crafts. Visitors will not have to go far to discover something interesting but because the area is fairly under developed a little exploring may be needed. The places of interest listed below are those that are formalised but feel free to ask your host where to travel in the area and discover many others.

Accommodation Hluhluwe Hlulala GUest Houseboat cruises in St.Lucia or tiger fishing on lake jozini

From the town jetty, the tour boats departures three times a day going on a two hour cruise on St. Lucia EstuaryWith their eco-friendly quiet and smoke free motors, you will get so close to the Hippos and Crocodiles, that you can almost touch them. These tours also concentrate on the many bird species at the Estuary. Common sights are Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, Herons and many other spices.The tours are guided by SATOUR qualified guides to ensure you a deep insight in the estuary's wild-life. Bar and toilet facilities are available on the boats. 10% of the fare is donated to Nature Conservation.

 Lake Jozini lies in a dramatic setting at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains and is one of South Africa's largest dams. There are several exquisite gorges which abound with cycads and a wide variety of birds. On the western side of the dam one might see elephant, rhino, hippo and crocodile. The 13 varieties of fish found in the dam include tilapia, catfish, mud fish, carp and the sought after tiger fish. A catch and release policy for the tigers is promoted and anglers are encouraged to retain only one trophy fish each per day, releasing the live smaller ones.

3 - 4 Hours, Half and Full Day (weather permitting)

Hluhluwe, accommodation, Hlulala Guest HouseMkhuze game reserve game drives

Mkuze harbours an astonishing diversity of habitats ranging from the eastern slopes of the Lebombo mountains to stretches of rolling acacia savannah, swamps, woodlands and riverine forest. Wildlife includes black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and a multitude of plains game. The birding is exceptional - 420 species recorded. A walk in the fig forest is an awesome experience for both birder and those interested in nature.

Half and Full day

birding trips

With more than 420 bird species on record, Hluhluwe and Mkuze surrounding area is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers. Some of the specials one might go in search of are: Mangrove King fisher, African Broadbill, Pink Throated Twin Spot, Blue Billed Fire Finch, Narina trogon

3 - 4 Hours, Half and Full day

scenic drive

A leisurely drive up the Ubombo Mountains through some extremely attractive scenery with views of Jozini dam experiencing rural Africa as it is today. If the drive is arranged in the evening, sundowners up here should not be missed

3 - 4 Hours

cultural trip

Visit one of the Zulu homesteads community in the area of the Mtubatuba and Mkuzi. A real Zulu beer tasting can be arranged while we observe and learn more about the Zulu way of life.

3 - 4 Hours

africa today (by prior arrangement)

Experience some of the areas problems and rays of hope. Get a glimpse of Zulu culture in today's world. A flexible tour that takes into account the fluctuating day to day activities of the people involved. One can organise to visit a school and/or orphanage as well as any community projects that are happening at the time of your visit.

horse trails

Novice to experienced riders welcome, there are horses to suit every kind of rider from very spirited to very docile.There is ample opportunity for those who wish to trot or canter and novices can be instructed to do the rising trot correctly. On the trail you may expect to get within 100m of Rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe and various antelope.

2 - 3 Hours

hluhluwe or Mkuzi hike

Hike to the top of the Ghost Mountain (Tshaneni) and take in the expansive view of the area including the battle grounds of the 1884 Battle of Tshaneni. Local legend has it that the mountain is haunted and there are claims that, at times, lights can be seen emanating from the summit and eerie sounds can be heard. This intriguing mountain is a protected site of cultural and historical significance. Hike up the eastern side and learn more about the history and folk lore of the mountain and the surrounding area.

3 - 4 Hours

scenic flights

Zululand Mission Air Transport (ZUMAT) was established in 1975, and is a Christian Missionary organization. They transport doctors, health workers, patients, and emergency cases between hospitals and to larger medical canters as far south as Durban. Funds raised by taking guests on scenic flights help fund their activities.

They have compiled three routes around the Maputoland area that they have found from 30 years of experience to be of significant beauty.

  • Lake Jozini
  • Coastal Flight
  • Maputoland To