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Address: St. Lucia Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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We went on a trip to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. It was the first time that we have seen nearly the all of the big five. Saw 5 lions trying to kill a rhino but they gave up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2014
Richards Bay, South Africa
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went on a trip to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. It was the first time that we have seen nearly the all of the big five. Saw 5 lions trying to kill a rhino but they gave up after a long time. Hilltop restaurant is expensive as well as the local shops. If you are local make sure you take every... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was a part of Gate 1 classic Africa tour. The morning started at 5 am as we left the Protea hotel and drove to Hluhluwe umfolozi park for a game drive. The area is beautiful. However, unless you have to stay in the area, this is not your ultimate safari. Make sure to bring a jacket as it gets... More 

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent only half a day on safari vehicles in this game reserve, but it was well worth it, and I wish we had had more time. We were quite close to the only black rhino I have seen in the 6 weeks I have been in southern Africa, and we saw several "new" species of antelope, as well elephant,... More 

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North Bend
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We met Heritage Tours at gate - had thought about self drive but decided on guided. In retrospect, probably could have done self drive with a map as passing drivers shared sightings but on the plus side, Heritage rates were very reasonable ($95 for 1/2 day plus 2 hour hippo/croc cruise back at St Lucia) and sitting high in jeep... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were a group of 5 adults who did a self drive with a VW Minibus through the park. As we drove in, we saw 2 elephants - a great start to the trip! In the 3 hours we spent in the park, we saw lots of animals... except lions, but it was really amazing... especially seeing Rhinos so close... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A guided walk in the South African bush is my ideal holiday - the quiet, the peace, being close to wild animals, and the deep sense of nature re-energizes me. 8 friends walked in the bush for 3 days with 2 guides Nunu and Richard. We overnighted in a central tented camp, Mndindini Trails camp, basic but adequate, the food... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Safari Tent at Mpila Camp. Disliked - hides too busy. The reserve was very dry, animals were scattered closer to the water.

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Stanford, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We recently visited Hluhluwe - and the roads were absolutely terrible. You spend more time dodging potholes than being able to look for game and birds. Come-on Parks Board, you're accommodation is very good, and the service fine to OK... but the roads!!!! It is an utter disgrace!!

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hluhluwe Game Reserve located in KwaZulu-Natal, Zululand, South Africa: Hluhluwe is the same as Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park; however, it is confusing because it is actually two parks which most don't realize....and there are various entrances -- the game reserve can be accessed using ones own vehicle or by Safari Vehicle from Durban; from Richard's Bay, or from St. Lucia. This is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Many of the reviewers here have complained about the roads and I’m no exception. When we visited recently it does seem like some vague effort is being made to patch the potholes but these will wash out with the first decent rains. The Hilltop camp looks quite nice although we did not stay there and the staff for the most... More 

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