The game reserves Hluhluwe and Umfolozi (or: Imfolozi) were proclaimed nature conservation areas in 1895 already and so belong to the oldest game parks in Africa. The northern part is called Hluhluwe and the southern Imfolozi. Both areas are connected by a road and the visitor can move around in one coherent game reserve of 96,000 hectares.
The Imfolozi Park became famous for its breeding successes with the White Rhino, a then highly endangered species of which in the beginning of the 20th century only 20 individuals still existed. Today, more than 10,000 of them live in the game protectorates of Africa thanks to the Umfolozi rhino project.
The game park's landscape of softly undulating hills represents the indigenous African savannah. All the "Big Five" - rhinoceros, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard - roam here and the visitor can also see giraffes, zebras, impalas, wildebees, hyenas, wild dogs, hippos, crocodiles and many other game.
A tarred road and a net of well maintained sand roads lead through the reserve, enabling the visitor to explore it on his own by car. Additionally, visitors can join hikes through the wilderness under the guidance of experienced rangers. Otherwise one may only leave the vehicle at marked outlooks and resting spots, which are beautifully situated. But even there one has to always be on the alert.
The park comprises two restcamps. The Hilltop Camp lies in the Hluhluwe part and offers a restaurant with a fantastic view as well as chalet and lodge accommodation. The Mpila Camp is in the Imfolozi Park and offers accommodation in a bit less luxurious chalets.