Hluhluwe KwaZulu Natal
If you want an exotic location for vacation, consider one of the accommodations at Hluhuwe, a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This small town is located on the banks of the Hluhuwe River and has beautiful scenery on all sides. Even though the town is small, there’s a place to stay that suits almost everyone’s choice of lodging, whether it’s roughing it at a campsite or sleeping in luxury at a five star hotel. That’s because this small town is the hub for the tourist trade for KwaZulu-Natal.
There is a reason for
the many different accommodations and tourist popularity The town is
centrally located between the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve and the
iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It’s on the elephant coast, which is known
for its rich natural beauty and variety of wildlife. The area is one of
the best places to see the “Big Five.” Hluhluwe Kwazulu Natal
The big five is a term used initially by hunters to mean the African lion, African elephant, African leopard, Cape buffalo and white or black rhinoceros. Today, it’s a draw for tourists who want the thrill of seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat. The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve was originally three separate reserves that became one large one. The area was once a royal hunting area for the Zulus. However, in 1895, the area became a wildlife reserve to help save the endangered white rhinoceros, making it the oldest nature reserve in Africa. The conservation effort worked well and today, the game reserve rhino population is now 1,600, with hundreds of them sent to other game reserves around the world, for a worldwide population of more than 10,000. This is quite a difference from the population of less than 20 in 1900, about the time the reserve started making the effort to save this species.
While the white rhino is an impressive beast, the reserve also has an impressive list of other wildlife. It not only boasts the big five game, but also has 86 other unique species of animals, such as the Nile crocodile, cheetahs, blue wildebeest, nyla, eland, impala, kudu, just to name a few. also has over 340 species of birds many of which are not found together elsewhere, making it an excellent place to bird watch iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the most impressive coastal sites and natural wetlands It’s one of the few areas that have remained unmodified by humans. It provides not only coastal dunes, coral reefs and long sandy beaches, but also has a system of lake systems that makes it a haven for flora and fauna of African seas, savannahs and wetlands. It provides the opportunity for all who love the beauty of nature and the thrill of seeing some of the most diverse types of wildlife unique to Africa.
With the beautiful countryside, close proximity to local game reserves and fantastic accommodations, it’s no wonder that this small town of Hluhuwe, KwaZulu-Natal, has become one of the favorite stops for tourists who want the thrill of seeing what Africa was like before man urbanized and changed it and those who want to see the stunning elegance of all nature’s creatures, including the game reserve rhino, unafraid and free.