Wildlife wonders in KwaZulu-Natal
1Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
One of South Africa’s most celebrated game parks. Situated across 96 000 hectares of wild Zululand bush, this reserve is renowned for ‘Big 5’ sightings and its phenomenal white rhino conservation initiatives.
2The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park
This incredible wilderness region and World Heritage Site runs for 280 kilometres from Kosi Bay in the North to Cape St Lucia in the South. Here you’ll find an abundance of wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and leather-back turtles.
3Turtle Safaris, Kosi Bay
One of the major wildlife attractions along the Elephant Coast are the guided turtle safaris on offer at Kosi Bay, when the baby turtles break out of the eggs on the beach and journey back to the ocean (during January/February).
4Tembe Elephant Park
5Mkhuze Game Reserve
6Thanda Private Game Reserve
7The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
8Zululand Birding Route
Zululand is renowned for its exquisite birdlife and the Zululand Birding Route is a network of guided or self-guided routes that celebrate the birdlife of the area including the magnificent Ongoye Forest.
9Phinda Private Game Reserve
This exclusive private game reserve has won many kudos over the years for their conservation ethics. A number of luxury lodges are found in this game reserve that has cheetah, lion, leopard and an abundance of other wildlife.
10The Zululand Rhino Reserve
Home to the Black Rhino Expansion Project, the Zululand Rhino Reserve consists of 20 000 hectares dedicated to conserving this endangered species.