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HILLTOP RESORT “THE FLAGSHIP OF EZEMVELO”
The Multi award - winning Hilltop Resort is the oldest in the KwaZulu – Natal and was extensively rebuilt and enlarged in the early nineties. Today accommodation at this resort ranges from an eight-bed lodge to a variety of superbly appointed self-catering accommodation facilities.
From the lowest price range, facilities include:
- twenty 2-bedded rondavels with communal ablutions and kitchens;
- seven 2-bedded and twenty two 4-bedded self-catering chalets;
- twenty 2-bedded chalets,
- which are none self-catering,
- are within close proximity to the main reception area.
The units are serviced daily by chalets attendants. All units with the exception of the rondavels have DSTV with hotel bouquet.
- Other amenities include a swimming pool;
- a fully licensed restaurant;
- a Curio shop;
- Jungle gym;
Fuel pump station and kiddies corner facility, which gives us a competitive advantage amongst the rest. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is a perfect park which offers experience combines with excellent tourist facilities with superb game viewing and bird watching in a beautiful setting.
The Park is run in accordance with the vision and mission of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Our mission is “To ensure effective management and sustainable use of KwaZulu-Natal’s biodiversity and protected areas in collaboration with the community”.
Set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the "big five" of African legend stalk the verdant savannah. Established in 1895, game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.
As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which originated in Imfolozi in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture unit recently upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a bench mark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa.
The Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly topography, and this Northern section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Apart from game-viewing drives, there is a self-guided auto trails which provide information on both the management and natural history of the reserve.
Guided walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon.