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Welcome to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Hilltop Resort is the pride of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. The Resort is situated on the edge of a forested hill and offers fine views of the surrounding countryside. It is a three-hour drive north from Durban via the N2 Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is a premier, “Big Five” park; home to lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Its rich plant-life, grasslands and forests support a wide variety of other game animals.
  • About

    The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park lies in the heart of “old Zululand” and is rich in history dating back to the early Iron Age and the hey-day of the Zulu Kingdom of King Shaka. The Park contains many historic sites. This fascinating game reserve covers 96 000 ha and is comprised of the Hluhluwe and iMfolozi Game Reserves. The Corridor Game Reserve, established in 1989, links the two older parks. The Centenary Centre, an easy drive from Hilltop, provides guided access to the Game Capture Complex, as well as presenting the visitor with an interpretation centre on game capture, a community-run craft market and refreshment kiosk. Hilltop holds the distinction of being the oldest tourist resort in KwaZulu-Natal, and provides a wide variety of accommodation.
  • Activities

    Activities in Hilltop

    • Swimming pool at Hilltop is currently out of order.

    Game Drives

    • Game drives are conducted in open viewing vehicles and are a popular tourist attraction in the reserve.
    • Each drive is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours in duration.
    • Depending on the number of guests booked, drives are conducted in 10 seater open vehicles.
    • An additional vehicle can only be provided once the first one is fully booked.
    • Should guests prefer to be on their own in a particular vehicle they will be required to pay for the outstanding seats.
    • Guests are requested to book all activities at reception where they will be requested to make payment as well as completing an indemnity form.
    • Guests are requested to meet in front of reception 15 minutes prior to departure. Please do not board the game drive vehicle in the absence of a guide and ensure that you have signed the indemnity form before departure.
    • All drives are scheduled in such a way that they are back in time for meals in our restaurant. The schedule below will be adhered to unless otherwise prearranged:

    Morning drive

    Summer: Starts 05:00 Winter: Starts 06:00

    Sundowner drive

    Summer: Starts 17:00 Winter: Starts 16:00

    Game Walks

    • No Children under the age of 12
    • Game walks are offered on a daily basis and are conducted by a guide. Each walk is limited to 8 people only.
    • Guests are requested to meet in front of reception 15 minutes prior to departure.
    • Please take precautions against ticks by applying repellants which are on sale at the Curio Shop.
    • You are also advised to wear comfortable walking shoes.
    • Please do not wear brightly coloured clothing.

    Morning walk

    Summer: Starts 05:30 (1 November to 28 February)

    Winter: Starts 06:00 (1 March to 31 October)

    Afternoon walk

    Summer: Starts 15:30 (1 November to 28 February)

    Winter: Starts 15:00 (1 March to 31 October)

  • Useful Info

    Useful Information for Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (Hilltop)

    • No pets of any kind are permitted in the reserve.
    • 15 amp plug points are available.
    • Unleaded petrol, diesel and oil may be purchased at the resort between 07:00 -18:00.
    • Hluhluwe is a low risk malaria area; however visitors are urged to consult their doctor or pharmacist regarding anti-malarial precautions before, during and after a visit.
    • Gate entry times: Summer (1 November - 28 February) 05:00 -19:00 Winter (1 March - 31 October) 06:00 -18:00
    • Gate times are strictly enforced; no late arrivals will be accommodated.


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