The reserves of KwaZulu-Natal offer superb game viewing in a remarkable diversity of landscapes. The area is home to the world-famous Tembe Elephant Park, and to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, one of the best places in the world to see rhinos.
Reasons to visit the KwaZulu-Natal game reserves include:
Game viewing is good all year-round. In the hot summer months there are lots of baby animals, while in the cooler winter months, the thinner vegetation means game is easier to spot.
AmaZulu Lodge is a small African-style lodge in St Lucia which offers a variety of outdoor activities in iSimangaliso Wetlands Park.
A large safari lodge in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park with gorgeous views around the hills.
A high quality lodge in Zululand Rhino Reserve offering game drives, guided walks and viewing hides
Mpila Camp is situated in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, known for its game, and offers a range of guest accommodation.
A luxury lodge with 16 suites located deep in the forest, offering 4x4 game drives, boat safaris and bush walks in Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Enjoy spell-binding views from the lodge's mountain top location, looking out over the trees to the surrounding plains of Phinda Private Game Reserve.
An exclusive lodge with just 6 suites and main lodge with blazing fires located within a private Big 5 game reserve where you can explore by 4x4, boat and on foot.
Set at the edge of a pretty meadow, this small lodge offers game viewing without having to stir from your suite, as well as safaris and trips to the seaside.
Set on a ridge with far reaching views, this lodge offers elegant accommodation within the Big 5 Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.
A family-friendly tented camp in a prime location in Tembe Elephant Park, known for its big game and abundant bird life.
Located in a private game reserve and combines luxury accommodation, first class facilities and excellent game viewing opportunities.
Thanda Tented Safari Camp is located in a private game reserve and offers an authentic safari experience with excellent game viewing opportunities.
Umkhumbi Lodge is in the heart of Zululand, a great base from which to explore the surounding wildlife reserves.
A small, owner-run lodge in St Lucia village, a perfect base for exploring iSimangaliso Wetlands Park.
Comfy tented accommodation, beautiful views, game viewing by land and water all combine to make White Elephant Lodge a great choice in Pongola Game Reserve.
Time: GMT +2 hours
There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.