BIRDS, THE BIG 5 AND OTHER BEASTS
The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is home to an incredible array of creatures great and small, including the Big 5. Whether on an interesting safari drive, on a bush walk, or even from the comfort of your room, the exciting sightings will make your trip a memorable one.
The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park was instrumental in bringing the white rhino population in Southern Africa back from the brink of extinction. In fact, every single southern white rhino population in the world has its genetic origin in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park.
Due to highly successful conservation efforts, the park now has the highest population of white rhinos in the world (believed to be in excess of 1600). Today, the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is world-renowned for its white rhino conservation and its Centenary Capture Centre is setting exceptional standards for animal capture and sustainable utilisation in Africa.
Known to support more than 400 bird species the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is a prime birding destination.
From the flood plains to the riverine thickets, dams, woodlands, vleis and open savannah, the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park contains almost half of the bird species in the entire Southern hemisphere – of which 16% are recognised as red data species.
BIG 5 AND GAME
Guests at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge have the opportunity to experience all the typical African big game, including the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and black and white rhino.
The Park boasts 86 mammal species - hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, warthog, different antelopes, and many more - and it is one of the world’s top spots for viewing nyala.