|Amongst the rolling hills (80-540m) of The Elephant Coast, due west of the Coastal Dune Forest, lie the ancient sacred hunting grounds of the mighty Zulu nation. Proudly ruled by King Shaka and other before him, this sacred hunting ground was violated, by the Big game hunters from across the big waters. The Big Game hunters from Europe hunted lion and elephant to extinction on this land of abundance, before the end of 1895. Proclaimed a Game Reserve on 27 April 1897. It was not until the foresight of great men like Captain HB Potter, who was appointed Conservator of Game in 1929, and stepped in during the early 1930's to protect and turn this jewel into a treasure. The thought that this heritage could be lost to generations to follow is one we no longer ponder on. |
Home to the world's largest population of Rhino and sharing this with them is 85 other species of mammals including The BIG FIVE. Most of the rock series from kwaZulu Natal is found on the inside of the area now called Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Numerous tiny streams that originate from the rolling hills wind through the green carpeted hills. The main river flowing through the Game Reserve into Lake St. Lucia at False Bay, the Hluhluwe River, runs narrow through a series of deep slopes and elongated rock pools, separated by sandbanks and rock beds. Along its coarse it is overhung by riparian forest vegetation. This view along the banks of the Hluhluwe River was the motivation behind the movie Tarzan and many of the scenes were shot along this riverbank.
Embark on a half day or full day Game Reserve Trip and enjoy the splendors of nature while taking great photo's