Hluhluwe Game Reserve ( Umfolozi Park is adjoined) is brilliant. South Africa features far too many reserves to mention them all but this one is lovely and featured on several National Geographical progs on TV. I was lucky enough to witness a pride of lions attempting a kill (anyone remember one eye on the wildlife progs, well it was she), we were mock charged by elephant in musk and were lucky enough to track a rhino. Eating an early breakfast in the bush or coffee and omas rusks at tea time is a must whilst watching nature at it's best.
I did not get a chance to do this, but here is the info of the site.
Mbonise means 'to show him or her' in isiZulu - join Mbonise Cultural Concepts and Safaris for a firsthand experience of contemporary community and culture in the new South Africa.
Based in the town of Hluhluwe in the Zulu Kingdom's Elephant Coast, we are central to the incredible natural and cultural diversity of our destination. Explore the vibrant nature of Zulu culture and their traditions, gain insight into the current socio-economic realities of rural communities and their daily routines whilst on our cultural walking tour of Nompondo Community - adjacent to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Spend a night in the umuzi (homestead) with the Mdaka family. For a diverse days' outing add an open vehicle game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve to the cultural walking tour for a Rural Zulu and Rhino Encounter.
Let us assist you with planning real natural and cultural encounters throughout the Elephant Coast and the Zulu Kingdom.
For those interested in the unfolding story of our democracy, why not consider our Vulamehlo - 10 Years of Democracy Tour developed in association with other responsible tourism operators throughout South Africa - scheduled departure dates throughout 2004 and 2005.
Mbonise Cultural Concepts is committed to the principles of responsible tourism and has developed a good track record in the communities in which it works. Our efforts were recognised in 2003 by being the KwaZulu-Natal finalist in the national Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Engage with us on a real cross-cultural encounter where your participation contributes to the direct involvement and benefit to communities in the tourism industry. Come and share the experiences of our young democracy and gain some insight into the challenges that lie ahead!
Here you are able to get up close and photograph Cheetah and Servals, and you are given an educational look into the conservation of the beautiful animals.
I nice afternoon excursion. At least you are garaunteed to see Cats!!
Learn about Zulu traditions including basket-weaving, spear and shield making, beadwork, pot-making, Sangoma bone-throwing and spectacular Zulu dancing. The Dumazulu Traditional Village is home to over 50 Zulu residents forming part of a "living museum". Dumazulu - meaning " Thundering Zulu" is the largest Zulu village of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the only tourist Zulu village to be opened by King Goodwill Zwelithini - placing the royal Zulu stamp of approval on the objectives and authenticity of Dumazulu.
When visiting a game reserve in South Africa, do not expect to find the Big 5 all in one go.
The reserves are often huge and the bush and landscape very dense, making it quite difficult to spot wildlife.
Patience and Concentration is a must