UMFOLOZI BIG FIVE GAME RE­SERVE

GAME RE­SERVE

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The uMfolozi Big Five Re­serve is po­si­tioned on the south-west­ern bor­der of the Hluh­luwe-iM­folozi Park - the old­est pro­claimed pro­tected Game Re­serve area in South Africa, dat­ing back to 1895. Stretch­ing over 96,000 hectares, it is lo­cated ap­prox­i­mately 190km (2.5 hours) north of Dur­ban, in cen­tral Zu­l­u­land, KwaZu­luNatal, South Africa. The re­serve is known for its rich wildlife and con­ser­va­tion ef­forts. The uMfolozi Big Five Game Re­serve rep­re­sents the fu­ture of for­ward-think­ing sus­tain­abil­ity as it blends past and present con­ser­va­tion models.

The uMfolozi is a spe­cial con­ser­va­tion story – the story of how Dr Ian Player started a global ef­fort to save the rhino from ex­tinc­tion, and how years later the tribal chiefs con­trib­uted their land to con­serve this part of South Africa’s nat­u­ral her­itage.

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