UMFOLOZI BIG FIVE GAME RESERVE
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.