Hluhluwe National Park, South Africa

Hluhluwe National Park in South Africa

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in South Africa, situated 280 km north of Durban, is the oldest national park in Africa. It covers 960 kmĀ² mostly hilly terrain in the central Zululand of the KwaZulu-Natal province. The variety of vegetation provides habitat for many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

The Big Five - buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino are also present in the park as well as cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes and nyalas. Hluhluwe and Imfolozi were founded as separate reservoirs in 1895 as the wildlife population was threatened by excessive hunting. Over time, other areas were allocated to these two game parks, fences were erected in 1964 and in 1989 the two main areas and the separating corridor were combined into today's nature park.

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