Animals of Hluhluwe are the Big 5, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, various antelope, cheetah, hyena, wildebees, wild dogs, an abundance of birdlife and many other animals.
The lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino are known as the Big 5 Animals not because of their size, but because hunters found them very difficult to hunt due to their aggressive nature when threatened or injured.
Hluhluwe boasts the largest, tallest and fastest land mammals in the world. This park also has the world’s largest rhino population. Each animal of Hluhluwe is uniquely adapted to the environment and surroundings. Whilst on safari you will learn more about each animal. You can experience the animals either on a hike, in an airconditioned vehicle or an open game viewer.
On a sweltering hot summer’s day you may be fortunate enough to see a lion in a tree, trying to escape the heat and flies. Large herds of elephants making their way to the river. Rhinos wallowing in the mud, trying to cool off. And many more other animals’ behaviour.
Animals of Hluhluwe are magnificent. Observing the animals in the African bush is very impressive. These animals roam a vast area consisting of 960 km² of hilly topography consisting of 300km² on the Hluhluwe side and 660km² on the Imfolozi side of which 360km² is wilderness area.
This impression will stay with you forever.