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KwaZulu Natal Game Reserves

KwaZulu Natal is the widest expanse of untouched savanna in South Africa, and its only fitting that it would be home to some of the most prestigious game reserves too. A combination of coastal and inland beauty KwaZulu Natal has all the charm of an African adventure but all the refinement one would expect from award winning luxury holiday accommodation.

There are plenty of places to spot the infamous African Big Five as well as discover bird species that you won’t get the chance to see anywhere else. Private Game reserves such as Phinda and Hluhluwe Umfolozi will captivate your wild side and rekindle a sense of adventure in you.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve will provide visitors to the shores of Durban with unrivaled Big Five viewing. In particular, this game reserve is famous for its white rhino conservation. It is at many of the game reserves in KwaZulu Natal that you will be able to encounter large numbers of rhino. The protection of these animals is of the utmost importance at these parks.

While Hluhluwe is the oldest game reserve in South Africa, Thula Thula and Phinda are among the most exclusive. These eco-safari lodges ensure that guests enjoy a truly African holiday with a side order of utmost luxury and refinement.

Whether in search of a private luxury get away with panoramic views or a quite corner of Africa to call your own, you’ll find it at one of the many Game Reserves in Kwazulu Natal.


KwaZulu Natal is found on the Eastern South African coast and shares borders with Swaziland and Lesotho.

Getting There

KwaZulu Natal is accessible from the N2 from either Cape Town or Maputo.

Best time to visit

Different times of the year provide different opportunities to partake in the many wildlife viewing. Spring and Summer are the perfect time to enjoy bush walks, game drives, and sea life exploration.


We offer tailor-made holidays including ground transport for transfers, tours and multi centre trips.

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When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.


Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge


Hi Ash,
Enjoy the goodies.
Us girls spent the morning going through all our pics and reliving our amazing adventure. It truly was a holiday of a  lifetime made all the better with your help and guidance before and during the trip.


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