Top game and nature reserves in Kwa-Zulu Natal

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When we think of Kwa-Zulu Natal the first thing that comes to mind is Durban. What about their fantastic game reserves? Escape the beach to the wild and enjoy relaxing game drives amongst South Africa’s finest animals. Let’s show you some of the best game reserves in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Thanda Safari – Luxury Private Game Reserve

Thanda is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the world of a different culture, then this is where you ought to go. They provide an authentically South African wildlife experience mixed with a touch of Zulu culture. Enjoy close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 or relax in one the luxury accommodation.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is renowned for its variety of animal and bird life and glorious photography opportunities. With a variety of accommodation options such as hotels, game lodges, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and self catering accommodation, you are sure to find lodging to fit your budget. Go on a game drive and take photos of everything from zebras to bushpigs and the famous big five. It would suffice to say that with variety of over 300 bird species, this park is a paradise for bird watchers.

 Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Amakhosi offers game walks with a twist. From November to March when the rain comes, you can go on a fascinating evening tour into the world of amphibians. Go on a game drive and enjoy first row seats of the wild animals in their natural habitat. Whether you’d like to go on a game drive or birding or frogging, there something to see year round.

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is situated 21 kilometres inland from Port Shepstone, creating a perfect opportunity for a day trip or weekend escape.  Pack a basket, don’t forget to take the family and enjoy a picnic along the river banks. Go for a walk and immerse yourself in the picturesque scenes that only nature can create.

Why not do away with the beach and go on a safari holiday this year? We can get you in Kwa-Zulu Natal affordably and safely. Take a look at our Kwa-Zulu Natal routes below, pick the one that suits you best and let’s take you somewhere special.

Durban – Johannesburg – Pretoria
Durban – Johannesburg – Pretoria via Harrismith

Durban – Port Elizabeth – Cape Town

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