Disappearing into South Africa's wild places… Again!
Photo Safari through Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (Part 1)
Moving along to the latter half of our winter holidays in the bush brings us to another of Africa’s oldest conservation areas (and another of our favourite wild places) – the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
This conservation area covers an enormous 960km² of beautifully unspoilt wilderness, and incorporates the Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserves that were officially proclaimed in 1895.
View of Hluhluwe Game Reserve along the Isivivaneni road
Waterhole at Mphafa Hide
View from Sontuli Picnic Site
A view over the hills of the Hluhluwe section
The sun sitting low on the Umfolozi horizon
We spent four nights in the Park – 3 in cottage #17 at wonderfully wild Mpila and the last in chalet #42 at the Park’s flagship tourist facility; Hilltop.
Mpila #17, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, July 2017
Hilltop #42, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, July 2017
Of course no visit to a Game Reserve would be complete without plentiful encounters with wild creatures, so let’s get started with a few small critters we came across (more to follow in the next two days).
Caterpillar or moth eggs on a twig at Sontuli
Leopard Tortoise hatchling, just a little bigger than a match box