ACCOMMODATION IN HLUHLUWE
Comprising the two previously separate reserves Hluhluwe and Umfolozi, this 96,000-ha reserve is the oldest in South Africa. Prior to their proclamation in 1895 they were the royal hunting grounds of Zulu Kings, which were virtually de facto game reserves, anyway. Hluhluwe has a very special place in wildlife conservation history as it was here, in the 1950s and 1960s that the white rhino was brought back from the brink of extinction. And it was in Umfolozi, in 1957, that the first wilderness trails in South Africa were run. They were phenomenally successful and have since been established in Kruger and other reserves in southern Africa.