On the east coast of South Africa in the KwaZulu Natal province and right in the middle of Zululand, is Hluhluwe, which was the home to the Zulu kings Dingiswayo and Shaka. The Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserve can be found here and was established in 1895, and is the oldest game reserve in the country. Not only is the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi area home to the Big Five, but it also offers spectacular tourist attractions such as sightings of whales, turtles, protected reefs and a pristine, protected coastline.
The Hluhluwe Umfolozi region is the traditional home of the Ama-Zulu. These proud nations migrated to this rich land during the 16th Century and were the descendants from the Nguni people. The first Iron Age communities are reputed to have settled along the coast and in the lower-lying river valleys in Hluhluwe from 300 AD and there is evidence of metal working sites that date back to 1000 AD in the reserve itself.
Places to stay with accommodation in Hluhluwe includes hotels, self-catering houses, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and lodges. Hluhluwe has a growing little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.