Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe is a small town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It situated between Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve on the banks of the Hluhluwe River. The Zulu name refers to the thorny climbers that were found growning in profusion along the river. Cattle, timber, sugarcane and pineapples are farmed in the area. Up to 95% of South African pineapples are produced in this area.

Stretching north from the mighty Thukela River to the southern Lebombo Mountains, this far off the province is a treasure trove of African Jewels. Home of the proud Zulu warrior, a visit will open your eyes to the cultural history of this powerful nation whose status is still respected and revered today. Experience first hand the tribal rhythms and custorms that are the fabric of traditional life. Or you can watch dancing and building of beehive huts.

a Number of boat trips are offered in the area, as well as Mokoro canoeing and Kayaking safaris on Lake St Lucia, these are wonderful ways to experience the beauty and nature of Hluhluwe and view hippo, crocodile, birds and wildlife.

If you prefer to venture experiencing Hluhluwe on horseback, horse-riding trails are abundant.

Whale watching is offered by the Advantage Charter in St Lucia, they hold a legal permit to provide boat-based whale watching from as close as 50m. Educational tours are also available. The whale watching season falls between the 1 June to the 30th of November, when the Humpback whales can be seen.

There is also many walking trails in the area.

Alternating with Mtubatuba as host of the annual Game Auction every June, Hluhluwe is visitor-friendly and convenient for exploring the nearby Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Rserve and other game reserves of this area, as well as the northern resorts of St Lucia and the Elephant Coast coastline further afield.

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