Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge is ideally situated just 20 minutes drive from the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, which is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa.
It consists of 960km² of hilly topography and is just 280 kilometres north of Durban in central KwaZulu-Natal, and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts.
The park is home to Africa's big five game: elephant, rhinoceros (black/hook-lipped and white/square-lipped), Cape buffalo, lion and leopard. It is home to 86 special species including: Nile crocodile, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, eland, kudu, impala, duiker, suni, reedbuck, common warthog, bushpig, mongoose, baboons, monkeys, a variety of tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards. It is one of the world's top spots for viewing nyala. The park is a prime birding destination and is home to 340 bird species. The Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in the whole of South Africa where yellow-throated, pink-throated and orange-throated longclaw species can be seen together. Bird life include night heron, Wahlberg's eagle, Shelley's francolin, black-bellied korhaan, Temminck's courser, Klaas's cuckoo, little bee-eater and crested barbet.
Half-Day Drive: R490 per person
Full Day Drive: R720 per person
Prices exlude EKZNW Park entry, which is payable on entry into the park.
Game drives are subject to a minimum 4 and maximum 10 persons per vehicle.
Watch our resident Bushbabies come down from the trees to feed
Guided walk on Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge Property
R95 per person
Maps are available on request
Game Viewing Deck
View our resident giraffe, wildebeest, impala, kudu, warthog and more drink at our waterhole whilst your enjoy sundowners.
Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village is only 4km and is a living cultural museum.
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