Wildlife Drives

Wildlife drives here are very popular. Hilltop Camp offers morning and evening drives, while Mpila Camp does evening drives only. The camp-run drives are open to resort residents only and cost R330 per person (minimum two people). Most visitors to the area self-drive.


One of iMfolozi’s main attractions is its extraordinary trail system, in a special 240-sq-km wilderness area (note: these trails are seasonal and there's a four-person minimum) where there are no roads, only walking tracks. The trail walks are guided and last from two to five days. They are run by KZN Wildlife and all food, water, cooking equipment etc is provided. Accommodation is in tented camps and you can certainly expect to see wildlife. These walks are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences and thus extremely popular, so book ahead.

The Base Camp Trail is, as the name suggests, at a base camp. Trailists carry day packs on the daily outings. The Short Wilderness Trail (R2520, two nights) is at satellite camps with no amenities (bucket shower) but are fully catered. Similar is the Extended Wilderness Trail (R3700, three nights), but guests must carry their gear for 7km into camp. On the Primitive Trail you carry equipment, help prepare the food (provided) and sleep under the stars. Some consider this trail to be more fun than the others because you are able to participate more (for example, hikers must sit up in 1½-hour watches during the night).