Hluhluwe Hilltop Rules & Regulations

The Nature Conservation Ordinance 15/1974 and the regulations made there under, provide inter alia that it is an OFFENCE to:

Enter into the Park without permission whether this is in the form of official authorization or as bona-fida visitor in possession of a reservation deposit or conservation levy fee receipt;

Drive elsewhere than on authorize roads;
Introduce in the park any animal, domestic or otherwise;
Uproot, pick, damage, destroy, remove any plant in/from the park or be in possession of any part of a plant indigenous to the reserve; (Charcoal and wood is available for sale in the curio shop) Injure, feed or disturb any form of wildlife, or be found in possession of a snare in the reserve;

Travel in the reserve during times other than those stipulated in the rules and regulations:
Winter: 1 March – 31 October 06:00 – 18:00
Summer: 1 November – 28 February 05:00 – 19:00
The above gate opening and closing hours will be strictly applied Stay overnight at any other place other than in a resort or designated site;

Discard any refuse or article than placing it in a refuse bin provided for this purpose;
Place any name, letter, number, symbol, mark or picture or any object;

Collect any firewood in the park – firewood and charcoal are available in the Curio Shop;
Travel at a speed of more than 40 km/h on any road in the park and more than 16km/h in the resort;

Taking of photographs for commercial purposes without the authority of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife;

Keep a distance of no less than 50 m from approaching elephants;

Make a noise between 21:30 and 06:00.
Do not feed any species and we suggest you keep your windows and doors closed when not in attendance.

NB: YOU MAY ONLY EXIT FROM YOUR VEHICLE AT DESIGNATED AREAS (PICNIC SITES AND VIEW SITES) At the discretion of the reserve manager, failure to adhere to any of the regulations stated above may lead to expulsion from the reserve.