Hlane Royal National Park Travel Guide

Hlane Royal National Park is home to a vast array of wildlife. It is a biodiversity hotspot, with more than 250 species of birds, many small and medium-sized mammals, reptiles, and amphibians calling it home. It provides vital habitat for a large percentage of the Kruger National Park's herbivores, as well as migratory birds of prey leaving the north of the continent for Mozambique's southern winter.


The park supports two main habitats: a savannah woodlands and an acacia woodland. These habitats provide food and shelter for many of the mammal species found in the park, including kudu, blue wildebeest, impala, warthogs, baboons, and leopards. With such diverse terrain, the park is home to predators such as African wild dogs, and numerous species of jackals, hyenas, and caracals. 


Reptiles and amphibians in the park vary from the Mozambique spiny-tailed lizard to the winter-breeding frogs which migrate from the surrounding areas all the way to South Africa's Limpopo Province. The park's diverse habitats provide abundant opportunities to observe these fascinating creatures throughout the year. The park is also home to a variety of butterflies, moths, and other insects.


One of its most unique inhabitants is the endangered black and white rhinoceros, which is usually found in the northern portion of the park. The Big 5 African animals can also be seen here, with elephants, lions, buffalo, and cheetahs often seen in the park. The park is also home to hippopotamuses and African buffaloes, along with more than 100 other bird species.

Safari Tours to Hlane Royal National Park