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Hluhluwe River Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • only 25 minutes from Hluhluwe-Imfolozi
  • boat trips (seasonal) reminiscent of Botswana's Okavango Delta
  • great for families
  • fun mountain- and quad-bike trails

    Cons

  • lots of kids in holiday times
  • activities cost extra

Hluhluwe River Lodge Review

Overlooking False Bay Lake and the Hluhluwe River flood plain, this luxurious, good-value, spacious, family-owned lodge set in indigenous gardens is the ideal base for visiting the game reserves and the iSimangaliso Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. After a day spent game-viewing, canoeing, bird-watching, boating, fishing, or walking in the pristine sand forest, you can relax in a terra-cotta-color A-frame chalet with cool stone floors, wood and wicker furniture, and cream-and-brown decor and furnishings. Alternatively, sit out on your wooden deck overlooking the bush, the floodplain, and the lake. This lodge is the only one with direct access to the lake, and as you chug along through bird-filled papyrus channels decorated with water lilies en route to the broad expanses of the main body of water, you might easily feel as though you're in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Water activities are dependent on the seasonal rains, so check with the lodge in advance. The food is excellent—wholesome country cooking with lots of fresh vegetables and good roasts. There are two family chalets available and children three and under stay free.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Follow signs from Hluhluwe village, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal Parks
  • Phone: 035/562–0246
  • Website:
  • Location: KwaZulu-Natal Parks

    Hotel Details

  • 12 chalets
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-14-2012

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