List of questions we get everyday.
So to make bit easier for you we have listed some and will continue to add to them .
This is definitely One of our favorite top picks for hluhluwe accommodation.There are so many options and the lodge is in top condition. Pools Aircon Fine Dining as well light meals if you heading out to the Hluhluwe game park for game viewing .
Heritage Tours & Safaris is a proud provider of hluhluwe game reserve accommodation at Hilltop camp and many of the KNZ provincial parks,
bush camps and lodges .
We have been in the safari business for some time now and love it.
Hilltop Resort, is situated on the summit of a forested hill and offers fine views 540m overlooking the Zululand valleys and Black & White Umfolozi rivers .
The hluhluwe game reserve area in rocky and rugged and lots of trees. Plenty animal here.
The Hluhluwe Hilltop camp accommodation is quite special in many ways .. The 1st one is Hilltop Camp in hluhluwe game reserve the northern side of the park. There are 3 ways to stay at this resort .
Rondavels , which are small one room huts made of stone /mud/ thatch , mostly they are made with whatever is available for building that is close to building sites . They almost, always have thatch roofing .
They are the least expensive to stay in at around R 700 a night .The bathrooms and cooking is communal.
You can of cores cook on a fire right outside your door . But there is a great restaurant and fantastic bar .
The bar overlooks the valley and river so seeing Ellis and other animals is very high probability. I had nice cold beer there the other day at sunset ,and really it was outstanding sightings I just love this place.
The next way to stay at Hluhluwe hilltop is in a chalet , there are self cater and non self ..
These are also based on traditional building style , with stone walls with thatch ,and all wood intr.
Very cozy and also quite cool in the summer, surprisingly, they have overhead fans and mozi nets .
The fans seem to keep the blood suck annoying critters away . They all have great decks and fire pits .
There are 4 bed with 2 bedrooms chalets and 2 bed 1 bedroom ,with pullout couch for one extra sleeping spot for a child or ….
The have great showers/HOT and all the normal things ,the self- cater units have great gas stoves and gas fridge / freezers .
They are serviced daily by friendly staff . Towels and crockery are provided ,bed linen as well so no worries there ..
BUT BRING FIRE WOOD. This is a reserve so there is no going for fire wood walks to gather. Its best to bring wood and bring a lot , as you will be out by the fire a lot I hope 🙂
There is a shop and fuel diesel /unleaded only . Plus you can buy food stuffs like bread milk , canned , and frozen meat , but remember this is the bush in Africa so there is not always things to buy ..
BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED … Bring some really good bug spray ,its much nicer around the fire that way ,,sorry but fact, some time we need modern tec …
OK lets see where was I ,, there is a pool , nice pool fantastic to cool off in the heat of Zululand summer time life saver . Plus play ground for kids and walking trails around the resort inside the fence .
Game drive routes with maps to follow ,,but but the roads are not always great for cars .If they have a lot of rain the road will be bad ..If you have a suv and no how to handle it great you will be fine. But to get to all the spots you will need suv ,sometimes 4x4 and diff ground clearance ..I would say, the best way to do this is just go on a guided tour ,there are number reasons for this .
The guides most of them are from the area and are in the parks everyday ,they no where the animals are most of the time ,it could take you hrs of driving around and see nothing ?
The resort is fenced but always keep lookout ,this is a wild place not a Zoo .. Have torch at night .
You can also buy gifts at curio shop and take day safaris .
So that’s just one of our hluhluwe game reserve accommodation spots to come experience it you won't be sorry you did ...
Hilltop you can inquire about booking here
Hluhluwe Game Reserve offers a wide variety of accommodations within the park. The better known accommodation is the Hilltop Camp situated in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. This type of accommodation is self catering the units are uniquely positioned with stunning views. Within walking distance to the Hilltop Restaurant should you want to have something to eat with once again stunning views. Curio shop and information centre is situated in the main building.
Other accommodation offered in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve includes the following:
Bush Lodge Accommodation:
The Umfolozi or Imfolozi Game Reserve Accommodation includes:
Centrally situated in the Imfolozi section, Mpila Camp commands magnificent views of the Wilderness area.
Twelve single-room thatched rest huts accommodate four people each. This section of the camp is self catering and guests prepare their own food in a central kitchen.
Communal ablution blocks are situated close by. Mpila also has two self-contained 3-bedroomed cottages, each accommodating seven people, with a cook on hand to prepare food supplied by guests.
For smaller groups, there are also six self-catering chalets which accommodate five people each. These have two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and a lounge/diningroom.
The Safari Tented Camp at Mpila consists of seven 2-bedded and two 4- bedded units, all with bathroom en-suite. An optional third bed is available in each tent on request.
Each unit has a verandah and is electrified. A fully equipped kitchen and dining area is connected to each tent by a wooden boardwalk. Barbecue facilities are available. These units are self-catering and are serviced daily.
Petrol is available, and curios, cool drinks and camera film can be purchased from the Mpila Camp Shop, but no provisions or restaurant facilities are provided.
Mtwazi Lodge is a beautiful thatched house set in a magnificent garden which was once the home of the original warden of the reserve. Now a comfortable eight bedded lodge comprising three bedrooms each with its own private bathroom and an annex bedroom with its own shower and toilet. Mtwazi is a self-catering facility.
Muntulu and Munywaneni are up-market bush lodges comprising four separate en suite bedrooms with secluded verandahs overlooking the Hluhluwe River. There is also a central viewing lounge and kitchen complex. The bush lodges provide complete privacy and can house up to eight people. A cook/caretaker is in attendance and a field ranger is available to take visitors on walks.
Nselweni Bush Camp
Elevated on a terrace overlooking the Black Mfolozi River, this bush lodge is situated in the heart of the park and provides excellent opportunities for walks into a part of Imfolozi that most people never see. The lodge is situated in a well grown stand of umThombothi trees in a park like setting with the grass grazed short by the resident group of white rhino.
The view from the deck stretches down across the Black Mfolozi River where crocodiles and hippos occur and as you sip your early morning coffee or gather for sundowners in the evening you can see a variety of animals make their way out of the surrounding bush to drink cautiously from the edge of the river.
Four two bed units with en-suite shower and toilet are linked by wooden walkways to a central living area. Visitors' needs are attended to by staff who cook and clean and a field ranger who, on request, takes visitors on walks through the african bush. Visitors must bring food for the meals they want and the drinks of their choice.
Our cooks can produce a variety of tasty meals to suit the bush lodge life style. Limited supplies of food and drink can be purchased at the shop at Mpila Camp which is a half hours drive away. Bush camps and lodges only cater for one party at a time so for the period of your stay it becomes your home in the african bush. Umfolozi is a malaria area so suitable precautions must be taken.
Gqoyeni Bush Lodge
Elevated on a peninsula overlooking the confluence of the Black Mfolozi River and the Gqoyeni Stream, this bush lodge offers excellent game viewing opportunities in an ideal setting.The lounge offers uninterupted views of the sand banks and reed beds of the river which is a favourite drinking spot for family groups of elephants where youngsters mock battle and play in the sand and water of this "beach".
Lone buffalo bulls "dagga boys" appear and disappear into the thick reed beds and on cold mornings lions lie out on the sand to bask in the warm sun. The four two bed units, each with a shower and toilet en-suite, are linked with the lounge and dining area by wooden boardwalks. Visitors needs are attended to by staff who cook and clean and a field ranger who, on request, takes visitors on walks through the african bush. Visitors must bring food for the meals they want and the drinks of their choice. Our cooks can produce a variety of tasty meals to suit the bush lodge life style. Limited supplies of food and drink can be purchased at the shop at Mpila Camp which is a half hours drive away. Bush camps and lodges only cater for one party at a time so for the period of your stay it becomes your home on the edge of an african river. Umfolozi is a malaria area so suitable precautions must be taken.
Masinda Lodge is a self-catering lodge situated in the northern section of the Imfolozi Game Reserve and commands panoramic views over the bushveld and rocky ridges to the south. Renowned for its rich and diverse wildlife, the park teems with a wide variety of fascinating fauna and flora including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, blue wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, warthog and over 300 bird species.
The roars of lion are often heard at night as guests congregate around the campfire drinking in the unique and magical sounds of the bush!
Masinda has been extensively re-furbished, offering three luxurious en-suite bedrooms featuring a décor rich in African art and craft design reflecting the artistry of the local Zulu people. The services of a cook and an attendant are provided to prepare the food you bring.
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