Mtwazi Lodge is a self-catering lodge that is just North East of Hilltop, But sits in its own camp.

This eight-bed Luxury lodge, Once the original home of the warden of the reserve, features memorabilia from the rich history of the Hluhluwe IMfolozi Conservation fame.

Most Of the world started looking to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi for guidance on protecting their animals.The now Late Dr Player was instrumental in this game park, A true legend in conservation, he was an amazing man  ...

The accommodation comprises three bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom and an annex bedroom with its own shower and toilet en suite.The annex is not of the same standard as the rooms in the house.

Mtwazi lodge has a dated old colonel look and feel, its not modern flash. It does have some modern upgrades but basically,

Its old world class and charm still holds...

south african rhinos

The lodge, offers a large lounge and dining room, kitchen and three en-suite bedrooms, with an additional two-bedded garden annex, also en-suite.

It does have satellite television,the dining area leads out onto a large flagstone veranda with barbecue (braai) and from there into the tropical garden shaded by a gloriously spreading fig tree.

Truly amazing piece of game park history, dating back to the mid 1800s where the idea began...

That, big5 hunting could no longer go, UN-checked. It simply Had To Stop..

 Or ells there would be no more big5 in southern Africa to speak of..,

So Modern conservation all started before Dr players team really but he carried on, where others before him left off..

                      Dr Players work was instrumental to the wildlife tourism industry in Africa..

The ideas and planing for this game reserve in the late 1880 s. Took Place at Mtwazi Lodge..

The house gives a wonderful old world feeling... An REAL Out Of Africa Experience.

Mtwazi Lodge is for Larger family-friends type Get A ways.

You will never forget this holiday.

it's a great choice..

   In-Season Rates R 7.560 8 Adults

Out-Season Rates R 7.200 8 Adults


High season dates are applicable from:

12.12.2018 to 08.01.2019            15.03.2019 to 02.04.2019

19.04.2019 to 22.04.2019            14.06.2019 to 15.07.2019

 08.08.2019 to 11.08.2019            20.09.2019 to 06.10.2019




  • Lots Of Game Viewing & Birds
  • Private Chef If You Would Like
  • 6 Bedrooms Ensuite
  • Personal Rager For Guided Walks
  • Fireplaces Inside and Out
  • Game Drives Early Morning & Late Eve Or You Can self Drive
  • Wifi, DSTV
  • Large Gardens
  • Privace
  • Self Cater / Must Bring Your Own Food & Drink Plus Firewood

Birder's Paradise

The area is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life Most of the big game species including lion, elephant, white and black rhino, buffalo, leopard and giraffe occur in the area. But never a guarantee, depend on time of the year.

Apart from guided game drives, there are self-guided auto trails traversing in excess of 200 km of roads throughout the park. So you are free to explore in your own car, the main roads are fine for cars, which are tar,

all other roads are weather dependent.Early morning and late afternoon walks are particularly rewarding. Several hides are available throughout the park.There are also, Birds (everywhere) Over 600 species for great photos.

Mtwazi Lodge is a Great place to Sit and unwind, in the sounds of the South African bush, letting the city life melt away.

Feel primitive for awhile, Fires at night with the unmistakable night sounds of the African Bush.

Just sitting back Listening, Sipping on a great Port of age..