Mpila Camp Imfolozi Info

Mpila Camp is a self-catering camp located centrally within the uMfolozi area of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve. This is in KwaZulu Natal area of South Africa.

The Mpila Camp has a rich history and is home to over 300 species of animals and birds, and the Big5 animals of Africa. The camp is not fenced animals do come into camp at night, so be careful. Mpila camp only offers self-cater facilities. You will be able to cook in your own full kitchen in all Mpila accommodation, while enjoying the view of the bush. The kitchens have all you need cutlery crockery and linen and fresh towels, rooms serviced daily.

If you want to stay in a 2 bed chalet or tent with a small child, you can have 3 in a 2 bed, but please bring a mattress.

The water is clean, and drinkable, but it may be a bit muddy. You should probably bring water as backup. There is a small shop for basics , like fire wood, milk and bread and some frozen meat.
But don’t rely on this, shop on the way into the park ..

What Animals Are There To See

Mpila Tented Camp

If your looking for bit more of an old style adventure the tents are quite fun espicaly if you have some children on the trip. The tents are full equiped full basic very basic kitchens and bathroom / showers.There are 2 types of tents.

The 2 bed safari tent has 2 singel beds, no double bed sorry...There is also a 4 bed tent witch is really camping, the layout, one big bush tent all open plan. Both the 2 bed and 4 bed tents are biult off the ground on decks for safty from the creachers.

They do and will come into camp in the evenings and night. So do not walk off the decks at night. Sorry there is no pool at Mpila Camp. The only pool is at Hilltop camp, where there is also a restaurant and great pub overlooking the vally,

You can all use the fasilattys at Hilltop, Its just you have to be back, Off the roads by 6pm. So you can go for lunch and swimm in afternoon, Its gets really hot here. 30c +



Mpila Tented Camp Rates

The cost per night out of season.

2 Bed Safari Tent Self-cater 2 people R 1.150.00

4 Bed Safari Tent Self-cater 4 people R 2.275.00

Mpila Camp Accommodation

Mpila Camp Prices

2 bed chalet  R 1.150.00pn

5 bed chalet R 2.275.00pn

7 bed chalet R 3.950.00pn

2 bed tent R 1.150.00pn

4 bed tent R 2.275.00pn

The Imfolozi side of the game park is bit more rustic and cheeper option.The accommodation is very basic and a bit dated. But end of the day we all come here to see the animals.

I like the park datedness, because its not as comercial and say Kruger. There are no private Lodges inside the park, no restarants and shop really. So it gives a nice wild un-spiold experance.

There are 2 other options in Imfolozi for accommodation, Nselweni Bush Camp and there are 3 8 bed lodges that are set off by them self in the bush.

8 Bed Gqoyeni Bush Lodge / Price R 8.600.00 per night 8 people

8 Bed Hlatikulu Bush Lodge / Price R 7000.00 per night 8 peoples

Nselweni Bush Camp, is another camp setoff by its self in bush, 8 units all self cater with there own full kitchens and showers. There is also a nice comen area with a deck over looking the Umfolozi River. All can use this comen area, its great if you have a lage group and want have a meal together or nice to meet other travlers.



Mpila Tented Camp Layout

Mpila Umfolozi map