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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hluhluwe River lodge over this Easter Long Weekend, we stayed in the Honeymoon Chalet which was nice and spacious, has both shower and a bath. Breakfast and Dinner although limited options were very tasty and staff were friendly. They light a fire at dinner time which makes for an awesome atmosphere :-) We were out on game...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a different game farm and were exploring the area. We came across this river lodge. It's a very quiet season. They do not get many South African tourist mainly international tourists. We wanted to go on a river cruse but unfortunately there is currently a very bad drought. The desk clearly told us to come in...

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We could not fault the staff or the food or the positioning, all very good there. The downside of this whole complex is the lodge 2 that we were in was so grubby and dated, the room needed a damn good steam cleaning !! Little things like holes in the mosquito net , gecko poo falling from the ceiling and...

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Hilton, Kzn
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The "sweeping views of False Bay" are a complete overstatement. There is a small view in the distance between and over the trees. Absolutely no management presence which meant things like noise from the kitchen during dinner went unchecked. There are no facilities on site. If you want to walk or see False Bay, you have to drive and pay...

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Our first time in Hluhluwe, and what a great way to do it - at Hluhluwe river lodge. Service and food of the utmost standards. Beautiful scenery and accommodation, and the host Leslie made the stay even more memorable with his big smile and friendly conversation.

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Durban
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Hluhluwe River Lodge with a business associate from Paris for a weekend. My room was like a chalet tastefully decorated, spacious and most comfortable. Staff warm and friendly. The dinner and breakfast was sumptuous and we sat by the fire one evening chatting to guests from Europe. We booked a night spider walk with a professional guide and...

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Rustington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is one of the best places we have stayed on our travels in South Africa. It is off the beaten track but when you arrive at the main gate you have 1.2 Kilometer drive through the bush to the lodge(its like being on Safari). What a fantastic start. The Lodge is quite basic but very clean and comfortable. The...

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Hluhluwe River Lodge for 3 nights as a family of 4 adults and 2 children. Temperatures were around 41 degrees but the air conditioning in the rooms made it bearable. Accommodation is thatched A-frame and overlooks the surrounding nature, which is teaming with life. Special sightings of buck are possible from the comfort of one's room and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed at the 2 bedroom self-catering house offered by Hluhluwe River Lodge and absolutely loved it! The view from the porch was quintessential African safari. The house was beautifully decorated and the kitchen was huge and very well stocked with anything you might need for a great self-catering vacation. The staff was very helpful, even when we couldn't turn...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I booked Hluhluwe River Lodge due to the ratings it already had on trip advisor. I was not disappointed. Peaceful, Quiet, Clean, Nestled Amongst Bush and Trees, Food and Staff Amazing. Couldnt ask for more and will definitely be back.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hluhluwe River Lodge is an intimate forest lodge situated far from the hustle and bustle, offering a tranquil environment and relaxed atmosphere. The lodge is ideal for self drive visitors looking for a fully catered restaurant facility and spacious living area. The main lodge has a lounge, expansive terrace and Wifi facilities. Ideal for a family getaway or a couples retreat, our attention to detail and personal touch will make your stay memorable. Upon request, we offer guided walks into False Bay Park which includes forest and lake shore experiences where the focus is on the little details and magic of our greatest asset, the Sand Forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hluhluwe River Lodge

Address: D540-Hluhluwe (District Road 540), Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $210 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hluhluwe River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hluhluwe River Hotel Hluhluwe
Hluhluwe River Lodge South Africa - Zululand
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“Make sure you ask them to clean the water pipes first!”
Janepinn, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 3. Would stay there again.”
Robsy7, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has a nice lake view”
844lanceg, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all far apart and very quiet”
dietherk, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms have views over False Bay”
mfranks911, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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