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Hluhluwe River Lodge

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Durban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank gincledon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank spcortina
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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Thank Robsy7
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Beautiful lodges especially the honeymoon lodge with the bath looking out above the trees. The food was absolutely amazing. The lodge is 30 minutes from the game park. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Met the owner who was very friendly. We had a gennett join us at dinner.

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Thank chunkyn00dles
Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stayed at Hluhluwe river lodge as we were riding the Hluhluwe leg of the Bell Big 5 MTB series. We stayed in room 2 which had a nice view of the lake in the distance.Room 2 was spacious, tastefully decorated and clean. Meals were very tasty and well presented.I highly recommend the crowded khaya for breakfast, something different and...

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Thank Lance G
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very nice lodge in the forest about 7 km outside town. Very quiet and peaceful. The chalets are very big and well furnished and are far apart to guarantee your privacy. Lovely walks mapped out in the surrounding forests with many antelope and birds. Unfortunately the whole area has been very badly affected by the current drought. Very nice bar...

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Thank Diether K
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was my second trip to Hluhluwe River Lodge - and I'll definitely be back. The rooms are good, the food is excellent and it's a great place to chill. Last time we spent half a day at the Hluhluwe Park and were so close to the buffalo we could have reached out and touched them. This time, my husband...

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Thank cyberann
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I found this lodge nice and well maintained. Location and sights are beautiful however something is missing for me telling that this lodge is very good. I found the restaurant service to be lacking of food manners and the activities are not to close to the lodge. Private game reserve is 45 min away and St Lucia is 1 hour...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
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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: $177 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hluhluwe River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We stayed in Room 3. Would stay there again.”
 of 5 bubbles Robsy7, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has a nice lake view”
 of 5 bubbles 844lanceg, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all far apart and very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles dietherk, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms have views over False Bay”
 of 5 bubbles mfranks911, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is definitely worth the extra!”
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