Hluhluwe River Lodge

Situated on the western shore of Lake St Lucia and adjoining False Bay Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park lies Hluhluwe River Lodge. The lodge commands a spectacular view of the Hluhluwe River floodplain and False Bay.


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Situated on the western shore of Lake St Lucia and adjoining False Bay Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park lies Hluhluwe River Lodge.

The lodge commands a spectacular view of the Hluhluwe River floodplain and False Bay. It offers the most comprehensive experience of South Africa's first natural World Heritage site including the famous Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park a mere thirty minutes from the lodge. Wildlife Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park offers excellent game viewing and a chance to see the "Big Five" from our open landrover's whilst the False Bay sandforest is the home to one of Africa's smallest antelope the Suni and its shy relatives the red and grey duiker. Nyala, impala, reedbuck, kudu, Zebra, waterbuck, vervet monkeys, black backed jackal, aardvark and bushpig all occur in the area. The area is also home to purple crested lourie, narina trogon, green coucal, pink throated longclaw and african broadbill to mention but a few of the 318 bush and water birds that occur here. Hippo and Nile crocodile are found in the lake whilst otter and water mongoose although rarely seen scour the shoreline for food at night.

Accommodation: Twelve luxury thatched chalets are dotted around a magnificent indigenous garden each with its own viewing deck. There are eight two bed chalets, two four bed family chalets with private shower and toilet facilities. In addition there are two honeymoon chalets with shower and Victorian style baths. All chalets have modern air-conditioners and mosquito nets. Twenty eight guests can be accommodated comfortably. Eight Standard Double Chalets Chalets consist of two 3/4 beds, two chairs, bedside tables, closets, vanity and basin, shower and toilet. There is also a well stocked mini bar fridge with a kettle, tea and coffee station. Each room has an air-conditioner and has its own private balcony with a table and chairs with a view of the indigenous garden. Rooms comfortably accommodate two people.

Swimming Pool: Situated privately in a secluded part of the garden. Guests can enjoy a swim and sun-tanning on the pool side recliners. Water temperature is suitable for swimming all year round.

Dining: Comfortable relaxed dining in informal settings, either in the closed dining room or outside on the main lodge deck or around the fire lit traditional "isibaya" dining area. Food is a variety of fresh fish, local meats and poultry dishes served with a selection of fresh vegetables and salads. Main courses are preceded by a starter and followed by desert and filter coffee. Bar Offering beer, spirits and a selection of top South African wines at modest prices. Mineral water and fruit juices are available.

Lounge & Library: A comfortable lounge with a balcony overlooking the Hluhluwe river flood plain and False Bay Lake is the ideal place to relax inbetween activities or enjoy one of the many books and magazines from the library.

Gift Shop: Situated at reception, stocks a variety of small gifts and crafts made by local communities including ceramics, basketry and hats, as well as T-shirts, postcards and personal use products such as sun block, postcards, photographic films, etc.

What can one do at Hluhluwe River Lodge? The extraordinary range of lodge activities matches the regions incredible diversity. For the duration of your visit we will expose you to the best that our area has to offer.

Frogging: At Hluhluwe River Lodge we try and remove the emphasis from the Big 5 by exposing guests to the surrounding wetlands and the ecology of the Lake St Lucia system. One of the best ways of doing this is to take visitors on an after-dinner african safari package tours excursion to look at frogs. Our nightly frog excursion last approx. one and a half hours during which time one of our guides will expose guests to the fascinating world of the amphibians.

Other activities The following other activities are available at Hluhluwe River Lodge. - Walking trails ( self guided ) offering tree identification and good birdwatching. - Swimming pool - there is a secluded pool in the garden. - Library - our library is well stocked with a variety of books on local fauna and flora. - Satellite TV - in the bar for those big sports events that you just can't miss.


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Rough and ready, smart and sophisticated, rural and rustic, KwaZulu-Natal is as eclectic as its cultures, people and landscapes. It has its metropolitan heart in the port of Durban  and its nearby historic capital, Pietermaritzburg. The beaches along this coast attract local holiday-makers, and to the north is Zululand, home to some Africa’s most evocative traditional settlements and cultural sites. The region also boasts alluring national parks and isolated, wild coastal reserves. The province’s border in the far west, the heritage-listed uKhahlamba-Drakensberg  mountain range, features awesome peaks, unforgettable vistas and excellent hiking opportunities.

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What an interesting and beautiful country! Very friendly people, beautiful landscapes and fantastic animals (although the leopard will be for our next trip). Katarina and Bart - Belgium


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