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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We have now visited Hluhluwe River Lodge 3 times, and have loved it each time! Nice rooms, excellent food, and good staff led by a wonderful family! We definitely make it an annual stop over for preferably two nights of chilling before hitting the game parks or beaches!

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Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Gavin and his staff were amazing. We arrived midday from a long journey (with 4 hungry kids) and the staff immediately set about to feed us. The food was incredible and appealed to the epicureans in our group. Besides the amazing food, one night we ate dinner with a serval staring at us from the trees. The second night, the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Thank you to Gavin and everyone at Hluhluwe River Lodge for a wonderful getaway and experience. The hospitality, service, accommodation and food was all wonderful. You were all so accommodating to the kids and their food (dis)likes as well as our schedules. You provided a relaxing, peaceful and truly memorable vacation. Thank you all so very much. You truly have...

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UK
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The staff are exceptional. Annelise was incredibly helpful and she and the rest of the staff looked after us very well. The food was very good. We were on an all inclusive and all of the meals were lovely. The ladies in the kitchen went out of their way to accommodate the children too and made chicken nuggets and chips...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The first thing I would say about our amazing stay at the lodge is try getting a rugged car to hire to ensure your worthwhile journey, when you're off the main road, is more comfy and less worrying! From the moment you arrive you are made to feel extremely welcome by all the staff and and they are keen to...

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3Thank Melanie H
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our family stayed at the lodge as a quick getaway during the school holidays. I must admit to being very against the whole idea as I have been so busy at running my company. How glad I am that I gave in !! What a wonderful place. The staff go out of their way to be accommodating and attentive and...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed at Hluhluwe River Lodge in June 2013 for a quick get away. The service was fantastic and we could not have been treated any better. After just two days we were in love with the place. This was our first visit to the Hluhluwe area and we can't wait to go back to explore the area and of...

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Thank Huba B
Paris, France
Reviewed 26 June 2013

We have stayed 1 night in this lodge. The view on the estuary is amazing. Decoration and atmosphere of the place is wild and relaxing, even with a 3-y old child running all around ! The family chalet is just perfect. The service is up to an excellent standard. Dinner was very nice as well. A great stay !

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Warwick, UK
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We had a very enjoyable 2-night stay at the River Lodge, and would have loved to stay longer. The amenities and accommodation are all excellent, and very well-designed to fit in with the woodland setting. It feels quite remote and isolated, but it's actually within reach of many places of interest. From the lodge veranda there's a lovely view of...

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London, England
Reviewed 1 May 2013

I've just returned from a three day stay at this beautiful lodge with my husband and parents-in-law - all four of us enjoyed every second of our stay. The lodge feels luxurious without being at all over the top. The service impeccable but without being at all obtrusive - every day our bed was made and every evening out amenities...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Babysitting
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: $182 - $303 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 207maisiet, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
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