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Reviewed 8 March 2013

We stayed for 2 nights whilst travelling around South Africa. We had a really amazing time. Rooms lovely, food excellent, location great. Gavin, Tammy and staff went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend. Beautiful views, it was lovely to wake up to Impala grazing in front of our room. False Bay lake worth... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

A group of friends and I stayed here in July 2012. The views from the lodge itself were wonderful esp that of False Bay. The place was secluded and private enough...you definitely felt like you were in the bush. The rooms were nice...Rustic but clean. The drive to the game park is about 30 mins away. The food was delicious... More 

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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

Beautiful view!! The guest rooms could use a little updating. The over all stay was nice and didn't break the bank. Very friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed the safari even though it took about 30 min.To get to the park once you leave the lodge. Wish there would of been a way to not have been so crowded in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Hluhluwe River Lodge was a perfect get away from our manic travel schedule. Set in the dense woodland, overlooking False Bay, it has everything that a nature lover wants. The Hluhluwe & Imfolozi game reserves are a c20 minute jeep drive away through traditional villages set up in the hillside. If you dont want to do the 4:30/5am wake up... More 

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Thank alex c
Mtunzini, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

The Hluhluwe River lodge bordering on the False Bay park and the Hluhluwe river, is perfectly situated to allow exploration of the surrounding area although once settled in to one of the lodges hidden away in the bush this is a difficult place to leave. The restuarant and bar, situated at the central lodge with its wide farmhouse style verandas... More 

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1 Thank Shane W
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Friendly host and staff, excellent food, and very knowledgeable game ranger. Hike throught the local dune forest is a must do, and the cycle trip down to False Bay offers excellent views. Bird life around the estate is plentiful - and nagapies at night, right next to our chalet!

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Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Occasionally you encounter places and people which leave you with a feeling of affection and content. I had the priviledge to experience just that at Hluhluwe River Lodge. A group of friends who all share the passion for BMW GS motorbikes gathered at Hluhluwe River Lodge for a few days to explore the beauty of northern Zululand. Our hosts, Gavin... More 

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Thank Zachrys B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

I have had the privilege of spending a lot of time at Hluhluwe River Lodge. I have travelled all over the globe and the accomodations, service and location of this lodge is world class. The views from the main lodge are exquisite, the bar well stocked and to top it off an amazing staff who serve up beautiful food! There... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

From the moment you enter the gates unspoilt Africa hits you from all sides. This place has the perfect blend of raw natural beauty and luxury living. On arrival we were greeted warmly by local staff and shown to our rooms, wooden cabins raised above the ground and spaced out far enough to feel like you're in the middle of... More 

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Thank Gayle S
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

My family and I have stayed at Hluhluwe River Lodge on several occasions over the years. If you want a place to relax and get away from it all, this is the place to be. Being a mountainbiker, I have really enjoyed exploring the area which has some awesome bushveld rides. One of my favourites is from the lodge, through... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $248 - $287 (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
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