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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed today NEW

The Bush experience is fantastic. Its an unfenced camp (with the exception of wires apparently for elephant). We stayed two nights and were visited by various buck, warthog and an inquisitive hyena. The location of our tent was perfect with no-one in front or next to us. The permanent tent has an attached open-air bathroom and small but well-equipped kitchen....

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Bucharest, Romania
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Mpila was a perfect spot for us, we spent 3 nights in one of the tents - the bathroom and kitchenette are adjoined and everything was neat and clean. The bathroom is quite open to outside critters so at night don't forget to turn the lights on when you walk in. The camp is unfenced, which meant that every night...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Mpila regularly for the past 15 years or so, always in the tents and just returned from another fantastic week. For a rustic bush camp run by KZN wildlife, the tents have everything you could want and are perfectly comfortable. All feel very isolated and you do have the feeling of solitude. It is a national...

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Hossegor, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The camp has a really great location. But need some refurbishments in the bathroom. Otherwise it is very good to stay there to visit the park. You can see and listen wild animals at night, it is wonderful. A little bit expensive.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I sent 2 nights at the Enselweni Bush Camp android 1 night in a Safari Tent at Mpila Camp. Every time I visit South Africa I visit and am never dissapointed. Great sightings of elephant, rhino and buffalo. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stayed in a chalet in Mpila and loved the experience. The reception staff were very friendly and welcoming. I did not interact much with other staff. Loved the bush and got a true feeling of Africa! The visiting hyena at night made it all real. Will definitely be back.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stayed for two nights at the beautiful Masinda lodge, which is a part of the Mpila camp. This lodge is situated about 12km from the main camp, it overlooks the bush, it is unfenced, but we took our little kids (10 months and 3 yrs old) with us and it was completely fine. The lodge itself is very nice,...

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Mtubatuba, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our stay at Mpila Camp was fantastic !!At reception, our booking was handled efficiently by Stu Zikhale, whose friendly and spontaneous nature made us feel most welcome.Our chalet was spotless(thanks to Dudu)and well-equipped.Game viewing was good and the Park had had rain which was wonderful.We will definately be back .

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Didcot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are looking for luxury this isn't the place for you, but if you want to be in the heart of the reserve among the wildlife then its perfect. Stayed 3 nights in October after not visiting Umfolozi for 17 years! The huts are now self catering and en suite with a lovely verandah each. The vervet monkies are...

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Nijmegen
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Hluhluwe Imfolozi is a great park with lots of animals. However, this review is about Mpila camp. Staying in the safari tent is a cool experience. It's quite well equipped and clean. Kitchen is next to the tent. Don't be surprised by monkeys and the occasional hyena bringing you a visit. That's part of the adventure. Be sure to take...

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Address: Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Mpila Camp Hotel Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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“Stay outside the camp and travel in each day (free entrance with Wild Card)”
 of 5 bubbles MadandyB, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Safari tents have best wildlife experience.”
 of 5 bubbles riaanbisschoff1976, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Safari tents is our favourite - especially at the lower end of the camp”
 of 5 bubbles 242nadiner, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We prefer staying at the Safari Tents.”
 of 5 bubbles antstadler, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tent 29 was great - apparently 36 is also a good option - although all seem well-situated”
 of 5 bubbles Bedindin, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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