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Hluhluwe Backpackers

Cnr Memorial Gate & Hluhluwe Dam Rds | Hluhluwe Dam Road, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Port Shepstone, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Would recommend Hluhluwe Backpackers to anyone looking for friendly and reasonably priced accommodation. Situated in close proximity to Memorial Gate, Hluhluwe Game reserve. Facility is neat and tidy. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Great experience!

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Maisons-Alfort, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Dave and Jennae's place. It's a fantastic backpackers hostel, very close to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi park, where you can enjoy an unforgettable full day game drive with Dave, getting very close to the Big Five. Dave is a caracter, you need to meet him and go to a game drive with him! He is a... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can recommend Hluhluwe Backpackers to anyone looking for friendly and reasonable accommodation. Myself and my friends had the time of our lives. It is close to Hluhluwe game reserve and our host Dave was also available to take us on game a drive with his knowledge make the trip so interesting. We will book our next trip at Hluhluwe... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The backpackers is conveniently situated if you wish to visit the game park as it is about a 2 minute drive to the gate. The facilities are rustic but adequate. My wife and myself found the place to be clean and the bed was nice and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped. Very well priced. We had a great social... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice little piece of heaven...1 km from the Imfolozi park, self-catering (aka shared kitchen) or catered, cleanest water in the Natal (well on site), pool table, fire pit, in a Zulu neighborhood, with a super friendly and knowledgable (safari guide) native South African owner named Dave! Two friendly dogs met us in the parking lot, off to a good start.... More 

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Hluhluwe M, General Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review and we are thrilled to read such a great response!. It was wonderful to have you stay with us and do hope you will come visit us soon again. There is so much to do in our area including game drives, meeting and interacting with elephants, cheetah centre, crocodile and snake centre,... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The backpackers had all the facilities you could wish for: clean rooms with fresh linen and a fan, communal bathrooms with loads of hot water -also impeccable-, a communal kitchen with all you could need to cook yourself and fantastic bbq area outside. All this set in a beautiful surrounding. Biggest perk is obviously the distance to the entrance of... More 

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Hluhluwe M, General Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Its always good to recieve great feedback and we do appreciate! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and look forward to having you visit us soon again! More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My wife and I recently resided at Hluhluwe backpackers for a weekend, but let me tell you, its the best place as far as backpackers we have ever stayed. Its actually more like a self catering than a backpackers. The rooms are so nice and clean, the garden is exquisite, the best of all, it is so close to the... More 

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Hluhluwe M, General Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and all of us at Hluhluwe Backpackers are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you soon again. Best Regards Hluhluwe Backpackers Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First, a big warning! Google Maps is not correct on the location. The establishment is nice. There's no wifi, but it is really close to the northern entrance of the park. The rooms were clean and very reasonably priced. The management, however, was non-existent. While there, it felt like there was no one after payment was received. A bigger problem... More 

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Hluhluwe M, Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. and as explained at the time we were not aware google maps had changed settings. The good news is google maps has now been corrected to the right directions.. Our website also has clear directions as we are exactly 1.5 km before the main Memorial gate of Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Also because we are near... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I recently had a four day stay at Hluhluwe Backpackers. I was quite surprised! Besides the fact that it's so close to the National Park, We were treated very well! We had very warm welcome from Dave, the Owner and we felt right at home! His knowledge as Field Guide was outstanding and we could ask him... More 

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Hluhluwe M, General Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it was wonderful to have you stay with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Kwazulu Natal and look forward to having you stay with us again. Best Regards Hluhluwe Management Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have been there for two nights on our trip around South Africa.Perfect location just a kilometer from the gate to game reserve.Rooms are simply furnished but comunal kitchen was perfect.Toilets and showers was not on a high level but it was O.K.On the end of a day we prepared our meal in kitchen together with other tourists and a... More 

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Hluhluwe M, General Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you stay with us and indeed our spot is in a very peaceful, unique and rural area surrounded by the Zulu community and hills close to the main gate of Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Memorial Gate. We have recently painted the shower and bathrooms and it looks great with bright blue areas! We hope to see you... More 

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