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Hluhluwe Backpackers

Cnr Memorial Gate & Hluhluwe Dam Rds | Hluhluwe Dam Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014
Amelda-Gerhard Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sibrina Czech republic
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We arrived at the end of a really long, hot day to find a room with no working fan and no window. The beds had no linen except a thin sheet and grey blankets. The basin was filled with disgustingly dirty water that stank, the toilet was leaking water all over the floor and the shower had no head. The... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

After a hard day of riding gravel roads across northern natal and zululand in temperatures up to 42 C, the day was coming to an end and I had only reached Hluhluwe and was hot and tired. Accomodation in hluhluwe is aimed largely at upmarket tourists in safari mode wanting luxury and game drives, not bikers who just want a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Hluhluwe for a few days in lieu of the further trek to Kruger. We were told by another backpackers in Durban to try to do the three day tour with the owner. Dave was nothing but courteous and informative. I wouldn't have done a game drive without his expertise, knowing what I... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I would definitely NOT recommend HluHluwe Backpackers, after an ATTEMPTED ARMED BREAK IN, filthy bathrooms, no electricity, a poorly equipped kitchen and incompetent staff we didn’t even spend the night there. Here is what happened: We arrived at the backpackers in peak season(December) to be the only holiday makers on the property. Our booking was not noted anywhere, even though... More

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hluhluwebackpackers, Public Relations Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this review

Although this review was posted years ago, I feel the need to set the record straight for future guests. Hluhluwe Backpackers underwent major changes since then. Whatever was alleged in this particular review has no merit whatsoever anymore. Hluhluwe Backpackers as it stand today, is one of the best budget accommodation properties in the area. We do not offer camping... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The location was great. It was a disappointing visit as the backpackers genuinly has amazing potential but much neglect on details that make travellers want to stay an extra night. Dave was very accomodating. Unfortunately my brother and I got eaten alive by large bed bugs that had infested the pillows. One week later and we are both still itching... More

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Viernheim
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We arrived at Hluhluwe backpackers in the afternoon of 27.09.2012. Unfortunately we realized that the description of this accommodation as mentioned in SafariNow do not have any similarity with the reality !! The descriptions says we can get breakfast as well as dinner in this accommodation like in other accommodations. This meansfor us:"backpacker" is only a name but not the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We did Dave's 3 day Zululand Tour, which was a great time. Dave was an excellent tour guide and he took care to ensure that we got a proper experience. He's a funny guy and very knowledgable about the park. The rooms were fairly basic but clean, and well lit. That's what you get in South Africa at backpackers prices;... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very close to the Hluhluwe Park Memorial Gate, easy to find and Dave (the owner) was very welcoming and friendly. Bathrooms are clean, rooms are clean, and the rates are great! I will definitely go back to Hluhluwe Backpackers the next time we head to Hluhluwe for a weekend.

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Address: Cnr Memorial Gate & Hluhluwe Dam Rds | Hluhluwe Dam Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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We are the closest spot (1km) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park. For the best 4x4 open vehicle game drives, visit Hluhluwe Backpackers!! We call the Big 5 our neighbors and enjoy a stunning 360 degree view onto the surrounding hills of Zululand and the mountains of the Park in the distance. ... more   less 
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