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Hluhluwe Backpackers

Cnr Memorial Gate & Hluhluwe Dam Rds | Hluhluwe Dam Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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
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
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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 

Durban
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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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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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Number of rooms: 14
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