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Hluhluwe River Lodge

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D540-Hluhluwe (District Road 540), Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights over Christmas in a comfortable thatched roof chalet with yellow and ochre interior tones. The bed is comfortable and furniture is simple but functional and the bathroom area is simple too, ours only having a shower rather than bath. Our room (number 3) was one of the smaller chalets set away from False Bay. There were... More 

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madrid
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was exceptional and the (reputedly) taught on the premises cook must have an outstanding natural talent. Not only was food very tasty, great effort was also made to serve it in a sophisticated (almost Parisian) manner. Even the breakfast was served artistically and I loved the "fed up of eggs and bacon?" smoked salmon based breakfast alternative.... More 

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Child Okeford, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to stay in one of the honeymoon chalets which was absolutely beautiful! The chalet was clean, cool and very private. The staff were incredible and really made our stay special. We enjoyed a wonderful New Year with the owner and his family getting involved. We would definitely stay again and have recommended it to our friends... More 

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a warm welcome at the lodge with a welcome drink and our bags carried from the car. The location was beautiful and remote with such large lodges with stunning views and a free standing bath fit for a king. The staff at this place were the friendliest most helpful lovely people, and such a family vibe which we... More 

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gave it 4 out of 5 by judging it just on the lodge itself. However if you look at the safari aspect I would rate it lower. The cabins are pretty comfy and have plenty of space. The main lodge has a good view of the lake and is located between greens. There is some small game, monkeys bokkies etc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Super friendly, lovely open fires in the evening, great food. Animals around the lodge. Amazing. Has its own character and amazing views. Sat here for a day in solitude writing. Just great. Gavin and Bridget are lovely and couldn't do more to help

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Thank Caspar C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed at the self catering Planters Bush Camp with friends. In total we were 4 adults and 3 children and each family had their own "house". Since the bush camp is away from the main hotel, we had great privacy and enjoyed wonderful evenings around the outside fire. There is a conveniently situated kitchen in between the two separate... More 

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St Lucia, Estuary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We enjoyed the great views of False Bay from the communal areas. We loved the peace and quiet of the surrounding bush and the red duiker and nyala visiting the lodges. The food was delicious. The staff and owners were very friendly.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Panoramic views over False Bay set the scene for the start of our yoga retreat at Hluhluwe River Lodge. Hard to beat a UNESCO World Heritage site such as Isimangaliso Wetland Park and doing a yoga meditation and quiet walk along the shore of False Bay was the highlight of our stay, featuring Caspian tern, white backed pelicans and many... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I stated here for three nights and to be honest we could have stayed longer. The accommodation is wonderful and to have Monkeys and Antelope playing right outside your front door was amazing. The chalet we had was spotlessly clean and had stunning views of False Bay. A cooked breakfast of your choice and a wonderful evening... More 

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