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Hluhluwe River Lodge

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D540-Hluhluwe (District Road 540), Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

OK we didn't find the River but the Lodge is in a great location, the accommodation, the service and food were great. Its position makes it central for the St Lucia Wetlands, Sodwana Beach and of course the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. We did self drive game drives and really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed for two nights at the lodge and found it to be very pleasant. We were greeted by a delightful young man named Innocent. He couldn't do enough to please. The food was okay but with no choices for dessert or starter. This was served by sullen waitresses who seemed to be going through the motions. Lunch was served... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

HRL is located a few km from Hluhhluwe village and Hluhhluwe Imfolosi National Park. We stayed there for two nights and enjoyed ourselves very much. There is a very good atmosphere and the food was the best we've had on our safari trip. Our lodge was spacious with a big deck. We did two very interesting safaris in Hluhluwe-Imfolosi NP... More 

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Belfast, NI
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25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a family, we are experienced travellers to South Africa and this is a very good lodge. The chalets are very nice and well spaced out. The food was very good and the lodge has excellent grounds with good wildlife and birds. Our experience would have been 5* only for the safari. This was through Maputuland Safaris and recommended /... More 

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Laubach, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Beautiful located, very quiet lodge. Good food, nice terracce with view down to False Bay, very friendly staff including some geckos. A certain renovation/refurbishment is needed and a certain "basic-cleaning" in the bungalows is to be recommended.

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Huarez, peru
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The owner and staff were wonderful; they were very attentive to our comfort and care; even when the weather caused some havoc. The accommodations were great; food was excellent! We wish we could have stayed longer!

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London
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently stayed at this lodge for four nights and were delighted with the entire experience. The rooms were spacious and easily accessible from the main lodge. The lodge is conveniently close to the main Hluhluwe National Park and on our first morning we drove there and met a guide who took us around the park for three-four hours. We... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While on my adventures across the country with Team Isuzu, I stumbled upon the Hluhluwe River Lodge near Lake St.Lucia. I cannot begin to express how amazing this place is. With Team Isuzu we usually roughing it out in the great outdoors or in a backpackers, so to find this kind of luxury in the bush and at such an... More 

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