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Hluhluwe River Lodge

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4.0 of 5
D540-Hluhluwe (District Road 540), Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 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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6 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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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Livingston, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed in "planter's camp", self catering accommodation just over a kilometre into the grounds from the main lodge. It is amazing! Thinking we had booked the budget option, we were blown away to find spacious chalets with a private swimming pool, fire and barbecue area and a shared kitchen. There's a maid who goes above and beyond, even setting... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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57 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A Kruger National Park ranger once confessed how much he misses the bushveld of Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The sights, sounds and smells are uniquely rural African and you are instantly transported into a different world. We are travelling North and as we turn into Hluhluwe River Lodge’s game park we instantly feel what he is talking about. This is wild country,... More 

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