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Hilltop Camp

Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Hilltop Camp

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The dinners are quite pricey, so on our first night we thought we would treat ourselves. The food was average. We didn’t have dinner there for the remainder of the stay. We paid for breakfast to be included, but we didn't count on the times it was being offered to be so limiting. It started at 7.30 and concluded at... More 

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Switzerland
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233 reviews 233 reviews
75 hotel reviews
820 helpful votes 820 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely place to have lunch whilst visiting the Park. The food was fresh and nicely presented and the service excellent. We opted for the Hamburger and a Game Curry both were extremely nice. And what a view from the Terrace!! I can highly recommend this to anyone visiting the Park.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not expecting anything out of the ordinary in the only restaurant on the Hluhluwe side of the reserve, I was positvely surprised. I stopped for lunch between game drives. Whilst the restaurant does a buffet for groups, there is also a la carte on the terrace under the trees. My venison curry was excellent in both, presentation and quality of... More 

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UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the standard chalets - the chalet was very spacious but it clearly hadn't been decorated since the 80's. Everything looked a bit tired, dirty (from age) and various things were in a state of disrepair. There was also a musty smell. The kitchen didn't have much in the way of appliances and when I ran... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a small rondavel for two people within Hluhluwe Reserve. The rondavel was very clean, comfortable and well equipped - all the crockery, cutlery etc you need. There is a large, very clean kitchen for use, or you can buy charcoal for a braai right outside your hut. Impala, kudu and other antelope graze right outside. The bathrooms... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have stayed at Hilltop two different years while game viewing in HluHluwe. The chalets are well designed, clean, and comfortable for families. The restaurant evening buffet is tops with lots of different meats (some game), stews, and vegetables. We were even serenaded by the staff who performed in "Lady Smith Black Mambazo" style. The only drawback is that it... More 

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Munich
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26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed in a large 2-bedroom house (4 beds). Well-equipped kitchen, pretty terrace with a view over the treetops, large living-room and 2 bathrooms. Everything you need for staying a week or more. For those who do not feel like cooking, restaurant buffet was nice, staff very friendly and of course the view that you can expect from a place... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We attended a wedding in KZN and did not have time in our trip to attend Kruger, so opted for Hilltop after a family friend recommended it. We spent two nights at Hluluwe, in a self-catering chalet. The accommodations were lovely and clean and we had everything we needed to cook decent meals, enjoy views from the balcony with tea,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We are regular visitors to Kruger Park and Marakele Game reserve but hadn't visited Hluhluwe before. We spent three nights at Hiltop camp and were pleasantly surprised by the facilities. We booked one of the self-catering rondawels and found everything we needed in the unit. I took along a lot of unnecessary equpiment as I usually find self catering units... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Location of the resort is unbeatable, so are views from the hill the place is situated. It takes 30 minutes by mostly dirt road to get from the park gate what gives you a chance to spot wildlife driving your own vehicle. Meals are fine, wines seem a little overpriced. The cottage #1 was slightly smelly, we had no hot... More 

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