We only booked for 1 night in the 2 bed rondawels at Hilltop camp Hluhluwe but we did not even stay for that one night. Having stayed at a few SANPARK run accommodations I was expecting the same standard of accommodation from Hilltop. We were extremely dissapointed. The communal kitchen was not very clean, I did not even look at the communal ablutions but the bathrooms at the gates and restaurant were also not very clean and are badly in need of some maintenance The rondawel itself appears to have not been upgraded at all since the original building. It was dank and was not clean. The doors had no keys, only a very small latch on the inside, completely unacceptable in SA security wise. The clincher for us however was witnessing a boomslang dissapear straight under the door of a neighbouring rondawel, in a snake infested area these rondawels are NOT secure, even the louvre windows will easily allow entry to snakes. The park has made no effort to keep grass and bushes trimmed down in the area around the rondawels that would help prevent this. It appears that very little maintenanance is being done in the park in general, not on the accommodation and also not on the roads which are now extremely potholed. It's a great pity but I will NEVER stay in this park again.
- Also Known As:
- Hilltop Camp Hotel Hluhluwe Game Reserve