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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Mpila Camp at the end of September and we were incredibly spoilt with amazing sightings and awesome accommodation. We spent 5 nights at Mpila and absolutely fell in love. It's a little rustic and give you more of that authentic bush feel. The staff were friendly and helpful - we had a problem with our... More 

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Gardiner, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stayed in a 2 bed chalet in the Mpila Camp and had a very memorable experience with hyenas. There is only an elephant fence around Mpila Camp, so the hyenas come in at night to look for scraps of food around the braiis. They walked right up to the porch of the chalet. A visitor staying in the chalet... More 

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Thank Bonnie M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

From the roads to the accommodation, Mpila needs a lot of tender loving care. The main access road to Mpila Camp has deteriorated alarmingly over the past years because of a serious failure to maintain it. It is only recently that maintenance on the road has started and one trusts that the situation will be improved. A number of the... More 

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Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

8 of us stayed here for 3 nights in a 3 bedroom cottage and a 2 person chalet, which, despite paying for a year ago and endless emails and phone calls requesting we have cottage 14 and chalet 12 so we were close to each other it didnt happen, and the bald faced cheek at reception in Mpila when claimed... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Mpila camp is ideally situated to access the southern and western sections of iMfolozi, and especially the Sontuli loop which never fails to disappoint. We stayed at the Mpila Chalets in early July and found them most comfortable. It looks like the soft furnishings, curtains and bedding have recently been replaced and were in very good condition. The unit itself... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here three nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves- are eager to return In general game sightings can be spotty but when you see them- WOW And the scenery is absolutely stunning We saw wild dogs twice, and once we had them to ourselves Had a great elephant sighting where we were totally surrounded by them But most of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have stayed at Mpila Camp 3 times now and there is no better experience of the African bush than this place! The tented camps really do make you feel like you are slap bang in the middle of the bush. At night when the lights go out at 10pm, you can hear the rustles in the bush of the... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed in the tent option for one night. Wished it were more! Very comfortable and felt so close to nature. Having stayed in 3 places in Kruger we found this camp and park experience much more personal and close to the animals - rarely seeing anyone while we were out. Having hyaenas wandering up to you is fun as... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We weren't expecting great things from our cottage at Mpila but ended up being pleasantly surprised. It's still fairly basic but the kitchen was well equipped (though the oven door was buckled and wouldn't shut properly), the beds were comfy, the bathroom was Ok with a good shower, and the whole place was clean. There is an issue with ants... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had an AMAZING time here, BUT, I must get a warning in! Beware who you book with, we booked with an agent in South Africa and they messed up the bookings!!! Instead of having the 4 berth tents for 4 nights we ended up with 2x 2 birth tents for 2 nights!!! The agent did offer us alternative accommodation... More 

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Address: Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Mpila Camp Hotel Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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