We came as a group of 3 couples and a single for a 3 night stay while visiting the Hluhluwe-Umfolosi game parks. It is very conveniently located - only a 10 minute drive to the Memorial Gates entrance. We stayed in Rooms 1, 3, 6 & 7 which were all very comfortable and beautifully furnished. A minor criticism is that storage and hanging space is rather limited in Rooms 1 and 6 - which is fine for a short stay if you don't mind living out of your suitcase. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean, well supplied and the showers had decent pressure. There was a minor problem with the water-heater supplying Rooms 6 & 7, by the pool, but Pieter, the owner was onto getting it fixed, and luckily as we all knew each other we could co-ordinate between the 4 occupants in the two rooms, so we didn't drain all the available hot water at the same time.
The family run Guest House benefits from the charm, local knowledge and helpfulness of the hosts. They were extremely kind when one member of our group fell ill shortly after our arrival and we felt he was safe left in their care to make a good recovery during the day while we went to the Game Reserve. We were in the middle of our 3 week stay in South Africa when we visited here, so I was grateful the maids laundered some clothes for me on request which they did quickly and very well.
The ample breakfasts were delicious and had a good variety and choice. We ate in for dinner all three evenings - a simple, home-cooked, delicious 3 course meal of soup, meat & vegetables and desert. The vegetarian in our party was well catered for with a different dish each night. We also enjoyed the picnic boxes of sandwiches, fruit and yoghurt they supplied for our lunches in the Game Park.
I would definitely stay at Hlulala again when I next visit the Hluhluwe area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hlulala Guest House is the perfect base from which to explore Coastal attractions like Cape Vidal, Black Rock, 9 Mile Beach, Kosi Bay Mouth, Mabibi, Mapelane, Mission Rocks and Sodwana Bay. Hlulala Guest House is situated at the entrance of Hluhluwe Village, within walking distance of all supermarkets and stores. When entering the village Hlulala Guest House is the second house on the right."....kick off your shoes 'cause you're home!" ... more less
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