We arrived quite late after a 2 hours delay of our flight to Richards Bay (which apparently happens quite frequently) and having had a rough e-mail conversation with the owner for an error in the deposit (they took the whole price rather than 50% as indicated on booking.com) I was not expecting much, instead I was really positively surprised by the availability of the owner, who stayed up to check us in and was very generous with infiormation on our onwards destination. He even offered to have our breakfast ready at 7 so that we could leave early.
Our room (I believe it was the Kudu) was very big and comfortable, with a huge bathroom, a very welcome rest sto pafter a whole day of travelling. I cannot really complain although we stayed just for the night and were up quite early.
Withouth the GPS (and the coordinates provided on their website) I would have found it quite difficult to get to destination, so make sure you have a map of where they are, and once you reach the destination with the GPS just bear in mind they are actually slightly further ahead on the road. Huhluwe is not a big village and I am sure at the petrol station they would be happy to help, but just in case.
Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the nearby park as we were heading straight for Rocktail Bay, anyway I would reccomend it for longer stays and visits to the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ama Zulu Guesthouse is set in the heart of Hluhluwe and the beautiful untamed Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal. This newly renovated house offers guests comfortable accommodation in a relaxing atmosphere at affordable rates. The taste fully furnished and decorated bedrooms all have private entrances, en-suite bathrooms and are equipped with coffee and tea making facilities, bar fridge and colour TV with M-Net. A Continental and full English Breakfast is served daily. Dinners on request. Guests are welcome to relax in the courtyard or at the pool area and enjoy the fresh air and sunny skies. Braai/ barbeque facilities are available! Laundry service available! Children welcome! This Guesthouse greatest asset is it's location ideally situated between the world renowned Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Where the untamed wildlife and marine reserves meet creating an eco-system of unparalleled bio-diversity. Ama Zulu Guesthouse is also within easy reach of Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, Cape Vidal, Lake Sibaya, Mkuze Game Reserve, as well as Ndumo Game Reserve, Tembe Elephant Park and Lake Josini. The "umHluhluwe Safaris" arranges three, six and nine hour safaris into the game reserve. Champagne breakfasts, bush braai's, lunch packs as well as picnics in the Park can also be arranged on request. Qualified field guides will take you on safari in comfortable, modern open game drive vehicles. ... more less
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