I hate to break with the overwhelmingly positive reviews of this place, but I'm afraid I was a little disappointed. Yes, the view from the top is lovely but (a) the whole place has a slightly impersonal government-run feel to the place (partly but not wholly a function of its size); (b) it seems that much of the game has headed to the sister park in the south; and (c) I don't think its all that good value once three meals a day, park charges game drives at 300 rand pp are added to the bill (even the guided walks, which I recommend, are 250 rand pp). The park itself is stunning, and there really are stacks of rhino, but we preferred our time in Ithala and Tembe. And if you are heading to this neck of the woods I'd give some thought to staying in the Umpholozi (sp?) lodge rather than here if the movement of game southwards is something other than seasonal.
- Also Known As:
- Hluhluwe Umfolozi Hilltop Camp Hotel Hluhluwe Game Reserve