Hluhluwe River Lodge

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The lodge is approximately 3 hours away from Durban, and 7 hours from Johannesburg situated on the border of the renowned iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the Hluhluwe River Lodge offers guests a beautiful retreat and base from which to explore the many attractions of northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This lodge overlooks the Hluhluwe River floodplain with guests enjoying spacious and comfortable lodging, tasty meals and the warm hospitality of an interested team.

The accommodation at the Lodge consists of 2 romantic Honeymoon Chalets, 2 Family Chalets (with extra space for the kids) and 9 Standard Chalets. Each chalet is an A-frame structure providing plenty of light, constructed of timber with a thatch roof and are among the mature indigenous trees which make for a beautiful wilderness setting. The chalets are all comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Self-catering cottages are also available for those looking for additional seclusion.

Cabin Features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mini-bar (some units)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Verandah
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning.

Facilities and Services

The chalets at the Main Lodge have tucked away in the surrounding forest. The main lodge features a reception, a lounge, topped off with lovely views of the surrounding lake. The dining room is set just on the terrace, so dinners are often served outside on the patio under the stars.

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Reference library.
  • Excursions
  • Housekeeping
  • Wake up calls
  • Laundry service.


Set 30 minutes from the Memorial Gate entrance of the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park, this lodge is ideal for self-drive visitors. It is here where guests have an excellent chance of viewing the "Big 5" (rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant), along with numerous other species. Upon request, a safari drive can be organised, depending on availability.

  • Walking: beautiful walking trails for tree identification and bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Mountain biking
  • Bird watching

The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve and is one of Southern Africa's most famous parks. Being home to the Big Five, the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park has become well known for saving the White Rhino from extinction. Close encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife, its prolific bird life and beautiful scenery can be taken in a while enjoying the thrilling safari drives through the reserve. The False Bay sand forest in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is home to one of Africa's smallest antelope, the Suni, and its shy relatives the grey and red duiker.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Facilities Available at Hluhluwe River Lodge

  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Viewing deck

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