ZAR 150 per night
ZAR 150 per night
Hluhluwe Backpackers, Hluhluwe, South Africa

Hluhluwe Backpackers

Hluhluwe, South Africa - Cnr Hluhluwe Dam Rd & Memorial Gate Rd

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Description - Self catering

We offer a very warm and homely atmosphere in a unique and peaceful environment. Our main house have 5, comfortable double rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The kitchen is very well equipped with all cutlery, crockery, utensils, an electric stove, gas plates, a fridge and freezer and a microwave. If you are not in the mood for cooking, we can spoil you with one of our tasty, prior arranged, 'braai' or 'potjie' meals. (These meals are R85. 00 p/p) The large garden area with a big boma/braai (bbq) and outside eating areas, offer you ample space to relax! We do not sell alcohol on the premises, but you are welcome to bring your own and we have a 'pub' area where you can sit and relax and enjoy your drinks.

Also on offer is an outside double room with excellent ablation facilities close-by and a family room with 1 x double and 1 x single beds, with an ensuite shower and toilet facility. All under the shade of Marula and other indigenious trees. Our self-catering kitchen and Boma/Braai (BBQ) area is there for your use. We also have ample parking space and a security guard is always around.

We recommend you to join us on one of our open-vehicle game drives into the National Park, conducted by a professional Field Guide. Further information for the game drives are available on request. Extras include fire shows, Zulu dancing, star gazing, bird watching, trips to St Lucia Estuary (we offer a 3-day trip, information of which, is also available on request) and surrounding areas including rural Zulu Villages, etc.

Hluhluwe Backpackers is an ideal place where you find the relaxation and tranquility you are looking for!

It's the ideal base to go exploring the many, smaller, game reserves in the area. Nearby places include: False Bay, Sodwana Bay (for snorkeling & scuba diving), St Lucia Estuary (a World Heritage site), where hippo's and crocodiles can be spotted and boat trips can be undertaken, Cape Vidal Marine Reserve is ideal for snorkeling and en-route from St Lucia, the rare Samango Monkey (Monkeys in the Mist), can be seen. The Swaziland Border is ± 1. 5 hours' drive away from Hluhluwe.

Visit the DumaZulu Cultural Village and other local arts & craft markets. Cheetahs and cerval cats can be viewed at the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre and reptiles and crocodiles at the Crocodile Centre. Bird watching in these areas are amazing! Lots to see and lots to do!

The 'town' Hluhluwe is ±12km from here, where you can find shops, supermarkets, liquor outlets and a variety of fast food restaurants. Banks and ATM's are available. There are pharmacies, doctors, an Internet Cafe, post office, fuel stations, etc.

We also offer a 3-Day Tour Special throughout this year:

1st Day:
Visti to the DumaZulu Cultural Village and local sites, which will end with a lovely BBQ (Braai) in the evening.

2nd Day:
A full-day game drive in the National Park, with lunch at the magnificent , 4 Star, 'Hilltop Camp', more game driving and ending the day with a delicious 'potjie'.

3rd Day:
A visit to the St Lucia Estuary (a World Herritage site) where hippos and crocodiles can be viewed by boat. Snorkeling is an option at Cape Vidal, ending the day with fresh fish, for instance, at a local restaurant.

Morning of the 4th Day:
A walk up the mountain to view the last Resting Place of the 'Old Chief'. A brunch is offered afterwards.

Rates are available on request.

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The space
  • Property type: Self catering
  • Guest units: 7
  • Year built: 1990
  • Renovated: 2014
  • Public classification: 3
Self catering accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 150 (South African Rand)

Double
  • Check-in: 10:00am
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Self catering amenities

We are in a place called 'Hluhluwe' - which means 'Thorny Monkey Rope'. We are situated in the ever-green hills of rural Zululand, surrounded by only a few Zulu Huts and with the mountains of the Imfolozi ('River of Fibres') in the distance. It is a very tranquil, unique and peaceful environment. Although it sounds very remote, there are many places close-by and plenty of things to do! All kinds of trips and excursions can be arranged!

BBQ area Bar/lounge Children permitted Gardens Gift shop Linen included Newspapers/magazines No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Smoking permitted Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

5 x Double rooms - 1 double bed each (Main house) 1 x Double room - 1 double bed (Separate outside unit) 1 x Family Room - 1 double bed, 1 single bed (Separate outside unit). PLEASE NOTE: Single persons booking a double room will NOT pay R300. 00 for the whole room, but only R200. 00 (R150. 00 p/p + an extra R50. 00)

All rooms in the main house are provided with linen and have ceiling fans. Shared bathroom facilities, which consist of showers and toilets. The outside double room and family room are also provided with linen and have stand-up fans. Excellent ablution facilities are close-by and the family room is ensuite. The use of our well equipped, self-catering kitchen and Boma/Braai (BBQ) area is there for everybody's use!

Backpacker facilities Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Shared bathroom Showers without bath Television (cable/satellite)


Neighborhood

Ideal base to go exploring the many, smaller, game reserves in the area.

Nearby places include: Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay (for snorkeling & scuba diving), St Lucia Estuary (a World Heritage site), where hippo's and crocodiles can be spotted and boat trips can be undertaken. Cape Vidal, which is ideal for snorkeling and en-route, magnificent Kudu bulls (antelope) and the rare Samango Monkey (Monkeys in the Mist) can be spotted. The Swaziland Border is ± 1. 5 hours' drive away.

Local craft markets, rural Zulu villages (DumaZulu Cultural Village), a reptile and crocodile park (Zulu Croc Reptile Park) and a cheetah & serval cats project (Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre) can be visited. Bird watching in these areas are amazing!

The 'town' Hluhluwe is ±12km from here, where you can find shops, supermarkets, liquor outlets and a variety of 'take-away/fast' food restaurants. Banks and ATM's are available. There are pharmacies, doctors, an Internet Cafe, post office, fuel stations, etc.

Points of interest
  • St Lucia Estuary (+/- 60km)
  • Sodwana Bay (97km)
  • Cape Vidal Marine Reserve (+/- 35km from St Lucia Estuary)
  • Kosi Bay (176km)
  • Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre
  • Zulu Croc Reptile Park
  • DumaZulu Cultural Village
  • Various, smaller Game Reserves
  • Swaziland Border (+/- 1. 5 hours' drive away)

Food and drink
Eating in house
Park Pub
Our on-site pub. Just the place to relax!
Eating out
Wimpy
Family Fast Food Restaurant. Sit-down / Take-away
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Family Take-away
Protea Hotel
Buffet, A La Carte Menu

Policies
Price details

ZAR 150 per night (South African Rand)

Pre-arranged 'braai' or 'potjie' @ R85.00 p/p

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Available discounts

Stay 7 nights - pay for 6 only

Location - Self catering

Cnr Hluhluwe Dam Rd & Memorial Gate Rd
Hluhluwe
KwaZulu-Natal (Province of KwaZulu-Natal)
South Africa  3960

Latitude: -28.05675, Longitude: 32.15469

How to get there

Traveling on the N2 highway from either the North (Swaziland Border) or South (Durban/Richards Bay), take the turn-off to Hluhluwe/Sodwana Bay. Follow the signs to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park. Find us on the left-hand side after 12km. (Just before the Memorial Gate entrance - the Northern gate of the Park).

Nearest airport: Richards Bay Airport (+/- 109km)