Hluhluwe Backpackers

Hluhluwe Kwazulu-Natal, P.O. Box 659, Hluhluwe, South Africa, Distance from city centre: 26.9km

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We are the closest spot (1km) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park! For the best 4x4 open vehicle game drives, visit Hluhluwe Backpackers!! We call the Big 5 our neighbours and enjoy a stunning 360 degree view onto the surrounding hills of Zululand and the mountains of the Park in the distance.

We offer a very warm and homely atmosphere in a unique and peaceful environment. Our main house has 3 comfortable double rooms, 1twin room and 2 four-bed dorm rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The kitchen is very well equipped with all cutlery, crockery, utensils, gas stoves, 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 meals! The lounge/dining and reception areas, the Park Pub (with cold beers and a variety of drinks) large garden area with a big boma/braai (bbq) and outside eating areas, offer you ample space to relax!

Also on offer is a chalet, 3 stationery parked caravans and 12 camping sites (light and plug points provided) - all under the shade of Marula and other indigenous trees! Excellent ablution facilities are close-by. Our self-catering kitchen and Boma/Braai (BBQ) area is there for your use.

We recommend you to join us on one of our open-vehicle game drives into the National Park, conducted by a professional Field Guide. On offer is a 3 hour, 6 hour and a full-day drive. The latter includes lunch at the 4-star Hillside Top Camp restaurant. Extras include fire shows, Zulu dancing, star gazing, bird watching, trips to St Lucia Estuary and surrounding areas including rural Zulu Villages, etc.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

We do have a gate that is locked at night, but does not constitute a 'curfew' or 'lock-out'. In case of late arrivals, Nellie can be contacted, she will gladly open the gate.

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Traveling on the N2 highway from either 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. (Northern gate of the Park.

32. 154694

28○3'24, 3000' S
32○9'16, 8984' E

Located Near

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.

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