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Hluhluwe national park covers some 96 000 ha and is characterised by hilly topography. The Hluhluwe Reserve is one of the oldest game reserve in Africa. The old Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka put in place the first conservation laws, where today the 'Big Five' of African legend roam these hilly plains.
The northern section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. It is one of the best places in the world to see nyala. Hluhluwe is also known for its rhino conservation and boasts good rhino sightings. Game viewing is the prime attraction with viewing hides overlooking pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range. Wilderness trails are also a popular attraction in the Hluhluwe reserve.
Hilltop CampAccommodation at Hilltop Camp ranges from a luxury lodge to a variety of superbly appointed self-catering accommodation facilities. All units are serviced daily. From the bottom of the price range up; facilities include:
Mtwazi Lodge Mtwazi Lodge is a beautiful thatched home used by the original warden of Hluhluwe and now offering superb accommodation set in its own secluded garden. The lodge comprises a lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms en suite and in addition, there is a 3-bedded annex also en-suite. A cook is in attendance. Muntulu and Munywaneni Bush LodgeMuntulu and Munywaneni are up-market bush lodges comprising 4 separate en-suite bedrooms with secluded verandahs overlooking the Hluhluwe River. There is also a central viewing lounge and kitchen complex. The bush lodges provide complete privacy and can house up to 8 people. A cook/caretaker is in attendance and a field ranger is available to take visitors on walks.
Rates Include:B&B Accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 14% VAT.Rates Exclude:Optional meal and/or extras; please enquireOptional excursions
Gate Opening and Closing Times:The following gate times are strictly enforced.Summer (November to February ) 05:00 - 19:00 and Winter ( March to October ) 06:00 - 18:00Office Hours:The office is open from 07:00 to 19:00 Check In Time: From 14:00, recommended in by 17:00Check Out Time: 10:00 Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 15 kms and 45 minutes Facilities:Restaurant, bar, coin operated laundry, Diesel/Unleaded fuel available
Excursions:Game drives & walks booked on arrival on a first come first served basis.Shop:A fully equipped shop selling a wide range of curios and basic food supplies.Facilities for people with disabilities:Provisions for people with disabilities have been made in Hilltop Camp.Hluhluwe Reserve is a low risk malaria area; however visitors are urged to consult their doctor.The nearest town which has a full range of services is Hluhluwe 25 kms away. Pets are not permitted into the reserve.