Hluhluwe BackpackersLocation: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Zululand » Elephant Coast » Hluhluwe-Imfolozi » Hluhluwe
Backpackers in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal
DescriptionWe are the closest spot (1km) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park! For the best 4x4 open vehicle game drives since 1969, 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 National Park!!
We offer a very warm and homely atmosphere in a unique and peaceful environment. Our main house has 4 comfortable double and 2 twin bedrooms 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 area, the Park Pub (with cold beers and a variety of drinks) large garden area with a big boma, braai (bbq) and outside dining areas, offer you ample space to relax!
Also on offer is our 8-bed dorm, a chalet, 3 stationery parked caravans and lots of camping space - all under the shade of Marula and other indigenous trees!
We recommend you to join us on one of our open-vehicle game drives into the National Park, conducted by a professional Field Guide. Extras include fire shows, Zulu dancing, star gazing, trips to St Lucia, rural Zulu Villages, etc
AttractionsExtremely close to the Memorial Gate (Northern entrance) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park.
Ideal base to go exploring the many, smaller, game reserves in the area.
Nearby places include: False Bay, Kozi Bay, Sodwana Bay (for snorkeling & scuba diving), St Lucia Wetlands Park (a World Herritage site), where hippo's and crocodiles can be spotted and boat trips can be undertaken. The Swaziland Border is ±1.5 hours' drive away.
Local craft markets, rural Zulu villages, a crocodile park and a cheetah and serval cat project can be visited. Bird watching in these areas are amazing.
The "town" of Hluhluwe is ±12km from here, where you can find shops, supermarkets and liquor outlets. Banks and ATM's are available. There are pharmacies, doctors, an Internet Cafe, post office, fuel stations, fast food restaurants, etc.
DirectionsTraveling on the N2 highway from either the North (Swaziland Border) or the South (Durban/Richard's 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 of the Park - the Northern entrance).