Hluhluwe River Lodge

Hluhluwe River Lodge

Hotel

Natural ambiance and exclusive comfort best describe the elegant Hluhluwe River Lodge located on the western side of Saint Lucia Lake.

 

Being the largest lagoon of the African continent, the lake is protected as a UNESCO world heritage site.

 

The private property on which the River Lodge is situated, also borders the wonderful False Bay Game Reserve and the natural Saint Lucia Wetland-Park.

 

Loved by safari-fans, the famous Hluhluwe-Umfolozi-Park is only 30 minutes away from the River Lodge. read more »

 

The park is especially well known due to its large rhinoceros population.

 

Enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Hluhluwe River floodplains and False Bay from the Hluhluwe River Lodge.

 

A favorite meeting point of the elegant estate is the main lodge, offering a comfortable lounge; the perfect location to spend time talking about your past and future adventures.

 

 

Guests may also enjoy chatting at the bar while enjoying a stimulating or refreshing drink.

 

Meals are stylishly served in the dinning room. Another favorite place to dine is the Boma, where dinner is served under the clear, starlit sky of South Africa. An especially romantic and absolutely unforgettable holiday adventure.

 

 

The main lodge is connected to all accommodations by well-lit paths.

 

Discover the swimming pool situated in the wonderful and spacious garden, inviting guests to dive into the refreshingly cool water - ideal after a long adventurous day in the African wilderness.

 

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Living

A total of twelve wonderfully decorated and fully equipped reed-covered luxury chalets let every wish come true.

 

 

Even guests with highest expectations are enthralled by the comfort of the lodge, enjoying read more » a perfect holiday under the African sun.

 

 

Each chalet is privately situated amongst a vast array of native plant species in the spacious estate of the Hluhluwe River Lodge.

 

All chalets contain a patio, combined living room and bedroom, and are equipped with a private shower and toilet.

 

Eight of the twelve chalets hold two beds. Two chalets are equipped with four beds, offering enough room for a whole family to reside comfortably.

 

 

Guests wishing to spend romantic holidays may book one of the two Honeymoon Chalets, containing a shower and a wonderful Victorian-style bathroom.

 

 

All accommodations are naturally equipped with modern air conditioning and a protective mosquito net.

 

 

Particular importance was given to the use of natural materials for building and decorating the chalets.

 

Resembling a chameleon, the estate fits harmonically into the natural surroundings.

 

 

Spend some time on your private patio and take pleasure in the peaceful atmosphere of the estate. Read a good book, have a refreshing drink or simply let your gaze wander over the amazing landscape.

 

 

Or enjoy a relaxing bath in the outdoor bathtub while letting your mind reminisce the events of the past days.

 

 

Discover this stylish and very relaxing way of spending a holiday dream under the sky of Africa.

 

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Activities

The best time of year to visit Zululand is between the months of March and June.

 

This is the season which the native population lovingly calls “Champagne-Weather” with warm, windless days and low read more » air humidity.

 

 

Naturally, African wildlife is of top priority during your stay in the Hluhluwe River Lodge.

 

 

The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is the oldest and one of the most beautiful Nature Reserves in Africa, famous for the white rhinos, whose survival is guaranteed inside of the park. In addition, the reserve is also home to the other animals of the Big Five.

 

Discover the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the park, a unique combination you will not find anywhere else in South Africa.

 

Enjoy the trip in an open Land rover accompanied by an experienced guide.

 

Have a delicious Sundowner or other snack while gazing over the lovely hills of the old Zululand.

 

The sand forest of False Bay is home to the smallest antelope species – the sunis.

 

Guests are also driven to False Bay in the Land rover. The adventure continues through the subtropical forest on foot.

 

Especially impressing are the giant Lebombo Wattle trees and Strangler Figs.

 

Guides supply guests with all important and interesting information about the indigenous forest and its diverse native species.

 

Following the excursion, guests are driven to the coast of the lake for a spectacular view of the “Hell´s Gate” Peninsula.

 

Even the immediate surroundings of the lodge offer a variety of flora and fauna. The library is equipped with many books about native species.

 

 

Sport-fans may enjoy watching important events on the satellite television in the comfortable bar of the lodge.

 

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