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Northwest Corner Of Park, Hlane Royal National Park Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Northwest Corner Of Park, Hlane Royal National Park Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Saroj8161 wrote a review Nov 2018
Angul, India42 contributions4 helpful votes
The food was very good but has a limited variety of dishes. But the staff is very helpful and friendly. Place is neat and tidy so manageable for a two days tour. Big room and clean room. Food was very good.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gail C wrote a review Nov 2018
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The camp is absolutely lovely, fabulous accommodation, secluded and peaceful and well maintained, a real highlight. Situated in a quieter part of the reserve, none of the big five, it us lovely, although I wish the staff had been more clear on the division of the park into various animal sections, as a result the game viewing was not great. Do not take the Siteki road to the park if you are travelling via South Africa, rather the longer Manzini route. The Siteki road is potholed beyond belief and really dangerous.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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kiwiboyLondon wrote a review Oct 2018
Skipton, United Kingdom142 contributions82 helpful votes
The cabins at this camp are amazing! Tucked away at the far end of Hlane National Park they are a secluded paradise. They have everything you need, including a fridge, freezer, microwave and stove so be sure to bring plenty of food. There is also an indoor fireplace and brie pit but bring firelighters if you plan on using them. The cabins have big windows looking down to the river and the bedrooms have wonderful mosquito nets to keep the bugs out. The bathrooms are out of this world with a shower and a bath! Seeing the sun set over the river or waking up to the birds in the morning, it is well worth the drive through the camp (which incidentally passes through an area frequented by the rhinos as an added bonus). Our cabin was also thoroughly cleaned every day and the area around it swept which was lovely to come back to.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura W wrote a review Jan 2018
Falmouth, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
This camp is really lovely. Our unit was very clean and comfortably furnished. Our unit was serviced daily by friendly staff. Firewood is provided and was topped up daily. There was an abundance of bird life around the camp. We saw an impressive amount of rhino in the reserve, but not much other game at all which was a bit of a pity. If peace and quiet is what you are after then this is the place for you. The drive through the reserve to get to the camp is doable in a normal car, but do take it slowly. There is a supermarket just a short drive from the gates of Hlane.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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aussi33 wrote a review Jan 2018
Schweiz379 contributions44 helpful votes
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The camp itself was clean and peaceful and the the bngalows where spacious. However it is far away from the main camp (30 min drive) and the roads inside the park are mostly not suitable for normal cars. To get to the Bhubesi camp you have to druve through a sugare cane factory with all the big trucks speeding on those roads. In addition the part of the camp does not have a lot of animals, as it is outside the fenced off NP. It was not possible to see the river from the bungalows that meant we could not watch any animals coming for a drink.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Kendall Language wrote a review Oct 2017
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa120 contributions17 helpful votes
Bhubesi Camp is a great place to catch your breath in this fast paced world. It's remote & peaceful & oozes nothing but tranquility. We had a great 3 nights at this beautiful Camp. It's the perfect place to recharge those batteries & soak up the scenery. The bird life is great. Don't expect to see the Big 5 on your doorstep though. Hlane is sectioned off with General Game in One Section, Dangerous Animals (Elephant & Rhino) in another with Predators in an entirely different section which you have to pay over & above to see. Bhusbesi is a great place if you want to just be in the Bush & do nothing but relax & enjoy time in nature.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Bhubesi Camp
Responded 01 Jan 2018
Thank you for your lovely review!
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GfamilyDS wrote a review Oct 2017
Durban, South Africa67 contributions32 helpful votes
The bungalows at Bhubesi Camp were a lovely surprise: neat, clean, well-furnished and spacious. The braai area was always kept clean and the wood for free! Situated away from the main camp (about 15kms) really gives you the opportunity to relax in the bush. Hlane itself is rather disappointing with the different enclosures for different animals detracting from a true game reserve experience, but go stay at Bhubesi for the sounds and sights if the bush and a truly relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: Unit 5 and 6 are at the end of the row so quieter.
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Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Bhubesi Camp
Responded 01 Jan 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. Our different enclosures are sadly a necessity when it comes to accommodating the larger "dangerous" game. Hlane is not huge and with sugar cane and community neighbours, the fences are the lesser of many evils. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed Bhubesi Camp!
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SunnyW358 wrote a review Sep 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico6443 contributions1222 helpful votes
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We were so enchanted by this peaceful rest camp. Yes, Hlane national park has big wild animals, but we just wanted to be in the bush "surrounded by them", yet be able to walk around a bit and not worry about being their dinner. Bhubesi rest camp was the ideal choice. After registering at the park we went through two gates that included first, the big wild animal area, and then the endangered species area. Although Bhubesi means lion, the rest camp had no man-eaters. When we entered the cottage, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the abode; it was so well constructed to keep it ventilated at all times. The house consisted of two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. The house was beautifully decorated, was very comfortable with nice wooden furniture and was meticulously clean.The kitchen was well-equipped; had a spacious fridge, microwave, water boiler and all necessary cooking needs. (caution: don't plug everything at once to avoid blowing a fuse!) Something that we found here very different from many other places in Africa was the quality of utensils, especially pots and pans with no scratches! The beds were surrounded by a very large, square mosquito net inside which we could walk around. Bathrooms were spacious, had a tub as well as a shower and had constant hot water with good pressure. Sitting outdoor was simply wonderful listening to the birdsong and monkey calls. Our cottage was # 6 and was the closest to the bush.We could take a hike for about 40 minutes into the bush, which we found very relaxing. Firewood was provided by the camp and it was divine to build a campfire, do some BBQ and spend hours listening to the night sounds of the bush. The beds were so comfortable, there were no mosquitoes, and we were able to have a restful sleep. While passing through big game area in the park, we did see some animals, so all in all, this was an all-rounded visit to the Hlane national park. We will definitely come back to the Bhubusi rest camp.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ann R, General Manager at Bhubesi Camp
Responded 29 Sep 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review! Wonderful that you soaked up the magic of the bush! Thank you for the lovely compliments regarding the facilities.
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2_Tripavisors wrote a review Aug 2017
Paris139 contributions74 helpful votes
The camp (6 villa) is located 1 km from the main camp (Ndolvu). The villa are well equiped (electricity, fireplace, hoven, bbq, ...) and very clean. You need to bring all the food you need. Once there, you will not return at night. There is one person in the area. It is ok for one night but very far and the Hlane reserve is not very good.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Ann R, General Manager at Bhubesi Camp
Responded 29 Sep 2017
Thank you for your honest review. Sorry you did not feel Hlane is a good wildlife experience. As a conservation area it is very important to Swaziland, and has a lot to offer, although not always overtly. A point of correction for future readers - Bhubesi Camp is a full 8km from Ndlovu Camp, and yes, definitely a remote self-catering camp by design!
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Ellen_Dur wrote a review Jun 2017
Toronto, Canada21 contributions14 helpful votes
Bhubesi Camp is a 14 kilometre, dirtroad drive from Ndlovu Camp Lodge. If you are a group of four this place is ideal. Each solid brick bungalow - the word 'camp' has no place at Bhubesi - has two bedrooms, both with ensuites. There's a big kitchen with all the amenities, and a living-room with fireplace, for chilly nights. It's very serene here, the only sounds come from the animals in the nearby forest. You can BBQ here too.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Bhubesi Camp
Responded 08 Jul 2017
Thank you for got lovely review! "Camp" refers to a place which offers accommodation in the bush/nature area, not necessarily a tented camp😊 These days, "tented camp" is used to specify tents. We are happy to hear this did not deter from your experience!
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Eswatini (Swaziland)Lubombo DistrictHlane Royal National Park
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