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    Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp

    Bushlands Turnoff from N2 | Bushlands, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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    • Excellent42%
    • Very good30%
    • Average10%
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    1 - 5 of 51 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I booked myself and my boyfriend into Isinkwe before a mountain bike race, not really knowing about the place. We absolutely LOVED it and will definitely be back. If you're looking for a simple, down to earth, rustic, " South African feeling" spot then this...More

    Thank kirstevans52
    Response from Isinkwe, Owner at Isinkwe Backpackers BushcampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you very much! We appreciate your positive feedback and really pleased that you enjoyed our camp, staff and of course our resident bush babies! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    The accommodation was very basic. Breakfast was good but we weren't notified when it was ready so it was cold each time - there was sufficient for all. Dinner was basic meals, filling but not great. The pool was clean and it is a relaxing...More

    Thank lindasteinie
    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    Location is nice however had a horrible time with the girl at the check-in counter. She was very rude and had little to no sense of customer service. If you asked her anything she made is seem like a chore and made you feel bad...More

    Thank JayMan2324
    Response from Isinkwe, Owner at Isinkwe Backpackers BushcampResponded 2 weeks ago

    In response to accusation of stolen jacket, We do not agree with the customer claiming their property (blazer) was stolen. The customer forgot his blazer behind in the closet in the room of the chalet. Our housekeeping staff only discovered it at a later stage...More

    Reviewed 16 April 2017

    It was refreshingly relaxing and Gugu was amazingly helpful and sweet. We enjoyed cooking in the communal kitchen as we got chatting to guests from all over the world. We sat around the bonfire until after midnight....will definitely visit again!

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    Reviewed 14 April 2017

    I stayed at this backpackers in March with friends to visit the Hluhluwe game reserve. I was disappointed about the room, warm and really humid, making it impossible to dry towels and sleep properly at night. The water of the advertised swimming pool was green...More

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    Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge
    88 reviews
    #4 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
     
    Zululand Tree Lodge
    132 reviews
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    Shakaland
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    Ubizane Wildlife Reserve
    73 reviews
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    Room Tips
    "We really didn't expect it to be so basic - not at all like the pics"
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    "self catering unit has everything you might want:-)"
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    "No A/C so visiting in the cooler months will be advised."
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    "The original rooms are more basic but they have added some super nice new rooms beautiful set in the bush."
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