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Hluhluwe River Lodge

D540-Hluhluwe (District Road 540), Hluhluwe 3960 South Africa
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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#10 of 43 Speciality lodging in Hluhluwe
Hluhluwe River Lodge is an intimate forest lodge situated far from the hustle and bustle, offering a tranquil environment and relaxed atmosphere. The lodge is ideal for self drive visitors looking for a fully catered restaurant facility and spacious living area. The main lodge has a lounge, expansive terrace and Wifi facilities. Ideal for a family getaway or a couples retreat, our attention to detail and personal touch will make your stay memorable. Upon request, we offer guided walks into False Bay Park which includes forest and lake shore experiences where the focus is on the little details and magic of our greatest asset, the Sand Forest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Zulu
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Benguela Blue wrote a review Nov 2020
Paternoster, South Africa76 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I visited Riverlodge for a week for his 50th Birthday as he celebrated his 30th there years ago. In these difficult times it was great to see nothing has changed and in a good way! The service from all staff start to finish was friendly and impeccable, they catered to our every need at 5 star standard our whole duration of stay. The rooms are stunning with perfect privacy and amazing views not evening getting to the bird life surrounding the units. Even out of season the food from breakfast to supper were top restaurant meals, there wasn’t a single thing we could ask for to be added. Thank you Bridget and Gavin for looking after us it was a lifetime experience and we will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Emarie B wrote a review Sep 2020
Paarl, South Africa720 contributions238 helpful votes
Connor and Ceasar looked after us for breakfast and dinner, and we commend them for their service and willingness to please. The breakfasts have great variety and a barista made cappuccino is included if you ask for it. The dinners are to die for. Thandi is a remarkable chef. We really felt at home in the communal areas, overlooking the lake. The chalets are far enough away from each other to guarantee privacy. The bath in the honeymoon suite is comfortable and has a great view. The wine list has a good variety. They supply filtered water - just ask if you need more.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Pete w wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
Out of this world! What an amazing location and Lodge. Views over the river and lakes from the bedrooms and decking. Impala and monkeys in the grounds. Staff were great and helped make our stay really enjoyable. Lovely location for Dinner on the decking with great food. Lovely walks. And great location for the game parks less than 30 minutes away.Highly recommended. Hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Martin S wrote a review Jan 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed for four nights in January 2020. Staff friendly and helpful, especially Rebecca and Lesley who worked the front desk. Having been contacted in advance to arrange pre-bookings, they sorted out a boat trip on the lake, setting off from from St Lucia (1 hr 20 minutes away) and a game drive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park (25 minutes away) using local guide Cela Manyanga from Anew Hotel. He collected us from the River Lodge and was excellent throughout, making the game drive an unforgettable experience. Thoroughly recommended! Half board- breakfast to a good standard, and dinner even better. With forewarning, the kitchen supplied vegetarian food as requested, and varied the fare each day. Mosquitos were an issue when were here, requiring use of a mosquito net in the room for sleeping under, and forcing us to avoid the lovely outside areas in early evening, eating dinner inside the breakfast room instead. Internet weak, probably due distance from 'supply'.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Brett P wrote a review Aug 2019
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
What a relaxing family getaway! We loved the house and the animals that roamed freely around the property. We loved the 2km nature walk and the quick drive to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi national Park. If we are in this area again, we will definitely stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2018
US$133 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hluhluwe River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hluhluwe River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ilala Weavers (8.0 km) and Zulu Croc Reptile Park (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hluhluwe River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hluhluwe River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hluhluwe River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hluhluwe River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fig Tree Cafe & Deli, Local Kitchen And Barrel, and Zulu Croc.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hluhluwe River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hluhluwe River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.