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Hluhluwe Backpackers Hostel

Hluhluwe Kwazulu-Natal, P.O. Box 659, Hluhluwe, South Africa

We are the closest spot (1km) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park! For the best 4x4 open vehicle game drives, 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 Park in the distance. Read more

67% Overall Rating 5 out of 8 customers would recommend this property based on 8 reviews

Atmosphere 67%

Cleanliness 60%

Facilities 53%

Location 80%

Safety 70%

Staff 70%

Value 70%

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Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 10:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Hluhluwe?

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We are the closest spot (1km) to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park! For the best 4x4 open vehicle game drives, 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 Park in the distance. Read more

Private Rooms

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Hluhluwe Backpackers

We offer a very warm and homely atmosphere in a unique and peaceful environment. Our main house has 5 comfortable double rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The kitchen is very well-equipped with all cutlery and crockery, an electric stove, gas plates, a microwave, fridge and freezer. If you are not in the mood for cooking, we can spoil you with one of our tasty, prior arranged, 'braai' or 'potjie' meals. (These are R95.00 p/p) The large garden area with a big boma/braai (bbq) area and outside eating area, offer you ample space to relax! We don not sell alcohol on the premises, but you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy it in our pub area,where you can sit and relax and enjoy your drinks.

The shared shower facilities in the main house is available for your use. Our braai area is there for your use as well as our self-catering kitchen in the main house.

We recommend you to join one of our open-vehicle game drives into the National Park, conducted by a professional Field Guide. Further information regarding the game drives are available on request. Extras include Zulu dancing, fire shows, star gazing, bird watching, trips to St Lucia Estuary (we offer a 3-day trip, information of which is also available on request.) and surrounding areas including rural Zulu Villages.

Accommodation Information

5 x Double rooms (Main house). R250 per person.

All rooms in the main house are provided with linen and have ceiling fans. Shared bathroom facilities, which consist of showers and toilets. The outside double room is also provided with linen and has a stand-up fan. Excellent ablution facilities are close-by. The family room has an ensuite shower and toilet facility. The use of our well equipped, self-catering kitchen and Boma/Braai (BBQ) area is there for everybody's use!

Location Information

We are in an area called 'Hluhluwe' - which means 'Thorny Monkey Rope'. We are situated in the ever-green hills of rural Zululand, surrounded by only a few Zulu Huts and with the mountains of the Imfolozi ('River of Fibers') in the distance. It is a very tranquil, unique and peaceful environment. Although it sounds very remote, there are many places close-by and plenty of things to do! All kinds of trips and excursions can be arranged!

It's the ideal base to go exploring the many, smaller, game reserves in the area. Nearby places include: False Bay, Sodwana Bay (for snorkeling & scuba diving), St Lucia Estuary (a World Heritage site), where hippo's and crocodiles can be spotted and boat trips can be undertaken, Cape Vidal Marine Reserve is ideal for snorkeling and en-route from St Lucia, the rare Samango Monkey (Monkeys in the Mist), can be seen. The Swaziland Border is ± 1.5 hours' drive away from Hluhluwe.

Visit the DumaZulu Cultural Village and other local arts & craft markets. Cheetahs and cerval cats can be viewed at the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre and reptiles and crocodiles at the Crocodile Centre. Bird watching in these areas are amazing! Lots to see and lots to do!

The 'town' Hluhluwe is12km from here, where you can find shops, supermarkets, liquor outlets and a variety of fast food restaurants. Banks and ATM's are available. There are pharmacies, doctors, an Internet Cafe, post office, fuel stations, etc.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.