About Hluhluwe Backpackers
Hluhluwe Backpackers is set up in a very peaceful environment, surrounded only by a few Zulu huts in a distance and the hills of the National Park. We are the closest spot to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park. Just a stone throw away (1.5 km), we call our neighbours the Big Five.
Enjoy a stunning 360 degree panorama view onto the hills of the game reserve and into real Zululand. At night time you will hear the giggle of the hyenas in your ear and the glittering African stars and sky over your head.
Our main house has five comfortable double rooms with shared bathroom facilities, ideal for couples or individual travellers. Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen is available for your use.
We also offer an outside double room with an ablution facility close by and a family room that sleeps three people, with an en-suite shower facility. The kitchen in the main house is available for your use.
We do not sell alcohol on the premises, but you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy your drinks and relax in our pub, outside eating area or boma areas. We offer traditional braai or potjie meals when you don't feel like cooking at an additional cost. We have ample on-site parking space and a 24 hour security guard on the premises.
There are lots of things to do and to see and we recommend you to join us on one of our open vehicle Game Drives into the Game Reserve conducted by professional field guides (three hours, six hours and full days available).
More activities include; fire shows and Zulu dancing, bird spotting on the property during the day and stargazing at night. Ask about our three day Elephant Coast Tour (three nights stay only). The programme includes a visit to Dumazulu Cultural Village, Game Drive in Hluhluwe National Park to spot the Big 5, community and adventure walk, school visit, snorkeling at Cape Vidal, hippo and crocodile viewing at St Lucia Estuary and a visit to False Bay resort for the Ingwe Trail.
Safari: We are the closest accommodation spot to the Hluhluwe/Imfolosi Game Reserve. We provide the ultimate game experience by 4x4.
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