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Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Restaurant, Self-Catering & Non Self-Catering Accommodation
Accommodation in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal's largest Big 5 Game Reserve, is available at two large camps (Hilltop and Mpila Camps) and at a number of smaller venues. Hilltop Camp is the only one in the Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park that has a restaurant, the camp is located in the northern Hluhluwe sector of the park. All the other camps are strictly self-catering. Hilltop Camp has both self-catering and non self-catering Chalets. All accommodation booked at Hilltop Camp is now on a Bed and Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis, with the option to take a package that includes dinner and or a guided game drive in Hilltop's open game drive vehicles. Alternatively one drives oneself on the public road network.
Hilltop Camp was indeed built on a Hilltop with panoramic views over the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve, the distant rolling hills of Zululand, all the way to Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean in the far distance. The camp is cooler than the low lying bushveld due to its altitude, air-conditioning has been installed in all chalets. With the lofty thatch ceilings the rooms are cool in summer and warm in winter.
The 4 Sleeper Chalets have two bedrooms, one larger than the other, with a bathroom en suite. The second bedroom has a shower and toilet just outside its door. Then there is a veranda, plus an open plan lounge / dining room / kitchen. Each unit has its own braai (barbecue) There are two styles of 4 bed Chalet, single level and double story.
Some are suitable for wheelchair access.
The 2 Sleeper self catering Chalets have a bedroom with en suite bathroom and then a separate lounge / dining / kitchen which leads off onto a veranda with braai facility (barbecue).
All these units have the necessary basic cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils for self-catering.
The 2 Sleeper non self catering Chalets consist of a bedroom with a lounging area and veranda. The room has a tea and coffee station and fridge. No cooking permitted in these units. Each has a private bathroom en suite.
The 2 Sleeper Rondavels (Resthuts) have a bedroom with a fridge and necessary cutlery and crockery. The kitchen is remote from the room and is communal, with all necessary utensils, stoves and washing facilities. The bathrooms are also communal and away from the rooms. Self catering guests may utilise the restaurant - I suggest that one books for dinner.
All units accommodate the maximum stated number of persons, irrespective of age.
Conservation levy is payable at Hilltop Camp reception. You will need to present your booking reservation reference number at the entrance gate to the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. An exit permit will be issued at Hilltop Camp reception on departure, you will need to show this at the gate on exiting. Most Credit cards are accepted at Hilltop Camp.
Hilltop Camp is where guests staying at the Muntulu and the Munyawaneni Bush Lodges need to check in.
There is a pic-nic site at Mapumulo and Siwasamakosikasi both with toilet facility. There is also a toilet at the Memorial Gate. The Centenary Centre, nearer to the uMfolozi Game Reserve, has a take-away, the Rhino Capture interpretation centre, Capture Bomas as well as toilets. There are craft markets at the Centenary Centre as well as at the Memorial Gate.
Guests wanting to visit the uMfolozi sector of the Park may do so - be aware of the distance and timing as guests may not drive themselves in the park after the gate closing times.
There is a backup generator during loadshedding. Loadshedding has caused various utilities to malfunction, in particular air-conditioning units. Most air-conditioning units are not working due to Load Shedding damage.
Camps in the Hluhlwe section of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
Camps in the uMfolozi Section of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
|2 Bed Chalets – Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe iMfolozi|
|4 Bed Chalets – Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe iMfolozi|
|2 Bed Rondavels (Resthuts) – Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe iMfolozi|