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Hluhluwe Backpackers
Portland, Oregon
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“Wonderfully located near the park!”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We camped for several nights at Dave's. You are within minutes of the Hluhluwe game reserve and situated on the hillside far enough away from town. We had great views around us and wonderful sunsets and rises. The kitchen has everything that you need. The camping sites would be much nicer if the grass was cut and had less lights on at night. We do not smoke so for those of you sensitive to smoke, it does smell like smoke inside and in the eating area. Stay here if you want to be close to the park and at a great price!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rimini, Italy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Backpackers with a friendly atmosphere. The environments are cleaned and comfortable.
Very good position because the backpackers is situated 1,5 Km from the gate of Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
Dave is a qualified guide and he's tour proposal, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, St Lucia Estuary and Cape Vidal, is excellent to introduce the regional territory with good ratio quality-price. Dave is friendly and very helpful person.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2011

Fantastic place. Very happy that my friends and I chose this backpackers. Situated in beautiful rural KZN, very close to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Dave is awesome and very hospitable. Hope to be back to Durban again, and when I am I will be sure to make a stop off at Hluhluwe Backpackers for a few days of safari. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2010

Hluhluwe backpackers has an awesome vibe! My partner and I Camped here for three days with full access to all the facilities, which are basic, but all that you need. The backpackers was an awesome base for the Hluhluwe - infolozi game reserve as it is only a few kms from the Memorial entrence.
Facilities were good, everything you'd expect from a backpackers and Dave the owner is very helpful and friendly.
If i am ever back in the area I will definately go back to this backpackers.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

A friendly Dave with his dog Nelson; this is a great place to stop by if you want to enjoy Hluhluwe Park. We enjoyed it for one week.
Dave will make your stay easy, serve you good food or if you want just cook your own. He will also be your guide to the park we we enjoy the nicest time in.
Make your , make your choice and go for it!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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hluhluwe
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

your friend jakmes germany , what a great place , wespend 3 days here and was fantastic , what a GREAT HOST

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hluhluwe Backpackers

Property: Hluhluwe Backpackers
Address: Cnr Memorial Gate & Hluhluwe Dam Rds | Hluhluwe Dam Road, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Hluhluwe Backpackers South Africa - Zululand

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