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Reviewed 6 May 2012

I went to Hluhluwe with several friends, and we were excited to get some camping in at Dave's. However, it wasn't the happy-go-lucky kind of experience we had been anticipating. After our first night camping we awoke to find that one of our friends' stuff had been stolen. Everything. Right from the inner lining of the tent. We spent the morning trying to rectify the situation and were told that something like this had never happened before. At the police station, however, we were told that it WAS NOT the first time campers had been robbed. The stuff was never recovered (except for a pair of flip-flops). So, if you chose to stay at Dave's, lock up your stuff.

Room Tip: be on guard for theft
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Hluhluwe M, General Manager at Hluhluwe Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2015

Thank you for your review and your group had arrived very late at night and did not pack their bags away which was left on a car boot. We cannot be held responsible for neglect on our guests side as it is logical in Africa as anywhere in South Africa one needs to be careful with safety and put belongings away at night. We do recall that evening our camping area was fully booked and we also had 24 hour security. We do hope your enjoy the rest of your travels in South Africa. best Regards Hluhluwe Backpackers

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Recommended. Nice feel, clean rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen. Very close to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Memorial Gate -- great place to stay if you are coming or going to this beautiful park! The owner has great information on the area and is a pleasure to talk to. Only thing missing is wifi.

Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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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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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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.

Room Tip: Quite enjoyed the caravan lodging
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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