After a hard day of riding gravel roads across northern natal and zululand in temperatures up to 42 C, the day was coming to an end and I had only reached Hluhluwe and was hot and tired. Accomodation in hluhluwe is aimed largely at upmarket tourists in safari mode wanting luxury and game drives, not bikers who just want a shower, cold beer, their bike parked nearby and to be off early. Nothing much in hluhluwe was suitable so i pressed on and found Dave's place. A piece of paradise! Away from the hordes with clean safari clothes and cameras. Large cold beers, a great meal, and fantastic host and company. I couldnt have wanted more.
I covered all Natal, stayed in far more expensive and posh places, but Dave's backpackers was the best and most memorable by far. The KTM will park her wheels next to that bed again. I would gladly go back with my kids as well. Well worth a stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hluhluwe Backpackers South Africa - Zululand