As previous reviewers, we stayed in Badplaas to break on the Golden Gate to Kruger drive.
The owners of Hlumu Lodge run the property to finance a vervet monkey rehab and a shelter for other monkeys. That in itself is a good reason to spend some of your travelfunds here but you also do yourself a favor!
It is a quiet, out of the way location which I would describe as relaxed and peaceful.
The wooden cottages are not superdeluxe but more than comfortable and the rate very reasonable ( under R500, compare this to the competion..)
The cottage we had, consisted of 2 rooms and the non-used room was not rented to other guests.
We booked by email directly and this worked just fine.
I am going to let the photos speak for themselves and if you want to know more, send me a message!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Based at the foot of the stunning Hlumuhlumu Mountains, Hlumu Lodge is the ideal destination for a naturally beautiful and relaxing getaway. We offer affordable accommodation paired with a friendly and warm ambiance. Perfectly situated with panoramic views over the Badplaas valley, we offer 12 en-suite chalets, each with its own private deck overlooking the spectacular mountains. There is an on site restaurant where there is always a selection of delicious meals on offer cooked by our resident chef. We also have a fully stocked and competitively priced bar with a large screen TV showing all the major sporting fixtures and a pool table and dart board for entertainment. For those chilly winter evenings, we have a large open fireplace with couches to curl up on. Hlumu Lodge is also home to DIY Wild, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. DIY Wild is a charity and profits from Hlumu Lodge go directly towards the funding of the wildlife centre. By staying with us you are directly contributing to wildlife conservation. Tours of the rehabilitation centre can be arranged at reception. We are home to a large variety of free roaming wildlife and birdlife including Duiker, Kudu, Reedbuck, Jackal, Servals and Vervet Monkeys. ... more less
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