Location: Hluhluwe River Lodge is situated near the town of Hluhluwe overlooking the western shore of Lake
St Lucia. The lodge has a wonderful lake view and is situated in a pristine indigenous forest setting.

GPS coordinates:
28° 1'39.41"S / 32°20'57.43"E (route GPS via Hluhluwe town)

Nearest airport: Richards Bay - 1 hours’ drive. Durban King Shaka airport – 2 ½ / 3 hours’ drive.

Number of chalets: 12

Chalet Types: 8 Twins/standard chalets with shower and toilet.
2 Family chalets open plan with 4 beds, shower and toilet.
2 Honeymoon chalets with king size bed, bath, shower and toilet

Main lodge: Consists of reception, lounge, museum, dining room, bar, open terrace.
Wi-Fi is available at the main lodge.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast are included in the rate. Lunch is an optional extra and must be pre-booked.

Other accommodation options available at Hluhluwe River Lodge: Please request further information.
Mkhulu's House is our self-catering house.
Planters Bush Camp is a more rustic self-catering camp.

Activities offered by Hluhluwe River Lodge

Game drives into Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park are by the far the most popular activity and can be arranged by the lodge. Please see our rates sheets for prices. Other activities include Mountain Biking, Sandforest Walking Trails, Pineapple Tours or a visit to Ilala Weavers and the Fig Tree café as well as the day trip attraction listed below.

Game Reserve attractions and recommended Day Trips (Drive time)

  • Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park - (30 minutes) Self-drive or with a Safari Operator meet at Memorial Gate.
  • False Bay Park - (10 minutes) Self-guided walks.
  • Sodwana - (1 hour) Beaches, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
  • St Lucia - (1 hour) Hippo and Croc boat tours, restaurants and beach walks.
  • Eastern Shores Coastal Reserve & Cape Vidal (1- 1 ½ hours) swimming, snorkelling, game viewing, birding.
  • Western Shores (40 minutes) Game viewing, birding and animal viewing hides.
  • Mkuze Game Reserve (1 hour) Game viewing Big 5, birding. Self-Drive or guided.

 

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
Facilities
  • air conditioner (all units)
  • bar fridge (some units)
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • electronic safe
  • generator
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • wi-fi / hotspot

Directions
DIRECTIONS FROM DURBAN / RICHARDS BAY

Directions from Durban (250km’s – 3-hour drive)
From Durban take the N2 northbound. If you are traveling from Durban international airport, make sure you take the bypass around the city. You will pass off ramps for Empangeni, Richards Bay and Mtubatuba before reaching the Hluhluwe / Sodwana B ay off ramp.
Turn RIGHT over the highway. Proceed 6.2 kms passing through the village till you reach the 4th traffic circle.
Turn LEFT and proceed 1.4 kms. Look out for a signboard on your left reading SODWANA BAY / FALSE BAY RESORTS. Turn RIGHT over the railway line and proceed 3.4 kms till you reach a SMALL BRIDGE.
Immediately after this bridge turn RIGHT as our sign indicates. Follow the gravel road for 5kms and the entrance to Hluhluwe River Lodge & Adventures is on your RIGHT.

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG

Directions from Johannesburg via Ermelo (700km’s – 7-hour drive)
From Johannesburg take the N17 via Springs and Bethal to Ermelo. Then take the N2 via Piet Retief, Pongola and Mkuze. The Hluhluwe / Sodwana Bay off ramp is 55km’s from Mkuze.
Turn LEFT over the highway. Proceed 6.2 kms passing through the village till you reach the 4 th traffic circle.
Turn LEFT and proceed 1.4 kms. Look out for a signboard on your left reading SODWANA BAY / FALSE BAY.
Turn RIGHT over the railway line and proceed 3.4 kms till you reach a SMALL BRIDGE. Immediately after this bridge turn RIGHT as our sign indicates. Follow the gravel road for 5kms and the entrance to Hluhluwe River Lodge & Adventures is on your RIGHT.

DIRECTIONS FROM SWAZILAND

Directions from Swaziland via Lavumisa border post (110 km’s – from Lavumisa border)
If you are approaching from the Kruger Park via Swaziland you must exit Swaziland at the Lavumisa border post. From the border proceed 5km’s before turning left onto the N2 South. Pass the Jozini dam on your left and the town of Mkuze. The Hluhluwe / Sodwana Bay off ramp is 55km’s from Mkuze.
Turn LEFT over the highway. Proceed 6.2 kms passing through the village till you reach the 4 th traffic circle.
Turn LEFT and proceed 1.4 kms. Look out for a signboard on your left reading SODWANA BAY / FALSE BAY.
Turn RIGHT over the railway line and proceed 3.4 kms till you reach a SMALL BRIDGE. Immediately after this bridge turn RIGHT as our sign indicates. Follow the gravel road for 5kms and the entrance to Hluhluwe River Lodge & Adventures is on your RIGHT.