Accommodation in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal
|South Africa >> KwaZulu Natal >> Elephant Coast >> Hluhluwe|
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|Bahati Bushcamp & Game Farm||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Bushbaby Lodge||Hluhluwe||Camping & Caravan|
|Bushlands Game Lodge||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Dumazulu Lodge||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Emdoneni Lodge||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Falaza Game Park||HLUHLUWE||Bed & Breakfast|
||False Bay Guest House||Hluhluwe||Guest House|
|Gazebo Safari Lodge||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Hluhluwe Guest House||Hluhluwe||Guest House|
|Hluhluwe Hotel & Safaris||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Horn & Thorn||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Intibane Game Lodge||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Iqina Game Lodge||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Isinkwe Backpackers Lodge||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Leopard Mountain Game Lodge||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Malagas Hotel||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Malala Lodge & Safaris||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Mazuri Lodge||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Pumalanga Nature Reserve||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
|Thanda Private Game Reserve||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Zuka Private Game Reserve||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Zulu Nyala Game Lodge & Heritage Safari||Hluhluwe||Bed & Breakfast|
|Zululand Tree Lodge||Hluhluwe||Hotel / Lodge|
Alternating with Mtubatuba as host of the annual Game Auction every June, the town is visitor-friendly and convenient for exploring the nearby game reserves, as well as the northern resorts of Lake St Lucia and the Maputaland coastline further afield.
Lake St Lucia is Africa's biggest estuarine system with a total water surface of 350 square kilometers. The Lake is fed by four major river systems that supply the lake with large volumes of fresh water particularly during the summer months. Salt water is fed into the lake at St Lucia village where the lake meets the sea some 70 kilometres from the northern extreme of the lake. The lake is bound on its eastern shore by magnificent beaches, coastal dune forests and game rich grasslands that taper down to the lakeshore. Accross a massive expanse of water lies the western shore and False Bay with its magnificent sand forests and fossil deposits.
There are islands on the lake which are highly protected bird sanctuaries and extensive wetland areas that occur along most of the shoreline and river courses that enter the lake. These wetlands provide a haven for thousands of waterfowl, hippopotamus and Nile crocodile. Hluhluwe River Lodge operate boat and canoe trips from the Hluhluwe River into the lake where the various bird species, wildlife and beautiful waterscapes can be best appreciated.
Nyala, impala, reedbuck, kudu, Zebra, waterbuck, vervet monkeys, black backed jackal, aardvark and bushpig all occur in the area. The area is also home to purple crested lourie, narina trogon, green coucal, pink throated longclaw and african broadbill to mention but a few of the 318 bush and water birds that occur here. Hippo and Nile crocodile are found in the lake whilst otter and water mongoose although rarely seen scour the shoreline for food at night.
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is one of South Africa's oldest game parks. Proclaimed in 1895 this game reserve is synonymous with Rhino conservation and enjoys international acclaim for its conservation efforts. It is also the home of the Rhino capture unit which was instrumental in saving the White rhino from extinction by way of its successful anti poaching and relocation program.
The wide range of plant life in the park gives rise to a diversity of mammals, birdlife reptiles and amphibians . The Big Five, lion,rhino (black & white ) elephant, buffalo and leopard - are all to be seen in the park as well as species including cheetah, wild dog and girraffe. It is also the best place in Africa to see Nyala including the rare and elusive Suni 'Neotragus moschatus'. This dwarf antelope is only 35 cm at shoulder height and weighs a maximum of 5.5 Kg.
One of the rarer South African trees the Lebombo Wattle abound in the false Bay sand forests which also comprise of some very unusual and interesting vegetation types. Consisting of dry semi deciduous to deciduous forest Sand Forest is characterised by rare and endemic trees which grow in sterile sandy soils.
The name sand forest is derived from the fact that these endangered forests of the region grow on an ancient dune ridge resulting from an ancient coastline formed in the cretaceous era about 140 million years ago. Hluhluwe River Lodge guides will reveal to you the secrets of these diverse forests and explain the fascinating interrelationship between plants and animals that have created these unique forests
The best way to experience this fascinating culture is to visit a cultural village where in a relitavely short space of time one can take a guided walk through a traditional homestead and gain an insight into the many aspects of this fascinating and colourful african tribe. One can expect to see Zulu dancing, bead and basket craft, visit a traditional healer and see traditional architecture and kraal design. For those with a strong constitution may like to partake in some home brewed sorghum beer and even enjoy some African barbecue cuisine after your tour. There is a cultural village near Hluhluwe River Lodge and visits can be arranged on arrival.