When nature hollers out to you, a great place to go is Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Big on nature and offering plenty to do outdoors, this wonderful getaway is situated on the western edge of the pristine iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The views from here are vast and glorious, sweeping across the waters of False Bay and the Hluhluwe river floodplain. Low season savings are available right now and continue up until the end of July 2012.
R1450 per person per night sharing covers your accommodation, as well as brunch, high tea & dinner, teas & coffees, plus a game drive into Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, or another activity per day. A thatched chalet will be your hideout, tucked away in a tranquil indigenous forest.
Here’s some of what you can do during your stay:
Birding Boat Tour
Serene boat tours take place at sunset and in the early mornings, and offer great birding opportunities. With the Hluhluwe River and floodplain on its doorstep, the lodge is fantastically well situated for birding. Numerous bird species can be seen on the open water, in reed beds and in the forest.
Safari in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
Hlhuluwe River Lodge guides conduct open-vehicle drives in the Hluhluwe section of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. These drives take place in the early morning and late afternoon. The Hluhluwe section of the park spans about 40 000 hectares and is home to the highest concentration of rhino in Africa. All the big five can be seen in the reserve.
Experienced trail guides lead scenic horse trails, as well as more specialised safari rides, to view game on horseback.
Mountain Bike Trails
The lodge has a fleet of single speed mountain bikes ideal for exploring the area. Bike into False Bay Park, a 2300 hectare reserve along the western shoreline of Lake St Lucia and part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This is a 20-kilometre ride, and suitable for novice riders. The lodge provides helmets, gloves and backpacks with water and snacks.
Mail us for information and bookings, or call +27 21 797-7122. Please note that not all activities are included in the rate each day.