Fodor's Expert Review Hilltop Camp

Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

This delightful lodge in the Hluhluwe half of the park matches some of South Africa's best private lodges. Perched on the crest of a hill, with panoramic views over the park, self-contained chalets have high thatch ceilings, rattan furniture, and small verandas. Unless you plan to cook, forgo the more expensive chalets with fully equipped kitchens and eat at the restaurant. If you're on a tight budget, opt for a basic rondavel with two beds, a basin, and a refrigerator; toilet facilities are communal. Chalets with best views are No. 40 upward. A restaurant, pub, convenience store, and a gas station are on-site.

PROS

  • floodlit water hole
  • floodlit waterhole
  • warm, friendly staff
  • incredible views

CONS

  • watch out for marauding monkeys
  • outdoor grill area not covered and is dimly lit at night
  • bathrooms can smell a little moldy

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Casual
Remote
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 033-845–1000/1-central reservations | 035-562–0848 | 035-562–0113 | 031-208–3684

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rondavels, 49 chalets, 2 lodges
Rate Includes: No meals

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