Fodor's Expert Review Mpila Camp

Hluhluwe iMfolozi, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

In the central iMfolozi section of the park, Mpila is reminiscent of some of Kruger's older camps. Choose among fully equipped one-room chalets with ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and deck, three-bedroom cottages (these come with a cook who will prepare the food you've brought with you) self-catering chalets, and the Safari Tented camp, with two- and four-bed self-catering tents with ensuite bathrooms. Three luxurious lodges with resident chef and ranger are also available. Gas is available, but you can only buy curios and sodas at the camp shop, so stock up with groceries before you arrive.

PROS

  • free-roaming game
  • lovely location
  • good value for money compared to other parks up north

CONS

  • electricity only 7 am–10 pm
  • watch out for hyenas stealing your braai meat
  • needs a refurb
  • little privacy

QUICK FACTS

Rental
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 033-845–1000/1-central reservations | 035-550–8476/7-reception | 033-845–1000 | 031-208–3684

HOTEL DETAILS

2 cottages, 18 chalets, 13 safari tents, 2 lodges
Rate Includes: No meals

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