How far is the nearest town?
The town of Hluhluwe is a 10-minute drive from Hluhluwe Bush Camp. The village has banking, petrol/diesel facilities, a pharmacy, and 3 Grocery Stores. A larger city is Richards Bay, located 1,5-hour drive from Hluhluwe Bush Camp.
Can we drink the Tap water?
We do not recommend drinking tap water. For guests staying in our self-catering tents and campsites, we would recommend to bring bottled water. We sell 5-litre water bottles in our Farmstall as well.
Are there medical services?
The nearest hospital is at Richards Bay, an one and a half hour’s drive from Hluhluwe Bush Camp. The nearest medical help is ten minutes away in Hluhluwe where a doctor is permanently on call for our guests.
What about Malaria?
Hluhluwe Bush Camp is located in a low-risk malaria area.
How do you pronounce Hluhluwe?
This Zulu word derives its name from a thorny rope which is known as iHluhluwe by the Zulus. It is pronounced “Shloo Shloo wee”.
What about security?
Hluhluwe Bush Camp is fully gated and secured by our staff. We are located in a friendly area with a very low criminality rate.
How far are wildlife reserves from Hluhluwe Bush Camp?
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is renowned for Operation Rhino where the white rhino was saved from extinction. It is a 35-minute drive to the Memorial Gate entrance to this world-class game park – home to the Big 5.
Just a 5-minute drive from the camp we have the False Bay Park which is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Group. This park has a lot of animals such as Nyala’s, Red Duikers and birds. This park has a many hikes and mountain bike trails.
Mkuze Game Reserve is a 68 km drive.
When is the best time to visit?
Hluhluwe is beautiful all year round, this in comparison to other provinces in South Africa. The summertime can be hot and humid, especially in January and February. The humidity does attract a lot of birds and butterflies. Due to the rain in the summer, the natural colours are more distinct at this period of the year. Do you like to see big animals like rhinos, elephants, and lions? Then the dry season is recommended. This is because nature is drier and causes it easier to spot the animals. Of course, you can spot the animals all year round. The dry season runs from April till October.
How many stars does Hluhluwe Bush Camp have?
We don’t have stars, but we are beyond the stars.
Important to note:
We are so privileged to be able to share this nature-rich space with our guests and so, to ensure that the serenity of the camp is maintained, we ask that no animals be fed (wild or domestic) and that quiet hours are observed from 10pm to 7am. No music is allowed in camp – we hope you enjoy nature’s chorus as your soundtrack while at Hluhluwe Bush Camp!