Need to reconnect with nature? Hluhluwe River Lodge – where peace and tranquillity are the order of the day – awaits you.
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Just three hours drive from Durban, Hluhluwe River Lodge is an intimate forest lodge with sweeping views of Lake St Lucia that is the perfect spot for kicking back, chilling out and connecting with nature.
Offering fantastic walking and mountain bike trails, as well as an abundance of birdlife, the lodge is ideal for those wanting to explore Hluhluwe’s game reserves and wildlife attractions.
Comfort and hospitality is number one at this owner-managed lodge which offers 12 chalets (two are for families) with breathtaking views of the forest or lake as well as Mkhulu’s House – a self-catering option for those wanting more privacy. The thatched roof chalets are tastefully decorated and tick the boxes regarding essential luxury, but also have a subtle “bush” feel that is fitting considering the surrounding area.
Commanding a fantastic view of False Bay (southern reach of Lake St Lucia), the main lodge incorporates a dining room, bar and a lounge area, while outside an expansive terrace and grassed courtyard offer a 180° view of Lake St Lucia and the river floodplain – the perfect setting for enjoying the amazing home-cooked meals on offer.
There are several attractions close by to suit those wanting to explore. Hluhluwe River Lodge borders the world heritage site Isimangalise False Bay Park, or if you prefer, safari’s to Hluhluwe can be arranged to view the Big 5. The lodge can prepare a picnic lunch to enjoy on the safari.
Anyone with an interest in indigenous trees will feel truly at home at Hluhluwe River Lodge, which is literally surrounded by some of the country’s most remarkable tree species. The “sand forest” is an extremely rare forest type containing many trees that are specific to the area.
For those keen on walking, there is a wonderful walking trail that meanders through the 80-hectare conservancy, passing through the beautiful sand forest and palid sand veld. There are nyala, red duiker and impala to be seen at close range, and the shy suni – Africa’s second smallest antelope – also frequents the forest. A glimpse of this elusive and rare species is a highly sought-after sighting.
For the birdwatcher, the forest is an excellent place to spot the beautiful Narina Trogon, African Broadbill and in the high canopy Neergards Sunbird. Following a walk in the forest a drive down and along the shoreline of the lake is a must to take in the awesome view across Lake St Lucia through Hell’s Gate and the eastern shore dune forests in the distance.
The area offers excellent mountain biking trails literally from the doorstep of your chalet to suit the novice to experienced rider. These wonderfully scenic rides pass through beautiful lakeshore forests with fantastic scenery. Why not book a picnic lunch to end off your morning cycle or some refreshing sundowners before heading back for a gourmet dinner.
Hluhluwe River Lodge – no better place to escape to when Covid blues is getting you down.
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035 562 0246; email@example.com; www.hluhluwe.co.za
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