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Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park
HILLTOP CAMP - HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI GAME PARK “THE FLAGSHIP OF EZEMVELO”

The Multi award - winning Hilltop Camp is the oldest in the KwaZulu – Natal and was extensively rebuilt and enlarged in the early nineties. Today accommodation at this resort ranges from an eight-bed lodge to a variety of superbly appointed self-catering accommodation facilities.

From the lowest price range, facilities include:
- twenty 2-bedded rondavels with communal ablutions and kitchens;
- seven 2-bedded and twenty two 4-bedded self-catering chalets;
- twenty 2-bedded chalets, which are none self-catering, are within close proximity to the main reception area.
- The units are serviced daily by chalets attendants. All units with the exception of the rondavels have DSTV with hotel bouquet.

Other amenities include a swimming pool;
- a fully licensed restaurant;
- a Curio shop;
- Jungle gym;
- Fuel pump station and kiddies corner facility, which gives us a competitive advantage amongst the rest. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park is a perfect park which offers experience combines with excellent tourist facilities with superb game viewing and bird watching in a beautiful setting.

The Park is run in accordance with the vision and mission of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Our mission is “To ensure effective management and sustainable use of KwaZulu-Natal’s biodiversity and protected areas in collaboration with the community”.

Facilities and Services at Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park:
FRONT OFFICE - The front office is open from 07:00 – 19:00 daily.

SIGHTINGS BOARD - The sightings board is located in the reception area. Guests themselves, who indicate on a daily basis their sightings for the benefits of others, manage it. Guests are therefore encouraged to please indicate an accurate sighting.

SWIMMING POOL - The swimming pool is located at the Northern end of the camp, beside the rondavels and is available for the use of residents only. There are no towels provided at the swimming pool and guests are therefore requested to bring towels from their chalets. No diving is allowed at this pool and children are not allowed to swim unsupervised.

PICNIC SITES - The reserve has two picnic sites (Siwasamakhosikazi and Maphumulo), with ablutions and braai stands facilities. They are situated in several scenic spots which offer spectacular views and are ideal for game viewing. For guest’s convenience the hiring of gas service is available at Maphumulo picnic.

THE MPUNYANE RESTAURANT - Our famous Restaurant would like to tempt your taste buds by providing you with delicious meals. Our breakfast and dinner is served daily as follows:
Breakfast 07:00 – 09:30
Dinner 18:30 – 21:00
Sunday Lunch 12:30 – 14:30
Friday dinner: Traditional South African Braai

Packed meals are available and must be pre-arranged with the Restaurant.

LIGHT MEALS - Guests are invited to enjoy light meals or coffee in the form of A la Carte which could be ordered from our professional waiters whilst taking a lovely view from our look out point with coin operated telescope.
Daily: 07:00 – 18:00

UZAVOLO BAR: LADIES BAR - Guests are encouraged to come and relax after their daily activities in the Uzavolo Bar which is fully licensed. The operation hours are as follows:
Weekdays: 10:00 – Close
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – Close

BOMA - We welcome group bookings in our Boma venue. Groups will be required to make arrangements with Mpunyane Restaurant should they want to utilise this facility. A minimum of 20 guests will be accommodated.

CURIO SHOP - Our Curio Shop is well stocked with a variety of items ranging from clothes, curios, books, cards, photographic films, binoculars, beers, wines, cool drinks, wood, charcoal and so forth, and is open everyday between 08:00 – 19:00

BRAAI FACILITIES - Each self-catering chalet is equipped with a braai stand. We request you not to move this facility to the verandah or into the chalet. Please use it on the designated areas only.

FILLING STATION - For your convenience a filling station is available by the resort’s entrance and is opened at 07:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00. The station offers Hi-octane, Diesel and air. We unfortunately not in the position to repair punchers. We accept cash and recognized petrol or garage cards. Cheques, MasterCard and/or Visa Cards are not acceptable as a form of payment at the filling station.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES - For your convenience a public telephone are situated outside the reception area. Phone cards are available at the curio shop from 08h00 – 19h00. Next to the telephones is an extensive list with useful numbers.

HOUSE KEEPING - Your chalets are serviced daily between 07:30 and 14:00. Should you require your towels to be changed please leave them on the floor. Should you require your room not to be serviced please hang the “Do not disturb” sign provided in the chalets. For your convenience pull out beds are provided in self-catering units and should you require this service please inform reception before 15h00.

BABY COTS - Baby cots are available upon request from Housekeeping.

LAUNDRY SERVICES - Coin operated washing machines, tumble dryer and hand wash facilities are available at the rondavel complex, or contact house keeping prior to 15h00 for assistance.

BATHROOM RETRACTABLE DRYING LINE - For your convenience each self – catering chalet has been equipped with a retractable drying line, where costumes, socks and other laundry may be hang. Please do not hang any washing from the verandah.

BABYSITTING - Should you require a babysitter please make arrangements with reception before 15:00 and will do our best to assist you.

BLANKETS - Additional blankets are stored in the wardrobes, should you require extras please contact housekeeping through reception or the duty manager.

ICE - Available at the curio shop.

DO NOT DISTURB - If you do not wish to be disturbed, indicate this by hanging the "Do not disturb" sign on the outside of the door handle.

CHARCOAL / WOOD - Available at the Curio Shop.

CHECK OUT - We request you to check out by 10:00 to afford us sufficient time to prepare for the next guests. Please keep your checkout receipt safe, as it will be requested from you when signing out at the main gate.

ELECTRICITY - Although our chalets are supplied with electricity, we also have a back up generator which switches itself on during Eskom power disruptions.

MONKEYS - Feeding monkeys is strictly forbidden. Do not leave food unattended. Please keep all the windows and doors of your chalet closed thereby avoiding temptation for the monkeys. For your information displaying of fruits will tempt them to do all they possible can to gain access to your chalet.

ANTS - We request you to assist in keeping the area clean at all the times by ensuring that there is no oil or sugar spill-over as this could serve as main attraction to ants.

FOREIGN CURRENCY TRAVELLERS CHEQUES - Facilities to facilitate the exchange of foreign currency are available. Please inquire at our reception. Our rates are slightly less favourable than those available from the banks.

TV`S IN CHALETS - Each chalet has been equipped with a TV with satellite dish. We offer only hotel baguettes. Please see TV operational enclosed for more information.

Activities available at Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park:
GAME DRIVES – MAIN CAMP
- Game drives are conducted in open viewing vehicles and are a popular tourist attraction in the reserve.
- Each drive is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours in duration.
- Depending on the number of guests booked, drives are conducted in 10 seater open vehicles.
- An additional vehicle can only be provided once the first one is fully booked.
- Should guests prefer to be on their own in a particular vehicle they will be required to pay for the outstanding seats.
- Guests are requested to book all activities at reception where they will be requested to make payment as well as completing an indemnity form.
- All drives are scheduled in such a way that they are back in time for meals in our restaurant.

GAME WALKS (NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12)
- Game walks are offered on a daily basis and are conducted by a guide. Each walk is limited to 8 people only.

Hilltop Camp Self Guided Trails:
SELF-GUIDED TRAILS UMBOMBE TRAILS:
- This ten minutes trail starts from the swimming pool and end by chalet 3(three) or vice versa and it is ideal for those who would like to stretch their legs.
- It takes visitors through the forest with clearly posted informative boards.
- Visitors are warned against the possibilities of encountering dangerous game although the resort is fenced.

Hides at Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park:
HIDES
- There are three hides in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
- Game viewing is best in the dry season from June to October, between 09:00 and 12:00.
- Be patient as it well worth your while to spend several hours at your hide.

Accommodation at Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park:
Hilltop Resort, is situated on the summit of a forested hill and offers fine views of the surrounding countryside.
It holds the distinction of being the oldest tourist resort in KwaZulu-Natal, and provides a wide variety of accommodation.

This includes:
- 20 two-bedded rondavels with communal ablutions and kitchens,
- 7 two-bedded and 22 four-bedded fully self-contained chalets,
- 20 two-bedded chalets which are not self-contained but are situated in close proximity to the main reception office which includes a restaurant and bar-lounge.

The complex has a well-stocked gift shop and convenience shop.
All chalets are equipped with DSTV.
Internet access is also available for accommodated guests.
Please enquire at the reception office for password and cost.

Accommodation - Muntulu & Munyaweni - Rustic Bush Lodges:
- These up-market self-catering rustic bush lodges comprise four separate en-suite bedrooms with secluded verandahs overlooking the Hluhluwe River as well as a central viewing lounge and kitchen complex.
- The lodges provide complete privacy and can accommodate up to eight people each.
- A cook/caretaker is in attendance and a tour guide is available to take visitors on walks.
- Guests are limited to one walk per day.
- Limited solar power is available for lights only.
- Guests can also book game drives at Hilltop should they wish to try one.

High Season:
High season dates and rates are applicable from:
7 December 2016 to 17 January 2017
17 March 2017 to 01 May 2017
15 June 2017 to 16 July 2017
22 September 2017 to 08 October 2017
High season rates are also applicable over any events.

Visitor Activities
Hluhluwe is characterized by hilly topography and is thus a particularly scenic reserve.
The area is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.
Most of the big game species including lion, elephant, white and black rhino, buffalo, leopard and giraffe occur in the reserve.
Apart from guided game drives, there are self-guided auto trails traversing in excess of 200 km of roads throughout the park.
Guided walks are also available.
Early morning and late afternoon walks are particularly rewarding.
Several hides are available throughout the park.
And a number of picnic sites with barbeque facilities, some with ablutions are also available.
A jungle gym is available for day and overnight visitors while a swimming pool is available to overnight visitors.

Muntulu Bush Lodge Facilities
- kitchen
- 4 Unsuited bedrooms separated by boardwalks
- no TV
- mosquito nets
- lounge
- fridge and freezer
- gas stove
- veranda overlooking the river
facilities same as Munyaweni Bush Lodge

Accommodation - Mtwazi Lodge:
- Exclusive accommodation for up to eight people is available at Mtwazi Lodge which is situated in its own secluded garden.

The lodge comprises a lounge,
- dining room,
- kitchen
- and three en-suite bedrooms, with an additional two-bedded garden annex, also en-suite.
A cook is in attendance or you could dine at the Hilltop’s restaurant.
All accommodation units are serviced daily.

Visitor Activities
Hluhluwe is characterized by hilly topography and is thus a particularly scenic reserve.
The area is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.
Most of the big game species including lion, elephant, white and black rhino, buffalo, leopard and giraffe occur in the reserve.
Apart from guided game drives, there are self-guided auto trails traversing in excess of 200 km of roads throughout the park.
Guided walks are also available.
Early morning and late afternoon walks are particularly rewarding.
Several hides are available throughout the park.
And a number of picnic sites with barbeque facilities, some with ablutions are also available.
A jungle gym is available for day and overnight visitors while a swimming pool is available to overnight visitors.

Note:
All visitors pay R145.00 conservation levy per person per day.
Children 12yrs and younger – R75.00 per child per day
Children 2yrs and younger is not charged for conservation fees.

Gate Times
Opening and Closing Times:
- Summer (November to February) 05h00 to 19h00
- Winter (March to October) 06h00 to 18h00
GATE TIMES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED

Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 15km; 45 minutes drive approx.

From:

R610.00 per unit

  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Reception area
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Curio shop
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Entrance to 2-Bed Chalet
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Bedroom in chalet
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Kitchen in the 4-Bed Chalet
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Lounge area in the 4-Bed Chalet
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Back of chalet - deck
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Rest Huts
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Rest Hut - NOT en-suite
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Communal kitchen area of the Rest Huts
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Swimming pool
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Inside of restaurant
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Inside of  restaurant with view
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park - Back of restaurant with view over valley/mountains
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park
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  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park
  • Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

Facilities & Services:

  • Disabled
  • Children under 12 years
  • Elderly
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Petrol on site
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Other




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Health & Climate:

This is a malaria area and the necessary precautions must be taken. Be sure to speak to your doctor or a travel clinic about the required medical precaution to take.
It is advisable to use an insect repellent at night and to wear long sleeve clothing at night if possible.

PRECAUTION:
- Please note that Lion, leopard, black and white Rhino, buffalo, hippo and crocodile occur in this park and because all wild animals are unpredictable and potentially dangerous we request that you bear this in mind when undertaking the self – guided trails.
- Whilst the perimeters of Hilltop resort are fenced, caution should be exercised when moving about the resort at night.
- The Rustic bush lodges are not fenced, and while you may enjoy game viewing from your chalet, please do not walk beyond the vicinity of your unit t night or leave your vehicle unless at a designated hide, view site or picnic site.

MOSQUITOES
- Although Hluhluwe is considered "low risk” malaria area, incidences of the disease are rare.
- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin Wear long sleeved shirts and trousers after dusk as this is when mosquitoes are most active Use mosquito coils or mats in your room at night Consult a pharmacist if you wish to take a prophylactic medication.
- If you experience flu-like symptoms after visiting a malaria area, contact your doctor immediately and inform him or her of your recent visit

TICKS
- If you undertake a walk or trail in the area, you may be exposed to “pepper’ ticks.
- Although most are harmless, their bites can be extremely itchy and the irritation last for seven days.
- You may also contract tick bit fever if one of the ticks that bites you is carrying the disease and your doctor should be consulted for appropriate medication in the event of contracting the fever.
- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin (Byticol) is particularly effective against ticks and should be sprayed onto clothing.
- Wear long trousers tucked tacked into your socks when walking in the bush Wash with a medicated soap if you discover ticks in your body - Use an antihistamine cream to relieve the itch If you flu-like symptoms, fever, headaches and have am inflamed, painful bite between 2-10 days after visiting a bushveld area, contact your doctor and show him or her infected bite.

Hilltop Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.9 out of 5 based on 238 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


Fantastic game viewing!!! Very comfortable and reasonably priced.
Rating: 
 Reviewed by michelle du plessis on 7 July 2016

We had a very nice 2-Bed-Chalet with kittchen for self catering. From the terrace we could watch the sunrise in the morning and the beautiful scenery. The breakfast was very good and appetizing. We saw many animals. The best were 3 Lions lying in the sun! It were 2 great days! Thank you very much. We love to visit again. Gabi and Helmut
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 Reviewed by Gabriele Dobra on 26 June 2016

We just spent 4 nights at Hilltop chalets with our kids who had come from overseas. The chalets were spacious,well equipped, clean and well placed. We really enjoyed the balcony which made you feel you were in the trees. Had bush babies visiting every night. The breakfasts were delicious with a really good selection. Roads in the park were in good condition and of course we had great game viewing. The staff are efficient and we enjoyed the cocktails in the bar on our last night. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone.
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 Reviewed by Rosy Blackwood on 23 June 2016

We loved our stay at the park. Our accommodation was comfortable and the staff was uniformly professional, kind and helpful. We especially appreciated our knowledgeable and funny game guide who pointed out game where we initially saw none and gave us lots of info. And the animals! In a 3 hour drive, we saw white rhinos, elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, Cape Buffaloes, baboons, hyenas, two types of monkeys and three types of antelopes!
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 Reviewed by Ann Noel on 10 January 2016

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Hilltop Camp Mtwazi Lodge

Hilltop Camp Mtwazi Lodge

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Hilltop Camp's Mtwazi Lodge provides exclusive accommodation for up to eight people. It is situated in its own secluded garden within the Hilltop Camp.



Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Lodges

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Lodges

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Lodges are two rustic bush lodges (Muntulu & Munyaweni) offering up-market self-catering facilities in a secluded location

From: R4760.00
per unit, Max: 8