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Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

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Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

Centrally situated in the Imfolozi section of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park, commands magnificent views of the Wilderness area.

Game viewing is the main attraction in the Imfolozi Game Reserve. Larger mammals to be seen include buffalo, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, elephant, and large numbers of impala, waterbuck, common and mountain reedbuck, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, steenbuck, duiker, warthog, black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. In excess of 300 species of birds have been recorded.

There are a number of picnic sites situated throughout the reserve as well as view sites, which make it possible to spend a day game watching.
Please note the camp is not fenced.

Imfolozi is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.

The curio shop has a limited range of supplies. Unleaded petrol is sold at Mpila Camp daily from 08:00 to 21:30 and 14:00 to 16:30.

Everything is provided for guests, except food and beverages. There is no restaurant in the reserve, apart from a takeaway restaurant situated at the Centenary Centre, located near Nyalazi Gate, which is open daily from 08:00 to 12:00 noon.

Please Note Day visitors/Guests pay a conservation fee of R120 per adult and R60 per child > than 12 yrs old. Children > than 3yrs old is not charged for conservation fees.

Please take note that the water supply in the river at the Mpila and uMganu pump stations is critical. Please could you ensure that you use water sparingly during your stay at Mpila Camp.

Accommodation at Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park:
Cottages: consist of three bedrooms, bathroom and shower, lounge, dining room and kitchen. Cook is in attendance to prepare food provided by guests.

Rest Huts: consist of one room with four beds, a fridge and a wash basin. There are communal ablutions and kitchens available.

Safari Tents: consist of seven 2-bedded and two 4-bedded tents, all with ensuite showers and a connected kitchen and dining area by a wooden boardwalk. Each unit has a verandah and is electrified. Barbecue facilities are available

Chalets: consist of two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and a lounge/dining room.

The camp's units consist only of single beds. No double beds available.

Nselweni Bush Camp
This camp is a few km from the Main Camp (Mpila Camp) and comprises of 8 X 2-Bed Chalets.
Each unit comprises of:
- 1 Bedroom with Single Beds. Beds can be pushed together to form a double bed.
- En-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and wash hand basin
- Linen and bath towels
- Wardrobe
- Fully equipped kitchen with stove
- Fridge and kettle
- Basic cutlery and crockery
- Outside dining area
- Outside Barbecue / Braai
- no Microwaves

The communal lounge is fully equipped with a 20 seater dining table, DSTV and couches.
The lodge is powered by solar energy.
Please note: The lodge is only fenced for elephants only so please do not walk beyond the vicinity of your unit.

Please bring your own food supplies and drinking water.

For your convenience a filling station is available near the curio shop and is opened from 07:00 - 18:00 daily. We are unfortunately not in a position to repair punchers and only unleaded petrol is available.
We accept cash and recognized petrol or garage cards.

Each self-catering chalet is equipped with a braai stand.
For safety reasons we request you not to move this to the verandah or into the chalet.
Please use it in the designated areas only.
Cheques, MasterCard and/or Visa Cards are not acceptable as a form of payment at the filling station.

Our electricity is supplied by generator between 07:00 - 22:00. Requests are accepted to add more hours for visitors who have medical conditions.

Feeding monkeys is strictly forbidden.
Do not leave food unattended.
Please keep all the windows and doors to your chalet closed thereby avoiding temptation for the monkeys.
Displaying of fruit and food will tempt them to enter your chalet.

Facilities & Services:

Self-Braai / Barbecue  

Curio Shop  

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Activities:

Auto trails in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park are designed for the convenience of visitors who wish to discover the secrets of the bushveld from seclusion of their own vehicle.

The Imfolozi section of the park has three self-guided foot trails at Emoyeni, Mpila, Enkulu and Masinda Ncane. Guide books are available to help visitors interpret the many points of interest along these trails.

Several sites with ablution and barbecue facilities are situated throughout the park.

Open vehicle night and day drives provide unique opportunities for viewing game. A knowledgeable guide is at hand to answer questions . Booking is at Reception.

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Map:

Clothing & Accessories:

The climate is generally hot in summer and mild to cool in winter, although cold spells can occur.


Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 178 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

The camp provided an excellent experience.
 Reviewed by John Chuter on 20 February 2015

We had a great stay and would definitely stay again!
 Reviewed by Samantha de la Porte on 19 January 2015

Our accomodation was a little hard to find but outstanding. Even though the office hours on public holidays are supposed to be until 18:00, on January 1st, the office was closed. We were very lucky to meet a ranger who helped us find the way. We decided to stay right in the Park in order to escape the sounds of the city and listen to the sound of Africa. And we did. In the park we saw Rhino, Elephant, Impala, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Zebra, Eagles, Monkeys, Birds and nature.
 Reviewed by Sandra Struckmeier on 3 January 2015

We had a lovely time. I can see some upgrades since my last visit a few years ago. The roads however were in a really poor state.
 Reviewed by Angela Hopper on 16 December 2014

R820.00 per unit