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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.

The camps are electrically lit from 08:00 to 22:00.

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.

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:

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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 164 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

Wanted to tip the cleaner of unit 19 at mpila, but forgot in early morning rush. Very clean. Maybe fill the lanterns and clear bush away from fireplace. Slept like a log each night. Friendly staff.
 Reviewed by Marianthe Strydom on 31 July 2014

We had the most fab time, loved the tented camp, very comfortable and clean, the parks staff are excellent, and saw four of the big 5, very close up, a huge variety of animals , the best time ever, I would highly recommend this camp, thank you very much.
 Reviewed by Janet Kerr on 25 July 2014

The game park is well planned and teaming with wildlife. We were even lucky enough to see an antbear on the night drive we took. Two nights was enough with two little ones but Mpila did have space for them to run around. Nselweni is well positioned and secluded and we saw buffalo and rhino from the deck. The tents are well kitted out and comfortable but a little cold- to be fair we were there in a very rare cold spell! We would definitely stay again.
 Reviewed by Ruth Brooke on 12 July 2014

The accommodation provided was absolutely amazing...we had views over the river, heard a lion making a kill(sounded like a buffalo) in the evening, the whole experience was surreal...I would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone and everyone. We were unlucky not to have actually seen any lions or leopards but hopefully we will visit again and maybe by the grace of GOD, we will be able to view these stunning creatures. The communal viewing area overlooking the river was absolutely amazing, managed to see a small group of elephants feeding by the river. All in all the experience and accommodation and all other services offered was amazing. Hats off to your staff.
 Reviewed by Rakesh Hariparsad on 1 July 2014

R845.00 per unit