Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park






Average Guest Rating: 4 Star Rating ( 4.1 out of 5 )
214 reviews

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Sarah Venter from South Africa on 26 September 2017 .
We had a wonderful time. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Kedan Camps from South Africa on 19 September 2017 .
Rooms are basic however they are very clean and stocked with everything that you may need. My only complaints would be that they should have brighter lights outside shining on the braai and they should switch the generator on earlier seeing that you are allowed to start driving at 6 but electricity only turns on at 7. Very helpful stafff and the shop is filled with most things you may need.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Giles Tayelor from New Zealand on 6 September 2017 .
Safari tents well-appointed and ours (# 28 and 29) nicely located on the perimeter, providing both intimacy with the bush and privacy, in a magic no-fences environment. Plenty of nightly visitors (hyena, bush pig, buffalo, warthog, civet cats, various antelope, all within 10 metres, not to mention the roar of lion close by!), and monkeys during the day. Good braai facilities, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom. Minor problems with hot water and electrical connections, but promptly attended to on request. Morning game drives excellent. Saw the lot. Highly recommended. Shop covers the basics, but best to take all your own supplies, particularly meat. We will be back!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Murray McClung from South Africa on 28 December 2016 .
We had a wonderful stay at the camp and found the game viewing and outdoor experience outstanding. However as a group we found it very difficult to sleep at night in the heat as the generator goes off at ten o' clock and hence the fan stopped working. Otherwise it was all good. As a suggestion it might be an idea to try and make the tap water potable it would be a big draw card for a lot of people.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Christa Flerchinger from Germany on 8 November 2016 .
Staff very friendly and helpfull, tent and kutschen were clean, nice stay at mpila lodge
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Oulds from United Kingdom on 28 October 2016 .
Nslweni was a truly fantastic place: quiet and so peaceful off grid. We loved our lodge (number 9). It was really comfortable and well kitted out with all we needed. We saw Rhinoceros each morning, from our deck, grazing next to the Umfolosi River ( less than 100 meters away). We loved the early morning safari walks into the bush with our guide, who was so knowledgeable. The nighttime drive was also an absolutely awesome experience and we saw Hyenas, Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Lions and Rhinoceros. We will be back we fell in love with this camp and the staff made it such a fantastic experience.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by clare whittaker from South Africa on 3 October 2016 .
We enjoyed our stay the chalet was very comfortable and nice and warm and had all the facilities we needed
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Amanda Joubert from South Africa on 31 August 2016 .
Friendly staff lovely chalet. Comfortble and clean. Will retun
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Robertus Goossens from Netherlands on 12 August 2016 .
The chalet was just perfect: lots of space, clean, nice safari atmosphere, comfortable, enough blankets, the only chalet we stayed in where the oil lamps did work! Sunset, stars at night, falling stars and sunrise were all amazing from just a few meters outside your chalet. We admired the park even more than we did Kruger, also because of the fact that we saw much more of the daily life of the animals. We highly recommend a stay of at least one night in the park. Rob, Diane and Lisa from the Netherlands, Mpila chalet, July 2016.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by J Esterhuizen from South Africa on 20 July 2016 .
EXCELLENT everything was hundred percent! CAN'T WAIT TO GO AGAIN.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Tellier isabelle from Germany on 11 July 2016 .
Very good camp and nice safari tents with all you need for self catering - The highlight was definitely the visit of the hyenas around the tent after the dinner ! Very exciting !
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Richard Bryant from South Africa on 9 May 2016 .
We stayed in the Nselweni camp. Away from the main camp and on the river. Rustic and quiet with a beautiful setting, we enjoyed this thoroughly. The room is very comfortable and most basic things were available for self catering.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Bart franssens from Belgium on 17 April 2016 .
Very interesting place. We booked the Safari tents which was an interesting experience. My 9-year-old daughter was al little bit scared in the beginning. But when she woke up in the morning, seeing the monkeys and warthogs near our tent, she really loved it. Tents were extremely clean. Electricity is shut down from 10PM till 6AM, but this is no problem.
This was back to basics, but a really positive experience!

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by June McKenzie from South Africa on 15 April 2016 .
We enjoyed out stay, one of the best stays we have had in a Game Park. Your staff were very friendly and made us feel very special. Thank you for all you are doing to protect the rhino.

Regards

June Mckenzie
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by chantel de klerk from South Africa on 11 April 2016 .
Very good.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Linden Thomas from United Kingdom on 11 April 2016 .
A fantastic place. Our tent was superb, wonderfully clean and in a great location. I would highly recommend Mpila Camp.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Catherine Campbell from Australia on 11 April 2016 .
The safari tent was very clean and comfortable. We loved the outdoor table and chairs and it was great to have our own kitchen as well!
This was 'glamping' on a superior level!

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lucia Madlenakova from Czech Republic on 9 April 2016 .
This was my the first stay in South Africa and I must say - I will come back! There were everything perfect in Mpila Camp! Personnel was kind and helpful, we had our chalet cleaned every day, chalets are well equipped also with towels, soap and other things (like in hotel).I did not assume that it would be of so high quality! Thank you all!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Richard Grimes from United Kingdom on 2 April 2016 .
More guided walks and drives please. A fabulous experience over all. Thank you.

Sincerely
Richard
Rating: 5 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Bruce duncan from South Africa on 17 March 2016 .
We love the tented camp accommodation, so relaxed and surrounded by bush, a true safari experience. The tents are well looked after and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is well equipped.

We would like to see notices asking people not to feed monkeys and baboons and explain why. Also ask tourists not to throw things at the monkeys and baboons as this makes them aggressive.
Rating: 5 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Sylke Arnemann from Germany on 29 February 2016 .
Nice view with many animals close to the rooms.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Hofmann, Michael & Kerstin from Germany on 13 February 2016 .
It was Nice
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Peter Wengerek from Germany on 12 February 2016 .
Amazing, in the night Hyena directly at Bungalow, wonderful. All time again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Hugh/Bernice turner from South Africa on 11 January 2016 .
Enjoyed our stay. Staff were pleasant and accommodation was clean. Saw a lot of animals. Due to the dry weather the watering holes were always busy. Praying that you get rain soon, and lots of it.....
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lori Carlisle from Canada on 4 January 2016 .
Our family stayed at Mpila for Christmas 2015 and had a wonderful experience. The house was fully equipped with all kitchen items we could possibly require. The view from the sitting area was fantastic, we saw many animals down in the valley. A visit from the hyena in the evening was quite exciting. The only problem we had was that the power goes out in the evening and it was extremely hot. Sleeping was fine but our milk spoiled in the fridge overnight. I would certainly stay here again. Lori Carlisle
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Mandy Watkins from South Africa on 16 November 2015 .
we loved our stay - the monkeys were a pest tho and you had to be careful as a hyena was roaming around the camp - one other thing you need toasters in the kitchens but otherwise we really enjoyed our stay - thank you
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by R Robberts from South Africa on 19 October 2015 .
Luved our stay. Want To go back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Cheryl callanan from South Africa on 21 September 2015 .
Absolutely loved the place - accommodation was excellent and all in all had a great experience at Mpila.

Only complaint is the when we were ready to leave we planned on filling up our petrol tank only to find a small notice on the Petrol pump saying that you were out of fuel. We had very little fuel left. It would have been good to be told on booking in or if there was a decent sized sign as we entered. I am sure we are not the only ones caught short.

Other than that - excellent - thank you!
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Karen Maher from South Africa on 25 August 2015 .
Lovely, clean safari tents with everything you need for a bush getaway. What a view. We had tent number 36. Herd of Buffalo on our "front lawn" the first night. Highly recommended. We will be back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Tenille Jevon from Zambia on 15 August 2015 .
Lovely accommodation at the Mpila Safari tent! Bathrooms and kitchen were pleasant and clean and the beds were comfortable! I will definitely be returning.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Teunisse Peter from Netherlands on 3 August 2015 .
Good location, good facilities, but had an unpleasant meeting with an hyena.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Sean Rogers from South Africa on 24 July 2015 .
Amazing stay in the tented camp. Well serviced and exceptionally clean, even under things that usually are just left to gather dust. Saw tons of wildlife up close. Brilliant for photography. We will come for a longer stay next time. Thanks
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Silindile Shobede from South Africa on 15 June 2015 .
Our stay was more than good we loved the place the tent was amazing everything was good wish to visit again soon.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Melanie Zwarts from South Africa on 27 April 2015 .
Peaceful and Excellent setting. The view cannot be beaten and the hyena at night reminds you that you are in the bush. Lovely and friendly staff.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Brian Wallis from South Africa on 17 April 2015 .
We stayed in the tented villas and enjoyed every minute of the stay . We had various animals walk through our camp every night and also the various buck during the day . Will definitely be back.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jennie Mallitte from South Africa on 7 April 2015 .
Absolutely loved the Mpila tent. It was clean and comfortable with a very efficient shower and well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed it more than staying in a chalet because you have more of a 'bush' feeling. Will definitely be booking again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by John Chuter from United Kingdom on 20 February 2015 .
The camp provided an excellent experience.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Samantha de la Porte from South Africa on 19 January 2015 .
We had a great stay and would definitely stay again!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Sandra Struckmeier from Germany on 3 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.
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Angela Hopper from South Africa on 16 December 2014 .
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.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Catherine Rayner from South Africa on 5 December 2014 .
An excellent bush experience. Room, bathroom and kitchen was all good, clean and comfortable. Being in the tented camp was a fantastic as you have close encounters of the hyeana kind. Awesome!!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lara Baum from South Africa on 25 November 2014 .
Lovely establishment. We had an exciting stay! Will definitely go back!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Volker Hiestermann from Germany on 15 November 2014 .
Safari tents were a unique experience. Only drawback is distance between tents for groups larger than 4.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Ed van Driel from Netherlands on 12 November 2014 .
It was very nice to stay so close to the Umfolozi park in a good little house. We could go on our own game drives when we wanted.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jo Douwes from South Africa on 28 October 2014 .
We had a wonderful stay and were very impressed with the accommodation and servicing of units. We were also pleased to see that picnic sites were well maintained and toilets serviced. The game viewing was great - only criticism would be that the potholes are quite bad.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Kayla Donkin from South Africa on 29 September 2014 .
Absolutely stunning.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Cameron Nicholson from South Africa on 25 September 2014 .
Was a Lovely Stay! Well worth it and will definitely be visiting soon again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Charles & Leigh Sutcliffe from South Africa on 13 September 2014 .
Accommodation in tented camp really good and comfortable.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Rob Mill from South Africa on 9 September 2014 .
Well equipped units with everything you need. Beautiful surroundings and saw so many animals. Well worth the visit. Will definitely go back again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Simon Kirby from United Kingdom on 1 September 2014 .
We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Mpila camp. The tented camp is well equipped and gives you a real sense of being close to the wildlife while being safe at the same time. Viewing Hyenas from our balcony and hearing roars close by added to our experience.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Marianthe Strydom from Canada on 31 July 2014 .
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.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Janet Kerr from South Africa on 25 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.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Ruth Brooke from Lesotho on 12 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.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Rakesh Hariparsad from United Kingdom on 1 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.
Rating: 5 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by MJ Mook from South Africa on 8 May 2014 .
The accomodation is simple but adequate.
But the game viewing from the veranda is amazing in the evenings!

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Marleen Schram from Netherlands on 5 April 2014 .
Special experience to sleep in tents in the bush and enjoying your dinner while hyena's trying to find some leftovers on the braai. Tents are basic, but clean. Kitchen well provided.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Paul van Haren from Netherlands on 26 March 2014 .
Nselweni bushcamp provides a marvelous experience, combining self catering in a rather luxury semi tent in the bush at the bank of the Imfoloziriver. Especially the bushwalk under guidance of Voesy en Bonna was breathtaking and informative. We wil remember the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park forever.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Pieter muller from South Africa on 24 March 2014 .
Accommodation superb. Very clean and neat. Roads in park in a very poor condition. Tar as well as gravel.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Denise Frost from South Africa on 16 March 2014 .
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly, proffessional and any problems were dealt with immediately. Clean and housekeeping efficient and non-intrusive. Ants were a pain and we would have liked to have made toast but that was a minor detail.
Roads outside the camp a challenge for a non 4x4 vehicle!!

Wonderful experience and would come again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Roland Schmidli from Switzerland on 17 February 2014 .
The accommodation was great but the service has space for improvements.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by AnilMore from South Africa on 26 December 2013 .
We stayed in Mpila 2 bed safari tent for 2 nights, tents are spacious and clean.
We spotted hyenas and bucks around our tent. We enjoyed our stay at mpila camp. We went on a night game drive for 2H 30m and spotted very few animals in such a huge game reserve and that was a big disappointment.
We spotted one elephant, one buffalo ,one rhino, and two giraffes.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Mary Diane Nunnelee from United States on 20 December 2013 .
A real bush setting, with nearby lion roars and hyenas coming round after the braii. Would highly recommend over Hilltop Lodge in Hluwluwe if one wants an authentic experience. Kitchen facilities were great. The tents held secure in a wind and rain storm and the decks were perfect for enjoying a sundowner. Even the view from the shower was into the wonder of the Africa bush.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by C.B.GOOD from South Africa on 2 December 2013 .
Good friendly service in the reception office. Accommodation adequate. BUT the 5 hyenas that visited us whilst we were braaing were very scary and I would hesitate to take my grandchildren to Mpila. Twice they scratched on the back door as well. Exciting but dangerous. Great rhino sightings, but why have the rhinos got such strangely thin, long horns. Is this because of having had their horns cut back a few years ago? We did not see the new accommodation, so cannot judge the standard. The old chalets could do with a lot of freshening up.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Anthony Morreale from United States on 23 November 2013 .
Accommodations and setting were excellent. Would be great if they had a small store for supplies on location.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Wendy Slabbert from South Africa on 1 November 2013 .
I have stayed in the chalets on previous visits. Thought that the TENTS were for the young. But ..... I loved it there. Best beds ever and all so spacious. Lovely seating area too.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Isabel Marth from Germany on 29 September 2013 .
Great location. Clean and comfortable.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lesley Anne Cooke from South Africa on 25 September 2013 .
Clean, comfortable and beautiful views. We enjoyed our time there.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Gregory Edwards from South Africa on 3 September 2013 .
Excellent stay, staff are very friendly - very enjoyable experiece.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Janos Molnar from South Africa on 27 August 2013 .
Amazing.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Therese Stoll from Switzerland on 19 July 2013 .
I was on 13.6. - 17.06.2013 in Mpila camp in a chalet. It was a wonderful time, the people are very friendly and helpful. The house is wonderful and very clean. The wildlife fantastic.

I have already booked again for January 2014. It is always great!
Rating: 5 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by John & Judy Hoyer from South Africa on 31 May 2013 .
Very friendly and efficient staff, comfortable and unique experience and accommodation. Thank you.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Robert Boldrino from Austria on 3 May 2013 .
Chalet are very comfortable with a terrace and garden view. Sometimes there are Hyenas in front of the terrace.
The streets to and from the Camp are very bad due to potholes.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Nick from South Africa on 16 April 2013 .
Wonderful stay! Place was great. Just wish we had a better view from our cottage(no 15) as most of the other cottages had phenomenal views. Many thanks.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Angelika Knupfer from Germany on 8 April 2013 .
Great location, right in front of the animals.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Klaus Heidkross from South Africa on 8 April 2013 .
The place was very nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay there very much.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Corlia van Zyl from South Africa on 8 April 2013 .
Great for a family get-away. We saw lots of wildlife (including the hyenas outside our sliding door) and the house had everything we needed to make our stay memorable. We will definitely visit again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jensen - Henning Tommy from South Africa on 20 March 2013 .
Everything was fine.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Guido Mueller from Germany on 18 March 2013 .
Perfect location, very good accommodation, clean and well equipped. We will definitely recommend this rest camp!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Annette Meyer from Germany on 10 February 2013 .
We spent 3 nights in the Safari tents. It was great - we had hyenas visiting and got the real bush feeling. The tents were clean and the service good. We will come again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Joy Kubarek-Sandor from United States on 26 January 2013 .
Great location right in the middle of the park and all the amenities you could want while still getting a rustic experience. Great staff too, very helpful and accommodating.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lee-ann from South Africa on 10 January 2013 .
The Nselweni Bush Camp was ideal for a family group. We were given use of the conference centre which had a verandah overlooking the river. We saw animals coming down to cool off from here. The staff was very helpful, lighting a boma fire for us, and was there if we needed anything. The night time sounds were amazing due to generators being switched off. We prefer this camp as you were able to lock the doors when you left. This camp is very highly recommended.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Patience Crowder from United States on 24 December 2012 .
The grounds and accommodations are superb. This is a very special place.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Stefan Mast from Germany on 23 December 2012 .
We stayed 4 nights in Mpila Camp, it was much better then we expected. Very nice stuff, wild life incredible.

Beside minor power problems we had nothing to complain, except we had no chance to extend our stay - holiday in SA ;-)

We will come again for sure.
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by David McQuoid-Mason from South Africa on 18 December 2012 .
We stayed in the 3-Bedroom Cottage at Mpila and it was an excellent base camp for our 27 participants who were also staying in the chalets. As the lodge was at the end of the row of chalets we had the benefit of endless visits by impala, nyala, zebras and warthogs. It was a lovely environment for our foreign colleagues.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Renee Hutchins from United States on 17 December 2012 .
We had a 4-Bed Safari Tent with a kitchen facility between the two tents. The accommodations were wonderful. But, the proximity of the wildlife to the tents at night (the power goes off at 10pm) was nerve wrecking. A great experience...but having a lantern or high beam flashlight would have been a good idea.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Janet Diamond from South Africa on 17 December 2012 .
Really great accommodation and we enjoyed our stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Morag Wade-Lehman from South Africa on 6 December 2012 .
We stayed in the safari tents and absolutely loved them. They are not luxurious, but comfy and more than adequate. They gave one an authentic feeling of being in the bush!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Martie Nieman from South Africa on 25 November 2012 .
We enjoyed our stay in the tented unit, we think it is luxury. A hyena visited us on the last night of our stay and under our tent a warthog family stayed there with their 5 kids. It was wonderful for us to be in nature. Thank you.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Fabian Roecke from Germany on 18 November 2012 .
Great experience and accommodation, with very friendly and flexible staff!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Hanson from United Kingdom on 4 November 2012 .
We loved our stay at Mpila Camp. We stayed in a 5 person chalet. We liked the fact that it was a little bit more 'wild' than hilltop although that was nice for its own reasons. We found everyone extremely friendly. The only thing I would change would to stay in a 2 bed chalet rather than 5 bed as the views there were superb and I could imagine just sitting outside on the chairs for days on end; however to do that I would have to leave the children behind. Thanks for a great stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Yvette Ritchie from South Africa on 25 October 2012 .
I love going to Mpila camp. Only one small complaint - hot water quite cold, but other than that loved our stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Janos Molanr from South Africa on 18 September 2012 .
I found that on arrival we felt most welcome, the accommodation was first class and we had the most rewarding and relaxing time. We will be returning in the future.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by James Luard from United Kingdom on 9 September 2012 .
Despite overcast weather, we had a lovely time. In a small part of Mpila Camp the cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Two minor criticisms are that the drains outside the house become blocked which results in a very wet entrance to the property and the light in the sitting room should be brighter.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Susan Winchester from Canada on 7 September 2012 .
Wish we had time for a longer stay. Mpila tented accommodation was extremely comfortable and clean.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lukas Eisenhut from Switzerland on 26 August 2012 .
Loved the adventure feeling. It was a lovely experience to have supper in the bush. We stayed in a tent which is very well equipped including the kitchen. For short stays would prefer to have basic cooking products (salt, sugar, oil etc.) in the kitchen. There is a little shop where you can buy some but just big packets. Otherwise lovely place to stay if you like a real game reserve experience.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Herbert Fertl from Germany on 18 August 2012 .
Animals come to the doorstep. Great braai area and friendly personal.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Covas Lourenco from South Africa on 8 August 2012 .
We had an amazing stay. Will go again!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Chris Collins from United Kingdom on 7 August 2012 .
Our 2-bed chalet was very comfortable and fairly spacious, clean and adequately stocked with kitchen equipment, etc. The chalet was tidied and cleaned every day to an excellent standard.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by McQueen from South Africa on 12 July 2012 .
What a great outdoor experience with wild animals within the guest areas. It provides an intimate interaction between them and you. I highly recommend the Safari Tents and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Yaacov Steinhauer from South Africa on 8 July 2012 .
We stayed in a safari tent. It was a real in the bush experience. Hyenas and Wild Dogs visited during the night. We will definitely be back!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Eric Petit from France on 4 June 2012 .
Very good place. We are very happy and we hope to come again. We were in a tent and in the night we hear the cries of the animals; it was magical. I love this place. One night is too short!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Hydes from South Africa on 7 April 2012 .
We thoroughly enjoyed out time at Mpila Camp. Accommodation was excellent and the staff was friendly and prompts in dealing with a very slight problem which was sorted out in no time at all. To all the staff from the entrance gate through to the reception, maintenance and cleaning assistants and Bheki the guide on the night drive.....a HUGE thank you from the Hydes Family.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by marlies scheller from Germany on 20 March 2012 .
The tent camp has thoroughly enjoyed it. It gives a good impression and it is close to the wilderness. We will come back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Don Pfotenhauer from South Africa on 16 March 2012 .
Mpila tented camp is one of our favourites and again this time it didn't disappoint.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jurgen Sommer from Germany on 11 March 2012 .
We are staying in a safari tent. It is a nice and a quiet place. It fine that we have a tent and on the other side the kittchen. Lot of place. NICE. Thank you for this place.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Spiers from South Africa on 8 March 2012 .
The Game Reserve and staff were fantastic. Just a pity we could not enjoy our stay to its fullest due to the weather at that time (heavy rains).
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Dietmar Krenke from Germany on 2 March 2012 .
It was a wonderful stay and we will come again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Loubier Virginie from France on 25 February 2012 .
It was perfect. The style is beautiful, the accommodation very comfortable in a small camp with animals around. Magic!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Kim Barter from United Kingdom on 13 February 2012 .
We stayed for 3 nights in a chalet - great views over the hills down to the Imfolozi. Spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation – can recommend to anyone who likes to be close to nature. A great stay. Be sure to take your provisions with you.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Ethel Muller from South Africa on 30 January 2012 .
Really enjoyed our time in the park; nice relaxing environment. Thank you to all staff.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Catherine De Vos from Belgium on 13 November 2011 .
The accommodation is simple and clean with a stunning view. It's sensational to see some wild animals close to the cottage. We enjoyed our stay at Mpila camp.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Wendy James from South Africa on 7 November 2011 .
The staff, especially at the reception is superb, helpful, welcoming, cheerful and giving eye-contact! We will return. Thank you.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Joanne Walsh from South Africa on 26 September 2011 .
The tented camp is situated in a great location with beautiful views. The accommodation is comfortable and well equipped. The passing animals are a bit of a worry at first but it is all part of the experience.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Anne Schwankhart from South Africa on 16 September 2011 .
We loved the premises and everything was really clean and well maintained. Thank you.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Rollo Johnson from South Africa on 14 September 2011 .
We had a tremendous experience in our tent in the bush.....despite the need to be constantly aware of the hyenas especially when braaing in the evening! The impala and warthogs milling around our tent all added to the atmosphere. We would definitely come again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Kate Brannigan from United Kingdom on 30 August 2011 .
We had a wonderful stay, the house and position are awesome and Bongani (the cook) was a pleasure to deal with. We only stayed for two nights, and leaving was so hard...
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Dayle Whitelock from Netherlands on 23 August 2011 .
Accommodation was very spacious with a good view. The shop unfortunately doesn't have a good variety of foods.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Freya Hayton from United Kingdom on 5 July 2011 .
We loved the camp and the chalets. Chalet no.3 had the most amazing view. Spotted 4 out of the Big 5 and had a very peaceful and enjoyable 2 day stay. Would definitely recommend. Make sure that you take your own provisions as the shop is very basic.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Ann Otto from South Africa on 20 June 2011 .
The only problems encountered were that the monkeys were able to access the kitchen area and messed all over. They were able to open cupboards with slide bolts and eat everything they could get their hands on. The hyena walk right up to the verandas of the tents, so braaiing in the evening is a problem as the braai's are out in the open. The service was good and accommodation good.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Stephen Barrett from United Kingdom on 29 May 2011 .
We enjoyed everything about the camp. The wild life came right up to the front door. Excellent viewing.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Johan du Toit from South Africa on 26 May 2011 .
Reception good and clean but not as friendly as we are used to from other establishments. The accommodation is perfect and well above our standards. The facilities (Shop, braai etc) very good. Roads not at all acceptable for a 2X2 vehicle and need urgent attention. Overall I will go there again as we really enjoyed the stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Barbara Kreis from South Africa on 4 May 2011 .
Beautiful house (cottage) in an awesome environment. We had hyenas around the house which was quite interesting.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by A.C. de Wijn from Netherlands on 27 March 2011 .
We enjoyed our 3 nights stay in the safari tent very much; with the wild animals (bush pigs, spotted hyena's en warthog) around the safari tent in the evening. We plan a longer stay next year at Mpila camp.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Klaas Pirson from Netherlands on 1 March 2011 .
It was a wonderful experience. We stayed 4 days at Mpila Camp in the safari tents. Our family never went camping together but these tents were like houses. Awesome. Wild animals round our tents, we loved every minute of it. Hope to be back soon!
Klaas Pirson, Netherlands

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Peter Sartori-Angus from South Africa on 18 February 2011 .
Beautiful park with a lot of wildlife, taking a night tour is highly recommended. Accommodation is good and staff are helpful. Mpila Camp is not fenced though and there are no outside lights around the units so taking any walk at night is not recommended.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Melissa Hofmann from South Africa on 8 February 2011 .
Mpila Camp was lovely. We stayed in a new unit and it was so nice that the camp was not fenced. Plenty of wild animals right on your door step. Wonderful.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Andre Barbosa from Brazil on 10 January 2011 .
We are a young couple and spent 2 nights (6th to 8th of January) in a tent. We had a great time driving around the iMfolozi reserve and managed to see 4 of the Big 5 (only lion missing). It's amazing the amount of animals in the reserve!
The tent was very clean and comfortable. We called it a "fancy camping"... We were visited by a hyena during the night and impalas, zebras, wild pigs and monkeys during the day. You can hear the monkeys searching the kitchen trying to steal some food.
Well, we had a great time and fully recommend the Mpila Camp.

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Knodell from South Africa on 5 January 2011 .
We had a lovely holiday at Mpila camp. Our game sightings were fantastic! We will definitely be back! There were just a few things that I would like to mention.
The petrol pump at Mpila ran out on the 30 December 2010. We left on the 03 January 2011 and there was still no petrol. We had to drive to Hilltop to get fuel.
The shop was very poorly stocked at times. On some days there were no cool drinks, ice, fire lighters etc. Basic things. I would really like the shop to have more goods and to be better stocked - bread, meat, etc.
An ATM at both camps would be a great idea.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Christian Koerner from Germany on 21 December 2010 .
House was clean, with private terrace and barbecue! In the house there was a kitchen area with gas stove and oven.
In the complex there is a small kiosk where you also can buy a few things to cook!
Camp staff were friendly and helpful! Since we liked the Hluhluwe Park better than the Kruger park, we will definitely come back here and also book the Mpila Camp!

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Melvin Jones from South Africa on 13 December 2010 .
Above and beyond all expectations!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Cath Jakins from South Africa on 23 November 2010 .
I love Mpila and it is just as wonderful as ever. Only thing I didnt like was the new fencing, but I understand the necessity.
Overall, an amazing stay!! Coming back soon.

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Florian von Groote from South Africa on 22 November 2010 .
Nice facilities, well equipped. Friendly staff. Shop at Mpila camp not too great, but necessary stuff available.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by David Pook from United Kingdom on 22 November 2010 .
This is the second time we have been to Mpila and were very pleased with everything. We shall return!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Elisabeth Goualier-Martinez from France on 20 November 2010 .
Tents are comfortable and very well equipped but the kitchen should be more protected against monkeys.

It would be great to have a larger range of food in the shop like in Hluhluwe (eg bread).
Rating: 3 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Inge Tubbax from Belgium on 15 November 2010 .
We rent a 4 person tent at Mpila Camp. Accomodation was excellent. We expected 4 beds in 1 tent, and we got 2 seperate tents with each a bathroom, terrace, connected through a wooden pathway and in the middle of both the kitchen and table for 4. Also important was that all bedding and towels were provided (we didn't know what to expect upfront). We really liked this place and will defintely recommend to our friends!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Juliette Maingard from South Africa on 2 November 2010 .
Awesome place, great views and just overall excellent!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Declan Sharp from South Africa on 5 October 2010 .
Very clean and neat. Friendly staff too. Water was off for a long time due to a broken pump and severe water shortage – we understood the predicament but perhaps in future the guests should be notified and kept updated.

Otherwise we loved it and will most certainly return to Mpila!

Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Matthee from South Africa on 29 September 2010 .
Beautiful setting, pleasant accommodation. Guides knowledgeable and helpful. Suggest take own bottled drinking water.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jan Ray / Janet Houk from South Africa on 9 September 2010 .
We were a group of 14 people. We are all from America, but myself and my husband have permanent residence in South Africa. The remaining 12 people had the experience of a lifetime. We all enjoyed our time at Hluhluwe/Imfolozi. Accommodation was wonderful and it was a thrill and adventure for everyone.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Botton from South Africa on 6 September 2010 .
Have been coming to Mpila for 20 years, booked 7 tents for my 14 guests from overseas. Accommodation was very good with a few minor irritations ie. light bulbs not working, key missing to kitchen gate. Overall very pleasant.

However our stay became a nightmare with the aggressive and non relenting monkeys. They were totally impossible, and the very least the camp needs to do is to close off access for them to the kitchens. This is a very simple and inexpensive operation and would go a long way to addressing this serious problem. My overseas guests were quite traumatised by them.

We also had a bad incident with wild pigs, especially with a huge boar who came onto our veranda and caused us to leave the premises. The Hyenas are now also out of control and own the camp - I am very aware that we are the ones encroaching, however it is only a matter of time before there is a major incident. As a South African who was bought up in the bush I understand the local wild life, the camp is now a definite risk for a more naive visitor.
Rating: 3 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Macor Antonio Franco from Italy on 2 September 2010 .
Very nice. Very good organization, wonderful place, very confortable and clean bungalows.
One defect: not many wild animals.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Barbara Marelli from Italy on 24 August 2010 .
Very clean, furniture good and a wonderful place.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Alessandro Preti from Italy on 18 August 2010 .
Place fantastic, tent very nice and comfortable.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by osborne@saol.com from South Africa on 10 August 2010 .
The accommodation in the rest huts is very good. It was very clean, the appliances all worked perfectly, and the cottage was cleaned daily. I feel perhaps there should have been a toaster and a microwave oven supplied as well, merely for convenience for guests. The one suggestion we would offer, would be to have the braai area for each rest hut, closer to the accommodation - but in view of the possibility of fires in the dry season, perhaps that is why they are set away somewhat. All in all, everything one could except from a self catering game reserve holiday.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Edlena Smith from South Africa on 2 July 2010 .
Mpila is a rustic self catering camp. We stayed in no 18 chalet and had a few things that needed attention. In the kitchen the pots really need replacing and the bathroom soaps were tiny and not in wrappers. Perhaps they could make their own soaps and even sell them to guests. The staff are efficient and friendly and we always have a fantastic time with our kids. The game saunter by close to the cottages and we find it a real treat to be there. We will definitely be back again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Kevin Westermann from South Africa on 18 June 2010 .
The accommodation was fine. The gas stove was difficult to use as only one plate would burn, the other 3 blew out as lit all the time. Awkward if cooking a meal.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Joy Harmon from South Africa on 11 June 2010 .
Love the atmosphere. The beds were hard. The room service was great. Shop at Mpila should stock more. Two bed chalets should have screens on windows too and a way to lock the door. Thanks for safe accommodation in 5 bed chalet.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Willie Krige from South Africa on 2 June 2010 .
Several encouraging improvements noted since Aug 2008. Insufficient room lighting.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Yvon Tang from Netherlands on 28 May 2010 .
We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed being betweens the animals.
The housekeeping was very good. Only ingredients like salt, pepper and basic cooking flavours weren't available.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Bettina Stritz from Germany on 24 March 2010 .
To stay at the tented camp in Mpila was a special experience and we hope to come again soon. We enjoyed the days there very much. Thanks for all.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by R White from South Africa on 23 March 2010 .
Enjoyed our stay in the tented accommodation, which was clean and neat. Reception staff friendly and we will most certainly return.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by M. J. Lenton from United Kingdom on 11 March 2010 .
This was our second visit and the improvement to the accommodation from last year was remarkable with new roofs & new decor with the addition of mosquito nets over the beds put the final touch to the chalets for comfort especially during the hot nights. The only improvement I would make would be to the variety of provisions sold in the shop.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Cassandra Seelemeijer from Netherlands on 6 March 2010 .
Probably the best camp we stayed in during our 3-week trip, highly recommended! Staggering views from the camp, plus excellent game viewing in the vicinity.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jack Forster from South Africa on 25 February 2010 .
Excellent, but the only minor problems were:
1) the fan in unit 24 was smelling of burning motor
2) bed sheets were stained - not too nice

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Pepijn Werkman from Netherlands on 14 February 2010 .
Good accommodation on an exiting location!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Laron Sequeira from South Africa on 8 February 2010 .
Good value for money.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Henning Tommy Jensen from Denmark on 28 January 2010 .
Very good, but there is no morning game drive! - this was what we were looking foreward to!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Rose Sobey from South Africa on 18 January 2010 .
Superb setting within Mfolozi reserve.
Cottage neat and clean with pleasant service.
Some repair needed - (the front fly screen door broken in no. 14)
General upkeep of park and roads seemed excellent.
A great experience for all.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Chris du Toit from South Africa on 13 January 2010 .
Enjoyed the the quite setting of the camp in the bush. Was not very happy about no petrol at the pump station.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Marie Laforest from South Africa on 8 January 2010 .
We stayed in the safari tent and it was very nice. Luxury Camping with the wildlife!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Bronwyn Morris from Australia on 22 December 2009 .
The tent was very comfortable and nice and clean. We were very happy and had a good time.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Richard Edwards from United Kingdom on 15 December 2009 .
Had a problem with no hot water but this was resolved fairly quickly. Items provided in kitchen were comprehensive. Need to provide lock on back door to shower area as monkeys could open easily and get inside tent area. Helpful and friendly staff. We would certainly be very happy to go back again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Anna Jelen from Switzerland on 14 December 2009 .
We loved it!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Rico Broder from Switzerland on 29 November 2009 .
Very well equipped and clean cottages. Watching the animals walking through the camp was a pleasure. The Park is our favourite in SA. As improvement we would recommend to have an ATM in one of the main camps and beds could be more comfortable. But all in all you great value for your money. Thanks.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Marelise Scheepers from South Africa on 23 November 2009 .
Very comfortable accommodation. Friendly and helpful personnel and peace and quiet. only down side is no restaurant at Mpila. nice shower. Really loved our stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Brenda Lankester Buskop from Netherlands on 23 November 2009 .
Nice ambiance and facilities in a very good surrounding.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Gilbert Maingard from South Africa on 9 November 2009 .
We loved our stay at Masinda. Wonderful service from Franz. However we thought the place looked rather neglected and needed to be spruced up. It would be a pity to see this beautiful place go down further.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Johann Pflanzl from Austria on 4 November 2009 .
It was fun, the comfort is very good and the view was fantastic.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Barbara Brank from Switzerland on 4 November 2009 .
we greatly enjoyed our stay in one of the Mpila safari tents. The views are amazing and standard is very good and allows for a real South African safari experience.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Sven Ritschard from Switzerland on 16 October 2009 .
The place was clean and nice, but the people at the reception were not so helpful, they gave us a wrong time for the Game Drive at night and the tour guide was very upset with us, he said he had been waiting for one hour.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Ruth Hendrik van Weelden from Netherlands on 12 October 2009 .
We had a very pleasant stay in an wonderful park.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Bob van As from South Africa on 16 September 2009 .
We enjoyed our time in the park and were privileged to see a fair number of game including Cheetah. Accommodation was good except that there were no lights for one night and no hot water for the duration, thus no shower (icy nights with howling wind) after a long sweaty days.
These problems must receive attention with an assurance before we visit the beautiful park again. It would appear that a standby generator is a definite requirement as well as a stock of decent gas or paraffin lanterns for emergencies. We cannot understand why the water remains slightly warm and with no reaction to our complaint on the first morning.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Justin Meyer from South Africa on 15 September 2009 .
Wow! This was our second time staying there. We had the BEST time ever as we saw so many animals and also had the luck of following a pride of 7 lion on the hunt for giraffe. The Mpila tented camp was amazing as you are in the middle of the bush and really feel like a part of Africa. We will definitely be back, loved it!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Yael Gavrieli from Israel on 1 September 2009 .
Nice and roomy.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Timo Roestenberg from Netherlands on 31 August 2009 .
A nice place to stay, proper, and the fact that it is unfenced makes it very adventurous.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Maryann Murrell from South Africa on 2 August 2009 .
We really enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was very comfortable and did not want for anything. What a pleasure it was to have someone come in and do our cooking, washing up and beds. We will certainly make a return trip at a later stage. Saw lots of animals all of the big 5 as well as a leopard killing an impala on our night drive. Wonderful experience.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Tim Pitot from New Zealand on 31 July 2009 .
Fantastic value for money with the Safari tents, a unique safari experience.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Hendrik Buddingh from Netherlands on 30 July 2009 .
Nice natural surroundings, clean and well prepared safari tents.
A toaster in the kitchen could be added.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Paul Daniel from South Africa on 26 June 2009 .
The only small negative is the switching off of power at 22h00 and then on again at 08h00. May be OK in summer but a bit difficult in winter. Could be a good idea to switch on at 05h00, makes things a little easier especially for the visitors who leave early.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Cheryl Retief from South Africa on 18 June 2009 .
Very good. Office closes very early. Would be nice if we were able to travel to Hilltop restaurant for dinner.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Don Warren from South Africa on 12 May 2009 .
Whilst I found the game park excellent, with some of the gravel roads needing attention, the tented camp was disappointing. There was no hot water in the kitchen tent, the lighting was inadequate for reading after dark, and the deck furniture most uncomfortable and at variance from the advertised picture.
Rating: 2 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Magali Homiere from France on 28 April 2009 .
Safari tent very well equipped, good place.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Herregods Lily from South Africa on 20 April 2009 .
I m a bit upset about the fact we couldn't t fine any petrol in the camp (you should have let us know by email before we arrived) other than that it was very good. My friend from Canada enjoyed every moment except when the hyena stole our steak from the braai.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Nikita Lang from South Africa on 14 April 2009 .
We had a fantastic time staying at Mpila Camp - Safari tented camp. I cannot explain how wonderful it was. You don't have to bring a thing - except your food. They have everything for you, from cutlery to bedding. Thank you Mpila Camp and Southern Africa Places for a weekend we will never forget.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Tanja Weiler from Germany on 13 April 2009 .
It was a good time at Mpila Camp!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by John Waterhouse from United Kingdom on 3 April 2009 .
The accommodation was much more spacious and well equipped than I had expected. The cabin was well constructed and designed to keep cool. We loved the views and the fact that animals came close to the accommodation. A most enjoyable stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Jozsef Devenyi from Germany on 29 March 2009 .
Thank you so much for the most beautiful days of our South African vacation! Its the best camp we´ve been to.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lynette Bands from South Africa on 24 March 2009 .
We had an awesome time at Mpila. Good night game drive as well. Will definitely be back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Thomas Zedendahl from Sweden on 11 March 2009 .
Good cleaning and dish washing! The outside patio might be a little more nicer?
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Marie Sorour from South Africa on 24 February 2009 .
Our safari tent was in excellent condition, secluded, and we did excellent birding right there in the camp. The camp doesn't have many facilities, but that suited us, as we like to be in as natural a setting as possible.

On the drives through the game reserve, we saw lots of wildlife and good birding. In fact, game viewing was much better in Umfolozi than in the Hluhluwe side of the reserve. I prefer Mpila anytime before the more upmarket Hilltop camp.
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Eckert, Susanne from Germany on 20 February 2009 .
It was a lovely stay, the only thing we really missed were mosquito-protection screens at the windows!
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Neville Williams from South Africa on 17 February 2009 .
We enjoyed our stay very much although we would have preferred to have been in a chalet as we requested originally. Also we did not come prepared with matches as we were not aware that the stove was a gas one. Apart from that it was very good. The only reason we would prefer a chalet is that we would feel safer with the animals that roam around at night! We will be back at some later stage.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Keith Gracie from Australia on 2 February 2009 .
Had an excellent time. Saw heaps of game. Impressed with the standard of the camp and facilities. The night trail was a bit disappointing. Will be back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Edward ( Eddie ) Byrne from South Africa on 1 February 2009 .
We found the accommodation to be very basic and quite uncomfortable if staying for more than 1 night.
The fact that the widows had no mesh covering necessitated that we closed the windows at night to keep out the mosquitoes. This made the room hot and stuffy.
The staff were generally unhelpful and the lady at reception was slovenly in addressing us with a distinct “could not care about you” attitude. I really had the feeling that we (the visitors) were thought of as being a necessary irritation to the running of the game park.

Rating: 2 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Karen Viljoen from South Africa on 27 January 2009 .
The safari camp tent was both a wonderful experience for a 7 year old boy and suitably equipped for the parents! Clean, well serviced and very friendly staff. Only comment would be that the night/ morning drives are very expensive.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Amanda from South Africa on 19 January 2009 .
Amazing place we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone who want to be closer to the game and bush. View from the shower spectacular. Only down side power goes out at 10:30pm and comes back on at 8am so the stuff in the fridge doesn't stay cold and you can't freeze drinks for the following day. The gas ran out on the last Night/ day but not to bad because a cold shower is refreshing in the heat. Watch out for the Monkeys.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Lindah Norrström from South Africa on 18 January 2009 .
Clean and ok rooms. But had ants on the floor. And they turn the electric off at 22.00, that´s too early. And the fridge stops working at that time too.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Riëtte Kraucamp from South Africa on 11 January 2009 .
The rest hut provided the basics we needed. We only used the rest hut to stay over night. The rest of the day consisted of game viewing.
I would like to suggest that a swimming pool should be made available for guest that overnight. The summer days are extremely hot and game viewing is then not good.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Ruth Brown from South Africa on 22 December 2008 .
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mpila camp - we always stay there on visits to the game reserve. The only 'gripe' is that the ablution blocks need a bit of sprucing up and it would be so great to have showers in the ladies - we all had our husbands stand guard while we used the men's showers! We will be back!!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Alison Gadenne from South Africa on 10 November 2008 .
Took our Canadian visitors to Centenary Curio shop on Friday afternoon. They gathered together R1200.00 worth of curios. Went to pay and where told they could not accept credit cards (despite a sign saying credit cards accepted) as the manager was away until Monday. I think this is insanity to be loosing this kind of money.

Otherwise we had a most enjoyable stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Martin Wimble from South Africa on 6 November 2008 .
Fantastic accommodation if you want a bush holiday where you can 'rough' it in style. Very clean. Kitchen facilities work on gas - so when its windy, extra shelter would have been beneficial to cook successfully. Otherwise, I great time away, with plenty of game sightings. First time I'd seen cheetah in 19 years!!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Elize Tanner from South Africa on 14 October 2008 .
The service was amazing and we really enjoyed the bush. Our tent was ok, but we were going to mention to the Parks Board, that the tent needs repairs, the poles are rusted and the kitchen drawers cannot be opened, you have to jerk them out. Just needs some high care maintenance, otherwise the bush is so amazing.
Did not enjoy my neighbour, the hyena, who kept peeping at us through the bushes!!

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Gunter Werner from Germany on 3 October 2008 .
The reception at Mpila Camp was very good and we were pleased in general. However, Cottage No. 16 we had was a bit run down, for instance windows could not properly be closed and the house needs a few repairs ( the bench on the terrace was so damaged that it could not be used). The terrace was obviously not cleaned for days and in the house the cleaning in general could be improved. If we compare Mpila Camp with all camps in Kruger, Addo, Zebra Mountain, then Mpila definitely needs more care.

Electricity was shut down from 22:00 to 08:00. This was especially inconvenient in the early morning, but maybe the electricity supplier is responsible for that.

Mpila is a beautiful place and we hopefully will stay at Mpila again. We love South Africa!
Rating: 3 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Adrian Dykstra from United Kingdom on 3 October 2008 .
We really enjoyed staying at Mpila Camp and had some wonderful sightings. The open aspect of the camp adds to its charm. However, the facilites could be easily upgraded and this would make a hudge
difference to the camp.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Peggy Maggio from South Africa on 27 September 2008 .
The tents were great and it was lovely having buck and zebra strolling around. The bush pigs were very keen on raiding the rubbish bins!
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Eileen Visser from South Africa on 15 September 2008 .
We loved it. Staff is friendly & helpful. The tented camp with bathroom & kitchen is great, but the design of the kitchen is all wrong - I'm sure a man designed it. Take a look at Kilikranki in Kgalagadi - Excellent !
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Chet Sainsbury from South Africa on 24 June 2008 .
We loved our tented accommodation nestled in the bush. It was well equipped and had everything we needed. Game was good.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by P McDonald from South Africa on 13 April 2008 .
Accommodation was basic, however clean and watch for the hyena at night whilst braaing your meat, this may become a potential hazard especially for small children.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Tony Powell from United Kingdom on 2 April 2008 .
Chalet clean and tidy but badly maintained - torn netting around windows. Game drive commentary very poor - got more information about animals from other passengers.
Rating: 1 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Vivien Venter from Australia on 2 March 2008 .
This is the 2nd time we have been to Mpila and find the establishment very good. My only complaint is that the power goes off for such a long time - I understand that it is expensive to keep it running but during the summer months not having the fan or fridge at night makes the heat unbearable and most fresh food in the fridge go off. And a double bed would be fantastic!
Otherwise, no complaints at all - we love coming to South Africa, the game park is fantastic and holds many good memories for us.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Stuart Ravenscroft from South Africa on 18 February 2008 .
Some of staff at the camp need to have customers relations training. eg Tour guide on 16/2 was very sulky. Office women as well. Sewerage leaking at women's ablutions on to pathway.
Men's hot water trickles out. Very bad pot holes on tarred roads to Hilltop. Lots of "African staff" travelling around all hours some in very old cars.

The general rondavel was great and rustic. The bedding/ kitchen staff were great. Finally the game was fantastic, of course we will be back. We had our old Australians friends with us.....keep it non-commercialised.

Rating: 3 Star Rating



Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Henderson from South Africa on 7 February 2008 .
Had a wonderful time, as always. Our overseas visitors were totally charmed by the place and thoroughly enjoyed the game viewing (saw lots) as well as the peace and quiet. Umfolozi is our personal favourite game reserve. Please don't change it. We stayed in one of the cottages and had our own cook (Moses) and it was lovely.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Suzelle Els from South Africa on 30 December 2007 .
Still waiting for the conservation fee to be refunded, because we had a Wild Card.
Otherwise it was great.

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Mpila Camp - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park Reviewed by Hilton Gray from South Africa on 11 December 2007 .
The generator was out the entire afternoon and evening that we were there, which I find unnacceptable.
Rating: 1 Star Rating