Hilltop Camp & Hluhluwe -Imfolozi Brief History, Why this is such a great game park for your safari holidays
Set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the “big five” of African legend stalk the verdant savannah. Established in 1895, game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range. Like,
Rhino, Wild Dog, Lion , Cheetah, Elephant,Leopard,Cape Buffalo and that's just some. There are also 300 birds species and many amazing smaller creatures that make up this ecosystem and make it all work as one.
As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which originated in Imfolozi in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture unit recently upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a benchmark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa.
Below are some of the conservation team at work moving some Rhino in imfolozi game park
Hilltop Camp Accommodation
4-Bed Chalet Self-Cater Only:
These self-catering thatched chalets at Hilltop Camp consist of two bedrooms, One larger with an en-suite bathroom that has a bath/shower combination/toilet, the other, slightly smaller bedroom. Bed linen and bath towels are supplied.
There is also a kitchen with stove, microwave oven, fridge, kettle, crockery, and cutlery. In addition to this, there is a lounge/dining room open plan, a deck and braai (barbecue) stand with fantastic views. The lounge has a sleeper couch which is suitable for a 5th person (child).The units are serviced daily.
You can also book at check-in, safaris walks and game drives ,they run for approx 3hrs, no children under 6 sorry, You may also use the Hilltop restaurant and bar if you don't feel like cooking There's also a great pool to cool off after a hot day's safari.
On weekends they have a big braai buffet style at Hilltop Lounge.
The Hilltop lodge has a great African feel and history and plenty of Big5 game viewing ...
2-Bed Chalet Self Cater:
These self-catering thatched chalets have one bedroom, with 2 single beds. Both of the game parks units Imfolozi-Hluhluwe are single beds except for the Luxury Bush lodges, The 2 bed chalets have en-suite bathroom that has a bath with shower, as well as, a kitchen with stove, microwave oven, fridge, kettle, basic utensils, cutlery and crockery– bed linen and bath towels.
In addition to this, is a open plan lounge/dining room, leading onto an outside deck and braai (barbecue). The lounge has a sleeper couch which is suitable for a 3rd person, (child). Units serviced daily.
Drinking water should be brought. and dont forget firewood, if you do there is a small shop for thing forgotten,but its small basic foodstuffs and wood. There is fuel at hilltop.Hilltop is fenced,Imfolozi is not.These unis have all you need for a great time in the Hluhluwe bush.
Hilltop 2-Bed Non Self-catering Chalet:
These non self cater thatch chalets consist of one bedroom with a small lounging area, a bar refrigerator and kettle with crockery for tea and coffee, a ensuite , Bath towels as well as linen for the beds also supplied. Deck overlooking the bush No Braai / cooking facilities.
Most all of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi are single beds except for the Luxury Lodges There are no self-catering facilities here in the NON self-cater units, You would need to dine at the Hilltop Camp restaurant. Children under age of 2 are free of charge , and a cot can be organized from the reception when checking in at no charge.
Breakfast is included in all the non and self cater chalets at Hilltop Camp
2-Bed Rest Huts (Rondavels):
The rest hut accommodation each have two single beds, a wash hand basin, wardrobe, a small fridge and kettle, each their own braai. Basic cutlery and crockery supplied in the room and communal kitchen with bed linen and bath towels also.
There is a communal kitchen for all huts and ablution block for residents only, slightly away from the rooms you are able to use the restaurant and pool.Units serviced daily.These are a great budget stay close to the pool and pub. Very Affordable. There really is no better deal at a Big5 game park in South Africa..
- Restaurant & Pub
- Pool & Playground
- Game Drives
- Self-Cater & Non
- Safari Guided Walks
- Laundry Service
- Shop For Basics/ Bread Meat Milk Fire Wood / Fuel Diesel