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    Default Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    We are planning a camping weekend at Bushbaby Lodge near Hluhluwe.

    www.bushbabylodge.co.za

    Has anyone been there or any other recommendations for any other camping spots close to Hluhluwe?
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    Default Re: Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    We have often camped at the resort next door called Bonamanzi.

    They have a couple of isolated camp sites with a private kitchen and ablution and no neighbours but you have to ask specifically for those sites. Really nice.

    We have not been there for about 11 months now so not able to comment on present standards that seem to deteriorate everywhere all the time.
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    Default Re: Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    This is the one we have used in the past when visiting the game reserve since they have no camping in the park itself.
    With Wildcard it is also free entry to the park.
    Bushbaby have a small number of campsites behind the chalets and office / restaurant area and adequate ablutions.
    Shady sites - well maintained when we were last there a couple of years back.
    Friendly staff and management.
    We would certainly use it again should the need arise.
    I don't remember the charges but had they been out of line, I would have.
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    Just to add that I "think" Bonamanzi call them "Exclusive" camp sites and the site numbers that we have stayed on are numbers 17 and 18.

    They are large, shaded and very private. Serviced ablution and kitchen last time we were there. We love it there with easy access to Hluhluwe but do give the Wild Cat Rehab Project a visit if you have the time its just down the road from Bushbaby / Bonamanzi and its a good cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diversions View Post
    Just to add that I "think" Bonamanzi call them "Exclusive" camp sites and the site numbers that we have stayed on are numbers 17 and 18.

    They are large, shaded and very private. Serviced ablution and kitchen last time we were there. We love it there with easy access to Hluhluwe but do give the Wild Cat Rehab Project a visit if you have the time its just down the road from Bushbaby / Bonamanzi and its a good cause.
    Sounds good, maybe we will give them a try next time.
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    Default Re: Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    Ah excellent - thx everyone. Will have a look at Bonamanzi as well, sounds very nice.Will also see if we can visit the wild cat rehab programme.
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    Default Re: Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    We stayed at Bush baby lodge 2 years ago.
    Was quite nice, place well kept.
    One set of ablutions were newly done, one old but neat.

    Place was clean and very well kept.
    Nice pub and relaxing area top side
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    I was there for 3 nights in March/April this year. Nice place. Good value for money. Definitely kept clean.

    No issues.

    I just don't like the fact that you "have" to enter the park at the top gate. I prefer the bottom. Would be nice to find a camp spot close to the bottom gate.
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    Thx for the feedback guys.
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    Spent the last long weekend back at Bonamanzi, again camp site 17. Simply love the peace and quiet. Hluhluwe is dry with no water at the picnic spots and very little in the rivers. Water at Bonamanzi is limited and salty. You have to take your own drinking water.
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    Default Re: Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    We always carry drinking water when we go north in KZN.

    Well nowadays whenever we travel drinking water goes in.
    Many rural municipalities do not prep their water properly and if you are not used to it your holiday could be a bit of a fiasco.

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    Default Re: Bushbaby Lodge (Hluhluwe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Diversions View Post
    Spent the last long weekend back at Bonamanzi, again camp site 17. Simply love the peace and quiet. Hluhluwe is dry with no water at the picnic spots and very little in the rivers. Water at Bonamanzi is limited and salty. You have to take your own drinking water.
    We also stayed at camp site 17 (Bonamanzi) over the easter weekend and can only agree.... loved the peace an quiet..
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