Accommodation near iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

Isimangaliso Wetland Park is located on the east coast in KwaZulu Natal, 275 kilometres north of Durban. It spans across 230 kilometres of awe- inspiring coastline, from the boarder of Mozambique to Maphelane, south of the Lake St Lucia estuary. This park is the 3rd largest protected area in South Africa and is made up of 16 different conservation areas which constitute South Africa's first ever World Heritage Site.

Isimangaliso consists of 3 major lakes, swamp forests, South Africa's largest estuarine system, coastal dunes that are over 25 000 years old and 1000's of fauna and flora species. It is the only place in the world where the rhinoceros, elephant, whale and the Coelacanth share the same space.

Lake St Lucia, which lies within the park, is Africa's largest estuary at 80 kilometres long and 23 kilometres wide at its broadest point. It is home to a staggering number of hippos and crocodiles as well as a number of aquatic species. It is also host to large flocks of duck, flamingos, pelicans and waders.

Sodwana Bay is best known for the discovery of the Coelacanth ('the living fossil') in the year 2000. It is also home to beautiful coral reefs that support over 1200 species of colourful fish.

Maphelane is home to the Maphelane Dune: the highest vegetated dune in the whole of Isimangaliso Wetland Park at 183 metres high. Maphelane offers 2 self-guided trails for adventurers. One that tracks the edge of the estuary, and another that provides exquisite views of the ocean and river mouth at the top of the dunes.

Umkhuze is where one can take a guided walk through the popular Sycamore Fig Forest or visit the much talked about Nsumo Pan. It is a bird lover's paradise, supporting over 420 bird species that share their habitat with the giraffe, hyena, wild dog, rhino, elephant, cheetah and a variety of antelope.

Last but not least, False Bay is home to the ancient sand forest and Kosi Bay is the only place where all of South Africa's mangrove species and the only group of naturally occurring raffia palms occur.

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Dinizulu Cottage
14.8 km

From R350 PPS

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Dinizulu Cottage is our family holiday home situated on 50 acres near False Bay, 13km from Hluhluwe town. The house consists of 2 self catering units + outside unit. From the house we have a view ... More Info

Falaza Game Park
15.1 km

From R1407 PPS

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Falaza is situated in the primordial sand forests of Zululand, near the town of Hluhluwe. This little piece of paradise provides an idyllic escape into a world where guests can re-establish a connecti... More Info

Hluhluwe Bush Camp
15.4 km

From R100 PPS

Hluhluwe Bush Camp is set in the heart of Zululand and bordering the treasure trove that is False Bay Park one of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. 5 luxurious self-catering glamping tents between the Ny... More Info

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Leopard Walk Lodge
15.5 km


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From R1252 PPS

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Your Visit to Leopard Walk Lodge which is situated in a private wildlife reserve, will bring you to one of South Africa's most spectacular Eco-tourism regions, The Elephant Coast of Zululand, on the N... More Info

Sand Forest Lodge Hluhluwe
15.7 km

From R400 PPS

Sand Forest Lodge is situated in the heart of Zululand a unique safari destination and is in close proximity to the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve, Mkuze Game Reserve, St Lucia National Heritage Wetl... More Info

umThiba Bush Lodge
17.1 km

From R3500* Unit

umThiba is a private lodge set in the heart of Kuleni Game Park, a natural sand forest adjacent to Phinda game reserve, in close proximity to St Lucia World Heritage site. This comfortable lodge... More Info

Umkhumbi Lodge
17.3 km

From R350 PPS

Umkhumbi Lodge is a family-owned lodge run by Anton and Emma Roberts. A great place to relax and unwind, Umkhumbi is family-friendly and offers a range of nature-based activities in the region. Cha... More Info

Bushwillow Collection
17.6 km


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From R1400* Unit

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Escape, Experience, Explore! Choose between self-catering, dinner bed & breakfast or all inclusive packages. Bushwillow Collection offers 3 totally different accommodation style options to suit you... More Info

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Imani Bush House
17.9 km

From R700 PPS

We have 2 accommodation options available: ​ IMANI BUSH HOUSE: Our largest and main house has 3 bedrooms, featuring a main King en-suite with a bath, spacious outdoor shower and large walk-in ... More Info

18.3 km

From R1800 PPS

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Thornwood is situated on the private game park of Kuleni, which is home to four different ecosystems: sand forest, grasslands, wetland and thorn scrub. A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, ... More Info

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Hluhluwe Reviews

People friendly.
- Patsy Craig

Very noise town, but people very happy and have a sense of humour. All smiles and helpful, wherever you go. Impressed main road was quite clean.
- Barbara Eastes

Very pleasant village
- Paul Marques

Excellent game reserve - saw 4 of the Big 5 first day.
- Jenny Crickmore-Thompson

We love Hluhluwe, especially Hluhluwe/Imfolozi game reserve, one of the best places for to get away to..
- christy Joubert

We had a great day in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve which was awesome.
- Janet Tocknell

The game park is truly beautiful and you are guaranteed to see at least 3 of the big 5. Lots to do and just 3 hours from Durban!
- Debbie Reynolds

A beautiful place to visit. Especially if you enjoy the heat and the odd friendly croc! We'll be back.
- Mrs Rowley

Lovely destination!
- Marilyn De Lange