Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • Shooting Rosy Throat’s

    Posted on October 25, 2012 by Gavin in Birding in Hluhluwe.

       Long time friend and photographer, Simon Leppard visited the lodge on the weekend of the 21st October with his delightful wife Wendy. The main aim of the weekend was to find the elusive Rosy-throated Longclaw  ( Macronyx ameliae ) and for Simon to get images with a new Canon 500 f4 lens. The weather […]

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  • Wildlife library and field guide HQ

    Posted on October 17, 2012 by Gavin in Hluhluwe Accomodation.

    The Lodge Wildlife library is situated at the main lodge and has a wonderful collection of wildlife reference books. The library is also serves as a base for the lodge’s field guide staff and are always willing to provide you with information on the area, activity suggestions or the identity of  that bird that you […]

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  • BMW Africa 100

    Posted on October 17, 2012 by Gavin in Interesting visitors.

    Another group of intrepid adventurer’s stayed with us recently, this time a group of 6 motorcycle enthusiasts on BMW touring bikes. This dream tour is a 100 day tour which covers 10 000 km’s of the most outstanding regions of the country. The group has already ridden 16 of the major mountain passes in the […]

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  • Critters and Bugs

    Posted on October 8, 2012 by Gavin in Day Trips.

    Our American visitors call them ‘critter’s’ and other’s refer to them as ‘bug’s’, surely our fascinating insect population deserve better! As the Spring draws closer to summer and the humidity rise’s as it has over the last few weeks we notice more and more ‘critter’s’ making an appearance. Of course Mosquito’s we hate and definitely […]

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  • Hope 2 Africa

    Posted on October 8, 2012 by Gavin in Interesting visitors.

    Recent visitors at Hluhluwe River Lodge were a delightful group of American’s doing fantastic volunteer work in South Africa. The group who are from Atlanta are called ‘Hope2Africa’ and are  a non-profit organization which exists to encourage, equip, and empower teenager’s from previously disadvantaged communities in  KwaZulu Natal and in Cape Town.  They are shown […]

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  • Bird watching on the African Queen

    Posted on October 7, 2012 by Gavin in Adventures.

    The Hluhluwe River is just a short walk from the lodge where there is a jetty that zig zags through the reeds to the ‘African Queen’ our river boat.  One of the lodge field guides will accompany you on a birding trip if you are a keen bird watcher or if you like the idea […]

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  • Bike False Bay

    Posted on October 7, 2012 by Gavin in Adventures.

    Mountain bikes have an environmentally friendly foot print, a bicycle tyre imparts less impact than a hiking boot and far less than a horse or animal hoof. The Hluhluwe area is a fantastic area for biking whether you are a serious competitive type looking to put in big mileage on deserted gravel roads or a […]

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  • Fossils and shells at Sandy Point

    Posted on October 7, 2012 by Gavin in Hiking Trails.

    We reccommend a visit to False Bay Park our neighboring game reserve which forms the western boundary of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Apart from the spectacular walking trails through it’s rare Sand Forest’s and breathtaking views accross Lake St Lucia and Hell’s Gate there are fascinating Fossil deposits well worth a visit. Often overlooked and […]

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  • Canoeing with Bindi

    Posted on October 7, 2012 by Gavin in Adventures.

    The Hluhluwe river lies just a short walk from the lodge and forms the boundary between conservation area and  Crown Land ( Ingonyama Trust ) which means it belongs to King Goodwill Zwelethini and the Zulu people. Essentially this means that the Hluhluwe River floodplain is community land and is fortunately only utilized for cattle […]

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  • Old Trucks

    Posted on October 7, 2012 by Gavin in Events and functions.

    Old Trucks is an annual gathering of vintage Willys Jeep and Land Rover enthusiasts who get together to enjoy a weekend of offroad driving and exploring the wilderness. This year the event was held at Hluhluwe River Lodge and attracted 10 vehicles, the oldest was a 1946 Willys CJ 2a belonging to the founder of […]

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