Yearly Archives: 2015

  • Telephones: Alternative Numbers

    Posted on December 29, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips.

    Dear Guests Please note that we have been experiencing some difficulties with our landline telephones. We have reported the problem and assure you that it is being attended to. For the time being please feel free to contact us on the following numbers: Gavin- 083 787 3439 Bridget- 083 777 3439 Ayanda- 083 450 9300 […]

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  • In the Rear View Mirror: November 2015

    Posted on December 4, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips.

    Our trips during November have been a lot more colorful. The storms we had have made much of the area a lot more green and a few trees that are flowering are adding a splash of color among the green hills. Its a very different landscape and the abundant herds of buffalo and smaller groups […]

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  • Getting Stuck: Our Rescue from the River

    Posted on December 4, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips.

    It was bound to happen at some point I’m sure. I had crossed the river successfully many times before without issue. Nevertheless two days ago, on our game drive, we attempted to cross the second crossing of the slightly soggy river down in Mansiya Loop. The recent rains, as mentioned in our previous post have […]

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  • Alive with the Change of Rain

    Posted on November 28, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips.

    Recently we had a surprising twist of fate here at the Lodge. Until recently we had been left high and dry as each storm that came our way turned and avoided the entire area of Hluhluwe. Whether it was headed down from Mozambique or headed up from further down in KwaZulu- Natal it didn’t matter, […]

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  • In The Rear View Mirror- A Brief Look Back

    Posted on November 12, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips, On Safari.

    As we approach the end of the year it is time to take a brief glance back at what we have done recently. To be honest 2015 has been a year of ups and downs and has seen some changes here at the Lodge. There is a rather fitting philosophy which is worth mentioning. It […]

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  • What is Wilderness? Stepping Beyond the Ordinary

    Posted on November 10, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips.

    What is wilderness? Well the answer is surprisingly simple. Wilderness is characterized by the absence of roads, walking trails, that are man made, and any human habitation. That is the true definition of wilderness. Further, it is afforded the highest level of protection and has the least human interference. However, to my mind wilderness is […]

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  • Walking the Sand Forests

    Posted on October 29, 2015 by Gavin in Day Trips, Hiking Trails.

    Hluhluwe River Lodge is located near one of the most remarkable protected sand forests in South Africa. This unique forest type is typified by its sparse understory and sandy soils. The theory is that these forests originated on ancient dune deposits along the original coastal seaboard of Zululand’s eastern coast some 80 000 years ago. […]

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  • Weekend Yoga retreat

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by Gavin in In and Around Hluhluwe River Lodge.

    The second Yoga retreat weekend was another resounding success with a fully subscribed group of participants enjoying a weekend of Hatha yoga instruction by Hazel Singery. The evening of arrival involved a social gathering to establish any physical limitations that any of the participants had and an introduction to yoga by Hazel followed by a […]

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  • Mkhulu’s House

    Posted on January 26, 2015 by Gavin in Hluhluwe Accomodation, Self-catering.

      Our new private guest house is finally open for bookings and we have received excellent reviews from the first 50 guests who have stayed in the house since December 2014 and January this year. Mkhulu’s House is named after the original owner of the house and translated from Zulu means ‘Grandpa’s House’ and pronounced […]

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