Hilltop Camp - Winner of the British Airways ‘Tourism For Tomorrow Award' is a very  affordable Wildlife Safari option in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Beautifully set on the summit of a forested hill, Hilltop Camp offers fine views of the surrounding countryside.

The camp, the oldest in KwaZulu-Natal, was extensively rebuilt and enlarged in the early nineties, and today accommodation at Hilltop ranges from a luxury lodge to a variety of superbly appointed self-catering accommodation facilities.

A forest trail is available to guests at Hilltop. Hlaza Hide has been developed at the site of the old summerhouse in Hilltop Camp and it will shortly incorporate a waterhole with soft lighting at night to aid game viewing.

The Reserve is at Hluhluwe some 3 hours drive from Durban along the North Coast.
The nearest town which has a full range of services is Hluhluwe which is 25 kms away from the Reserve.

All units are serviced daily. From the bottom of the price range up, facilities include: twenty 2-bedded rondavels with communal ablutions and kitchens; seven 2-bedded and twenty-two 4-bedded self-catering chalets.

The Twenty 2-bedded chalets, which are not self-catering, are within close proximity to the main reception area, are what we recommend.

This area includes an a la carte restaurant, an attractive pub and lounge decorated with photographs and memorabilia of the history of Hluhluwe, as well as a gift shop and convenience store.

The Mpunyane Restaurant offers a full English buffet breakfast every day. Lunches from Monday to Saturday are a la carte and on Sundays a hot and cold buffet.

Dinners are either a hot and cold buffet or a traditional braai(barbeque) depending on the weather. Dinner arrangements do change according to guest profiles and holidays.

Game Drives:
Open vehicle night and day drives provide unique opportunities of viewing game. A knowledgeable guide is at hand to answer questions . Advance Booking is essential.

Special Precautions:
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is in a LOW RISK malaria area and visitors need to consult their doctors before visiting the area.

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Hilltop Camp

Courses Nearby

  • There are no golf courses nearby

Sights and Activities

  • Game Viewing of South Africa's abundant and spectacular wildlife


  • Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe Game Reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal offers a complete Safari Experience in comfortable thatched chalets that have everything one needs while on Safari.
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Coin operated laundry
  • 95 octane unleaded petrol and diesel (the nearest 97 octane petrol is available in Hluhluwe village)
  • Day and night game drives
  • Boat tours
  • Shop (A fully equipped shop selling a wide range of curios and supplies)