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Warner Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Absolutely awesome even in this drought. Loads to see and the tents are brilliant. Great accommodations and well kept. The tents are great, for us best place to stay. Very private except for the resident hyenas. believe one is called Hannes, and the pesky vervets.

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South West England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

On previous visits I have used the Chalets (or challets as some signs say) this time we used the tents and they are brilliant BUT you need to work out you are in the bush so thieving monkies will steal anything they can get their hands on and the stick by the braai is if the Hyena gets TOO close....

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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Mpila what can I say, probably the best game reserve experience in Africa. Looking at price we pay and what u get. self game drives, unfenced camp with Hyenas and other game passing through. And there is abundance of game. An early morning drive and late evening. Otherwise whole day sit at the camp and just relax. The piece and...

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London
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We stayed in a 5 bed chalet in Mpila camp at the beginning of September. The accommodation is relatively basic / rustic and includes a self-catering kitchen and lounge. Electricity is turned off at 10pm so remember a torch. The real attraction is the open nature with fantastic bird life and wildlife directly on your doorstep. The only animals 'excluded'...

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Leeds
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is not the first time we have stayed at Mpila but every time we visit, it just impresses us more. The cottages are lovely and rustic in appearance with thatched roofs but they have everything you need and are immaculately cleaned. Do be aware that you do not need keys to enter the property but you can lock yourself...

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 19 August 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Mpila Camp at the end of September and we were incredibly spoilt with amazing sightings and awesome accommodation. We spent 5 nights at Mpila and absolutely fell in love. It's a little rustic and give you more of that authentic bush feel. The staff were friendly and helpful - we had a problem with our...

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Gardiner, Montana
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We stayed in a 2 bed chalet in the Mpila Camp and had a very memorable experience with hyenas. There is only an elephant fence around Mpila Camp, so the hyenas come in at night to look for scraps of food around the braiis. They walked right up to the porch of the chalet. A visitor staying in the chalet...

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

From the roads to the accommodation, Mpila needs a lot of tender loving care. The main access road to Mpila Camp has deteriorated alarmingly over the past years because of a serious failure to maintain it. It is only recently that maintenance on the road has started and one trusts that the situation will be improved. A number of the...

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Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia
Reviewed 31 July 2015

8 of us stayed here for 3 nights in a 3 bedroom cottage and a 2 person chalet, which, despite paying for a year ago and endless emails and phone calls requesting we have cottage 14 and chalet 12 so we were close to each other it didnt happen, and the bald faced cheek at reception in Mpila when claimed...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Mpila camp is ideally situated to access the southern and western sections of iMfolozi, and especially the Sontuli loop which never fails to disappoint. We stayed at the Mpila Chalets in early July and found them most comfortable. It looks like the soft furnishings, curtains and bedding have recently been replaced and were in very good condition. The unit itself...

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Address: Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Mpila Camp Hotel Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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“Stay outside the camp and travel in each day (free entrance with Wild Card)”
 of 5 bubbles MadandyB, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Safari tents have best wildlife experience.”
 of 5 bubbles riaanbisschoff1976, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Safari tents is our favourite - especially at the lower end of the camp”
 of 5 bubbles 242nadiner, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We prefer staying at the Safari Tents.”
 of 5 bubbles antstadler, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tent 29 was great - apparently 36 is also a good option - although all seem well-situated”
 of 5 bubbles Bedindin, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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