The Main Lodge
Commanding a fantastic view of False Bay ( southern reach of Lake St Lucia ) the main lodge incorporates a dining room, bar and a lounge area. The reception leads out onto and expansive terrace and grassed courtyard with a 180 degree access to all of the facilities and a superb view. There is also the Errol Harrison Museum that is open to guests, this is a local history museum curated by Hluhluwe River lodge in honour of Errol Harrison a Zululand pioneer, outdoorsman and naturalist. The terrace is a great place to take in the beautiful surroundings at any time of the day.
Lounge with a view
The chalets are separate from the main lodge building and tucked away privately in the surrounding forested environment. The main lodge complex includes a reception, a lounge with a stunning view of the lake as well as a dining room, bar lounge and a sweeping terrace that offers wonderful views of lake St Lucia and the river floodplain. The view is quite special and reminiscent of an ‘Out of Africa’ view across the grassy plain’s only with a lake as a backdrop. Meals are most often taken outside on the terrace where every night the staff light a fire where guests can share a few stories of the day.
A collection of crudely carved paddles collected from the shoreline of the lake are mounted on the wall in the bar or pub as it might be called in England. The bar includes a casual lounge with safari chairs and tables and like every room in the main lodge has a wonderful view out of the slide away doors out onto the floodplain and lake beyond. There is a television which is only used for important sport’s events and if absolutely neccesary for guests to catch up on CNN or BBC news. A wide range of great South African wines and malts are on offer as well and beer is served always in a frosted glass. The bar is open from early till late.MTB
The dining room holds pride of place with its magnificent view to be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the dining room you will find coffee bodum’s loaded with filter coffee, tea and a kettle available to guests all hours of the day and night. Beware of the marauding gang of Vervet monkey’s who from time to time like to keep the kitchen staff on their toe’s by testing the fruit platter’s and freshly baked date muffin’s in the mornings. The resident Large Spotted Genet by the name of ‘Jenny’ also needs to be watched at dinner as she has developed a keen taste for the delicious beef and kudu fillet served at dinner. The dining room is just off the terrace so dinners are often served outside on the terrace under the stars.
Hluhluwe River Lodge