HLUHLUWE Perfectly Rustic

Bush Baby Bush Camp Opportunity
R 3 950 000 neg.


Property Description
 Founded in 1995 it has since developed into a quality 40 beds rustic  bush camp lodge. 

Home to the Bush baby, offers budget accommodation tucked away in a secluded track of sand forest.  A rustic bush camp, remotely positioned 15 km South from Hluhluwe town, with the option to book breakfast and dinner, served from our outdoor canteen at the "Africa Bush Junction next to the swimming pool. 
Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, is home to the world-renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It is characterised by untouched wetlands teeming with birdlife, Big Five bush breakaways and beautiful beaches that bring sea turtles to the shore to lay their eggs in one of nature’s most time-honoured ceremonies.
Only 25 minutes drive from the Memorial Gate, Northern entrance to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Park and set within 22 hectares of indigenous sand forest, they offer the best natural bush experience at budget rates in the area.

On arrival you are greeted by friendly, shady trees forming a tranquil hide-away and an excellent base from which to explore the unspoilt African wildlife destinations of the Elephant Coast Tourism Region, including the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Park and the Greater Isimangaliso (St Lucia) Wetlands Park (World Heritage Site)

The camp abounds with resident bird life, as well as other small animals such as duiker antelope, mongoose and tortoises making their appearance throughout the day.

The Zulu translation of the Thick Tailed Bush baby. These strange nocturnal animals are classified under the primate family and frequent the lodge at night. Their distinctive and thrilling night-time cries are part of the evening bush sounds and inspiration for the lodge.

Since its inception it has successfully been maintained sustainable job opportunities for more than 10 persons from the local neighboring communities, at any time. We are proud to say that our venture has been progressively developed by all persons involved over the past years. We also strive to ensure that we operate our tourism business in an environmentally friendly manner and hope to see the long term preservation of all wildlife ecosystems within our region.

The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Park covers a combined area of 96 000ha and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. A visit to this world renowned game reserve will also bring you into contact with the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino - as well as encounters of the natural kind with a wide variety of other indigenous game.

The entire Elephant Coast is a bird watcher's paradise, with sightings ranging from the ubiquitous pelicans and flamingos of Lake St. Lucia to rarer locals such as Rudd's Apalis, the Pink throated Twinspot and Lemon-breasted Canary.

Many tales are told of how the warrior king Shaka united his people - transforming feuding farmers and quarrelling cattle herders into a proud and powerful nation. The Zulu people treasure their heritage and visitors are able to select gifts and souvenirs from a wide range of beadwork, woodcarvings, pottery and basketry.

Wildlife opportunities range from privately owned parks to national game reserves, which include the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Park. The park covers approximately 96000 ha and was established in 1895. Operation Rhino was introduced in the 1960's, which resulted in the growth of the white rhino population in South Africa from approximately 500 rhino's in 1960 to its current capacity of nearly 6000. At least a fifth of the world population of black and white rhino are found in the park. The park is a superb wildlife haven and has a variety of species.

One of the first ancestors of the Zulu nation, the son of Chief Malandela, was named Zulu which means "heaven" in the Nguni languages. The Zulu nation that was born took on the same name, thus the Zulu's are known by some as "the people from heaven" living in "the place of heaven" (KwaZulu).

Probably the chief reason for this is to be found in the heritage of the legendary Zulu king by the name of Shaka. He lived and ruled in the early 19th century. Under his leadership the Zulu's became the dominant force north of the then Cape Colony

 Please contact Gerry Eliot for more information on this property 0823709520