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Scottburgh, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a bush fan I have frequented Kruger National Park all my life but living in Durban it is a bit far. We decided to book at Mpila Camp and what a great surprise. The camp offers everything one would need for that bush feeling. Accommodation, although old, was spacious and spotlessly clean with all (and adequate) utensils and crockery....

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mpila camp is rustic and basic camp, but with good bush vibes. The camp is not fenced (only a elephant fence which allows smaller animal to cross). Impalas use the ground around the tents to rest at night and hyenas are common visitors around barbecues. We also saw spotted genets and bushpigs from the tented units, which have a nice...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice camp in the wild. We stayed in one of the tents which are pretty basic but all you would need. Only downside were the dirty bed linens... Beware of the hyenas at night, one of them stole our steak from the grill. Umfolozi is great, nice hides with lots of animals, high chance of seeing lions !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Bush experience is fantastic. Its an unfenced camp (with the exception of wires apparently for elephant). We stayed two nights and were visited by various buck, warthog and an inquisitive hyena. The location of our tent was perfect with no-one in front or next to us. The permanent tent has an attached open-air bathroom and small but well-equipped kitchen....

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Mpila was a perfect spot for us, we spent 3 nights in one of the tents - the bathroom and kitchenette are adjoined and everything was neat and clean. The bathroom is quite open to outside critters so at night don't forget to turn the lights on when you walk in. The camp is unfenced, which meant that every night...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been visiting Mpila regularly for the past 15 years or so, always in the tents and just returned from another fantastic week. For a rustic bush camp run by KZN wildlife, the tents have everything you could want and are perfectly comfortable. All feel very isolated and you do have the feeling of solitude. It is a national...

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Hossegor, France
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The camp has a really great location. But need some refurbishments in the bathroom. Otherwise it is very good to stay there to visit the park. You can see and listen wild animals at night, it is wonderful. A little bit expensive.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I sent 2 nights at the Enselweni Bush Camp android 1 night in a Safari Tent at Mpila Camp. Every time I visit South Africa I visit and am never dissapointed. Great sightings of elephant, rhino and buffalo. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stayed in a chalet in Mpila and loved the experience. The reception staff were very friendly and welcoming. I did not interact much with other staff. Loved the bush and got a true feeling of Africa! The visiting hyena at night made it all real. Will definitely be back.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stayed for two nights at the beautiful Masinda lodge, which is a part of the Mpila camp. This lodge is situated about 12km from the main camp, it overlooks the bush, it is unfenced, but we took our little kids (10 months and 3 yrs old) with us and it was completely fine. The lodge itself is very nice,...

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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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“In the hot months, avoid the tents and book the chalets.”
 of 5 bubbles P8806FXgm, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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