Frequently Asked Questions

IS MALARIA A PROBLEM IN THE AREA?

Hluhluwe is regarded as a low risk area for malaria.  Only in the summer months between November to end of March one should take extra precautions against malaria.  Our suggestion is that you consult with your general practitioner to prescribe the necessary prophylactics.  Rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans to ensure your comfort.  Remember to bring anti-mosquito spray or lotion, especially in the evenings when most mosquito activity occurs.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE  HLUHLUWE AREA?

The weather in Zululand is generally warm throughout the year with minimum temperatures that varies between 13 – 15 C.  In the winter average day temperatures varies between 23 – 26 C.  The best weather for Hluhluwe is between April to September which is warm months with a low humidity.  Between November and March, the Summer months, it can become very hot and humid.  View Current Weather Feed and 7-Day Forecast for Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

DO I NEED A 4-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE TO TRAVEL TO THE LODGE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS?

No, the lodge is only 500 m of the National road (N2) and is accessible by a normal Sedan car.

The roads from Durban and Johannesburg are presently being upgraded and are safe and well maintained.

HOW FAR IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

Durban International Airport – 2 hours’ drive and Richards Bay – 1 hour’s drive

MAY THE CHEETAH AND OTHER CATS BE TOUCHED?

All tours will be limited to the maximum of 60 visitors or limited to the availability of tour guides.  The total number of guests will be split into groups.  Groups not to exceed the total of 20 guests per group.

All visitors may enter the cat enclosures, with a guide, and get up-close to the cats.

At present we have hand reared animals in all four species. Interaction is possible, BUT please bear in mind these animals are still wild animals with a mind of its own.

Interaction is based on the cats mood – this is vital to keep in mind for interaction.

WHAT ABOUT CLOTHING?

Definitely casual wear for during the day (T-shirts and shorts).  Very light weight long trousers and long sleeve for the evenings. Sandals and a pair of light weight walking shoes. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen (high factor). Binoculars are a must and also, do not forget your camera to capture your special memories!

ARE TRANSFERS AVAILABLE?

Yes, transfers are available from Durban and Richards Bay airports. Prices on request.  This is done by a registered transfer company.