Activities Close
to Hluhluwe Cottages

Ilala Weavers

Ilala Weavers helps over 2000 Zulu people, both men and women, to attain self-sufficiency, by working from their homes and therefore retaining their lifestyle and rich lifestyle and rich heritage of basket weaving and beadwork which has been passed down through the generations by Zulu craftswomen, whose modern counterparts today produce stunning works of art, sought after the world over.

Open Daily:

Mon – Fri: 08h00 – 16h00
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 09h00 – 16h00
(Closed: 25th, 26th December and 1st January)

The Fig Tree

The Fig Tree Cafe & Deli is situated within the Ilala Weavers Complex.

The Home of:

  • Zululand’s Finest Coffee
  • A la Carte Café serving scrumptious food
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime Treats
  • Deli Fully
  • Licensed
  • Children’s Play Area

Open Daily:

Mon – Fri: 08h30 – 16h00
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 09h00 – 15h00
(Closed: 25th, 26th December and 1st January)

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Park

Established in 1895, the Park covers some 96000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. Viewing hides overlook waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range. As home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation.

Gate Time:
Nov – Feb: 05h00 – 19h00
Mar – Oct: 06h00 – 18h00

Emdoneni Lodge Cheetah And Serval Project

Emdoneni has a successfully managed Cheetah Project since 1994 and Serval Project since 1998, with a vision to provide and maintain an environmentally friendly and aesthetic wildlife centre. At Emdoneni these cats – cheetah, serval, caracal and wildcats; are cared for or are undergoing rehabilitation.

Tour Times:
Mornings: 10:30am daily
Afternoons (includes feeding):
Summer – 16:30pm daily
Winter – 16:00pm daily (May, June, July, Aug)
Rates (as @ March 2018): R240 p/adult & R120 p/child

Bayete Zulu Elephant Interaction

Be touched by an Elephant! Bayete Zulu have educational shows starring Rambo, Rachel and Jabulani. The interaction includes the history of how Rambo and Rachel came to Zululand, amazing facts about elephants, their caretakers and then you get up close and personal while you get to feed and touch these majestic giants. A treat not to be missed! Bookings are essential!

Daily shows: 11:00am
Rates (as @ March 2018): R500 p/adult & R300 p/child

Zulu Croc

Zulu Croc is a World-Class Reptile Park! Activities include Adventure Shows, Guided Tours, Walk Through, Zulu Dancing and a Restaurant. There is also a mini culture village and curio shop. On request you can be lucky to experience a night show.

Operating hours:
Mon-Sat: 8:00am – 17:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 15:00pm
Adventure shows: 10:00am & 14:00pm
Rates (as @ March 2018): R170 p/adult & R95 p/child

Walk through
Rates (as @ March 2018): R85 p/adult & R45 p/child

Dumazulu Traditional Zulu Villages

Experience South Africa’s biggest cultural village. Watch as locals make spears, shields, baskets and clay pots. Peek into the world of the Sangoma and have a one on one reading. Experience the rhythmic drumbeat and dance of Africa.

Village Tours: 8:15am / 11:00am / 3:15am
Rates (as @ March 2018): R200 p/adult & R120 p/child

Duma Zulu Bird and Reptile Park

Walk through the bird and reptile park, boasting the largest free-flight aviary in the Kwazulu-Natal. Once you have walked through the bird park you will enter the reptile park. Here you can encounter an amazing collection of reptiles, spiders and frogs. Overcome your fears and learn to appreciate their beauty.

Bird & Reptile Park: 8:00am – 16:30pm daily
Rates (as @ March 2018): R110 p/adult & R55 p/child

Hluhluwe Horse Safaris

Hluhluwe Horse Safaris is the only licenced operator organizing horse safaris in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – False Bay section, a UNESCO proclaimed world heritage site. Experienced, qualified guides will take you deep into False Bay Park, with its vast views over the lake, scenic beauty and rare sand forest.

Operating daily
Rates (as @ March 2018):
Trail 1: 1-2 hours, R495 p/person
Trail 2: 2-3 hours, R795 p/person
This excludes park fees into False Bay, child prices may vary.

Parkrun Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe Parkrun takes place every Saturday, starting at the Hluhluwe Cottages. Why not join us for a post Parkrun coffee at Fig Tree Café.

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False Bay Park

False Bay Park is a special place tucked away on the Western shores of the St Lucia Lake complex, with fascinating marine and coral fossils found scattered throughout the area. The unique diversity facilitates excellent bird watching and game viewing opportunities. High concentrations of crocodiles in the lake prevent swimming; however, boating and fishing are very popular.

Gate Time:
Nov – Feb: 05h00 – 19h00
Mar – Oct: 06h00 – 18h00