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Local Hluhluwe Attractions

Emdoneni Cheetah Project
Enjoy a unprotected encounter with some of Africas indigenous wild cats, as you view them while they are feeding. Two cheetahs and cats form part of the project. During feeding time you are briefed on the background information of conservation of the Cheetah.


Cheetah feedings and educational tour at 10h30 & 16:30 pm(Summer)/16h00 pm(Winter) daily. Cost: Please enquire at our reception.


Dumazulu Cultural Village
Over 50 Zulu residents form part of a "living museum" and carry out age old manufacturing traditions which include spear, shield and clay pot making, basket weaving, beadwork and Sangoma bone throwing. The sound of stamping feet and beating drums fill the air as you are entertained by Zulu dancers and warriors. Shows mostly run daily at 8:15 am, 11:00 am and 3:15 pm. 

Dumazulu Snake Park
View 40 snake species from all over the world. Demonstrations from the snake pit are conducted by a resident snake expert. Appreciate the size and strength of a crocodile, as you have the rare opportunity to view these prehistoric reptiles up close.

Bonamanzi Game Park
Guided nature walks and boat cruise on the Hluhluwe River. Please enquire at our reception.

Ilala Weavers
Ilala weavers is open 7 days a week and lies a few kilometers outside Hluhluwe village. Experience the soul of Africa and her people through their hand crafts. Visit the home of Zulu basket weaving as well as the Museum & Craft Village, with incredible examples of original African crafts and artefacts.

Fig Tree Cafe and Deli
Restuarant at Ilala Weavers open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Zamimphilo Craft Market
This roadside market is a haven for African arts & crafts collectors and will prove to be a delightful shopping experience. Choose from an array of locally handcrafted crafts and curios, and fill up on your fresh fruit basket while your there. Open daily.

Other Activities Available in the Elephant Coast Region
  • Horseriding
  • St.Lucia Boat Cruises
  • Kayaking
  • Whale watching from St.Lucia (in season)
  • Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay.
  • Self Guided nature trails.

  • Mkuze Game Reserve - Game Viewing and excellent birdwatching
  • False Bay Nature Reserve - Self-guided nature walks and pinic sites for day visits
  • Greater St.Lucia Wetlands Park - Estuary boat cruises, game viewing in the Mfabeni section, Marine activities at Mission Rocks and Cape Vidal
  • Sodwana Bay - Scuba diving, snorkelling and surf sports