A hidden gem - best reasonably priced game lodge in Hluhluwe area

I spent a good while researching where to stay as a base to see Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game park. The main lodge inside the park is being very badly run- we visited for lunch. Many of the lodges are in and around Hluhluwe town, so they do not offer a game lodge experience. But Duiker is great because it sits in its own 400 hectare estate, which is a small game park in its own right. You get a free 2 hour game drive each day inside their estate - we saw more game than in an entire day driving round Huhluwe-Imfolozi. The food was very good and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly - makes you feel like you are staying on a friend's private estate. Wonderfully peaceful with great views of hills and countryside. Does not have many reviews because has only been in operation 3 years, and they only have 6 rooms.


The rooms were large and very comfortable

I loved how the mesh covering the windows let you leave the windows open to still enjoy the beautiful nature sounds. The facilities all around the lodge are incredible. The beautiful animals even came up to visit us some days. We feed Tuli the Tame Nyala and saw Pumbas wife with her little babies cruising around the lodge area. The staff go out of their way to make you feel like you are home and part of the family. Service and food is some of the best we have seen in the world and we are frequent travellers.


A hidden gem near the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Park. It's a 39 ha farm and has animals like Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, Ostriches, Blesbocks etc. If you like you can do a morning and sundown safari on the farm for free. Very friendly staff. Everything was clean and the 3 course dinner which was included in the price was excellent. Only 25 minutes by car to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. I will definetely come back.


We would have liked to stay even longer

Our stay at Duikers Game Lodge could not have been nicer and we would have liked to stay even longer. The rooms and common areas were incredibly tastefully furnished and extremely clean. The entire staff we found very personable and attentive. But the most extraordinary thing about the property was the completely secluded location in the middle of nature. It was incredibly relaxing to wake up in this peaceful environment tomorrow and even watch giraffes and zebras with a bit of luck right from the terrace. It was also great that the Chalets were a little bit away from the main building so you can enjoy a wonderful privacy. The Game Drives on their own grounds were a great experience.


Highly recommend!

My husband and I recently stayed at Duiker Game lodge and breathtaking is the only way to describe this beautiful, tranquil place. From the staff, to the food to the accommodation, to the entertainment areas everything was phenomenal! We were so sad to leave and would definitely go back.

Keandro Cordeiro

What a wonderful place to stay!

With gorgeous views, lovely staff and beautiful animals, what more could you ask for? The staff were incredibly warm, accommodating and friendly. We felt so welcomed from the get go. The food is absolutely to die for. A daily game drive is included in your stay and we had the luxury of stopping at the top of the mountain to have some snacks with a magnificent view. You cannot go wrong booking your next getaway here! It's great value for money and an all around memorable experience!

Khiara Govender

I can highly recommend Duiker Game Lodge for a relaxed & well managed experience.

Duiker Game Lodge hosted my Wildlife Rehabilitation Course. I appreciated that Megan & Gini were so accommodating & ensured that each day ran smoothly. The catering was excellent & the presentation appealing. The accommodation itself was very comfortable with quality furnishings, crisp, natural linen & tasteful decor.

Nicci Wright

“Best holiday yet. Would definitely recommend it to friends!”

Dylan Leibbrandt

The hospitality was out of this world. The rooms were very clean, the bed was so comfortable. The food was so delicious and portions were huge, 3 course dinner being the highlight of the weekend. The game drives were perfect...everything was perfect.

Lungelo Mbatha