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Dec 9, 2017 - Land of the Zulu!
We had seven days in Hluhluwe (pronounced Schluhluwe) a lot of the places in KWZ seem to be pronounced differently to how they are spelt, something to do with the tribal Zulu language of old. Which brings me on to why it gas taken me so long to send the first update....think the technology here has just recently moved on from drums!!! That said, KWAZULU NATAL is a crossroad of cultures where ancient meets modern and the splendour of the nature takes your breath away. The landscape constantly changes with many game reserves and parks. We...Jump to full entry
May 23, 2008 - Hluhluwe (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve)
Up early and to highway by 6:30 - bang - got a minibus right off and into town by 7!! The 1st bus to Durban was just beginning to fill (20 passengers in all and NO more). It finally left at 9:30!! All in all, it was a fine ride, no crowding, easy border crossing into S.Afr. no cost visa for 3 mos. Roads are smooth, 2 laners - in S.Afr. wide shoulder, speed limit 80 mph. We paid full price for just half the ride to Durban fut its the cheapest, most practical way. We looked into Baz Bus but you can only go when it comes your direction, only...Jump to full entry
Jan 22, 2008 - On to Hluhluwe Backpackers!
We went back to Fishy Pete's for lunch and then headed to get the boat tour of the Wetlands at 2pm. Unfortunately when we got to the jetty we discovered the boat actually left at 1.30pm which was strange as Sean had definitely said 2pm and as he was the skipper he should have known but this is Africa and things tend not to run quite so smoothly here! Dave decided that as there wasn't another tour until quite a bit later it would now be better for us to head to Hluhluwe now and perhaps try and come back for the boat tour on Thursday instead!...Jump to full entry
Sep 26, 2007 - Our first outing.
After breakfast the six of us staying at the Lodge met up with Ken and the other two couples that comprised our group. The day was overcast and a bit cool. The game reserve drive essentially consists of Ken driving us throughout the 4,400 acre reserve in search of wild animals native to the area. I have to admit, despite having traveled in recent years to the Holy Land, Italy, Greece and Turkey and the Philippines, this was interesting beyond words simply because you had no idea what you might encounter. The roads remind me of the logging...Jump to full entry