Imfolozi Game Reserve Accommodation
Mpila Camp - Umfolozi
Magnificent views are to be found of the Wilderness area from Mpila Camp, which is central in the Umfolozi section. The camp offers a variety of self-catering accommodation. The reception offers a small convenience store, where basic supplies may be bought. There are no fences around Mpila. During daylight hours it is safe to walk around the camp, however, after dark you are advised not to do this, as wild game often roam the camp. Regular visitors include warthogs, antelope, zebra, the odd rhino, and in the dead of night hyena often prowl looking for scraps. As with Hilltop Camp, Mpila's electricity is provided with a generator, and the ovens, fridges and geysers are run on gas. However, the electricity goes off at 10pm, therefore you are advised to bring torches and / or candles.
Facilities include 5 bed chalets for families or groups with own bathrooms, and a kitchen. There are 2 fully equipped 7 bed cottages with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge and dining room. There are 12 single roomed 4 bed rest huts, with use of communal kitchen, and communal ablution facilities. An exciting and recent addition are the 2 bed and the 4 bed safari units, which are tents with en-suite shower & toilet, private kitchen and braai area, all built on wooden platforms. These are for the more adventurous traveler.
* Petrol is available, and curios, cool drinks, beer and wine as well as camera film may be purchased from the Mpila Camp Shop. There is no restaurant at Mpila, so all food should be brought by the guests.
Please note that at Mpila guests are required to wash their dishes themselves. If you prefer not to do this, the camp staff will sometimes do this for you in return for a gratuity. We recommend offering between R10.00 - R20.00 depending on how many dishes you have left.
Mpila Camp 7 Bed Chalets
These spacious cottages have fully equipped kitchens with a gracious lounge and dining room. There are 3 bedrooms, which have 2 twin beds. The cottages have their own outside patio and barbeque area. Towels and bedding are all supplied. Check in at 13h00 / Check out at 10h00
Mpila Camp 5 Bed Chalet
These units have 2 bedrooms, one of which has 2 twin beds, and the other containing 3 twin beds. There is a bathroom with bath and shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge cum dining room, and patio with barbeque area. Towels and bedding are all supplied. Check in at 13h00 / Check out at 10h00
Mpila 2 Bed Self Catering Chalets
These units have 1 bedroom and can sleep 2 adults. These units are the the oldest at Mpila Camp and bring back memories of the old game reserves before their growth in popularity. They command the most spectacular views from Mpila Camp over the wilderness. They are en-suite and have a fully equipped kitchen. Braii / Barbecue facilities are available.
Mpila Camp 2 Bed Safari Camp
7 Units - En-Suite
The 2 bed Safari Tented Camp at Mpila consists of seven 2-bedded units, all with bathroom en-suite. An optional third bed is available in each tent on request.
Each unit has a verandah and is electrified. A fully equipped kitchen and dining area is connected to each tent by a wooden boardwalk. Barbecue facilities are available. These units are self-catering and are serviced daily.
Mpila Camp 4 Bed Safari Camp
These camps together with the 2 bed safari camps are a romantic and new addition to Mpila Camp. The entire camp is built on a wooden platform, and consists of two tented bedrooms, each with en-suite shower, toilet, basin and dressing area. There is a central fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Each bedroom has its own outside sitting area. Towels and bedding are provided, and there are also mosquito nets over the beds. Check in at 14h00 / Check out at 10h00
Note : The 2 bed and 4 bed safari camps are situated in indigenous bush, and each offers seclusion and a touch of bush luxury. However, you will notice that the fridges have locks on them. Please ensure that you use these locks, and do not leave food lying in the open when you retire for the night. Hyena have become common prowlers at Mpila, and are adept at opening the fridges and pulling over dustbins. Many of the fridges have tooth marks from the hyena. There are also lockable dustbins provided just beside the camp, so empty your kitchen dustbin into these before going to bed. Another note, during summer months, try to get your cooking done during daylight hours, as insects are often drawn to the electric light when it is dark.
Masinda Lodge - Umfolozi
Masinda Lodge offers the visitor total privacy, and can accommodate a total of 6 guests, with 3 double en-suite bedrooms in the lodge. The Lodge about 20 minutes drive away from Mpila Camp. Masinda has been extensively re-furbished and is available as a fully catered and hosted facility. Game drives can be arranged at Mpila Camp reception. Check in at 13h00 / Check out at 10h00. You are required to report to Mpila Camp on arrival.
Nselweni Bush Camp - Umfolozi
Nselweni bush camp offer rustic but comfortable accommodation in the heart of Umfolozi where the sights, sounds and scents of the wild are in abundance. The camp is built of poles and reed under thatch, and accommodate 8 guests each in four 2 bed units. Nselweni has an open plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen. Communal ablutions. There is a cook in attendance, and a game guard is available for bush walks.
Gqoyeni Bush Lodge - Umfolozi
Gqoyeni bush lodge has the same basic design as Nselweni, except the four 2-bed units are en-suite, and are linked by a wooden walkway to the central lounge and kitchen area. It is set on a small peninsula where the Gqoyeni stream joins the Black Umfolozi, and overlooks a deep pool which never runs dry, and is ideal all year round for good sightings.
Hlatikhulu Bush Lodge - Umfolozi
Hlatikhulu Bush Lodge consists of four two bedded units with bathroom en suite. The central entertainment area comprises of a kitchen, dining room and lounge. The lodge is situated in a Tamboetie woodland area, and overlooks the Black Mfolozi River. There is a cook in attendance, and a game guard is available for bush walks.