The country officially moving to level 1 lockdown means that South Africans can now travel more freely within Mzansi. As such, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng locals are encouraged to make the most of the upcoming long weekend, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and take a well-deserved break at the breathtaking ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe.
Set on the magnificent Elephant Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe offers guests an authentic experience in the heart of the bush, making it the perfect getaway for those looking to reclaim their human right to enjoy the outdoors. Nestled between the Hluhluwe Game Reserve – home to the Big Five, and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park – a world heritage site, this hotel is the perfect base to discover the wild nature of Africa, embrace outdoor living and revel in complete luxury and warm South African hospitality.
Says Alan Campbell, Sales & Marketing Director at ANEW Hotels & Resorts, “South Africa has so much to offer, and it’s right on our doorstep. Based in Hluhluwe Village in the heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Elephant Coast, ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe offers guests the rare opportunity to get acquainted with some of the area’s most sought-after wild animals, birds, reptiles, fish and plants.”
He continues, “At ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe, we believe visitors will enjoy the ultimate South African holiday experience, especially those wanting to get away for the upcoming Human Rights Day long weekend. The hotel offers a wide variety of affordable holiday accommodation options to suit families, corporate visitors and couples, including a 5-star self-catering safari lodge for a true bush experience.”
Best of both worlds
At ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe, guests can experience the best of both worlds in comfort and luxury, all while immersing themselves in the natural surroundings and observing the indigenous wildlife of the game reserves in KZN. Despite its rustic location, the hotel features the modern amenities and services expected of a world-class establishment, including four conference venues, a pool bar and restaurant, a swimming pool, boma, and luxurious wedding facilities, among others.
“While staying at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe, guests have the opportunity to leave the modern world behind and discover the untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal’s Elephant Coast and the neighbouring wildlife and marine reserves all while enjoying creature comforts and the ultimate in luxury.”
At this KwaZulu-Natal hotel, guests can immerse themselves in the wonders of nature with a host of onsite and nearby activities. Games drives are conducted by qualified guides and give guests the chance to witness the Big Five or observe hippo, crocodiles and hundreds of bird species in their natural habitat on a boat cruise safari. The Wildcat Project educates around the conservation efforts to save endangered cat species like cheetah, African wild cat, serval and caracal, while elephant interactions allow guests to get up close and personal with these gentle giants at the Bayete Zule Game Reserve close by.
Visitors can also stop by the Zulu Croc Reptile Park to interact with some of Africa’s most dangerous creatures. Or, visit the Duma Zulu Cultural Village to learn more about this fascinating culture, complete with a live Zulu dance show to experience the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. “Guests are encouraged to join our FAGASA qualified team on a memorable journey of discovery or book a host of the activities to visit at their leisure on a self-drive exploration of the Elephant Coast’s many treasures,” Campbell concludes.