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Resort Review: Bahati Caravan Park, KwaZulu-Natal

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Bahati Caravan Park & game Farm is located in the very popular region of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, just outside the town of Hluhluwe.

By Brian Jefferies

The caravan park, a family-run establishment, has been completely upgraded by the new owners, and I recently had the privilege of being one of the first to stay there and enjoy the new look. I was very impressed with all the improvements they had done, compared to what it was when I saw it a couple of years ago.

Being located on a privately owned game farm in bush environment in the heart of Zululand, Bahati offers visitors a genuine, hands-on ‘Out of Africa’ experience.

This tranquil caravan park offers guests 12 well-appointed, grassed and shaded stands, all equipped with 220V plug points, water taps close to stands, a communal washing up area, and 4 family ablutions with showers that are serviced daily.


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There are also 4 luxury, undercover, en-suite stands with their own kitchen, barbeque, braai and a boma fire pit. These secluded stands are the ideal spots to get away to and experience the magical air of peace, while sharing in an opportunity to see Nyala, red duiker or crested guinea fowl graze past your caravan or tent.

Campers can enjoy the swimming pool area, thatched lapa with barbeque and “potjiekos” facilities, and a fire pit.

There are also walking trails on the farm and you can expect to see Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Giraffe, Impala, Blesbok, Waterbuck, Nyala and the abundant birdlife. With lots of dirt roads around the game farm, this camp is a great choice for those who are into mountain biking. There are game drives available that can be arranged in their game-viewing vehicle.

The whole farm/property is secure, with electrified fencing. No pets are allowed. Apart from its being just five minutes from banks, supermarkets, a pharmacy and a petrol station, there are also several good restaurants in the area.

If you want to get out and about while visiting Bahati, there’s no lack of choice of outdoor activities. In less than an hour’s drive, you could visit the cheetah and cat project at Wemdoneni, the Zulu Croc reptile and crocodile park, go tiger fishing at Jozini Dam, take a boat cruise at the St Lucia estuary, or spend the day at the beach at Sodwana Bay.

Bahati Caravan Park & Game Farm Information

General Information

No. of stands: 12 normal (grassed, shaded); 4 luxury
Electricity: 220V at each stand
Water: Yes, shared close to stands
Braai: Yes, a bundle of firewood will be awaiting you at your braai.
Pets: No

Tariffs

Camping and caravan stands are R120 per person, per day. Maximum 4 people per stand.

Luxury stands are R180 per person, per day. Maximum 4 people per stand.

An exception can be made to allow an extra tent. This will be charged for accordingly.

Directions

Take the N2 north from Durban, travel north past Richards Bay towards Hluhluwe, take flyover turnoff R22, travel through Hluhluwe town, past 4 traffic circles.

At the last traffic circle, take 2nd exit (Allen’s Butchery) and turn right onto D70 dirt road. Travel straight on for about 5km and find BAHATI entrance on your right.

Address: 1020 Main Street, Hluhluwe
GPS: S 28° 01’ 34” E 32° 17’ 04”

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