Hlumu Lodge - Badplaas, Wild Frontier

Badplaas Accommodation
Badplaas, Wild Frontier

Hlumu Lodge

Badplaas, Wild Frontier - Accommodation

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Hlumu Lodge in Badplaas

Based at the foot of the stunning Hlumuhlumu Mountains, Hlumu Lodge is the ideal destination for a naturally beautiful and relaxing getaway. We offer basic, affordable accommodation paired with a friendly and warm ambiance. Perfectly situated with panoramic views over the Badplaas Valley. Hlumu Lodge is also home to DIY Wild, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. Staying at Hlumu Lodge gives you the unique opportunity to become involved in the wildlife rehabilitation centre and to join us as a volunteer for a few hours or even a few days! See what is involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and make some new animal friends! Pre-booking of a volunteer experience is essential. Hlumu Lodge consists of the main lodge building where you can find reception, the bar and restaurant and the gardens with the swimming pools.The accommodation comprises of 12 individual chalets all set apart from each other for privacy. We can sleep up to 34 guests in a combination of two- to six-sleeper chalets.All rooms have either DSTV or OpenView TV with selected channels, tea/coffee making facilities, heaters and fans. Some of the rooms have full self catering kitchens situated on the balcony. Some of the rooms have bath/shower combinations and some have showers only.There is an on-site restaurant where there is always a selection of delicious meals on offer cooked by our resident chef. We also have a fully stocked and competitively priced bar with a large screen TV showing all the major sporting fixtures and a pool table and dart board for entertainment. For those chilly winter evenings, we have a large open fireplace with couches to curl up on. We have two swimming pools set in beautiful gardens. Come and relax by the pool or under the shady lapa. We are also home to a large variety of free roaming wildlife and birdlife including Duiker, Kudu, Reedbuck, Jackal, Servals and Vervet Monkeys. Take a walk around the beautiful property and see what you can spot.

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Facilities available at Hlumu Lodge,Badplaas, Wild Frontier

  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Womens Day Weekend

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 31' 42.5" E / 25° 56' 47.1" S

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Driving to Hlumu Lodge in Badplaas, Wild Frontier

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O R Tambo Airport, 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 280 km / Duration: 2 hours 49 mins
1. Head northwest 0.5 km
2. Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
2.8 km
3. Slight left toward Voortrekker Rd (signs for Voortrekker Road/Kempton Park/M96) 0.5 km
4. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Voortrekker Rd 0.1 km
5. Turn right at the 1st cross street toward R21 (signs for R21/R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport)
Partial toll road
0.5 km
6. Merge onto R21
Toll road
1.4 km
7. Keep left to stay on R21
Toll road
5.3 km
8. At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
9. Merge onto N4
Toll road
66.6 km
10. Turn right 26.1 km
11. Continue onto R33 13.8 km
12. Continue onto R38 45.9 km
13. Turn left 2.8 km
14. Turn right
Destination will be on the left
59 m

Nearest Airport & Flights

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Hlumu Lodge

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It was was dark, moving from one chalet to the other was like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.The owners were very rude to us especially the lady, chased us away when we came to have breakfast in the morning (breakfast we had already paid for) but because she got the booking mixed up she wanted us to pay for breakfast again thats just how unprofessional and disorganized they are.Some of the bedrooms in our chalets had no blankets, no towels no standard tea and coffee facilities, I dont even wanna talk about the blankets that were there. We were told we cannot use the pool until after 6pm, yes 6pm because there were people who had booked the pool, we paid for all facilities or we thought we did but we were wrong.We communicated with the owners weeks before arrival that we would like to use the lapa and they agreed but things changed when we got as we were told the lapa is unavailable to us it was booked for a one year old birthday party, talk about inconvenience that went to private school. I wouldnt recommend this place even to my worst enemy.

review by Delsile Consolation Maseko

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It's a wonderful place. It's clean, the people are kind.

review by Jaqueline de Freitas

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Fantastic...peaceful and worth the effort

review by Vic Boshoff

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First Class. Wont find better in this area.

review by Greg Trollip

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If you are looking for a private time away from noise, just nature.

review by Steward Shabangu

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Value for money and just lovely to see the rehab of the wildlife out in the wilderness and only a 3 hour drive from JNB and a 1.5 hour from Nelspruit. Bar and restaurant on the premises and self-catering too.

review by Matthew Grace

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The road in is off road. The self catering place is okay - it has the basics you need but the kitchen is outside, so this morning I woke up with a warthog eating out the dustbin. Its very quiet and not a place I would stay at for more than a day but Im not a real nature lover who can sit and look at the mountains. The pool was not working so I pretty much stayed indoors and read.

review by Maylene Kim May

"Great stay!!"

We loved everything especially the peace and quiet.A suggestion maybe for a small shop on the premises which sells some of the basics.

review by David Holroyd


I just love it! Great experience.

review by Titus Bogatsu

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I gave a very average rating here. I found the chalets a little lacking purely because the manager taking the booking did not mention each chalet has different options and ours ended up without kitchenette or even a fridge because I was not advised or asked (which by my assumption of a cabin type deal was that a would be at least partially self catering). I went off I search of the restaurant at about 19h00 Friday and found it closed. Had to get the manager to open the bar to get a few drinks. No lighting so at night it can be very dark and ended up cutting my foot open when I put my foot wrong. The highlight was that the property is actually divided into two with the adjacent part being a wildlife rehabilitation centre. That's where the great benefits come in. Pot belly pigs, friendly dogs, buck, geese, and more wander the property. In the cages going through rehabilitation before release are monkeys, mongoose, meerkat, baboons and more. This is where the kindness exudes. I am also told that starting Jan 2017 that management of the lodge and property is being taken back and that great improvements are scheduled. This is a great opportunity and one can even become a volunteer at the facility developing it over the next year. Good luck.

review by Jason Muller

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What a wonderful laid back environment. The atmosphere was wonderful (like being at a home away from home). The food was great and it is definitely a place you should go to if you are not looking for anything more than rest & relaxation. The owners are friendly people, the monkeys are beautiful and the playground, pool area and the space generally is very well kept. I will definitely go back there!

review by Jennifer Barnett

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Hlumu Lodge was incredible! We went for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. We arrived hours before check in and were welcomed with open arms and shown to our lovely, clean and quaint log cabin. We went adventuring and arrived back to the lodge where we were offered a Monkey tour on the house. We had emailed prior to organise a romantic dinner, of which they accommodated us immaculately. We had a T bone and Chicken ... Better than the 5 star lodge we went to the year before! The chef was friendly and made us feel like royalty. They set up a private table in the dinning room, next to the fire with the wine we requested (of which they sourced before we arrived) We enjoyed drinks at the bar with all the volunteers and staff, not only did we feel part of the family but we had a ball of fun. We got to see a baby monkey that was bought in and learnt about the sanctuary, which is incredible and what the staff do is extremely humbling. The cabin views are amazing and we felt at peace.I would highly recommend Hlumu Lodge. Ali, Martin, Mitch and all the Volunteers were amazing to us and we are most definitely going back. You made our Anniversary, one to remember!

review by Michelle Harding

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The service here sucks. Same menu and its not even ok food. Monkeys vandalise the cottages. Owner does not listen to complaints insists the customers are the ones with the problem. One time the cook was drunk and food always takes over half an hour for simple eggs and a russian. I do not recommend this place

review by Relebogile Chiloane

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