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Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly topography, and this Northern section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.Apart from game-viewing drives, there is a self-guided auto trails which provide information on both the management and natural history of the reserve.

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We offer a wide variety of residence accommodation, ranging from single-gender residences, catering residence, to mixed-gender residences.Being so close to public transport makes it easier to move around and take in all that Cape Town has too offer.The Ama-Khaya rooms are spacious, homely and most importantly comfortable.Above the amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak where, as its name implies, the Orange River starts its long journey to the Atlantic Ocean and the Thukela River cascades down the face of the amphitheatre, in one of the highest waterfalls in the world, on its way to the Indian Ocean.The most popular activity at Royal Natal is undoubtedly hiking.Guided walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon.

One is relatively close to all the tourist attractions, excitement and scenic beauty that the Cape offers.

A comprehensive hiking guide is available for purchase at the Visitor’s Centre and at Thendele Curio Shop.

The brochure shows a map of the Park and the network of hiking paths which visit every part of the Park from the gentle walk to Fairy Glen to the challenging hike up the to the top of the Amphitheatre.

Rugged Glen provides the opportunity to ride on horse back into the mountains for spectacular views and sightings of mountain reedbuck, grey rhebuck and other fauna and flora in the area.

Trout fishing at Royal Natal is available in a dam in the Park and in the Mahai and Thukela rivers, and picnicking and swimming in the clear mountain streams are popular pastimes.

Campus Housing and Residence Life, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the University's residence programme, including accommodation and meals, and the provision of recreational facilities and programmes for the improved academic performance and the holistic development of students within a residential environment.