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Leopard Walk Lodge

50 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 6 rooms

Your Visit to Leopard Walk Lodge will bring you to one of South Africa’s most spectacular eco-tourism regions, The Elephant Coast of...
Your Visit to Leopard Walk Lodge will bring you to one of South Africa’s most spectacular eco-tourism regions, The Elephant Coast of Zululand, on the North East Coast of South Africa. "home to a wide variety of wildlife including zebra, nyala, impala"During your adventure safari stay you will experience a wonderful ambience of peace and tranquility. Nestled on the edge of rare sand forest habitat in Suni-Ridge Private Wildlife Reserve, an unforgettable opportunity of being really close to nature awaits all who visit. You will enjoy unique opportunities to observe and photograph a wide variety of wild animals. The Reserve is home to numerous red data species of mammal and other wildlife and an amazing number of more than 320 bird species. You may wish to venture to the nearby World Natural Heritage Site, The Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park , where five distinct ecosystems meet to form a wonderland of ecological diversity to be found no where else in South Africa. In the north of the park, the warm sea, lush forests on tall dunes, long unspoilt sandy beaches and coral reefs of the marine reserve at Sodwana Bay, are reputed to be some of the best in the World. Nearby venues provide all encompassing experiences of the African traditional way of life. Age old manufacturing traditions are carried out by kraal residence and vibrant Zulu dancing brings close to heart the spirit of the beat of Africa. At Leopard Walk Lodge guests can relax in well appointed “out of Africa” accommodation which is situated at the edge of a unique sand forest. All rooms and are furnished comfortably with bathrooms ensuite and the forest lodge has an out door Jacuzzi where in the evening you may relax under the dazzling stars which are so close that you may wish to touch them Enjoy delicious South African cuisine during meals at the lounge and dining facility overlooking the waterhole where animals are to be observed whilst they come to drink. Tales and experiences of the day will be exchanged over cocktails at the relaxing Trackers Rest Bar. In the early morning a spectacular view of sunrise, or in the evening the majestic sight of the full moon rising over the African bush will be an unforgettable experience to be enjoyed from Moonrise Deck.
from R740

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 32 in 14 rooms

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is the culmination of a dream of the local Tembe community and private...
Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is the culmination of a dream of the local Tembe community and private investors to create a natural paradise for visitors to this unique reserve. The lodge is architecturally designed to emulate the local Tonga building style, and each of the fourteen chalets is uniquely positioned to offer guests total privacy and luxurious comfort within a sand forest in Tembe Elephant Park. Natural materials and timber give a warm organic ambience and invite the outdoors in; all rooms are appointed with quality furnishings, and bathrooms come complete with an indoor and private outdoor shower for those whom enjoy immersing themselves in their surroundings in rare solitude and perfect tranquillity. A comfortable three and a half hour’s drive from King Shaka International Airport, and on the doorstep of Southern Mozambique’s decadent beaches, Tembe Elephant Park is renowned as a unique and unforgettable location, and one of the few remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. This Big 5 reserve, set in an area of sand forests, pans and wetlands in northern Thongaland, falls within a transition area between tropical and sub-tropical forms, and is therefore home to a great diversity of vegetation; with this diversity of habitats Tembe is home to a spectacular variety of animals and birds. The eHlatini restaurant at Masizwane Lodge focuses on creating innovative and delicious meals by combining traditional European-style cuisine infused with a local twist, and avails of a fully stocked wine cellar offering fine South African wines. The main lodge building houses the restaurant and a comfortable lounge area, where guests can sit back and enjoy a chilled glass of wine while watching birds flocking to the birdbath in front of the lounge deck, or just relax after a long day’s activities. The restaurant serves al fresco lunches and set dinners, either seated in the restaurant or in the Boma area under a million African stars. Fine meals are prepared with fresh ingredients, and are often infused with local flavours to create unique and tantalizing dishes. The reception area avails of a fully stocked curio shop, displaying goods and handmade artefacts which are produced by the local communities.
from R1850

Ndumu River Lodge

6 Reviews
Sleeps 46 in 22 rooms

This is one of the few destinations where a visitor can see the big 5 at a game reserve and within a short half hour's drive be able to...
This is one of the few destinations where a visitor can see the big 5 at a game reserve and within a short half hour's drive be able to watch dolphins and whales. There is a variety of excellent accommodation to suit every pocket and a holiday to the Elephant Coast will be enjoyed by everyone from adventure lovers to those who just want to escape to the bush and commune with nature. Dense evergreen forests of towering fig trees stand in a lush undergrowth of ferns and wild orchids hanging from the trees. Palm savannahs with thousands of wild date and lala palms dot the white sand of the undulating landscape. Swamp forests with large raffias and tangled masses of greenery that are home to myriads of exquisite birds and behind them mountainous sand dunes that appear to shift with the sighing of gentle winds. Ndumu River Lodge is located in a diverse ecosystem that traverses from the Lebombo Mountains neighboring Swaziland to the Laquit Sand Forests of the Mozambique boundary. Ndumu River Lodge offers air conditioned en-suite rooms and self catering units. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in our restaurant. Forming part of the North western route of the elephant coast, Ndumu River Lodge is only 500 km from Johanesburg and 450 km from Durban. Guests are able to fly directly to Richards Bay and journey northwards on the N2 to Ndumo River Lodge. The park also supports the Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino, Giraffe along with the Suni deer which are found exclusively in the Laquati Sand Forest.
from R590
Emdoneni Lodge is a proud nominee in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015. If you ever dreamt of...
Emdoneni Lodge is a proud nominee in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015. If you ever dreamt of getting close to nature, interacting with tame cats like Cheetah, Emdoneni Lodge is the place to visit. Situated in the heart of Zululand and the newly proclaimed St Lucia World Heritage Site. Emdoneni Lodge with Animal Care and Rehab Centre is situated on a small game farm, with sand forest vegetation. Walk with the wildlife including Impala, Nyala, Grey Duiker and other antelope. Birdlife is abundant. Approximately a two hour drive from Durban and a five hour drive from Johannesburg. Only four hours drive from the Kruger National Park via Swaziland and 30 minutes from the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve and Lake St Lucia. Accommodation is in the form of three Rondavels and 40 Chalets. Our accommodation offers intimacy and comfort and is set in a lovely well-maintained garden with swimming pool and braai/ barbeque facilities. Emdoneni Lodge with Animal Care and Rehab Centre prides itself on the quality and personal services to our guests, and offers a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast or Bed and Breakfast rate, which enable guests to sample the delights of true South African cuisine. You will also have the opportunity to view and photograph Cheetahs and Serval Cats with an informative talk by a guide at the Emdoneni Cheetah and Serval Breeding Project. The centre focuses on four different species; the Cheetah, Serval, African Wild Cat and the Caracal. Daily tours with informational talk are available on request. Complimentary tours are provided to guests residing at the lodge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
from R2728

umThiba

7 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

umThiba is a private lodge set in the heart of Kuleni Game Park - a natural sand forest adjacent to the Phinda Game Reserve and in close...
umThiba is a private lodge set in the heart of Kuleni Game Park - a natural sand forest adjacent to the Phinda Game Reserve and in close proximity to the St Lucia World Heritage Site. The park is home to wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, zebra and a large variety of antelope. With the abundance of bird life, it is also a birdwatcher's paradise. This comfortable lodge allows the visitor the opportunity to experience nature and wildlife at its pristine best from a deck chair on the verandah, or while walking the many nature trails that traverse the diverse indigenous bush and grasslands that make up the park. umThiba is fully equipped for self-catering and is suitable for couples as well as groups of family and friends.
from R1000

Grey Goose Game Lodge

Sleeps 62 in 29 rooms

Grey Goose is a beautiful 1000-acre game farm with stunning scenery, situated just outside of Newcastle. The farm boasts over 900 head of...
Grey Goose is a beautiful 1000-acre game farm with stunning scenery, situated just outside of Newcastle. The farm boasts over 900 head of game and 3 km of river frontage. There are 29 comfortable guest rooms available; equipped with double- or single beds, en-suite bathrooms, TVs with selected DStv channels, and air-conditioning. The Gooseberries is a fully licensed a-la-carte restaurant with a fireplace, catering for lodge guests and the public. It features various lounge areas, outdoor seating areas, a bar and a lovely patio area overlooking the adjacent Drakensberg Mountains. Activities on the farm include game drives, horse riding, hiking trails and fishing on request. The Main Function Hall is expandable and can seat up to 450 people; fitted with air-conditioning, a bar, a cosy lounge and an open-air deck with lovely mountain views. The Gazebo is placed next to the swimming pool, ideal for smaller functions, seating up to 60 people. The Conference Room is air-conditioned and fully equipped, seating up to 70 people.
from R1100

Monzi Safari Lodge

Sleeps 20 in 4 rooms

For the more exclusive traveller, Monzi safari lodge is situated at Monzi. A small agricultural hub 20 km outside of St Lucia. The lodge is...
For the more exclusive traveller, Monzi safari lodge is situated at Monzi. A small agricultural hub 20 km outside of St Lucia. The lodge is built on a 16-hectare litchi farm. There are two-bedroom and three-bedroom luxury self-catering log cabins that make up Monzi Safari Lodge. The units are all stylishly furbished, with leather couches and have a flat screen TVs, DStv and air-conditioning. Each unit has its own splash pool and sun deck. The lodge is situated between Matubatuba and St Lucia. It is centrally situated for visiting the Isimangaliso Wetland Park as well as the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park.
from R1150

White Elephant Safari Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Set above the mirrored surface of Lake Jozini at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains, our 5 star...
Set above the mirrored surface of Lake Jozini at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains, our 5 star graded White Elephant Safari Lodge captures the history and romance of the colonial era. Eight luxurious safari tents, each with ball and claw bath and outdoor canvas shower, provide a secluded retreat in the unspoilt Pongola Game Reserve wilderness. Stylish dining; sophisticated simplicity; attention to detail; sweeping views and a myriad of bush and water-based game activities promise a unique African experience. We offer services and facilities such as accommodation in our Luxury Safari Tent Suites. There is Pr-activity continental breakfast, brunch (late breakfast) and Dinner. We also offer afternoon tea (high tea), daily coffees, teas, juices, cakes, snacks and savories. There are two eco-activities per day which include game drive, guided walk, boat cruise, tiger fishing, guided elephanting, black rhino tracking or canoeing - depending on weather conditions. Last but not least there are soft drinks, bottled water, local beers and house wines, activity drinks.
from R3840

Mvubu River Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 11 rooms

Mvubu River Lodge is situated within the Pongola Game Reserve, in Northern Zululand. The lodge is set on a hillside overlooking the...
Mvubu River Lodge is situated within the Pongola Game Reserve, in Northern Zululand. The lodge is set on a hillside overlooking the Pongola River as it lazily meanders towards the Pongolapoort Dam. We cater for the discerning nature lover. The Mvubu accommodation consists of twin and double thatched chalets, all with air-conditioning and verandas. The chalets have views of the river with basking crocodiles, hippo and water birds. Cool off on those hot Zululand days in the lodge’s private swimming pool and enjoy a drink at the Hippo Hole, our fully licensed bar. Our rates include dinner, bed and breakfast or brunch, teas and coffees. Cuisine is typically South African with a variety of venison dishes prepared and presented in the boma or the open-plan dining area overlooking the river.
from R1990
Only 2 hours North from Durban, and 45 minutes from Richards Bay, in a malaria free area, Thula...
Only 2 hours North from Durban, and 45 minutes from Richards Bay, in a malaria free area, Thula Thula, the oldest private game reserve in Kwazulu Natal, once part of the private hunting grounds of legendary Zulu King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire, is today home to the Big 4 with buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hyenas, crocodile, nyala, kudu, wildebeest, zebra and many more, as well as 370 species of birds ,including raptors . Exclusive bush experience and absolute luxury, with only 8 thatched chalets decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance, the Elephant Safari Lodge offers superb accommodation with as much privacy and comfort you could wish for.... and the "Suite Royale, our honeymoon suite, or the Suite Imperiale, for those special occasions. Air conditioning is available in all rooms. Candle lit dinners are served either in the dining room around the pool on the veranda, looking at wildlife coming to the waterhole, or in the Boma around a fire under the stars. Stylish décor and superb cuisine in the unique atmosphere of the Elephant Safari Lodge make Thula Thula one of the most renowned gourmet destinations of Kwazulu Natal. Enjoy exotic cocktails at the "Marula Bar" or just relax in the lounge in the open thatched lapa while viewing game at the waterhole and magnificent birdlife. Absolute luxury and privacy in the 8 airconditioned individual chalets of the Elephant Safari Lodge, elegantly decorated in ethnic and colonial style with private verandah. Experience exciting safaris in open Landrovers with our professional rangers through the unique diversity of this ancestral land to encounter big game and superb birdlife. Thula Thula has re-introduced a breeding herd of elephant in August 1999 marking the historic return of these majestic creatures to the area in nearly 100 years and specialises in elephant rehabilitation, lead by the renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who also initiated the rescue of the Baghdad Zoo in April 2003. Children + 8 years welcome. We propose as extra activities : - Massage therapy : We propose to our guests a relaxing massage in the comfort of their room with Carlize, our professional massage therapist and reflexologist. - Full aromatherapy body massage - Indian head massage -Reflexology: - Back and neck massage Visit of a Zulu village : an authentic experience of Zulu rural culture and traditions, with an encounter with the Inyanga, the medicine man, who will display for you a selection of herbal medicines. Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game reserve (Cengeni Gate) : situated only 45 minutes from Thula Thula, this National game reserve was created in 1895 and is home to the big five. St Lucia Estuary boat cruises : to view hippos, crocodiles and magnificent birdlife (1 hour from Thula Thula). Whale watching (From June to October) in St Lucia (1 hour from Thula Thula). 18 Hole Golf Course in Empangeni, Richardsbay or Zimbali. Anglo-Zulu Battlefields : Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift (2.30 hours from Thula Thula). Children policy: Children 12 years and above pay full adult rate. Children 8 - 12 pay 50% of adult rate if sharing with parents or adults. Rates include: Luxury accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, all teas/coffees, two open Land Rover safaris a day with professional rangers and trackers, bush walk with experienced trackers. Our game activities include elephant and rhino tracking in open Land Rovers, leopard tracking during bush walks in the riverbed, night drives with hyena call out and great bird watching (370 species including raptors) from your private verandah. Rates exclude: personal bar account, curio shop account, transfers, or day excursions and gratuity. Specials: we offer seasonal specials packages for 3,4 and 5 night stays - Conditions apply - Please enquire for more information.
from R4000

Lions Valley Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 10 rooms

Lions Valley Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, within easy reach of the central Drakensberg and many of the historic...
Lions Valley Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, within easy reach of the central Drakensberg and many of the historic battlefields. This malaria-free virgin bushveld area, with its mixed vegetation of savannah grasslands, indigenous trees and shrubs, is home to the Big 5 as well as offering the ideal habitat for a large variety of antelope, smaller game species, and an abundant birdlife. Visitors are accommodated in exclusive, free-standing thatched suites, offering guests maximum privacy. The décor of each of the ten suites follows a special individual theme, and each suite has a luxurious bedroom with a walk-in cupboard and spacious lounge area. The en-suite bathrooms boast two feature baths that invite long indulgent soaks, and his and hers showers in both the bathroom as well as outdoors for an added touch of magic under the African sky. The pool terrace at the Main Lodge offers a wonderful area where guests can socialise, cool off in the spectacular rim-flow infinity pool, or spend a few hours relaxing on the comfortable poolside loungers enjoying the panoramic view over the game reserve and waterhole. Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, and two game drives per day, including snacks and refreshments. Lions Valley Lodge exudes a warm, welcoming atmosphere that invites guests to submit to the magic of the African bush.
from R4700

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve & Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 8 rooms

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve and Lodge is a unique new holiday resort, majestically positioned on...
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve and Lodge is a unique new holiday resort, majestically positioned on top of the Pakamisa Mountain, counts to the top addresses for the gourmet traveller. Whether you desire an activity based holiday or simply wish to relax, each guest selects his or her favourite and personal holiday itinerary. We offer horseback safaris for experienced and inexperienced riders, guided bush-walks and game drives, riding, mountain biking, clay target shooting, birding, swimming, fishing, cultural and botanical seminars. Pakamisa Private Game Reserve and Lodge is a malaria free area, Children welcome, special rates.
from R2900

Jacana Lodge

10 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

This lodge, situated in the beautiful Kuleni Game Park, offers walking trails, mountain biking trails and an abundance of game within the...
This lodge, situated in the beautiful Kuleni Game Park, offers walking trails, mountain biking trails and an abundance of game within the unique sand forest and wetlands environment. We are close to Sodwana Bay with the warm Indian Ocean, where guests can enjoy diving, snorkelling and fishing as well as the Umfolozi/Hluluwe Game Reserve for the Big 5 experience and the greater St Lucia Wetland Park, an iSimangaliso World Heritage Site. Please note that we do not have payment facilities at the lodge and all payments must be made prior to departure.
from R1200

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

4 Reviews
Sleeps 29 in 14 rooms

Big Five Private Game Reserve is a five star game lodge and luxury tented lodge. Situated between...
Big Five Private Game Reserve is a five star game lodge and luxury tented lodge. Situated between the Kruger National Park and the Zululand Coast, the same Africa, a different world. The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is located, beautifully in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Mkuze Falls is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the Big 5 lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant and for bird lovers, nearly 400 species of birds are resident. For those seeking a little adventure, there is the magnificent Maputaland coast to explore and fishing is available on Pongolapoort Dam. The Zululand Battlefields are in close proximity and there are many sites of historical importance to visit. The Reserve is located on land that once formed part of the Boer Republic, created when the pioneer leader, Piet Retief, bought the land from Dingaan, half-brother of the great Zulu King, Shaka. Highly experienced kitchen and waiting staff have been trained to indulge and delight the most discerning guests. The menu varies daily and features a host of South African dishes including local venison specialties during the hunting season. Vegetarian meals are prepared on request. In fine weather, dinner or a South African braai/barbecue is served in the boma.
from R6500

9 Umlilo Lodge

42 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 12 rooms

Umlilo Lodge is located in St Lucia and surrounded by the great iSimangaliso Wetland Park; South Africa's first National World Heritage...
Umlilo Lodge is located in St Lucia and surrounded by the great iSimangaliso Wetland Park; South Africa's first National World Heritage Site. Lake St Lucia is a large estuarine lake abundant with hippos, crocodiles, fish and hundreds of bird species. The area comprises rivers, lakes, marshes, mangrove swamps and huge sand dunes, with beautiful unspoiled beaches. We have a boma where we can give you a braai, potjiekos or a traditional dinner such as boboti and yellow rice at a rate of R200 per person including a starter, dessert and two glasses of wine, two beers or two cold drinks per person. We are also within walking distance of all the restaurants and shops in town. Our 12 bedrooms are air-conditioned and have DStv, bar fridges and en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers. Relax on the wooden deck by the pool, in the bar lounge which is surrounded by a fishpond or in the boma around the fire. Come and make Umlilo your home while exploring the area.
from R1200

Makakatana Bay Lodge

Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

Exclusively situated in the Proclaimed 'Greater St Lucia Wetland Park' reserve, the largest marine lake in Africa, Makakatana Bay Lodge...
Exclusively situated in the Proclaimed 'Greater St Lucia Wetland Park' reserve, the largest marine lake in Africa, Makakatana Bay Lodge remains the only privately owned and run luxury Lodge within this pristine World Heritage Site. The lodge has five luxury suites situated privately in a thick forest overlooking the lake. Facilities include: mini bars, air-conditioning, overhead fan, separate toilet and bathroom, outside shower, dressing room, private decks. There is a private pool set on the lakes edge. Restaurant dinning room and outdoor boma available. Adventures include: Hippo Crocodile Safaris, Boat safaris on the lake, Safaris to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and Boat beach safaris to the pristine beaches of Cape Vidal where one can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean.
from R7900

Mavela Game Lodge

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Mavela Game Lodge is an intimate tented bush camp offering authentic safaris to birding enthusiasts, nature lovers and game watchers alike....
Mavela Game Lodge is an intimate tented bush camp offering authentic safaris to birding enthusiasts, nature lovers and game watchers alike. Our experienced guides will share their love of nature with you during the morning and afternoon/evening game drives. Drives, are tailored to guests’ interests and cover the full extent of the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Mavela Game Lodge is located within the 22 000 ha Zululand Rhino Reserve in the north of KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve is home to the big five as well as healthy general wildlife populations. It also offers superb birding opportunities due to the wide variety of habitats and birdlife within the reserve. Mavela recently received the birder friendly accreditation by Birdlife South Africa, a sign of our commitment to offering exceptional birding safaris. The lodge has five comfortable guest tents each with a private deck offering beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. The en-suite guest tents are tastefully decorated, complete with ceiling fans and in-room tea & coffee facilities. The expansive dining room and lounge areas offer ample space to sit and relax while the upstairs bar enjoys stunning views over the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Outside, the open air boma is the ideal place to enjoy a clear African night’s sky and the swimming pool offers much needed respite on a warm Zululand day.
from R4200

Thula Thula Luxury Tented Camp

6 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 8 rooms

Rediscover Nature in great style and true to the African safari camp of a past era at the Thula...
Rediscover Nature in great style and true to the African safari camp of a past era at the Thula Thula luxury tented camp, where the peaceful essence of the African bush can be heard and felt. Exclusivity is assured with only 8 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks, fan, mosquito nets and luxurious en suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower. View wildlife while sipping a cocktail from the swimming pool bar or relax in your hammock overlooking the Enseleni River. Dine under the stars in the boma for a traditional South African braai (barbecue) or “potjie” (meat stew with vegetables cooked on the fire in a cast iron pot) where you will share stories of the day’s game viewing with our dedicated rangers and trackers. Thula Thula Private Game Reserve : Thula Thula, the oldest private game reserve in KwaZulu Natal, family owned and operated, is situated in Zululand, only 40 minutes from Richards Bay harbour and airport, 30 min from Umfolosi game reserve - Cengeni Gate and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. A 700m airstrip is on the property. Thula Thula, with its centuries of cultural and wildlife heritage, takes pride in tracing back its origin to the private hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire. The first historic meeting between Shaka and his father (Senzangakhona), which set the stage for the creation of the Zulu nation, took place at the Nseleni River at Thula Thula. Experienced rangers will guide you on exciting safaris in open Landrovers through the unique diversity of this ancestral land to encounter buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hyena, crocodile, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, nyala and a spectacular variety of other indigenous species, great and small. Birdlife is prolific with over 370 identified species, including raptors. The re-introduction of a family herd of elephant in August 1999 marks the historic return of these great creatures to the area for the first time in 100 years. Extra activities include a massage therapy with Carlize, or a visit to the local rural Zulu village, authentic experience with an encounter with the Inyanga, the Zulu “Doctor” who will display for you the traditional Zulu medicine, the visit of Umfolosi-Hluhluwe Game Reserve or a cruise on the St Lucia Estuary to view hippos and crocodiles. Thula Thula is situated in a malaria free area.
from R4000

Lidiko Lodge - St Lucia

12 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 16 rooms

Lidiko Lodge is a well-appointed 4 Star lodge that is centrally situated in the village of St Lucia, in the heart of the Greater St Lucia...
Lidiko Lodge is a well-appointed 4 Star lodge that is centrally situated in the village of St Lucia, in the heart of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lodge is family owned and managed, and is set above the Great St Lucia Lake, on a coastal dune and with views of the lake. The accommodation is offered in 16 well-appointed garden rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. The main building of the lodge is one of the original buildings erected in St Lucia and it oozes an Old World Zululand charm. It houses the reception area, drawing room, art gallery showcasing the best of the local artists and crafters; a small library for guests and a dining deck with views of the Great St Lucia Lake. All the rooms overlook the sparkling swimming pool or magnificent lodge gardens and convenient on-site parking is provided. Guests are accommodated in style and comfort and it is the ultimate destination for those seeking the best of both a beach and bush holiday, or to simply escape for a sense of serenity. Lidiko Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding game parks, unspoilt beaches and the wetlands.
from R1450

African Spirit Game Lodge

7 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 6 rooms

African Spirit Game Lodge is a Big 5, privately owned 3 star Game Lodge, situated 12 km west of Mkuze. We invite guests to come and...
African Spirit Game Lodge is a Big 5, privately owned 3 star Game Lodge, situated 12 km west of Mkuze. We invite guests to come and experience true luxury and warm African hospitality. The lodge is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains. The lodge is situated within the Zululand Rhino Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. We have two self-catering units and four chalets. The two self-catering units can accommodate six and four people alternatively. Both units are comfortable, fully equipped with open-plan kitchens. Everything you need is provided for self-catering purposes. Each unit have a stove, a microwave oven and a fridge-freezer. All linen, bedding, bath towels, toilet paper, kitchen utensils, crockery and a reasonable quantity of firewood is supplied. Please supply your own swimming towels. Cleaning services are included once a day, before midday. Sundays & public holidays there are no cleaning services. Selected satellite channels and a decoder is available in each self-catering unit. Guests can bring their own cards for full DStv. The chalets are comfortable and stylish, each chalet can accommodates two guests and comprises of two single beds, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioner, minibar, ceiling fan, and tea and coffee facilities. Game drives minimum two people, please book for game drives in advance. All game drives are conducted from our lodge in an open game viewer. We can do game drives twice a day; early morning anytime from 05h00 and late afternoon anytime from 15h30 all depending on the weather. Game drives are R300 ( R 350 from 1 January 2016 ) per adult and R150.00 ( R 175 from 1 January 2016 ) per child 3-11 years. No self-drives are allowed in the reserve. Guests are not allowed to bring their own alcohol on the game drive. Please note: Parents must be advised that game drives are 3 hours long and it will be appreciated if children are supervised to consider the other guests on the game drive. We have the Big 5 and it is imperative that noise levels be to the minimum for safety reasons. No children under the age of 3 are allowed on game drives. Please note: there is no meal option with self-catering and we do not have an open restaurant on the premises.
from R725

KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal Safari Accommodation

The province of KwaZulu-Natal is a strong argument both for and against political correctness. The northern part of the province has traditionally been called Zululand or - in Zulu - KwaZulu, and the rest of the province was called Natal in the colonial era.

After 1910 Zululand was simply incorporated into Natal. Then, during the apartheid era, parts of Natal were portioned off as the nominally independent homeland of KwaZulu. So - in 1994, when the homelands were done away with, the whole province reverted to the composite name of KwaZulu-Natal.

Now either of those names is pretty easy to handle on its own, but KwaZulu-Natal is a bit of a mouthful - and try typing it!!! That's why we're going to use the acronym KZN from now on.

There is so much to do in this immense - and immensely diverse - province. The coast is a sub-tropical paradise with lovely long beaches, warm water, tangled green vegetation, awesome surfing and great diving. The major coastal holiday areas - especially for families - are the North Coast and South Coast. The South Coast is the most northerly extent of the annual Sardine Run and, further north, the beaches of Maputaland are home to nesting turtles that can be seen on guided night walks.

There are dozens of world class golf courses mainly, but not exclusively, along the coast. There are horse trails through the bush and the battlefields, in the mountains, along the beaches and skirting the wetlands, as well as a whole host of other adventure activities. KZN is renowned as a game viewing destination and the birding is fantastic. You can choose between staying in a luxury lodge on a private game reserve or chilling out in one of the KZN Wildlife parks. Perhaps even do a wilderness walking safari - you get to walk through the wildest parts of the reserve, trying to avoid lions and such-like while hoping for a good (but safe) sighting of rhinos, elephants and other game.

The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, near the small town of Hluhluwe, has the highest concentration of rhinos in Africa. If you're reading this and planning a raid to stock up some far eastern pharmacies and boost your bank balance - think again. How do you think the population got to that size? Game guards are armed and seriously protective of the precious wildlife in their care.

There is a range of cultural attractions. As well as the many Zulu cultural villages, contemporary tours and historical battlefields, KZN is also home to the largest Indian population outside of India - a fact which has left its mark on the landscape, the food and the culture of this vibrant province. Great curry restaurants, markets selling spices and other exotic goods, and ornate temples and mosques all attest to the influence these dynamic people have had on the development of city of Durban, but also further afield in the province.

The Midlands, situated roughly between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, is characterised by rolling green hills, flowers, pockets of forest and characterful small villages. It's a joy to explore with its many restaurants, coffee shops, pretty guest houses, innovative craft outlets, micro breweries, cheese factories, trout farms and other bucolic pleasures.

The Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg is a vast wilderness mountain area that divides the lush, low-lying eastern coastal plain from the harsher and higher-lying interior. The Berg, as it is fondly known, is a hiker's paradise and a great pony trekking destination. Other attractions include small game, birding, flowers, fabulous scenery, fly fishing, golf and fantastic rock art. The fact that the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg is one of South Africa's world heritage sites should give you an idea of the ecological and recreational value of this enormous mountain range. Another equally impressive world heritage site, also in KZN, is the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which conserves a spectacularly wide range of biomes, including wetlands, dunes, swamp and coastal forests, rocky and sandy shores, coral reefs and submarine canyons.

Note: If you are planning to travel to the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal please be aware that this region is malarial. Consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice and refer to our article on malaria.

The province of KwaZulu-Natal is a strong argument both for and against political correctness. The northern part of the province has traditionally been called Zululand or - in Zulu - KwaZulu, and the rest of the province was called Natal in the...

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Did you know? KwaZulu-Natal Safari is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

KZN Safari, Natal Safari, kwa zulu Safari, kwazulu natal Safari, kwa zulu natal Safari,

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