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About Dlinza Forest Accommodation

Dlinza Forest Accommodation is situated in the historical town of Eshowe in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Eshowe is located1.5 hours from the city of Durban. A warm Zululand welcome awaits you, where Alan and Bev will be your hosts and where your comfort is a priority.

There are four unique, tastefully furnished self-catering, fully-equipped log cabins set in a tranquil garden bordering the Dlinza Forest, where abundant birdlife abounds. Each cabin consists of an open-plan kitchen, seating area and bedroom, with a bathroom leading off the main area. All cabins have a covered patio and barbecue facilities, and secure parking is available.

The edge of our garden is the beginning of the 250 hectare indigenous Dlinza Forest, one of the many beautiful forests in Zululand. The forest is easily accessible and is currently visited by birdwatchers from all over the world hoping to catch a glimpse of rare bird species, such as the Spotted Ground Thrush or the Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon. The forest echoes with the calls of Trumpeter Hornbills, Purple-crested Turacos, and Narina Trogons - as does our garden.

The Dlinza Forest has an impressive 125 m aerial boardwalk, at an elevation of 10 m which allows visitors to walk right under the canopy of Dlinza’s indigenous scarp forest, culminating in a 20 m observation tower with breathtaking views. The walkway, which is wheelchair friendly, provides intimate access to 65 bird and 85 butterfly species, as well as to small mammals such as blue duiker, bush pigs, and bush babies.

Shakaland, famous for depicting Zulu culture, is in close proximity to Eshowe as well as various museums, battlefields, and the Phobane Dam for bass fishing. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park containing the Big 5 is also only an hour’s drive away, and Eshowe is situated 25 km inland from the warm Indian Ocean.

We offer a warm and friendly welcome and a peaceful place to stay and relax, away from the stress of daily life. Whether it is bird or butterfly watching, rambling through the forest, fishing at nearby dams, or if you just want to spend a quiet few days with your feet up, Dlinza Forest Accommodation is just the place for you. We are also an ideal stopover for the businessman as we are only 2 km from the centre of town.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Dlinza Forest Accommodation

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Pippa McHale
30 September 2018

I came to Eshowe to experience the aerial boardwalk and decided to stay at the Dlinza Forest Accomodation which is just a quick 400m walk from the attraction. Added benefit is that if you stay at this establishment you need only pay once for your entrance to the boardwalk. The accommodation is made up of 4 logcabins in a garden setting with undercover parking and braai facilities. The cabin is open plan and relatively spacious as far as selfcatering cabins go although I would be inclined to dispense with the dusty artifical flowers and would repair the crack in the wall behind the bed. Never...
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Mike Hall
11 December 2017

A very pleasant stay all round despite the weather not being very cooperative. It was quiet, the grounds were lovely and well-maintained. the room was very big, clean and everything provided - even milk, butter and jams.Certainly we would go back there.

Tony Kent
27 November 2017

We spent 2 nights here and it should have been longer! We rate it highly as a perfect place to stay in order to tour the area. Everything about the place suited us ideally, clean, functional, a lovely garden, near to the forests and friendly hosts.

Karin Marwick Watson
23 April 2017

Beautiful and peaceful. Very confortable

Rebecca du Toit, South Africa
22 April 2016

Thank you to our hosts Bev and Alan - your notes about water interruptions and power outages (something beyond your control) were very considerate! What a lovely place you have - waking up to the sounds of the birds in your beautiful gardens (and in the neighbouring forest) was a pleasure. I only wish I'd taken a short walk to the bird hide every morning!

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Dlinza Forest Accommodation is 1.9km from the centre of Eshowe , the nearest airport 67.5km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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