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About Nxala Ranch

Named for the elusive Mountain Reedbuck that roam the 1600 hectares of mountain and green grassland, Nxala Ranch is your ideal breakaway. The thatch-roofed lodge, situated at the foot of the Biggars Mountain, some 45 kilometers from Dundee ( in KwaZulu Natal ), nestles amongst willow and paper bark trees in the tranquility of a lush, park-like garden. Nxala Ranch is situated in a malaria free area.

It offers four stylish bedrooms, three en-suites and one with a private bathroom, a lounge equipped with satellite TV, a modern, fully equipped kitchen and a spacious veranda with braai facilities overlooking the dam which is well stocked with bass. The lodge provides guests with lovely views across the plain where game and bird life abound. Guests at Nxala Ranch have a choice of activities, from game viewing, hunting, fishing and hiking, to visiting ancient San rock art. It is also a working farm, and viewing of the Brahman, Simbra and Nguni cattle is also possible.

For those wishing to visit the historic Anglo South African War battlefields of Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Elandslaagte, Nxala Ranch is perfectly located. A visit to the Talana Museum and the Bloodriver battlefield is also recommended.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Romantic
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Maid service
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Special offers
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
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  • 1 night min stay (check-in between 13 May 2020 and 31 Jul 2020)

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Reviews for Nxala Ranch

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Paul Bostock
27 March 2017

What a wonderful place ! The whole atmosphere at the Lodge and location was wonderful. The wildlife ie Zebra ,Giraffe Springbok etc was a real bonus for us and the chance to walk around the ranch was marvellous. The access road at 14km should not deter you from staying on the ranch. The road was in good condition and we had no problems in driving the road. We would highly recommend this Ranch for anyone wishing to experience the African way of life The host Dora and Franz welcomed us to their abode with welcome arms.

Jennifer Karlsson, South Africa
19 September 2016

We stayed one night at Nxala Ranch as part of our quick visit to Rorke's Drift Art and Craft Centre. The Nxala Ranch accommodation is very comfortable, good quality linen and well equipped. We so enjoyed dining on the verandah with the fire nearby while we watched the full moon rise over the veld. The hosts are helpful, caring and welcoming without being over-attetive. We saw ostriches and impala, and lots of birds, even though our stay was so short and not focused on wildlife. Don't forget to visit and support one of South Africa's most important art and craft centres at Rorke's Drift! Severa...
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Selena Purssey, England
12 February 2015

A beautiful restfull place to stay. Perfect location. Dora and her husband very welcoming hosts. Wish we had booked for more than one night. Really enjoyable evening on the stoep watching the weaver birds in the trees and the swallows nesting in the stoep.

Gill Osburn, South Africa
11 October 2011

Excellent accommodation, charming hosts, great meals. Would definitely like to return.

michael batty, United Arab Emirates
21 September 2011

Fantastic end to our holiday. Nxala Lodge was just perfect. As one guest said, "I thought I had died and gone to heaven." That sums it up very nicely. Book the Zebra Room if you can with lovely views over the lake and veld.

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Nxala Ranch is 27.9km from the centre of Dundee , the nearest airport 112.5km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling