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About Ukuthula Lodge

A mere 15 minute meander from Pietermaritzburg, Ukuthula Lodge stands true to its title. From isiZulu, Ukuthula translates to ‘peace and calm’ and this 300-hectare game farm is definitely rest at its best. In the Karkloof foothills overlooking Albert Falls Dam, the view from each thatched villa is magnificent; from open grassland and African bushveld to steep valleys and gorges.

Accommodation is offered in six thatched chalets, all elegantly decorated and furnished in neutral African colours making them a restful and relaxing space. The airy rooms open downstairs onto wooden viewing decks where you will find the wildlife almost close enough to touch. Each unit sleeps four guests. While the chalets are self-catering, meals can also be selected from the lodge’s wholesome farm menu and enjoyed in the privacy of your chalet, at the one of the viewing decks or in the farmhouse dining room. Delicious picnic baskets and barbeques can also be provided on request.

A favourite spot is the Waterhole Boma perched on the hillside overlooking one of our dams, where you will see our shy marsh terrapins sunning themselves on the banks while red bishops flit among the reeds and the larger mammals from the tallest giraffe to the smallest baby warthogs gather to drink. Another idyllic spot is the Otter’s Den River Boma, where the otter’s spend lazy afternoons playing in the river with the call of the African fish eagle resounding overhead. A perfect place to relax with a book, do some fishing and enjoy sundowners.

Ukuthula Lodge’s thriving wildlife includes nyala, impala, zebra, kudu, waterbuck, reedbuck, giraffe, duiker, wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, otters, black-backed jackal, serval, caracal, and genet, to name but a few.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 11 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 38
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Indemnities to be signed as although wildlife not dangerous and you can safely walk amongst them, the use of the facilities i.e. the suspension bridge can be dangerous if guests not cautious thus we do require an indemnity to be signed on arrival.

Pets are allowed on request as this is a game farm and small pets okay but not ideal for...
Indemnities to be signed as although wildlife not dangerous and you can safely walk amongst them, the use of the facilities i.e. the suspension bridge can be dangerous if guests not cautious thus we do require an indemnity to be signed on arrival.

Pets are allowed on request as this is a game farm and small pets okay but not ideal for medium to large dogs.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Villa 1 Self-catering Villa 1 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering 1 x queen size bed downstairs and 2 x suspended 3/4 beds upstairs with mini kitchenette and bath and shower. The airy... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Self-catering Villa 2 Self-catering Villa 2 Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering 1 x queen and 2 x suspended 3/4 beds plus double futon upstairs with mini kitchenette and bath and shower. The airy room... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
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          • Self-catering Villa 3 Self-catering Villa 3 Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering 1 x queen size and 2 x single beds upstairs with kitchenette and no bath but no shower. The airy rooms open downstairs... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Self-catering Villa 5 Self-catering Villa 5 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering 1 x queen bed downstairs and 2 x single beds upstairs with kitchenette and no bath but has shower. The airy rooms open... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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                  • Self-catering Villa 6 Self-catering Villa 6 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering 1 x queen size bed and 2 x 3/4 beds upstairs with kitchenette and no bath but has shower. The airy rooms open downstairs... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
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                      • Cottage Self-catering Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Cottage by the main farm house. 1 bedroom with shower, toilet, containing queen size bed. In main living area are 2 x... see more
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                          • Africa Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Large ensuite room with queen size bed, toilet and shower with basic cooking facilites and fridge
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                              • Main House Sleeps 8 Includes: B & B The Farm House, overlooking the farm below, with stunning views of Albert falls dam. The fully equipped, sole-use house... see more
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                                  Reviews for Ukuthula Lodge

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                                  Pieter Botha
                                  12 June 2018

                                  We had a wonderful stay at Ukuthula Lodge. The hosts were extremely accommodating and friendly, and the lodge itself is beautiful with all the wildlife right on your doorstep. Will definitely be back again! :)

                                  Allison Broughton
                                  14 July 2017

                                  We really enjoyed our stay - the host, Sandra, was so warm and welcoming. The reserve is in a beautiful location, and there is lots to do - kayaking, fishing, bicycling etc. the cottage was very clean and well equipped, with good bed linen and lots of big, fluffy towels. The cottages are quite small though and would benefit from an "inside" place to sit and eat (in winter, it's cold on the veranda at night). Food was awesome - it's self-catering, but Sandra will provide meals if required - we had a delicious lasagna! We heard jackals calling every night. Lots of places to visit on the Meander...
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                                  Ukuthula Lodge is 7km from the centre of Ottos Bluff , the nearest airport 88.3km (King Shaka International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling