Safari Lodges : Kwa-Zulu Natal

The destinations selected are renowned for their exemplary service and facilities, and are world-class establishments in their own right.

These lodges have been personally vetted by us in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region. For more information about a particular destination, please click on the more info... link or the photograph.


Kwa-Zulu Natal

KwaZulu-Natal, or the Zulu Kingdom, offers a myriad of delights. The Zulu Kingdom is a kaleidoscope of natural wonders, ultra-modern facilities, fascinating glimpses of multi-cultured people, a history rich in heroic deeds, bloody battles and ultimately, reconciliation. This is all set against a majestic backdrop of sun, sea, mountains and sky. Walk in the footsteps of famous military strategists- Shaka Zulu, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi - they were all here before you. Some of the world's highest natural dunes, brilliant coral reefs, golden beaches, rocky coves and rolling acacia bushveld can be found in this land of natural and cultural diversity. It is home to the hospitable Zulu and Tsonga people as well as the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, declared South Africa's first World Heritage Site.

Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Originally built in the 1940`s, at the famous watering hole along the Lourenco Marques / Durban route, this gracious old lodge was purchased by the Zulu Nyala Group in September 1996. The building has been restored to its former colonial grandeur, enhanced with a delightfully decadent ambience, and added new accommodation facilities, themed to highlight Zululand`s unique cultural development.

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White Elephant Safari Lodge

Pongola Game Reserve (South),
Kwa-Zulu Natal

At the foot of the majestic Lebombo mountains and the shimmering waters of Lake Jozini in Kwa Zulu Natal, you will find a special destination called White Elephant. It is a place with magic and soul, inspired by a dream and created with passion.  A Five star graded White Elephant Safari Lodge captures the history and romance of the colonial era.


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Thanda Private Game Reserve

23km from Hluhluwe in Northern Zululand,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Born from a dream, you are sure to experience some sensational spiritual information to create harmony between man and nature, an exclusive hideaway awaits those who dare to share the dream! Thanda selected as first in the world -Thanda Private Game Reserve in Zululand has been selected as the first and only game reserve in the world to achieve - Leading Hotels of the World - status and joins the elite membership that is reserved for only 400 of the world`s finest properties!

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Zulu Nyala Tented Lodge

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Zulu Nyala Heritage Tented Safari Camp offers luxury Hemingway-style safari tents, all en-suite. With its own helipad, reception boma, private boma for al fresco meals and a magnificent swimming pool featuring natural rock, the Heritage Tented Safari Camp is entirely self-contained and self-sufficient, providing the perfect base for individual travellers or large groups. What better way to experience the romanctic bush African  bush setting.



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Ezulwini Game Lodge

23km from Hluhluwe in Northern Zululand,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

This lodge is personally managed by the owners and they are also one of the pioneers in the area. The Game lodge is perfectly situated on 300ha of private game property  with it`s sand-forests contributing to the variety of bird life around the lodge and the indigenous gardens have a variety of vegetation including the Lala palm which is used for basket weaving and the Marula tree which fruits are a favourite with monkeys.

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Zizi Lodge

Leisure Bay, South Coast,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Situated at Leisure Bay in the South coast of Kwazulu Natal, Zizi Lodge is a perfect family holiday destination found within a 25acres of pristine indigenous grasslands and coastal forest of the Indian Ocean. Do not miss out on this affordable family beach holiday only 1 Km from the most idyllic beaches and a unique opportunity to experience the tranquility of an unspoiled bush setting and a playground of brilliant sunshine and blue seas.

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Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Mkuze Falls Game Reserve situated in Northern Zululand close to the southern border of Swaziland . Accommodation is offered in two Lodges, namely, the Mkuze Falls Lodge and the Mkuze Tented Lodge.The Lodge overlooks the waterfalls of the majestic Mkuze river and is situated in the midde of the 10.000 ha. “Big Five” private Game Reserve. The Lodge offers exclusive accommodation experiences, with nine air-conditioned bedrooms including private splash pools.The Mkuze Tented Lodge is located in a bend of the Mkuze River, with its 5 East African style Tents providing a stunning view over a large section of the river with its banks and the habitats beyond.The experienced rangers and trackers will give you a wonderful impression of the variety of animals, including the “Big Five” and unbelievable birdlife in your daily safari activities at either lodge.

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Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Zulu Nyala private game reserve provides an unique and authentic taste of the African bush in the heart of one of South Africa`s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St. Lucia reserves, this section of paradise is home to a wide variety of game from majestic elephant, rhino, buffalo and stealthy predators to abundant plains game and a wealth of bird life.

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