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Wendy's Country Lodge

3 Riverview Drive, Mtubatuba 3935 South Africa
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Mtubatuba
Wendy’s Country Lodge is a nature lover’s delight with bird life in abundance. The guesthouse is set in a beautiful large tropical garden in Riverview, a peaceful suburb to Mtubatuba only 20 minutes away from the craft markets and beaches of St. Lucia, the world famous Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, and of course South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. A warm hospitable welcome awaits you in this charming country style home that offers 4 star luxury en-suite bed & breakfast accommodation for tourists, as well as corporate guests needing peaceful and comfortable accommodation on their travel. A delicious full English breakfast is included, and in the evening you can enjoy some of the finest cuisine in our restaurant and relax with good fellowship around Tony’s Private Bar. With our central location for exploring Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal a part of the accommodation service we offer is to assist our guests in the planning of tours and safaris to get the most of their time. The main tours and safaris starts from our doorstep and are undertaken by experienced guides from Zululand Aquatic & Animal Adventures which have a sound knowledge of the abundant wildlife of the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch
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Val Marais wrote a review 02 Sep
4 contributions1 helpful vote
we stayed here for 2 nights, while my husband was completing work in Empangeni and Mtubatuba. Lovely place with great service. Gavin and Jenny our hosts, wet out of their way to make us feel welcome. We ordered Dinner for both nights and it was really good. Breakfast options were good as well. Lovely Honesty pub , with lovely red wine options , which we enjoyed and spending some time with Gavin and Jenny. Came as Guests but left as friends. We will be back
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Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Helbels16 wrote a review Jul 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
We cannot recommend this unique lodge too highly, from the idyllic gardens, outdoors terraces and pool to the intimate interior, furnished with beautiful family heirlooms. Gavin and Jenny are warm and welcoming hosts, prepared to go many extra miles to ensure that guests become friends and part of their family. Both breakfast and dinner are excellent. It’s certainly worth braving an early morning wake/up call to explore the nearby Mfolozi game reserve with Gavin whose knowledge of the fauna and flora of the area reflects his love of this unspoilt corner of KZN. Wendy’s is also the perfect base for exploring the many nearby parks and beaches, ensuring that every moment of a longer stay is filled with memorable experiences. Well done Gavin, Jenny and your special staff on maintaining your superb standards year after year.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Although summers are hot and humid in the area the lodge offers every facility to enable visitors...
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Anne H wrote a review Apr 2021
Howick, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
Wendy’s Country Lodge is situated in Riverview Mtubatuba. A tropical oasis with comfortable accommodation and very tasty cuisine. Gavin, Jenny and staff welcome you as you arrive and are there to make your stay a memorable one. Wendy’s is the perfect base for visiting the various Zululand reserves or as a stopover on your way to or from Durban. If you just feel like getting away for a weekend, lying by the pool and relaxing, then it’s also perfect. We really enjoyed our stay last week and hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
bander289419 wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great stay at Wendy’s. Our room was clean. The bed was comfortable and the linen was great. The staff were friendly and efficient, nothing was a problem. The Aircon and the crystal clean pool were a treat in the heat. Wendy’s is only 30 mins away from Game reserve gate. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Pete S wrote a review Dec 2020
22 contributions1 helpful vote
True to the sign in the reception at Wendy's we arrived as guests and left as friends. Gavin, Jenny and Louwrina made us wonderfully welcome and provided delicious home-cooked meals and lots of laughs. Apart from being a perfect host Gavin is an excellent game guide, and we had a fantastic day with him in the Hluhluwe National Park. So much wildlife! And so many rhinos - at least 50! it was truly heartwarming to see these, particularly with their horns intact. Well done and thank you, Gav and Jen. We hope to visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$80 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMtubatuba
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wendy's Country Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Wendy's Country Lodge?
Nearby attractions include iSimangaliso Wetland Park (2.8 km), iMfolozi Game Reserve (2.1 km), and Mtuba Mall (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wendy's Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Wendy's Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Wendy's Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wendy's Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wendy's Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Feast Bistro, Chané Cheese Farm & Lodge, and Rivermill Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wendy's Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wendy's Country Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Is Wendy's Country Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.