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Khululeka Lodge

55 Springside Road, Hillcrest 3610 South Africa
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Khululeka Lodge is like a little paradise in central Hillcrest. Set in a garden filled with magnificent trees, we are regularly visited by numerous species of birds. Other than the call of these winged visitors, you are assured of a very peaceful stay. At Khululeka Lodge we offer clean, comfortable, affordable accommodation for up to 18 guests. This is the best option for a relaxed, friendly stay at the gateway to the Valley of 1000 Hills. The main house offers 4 bedrooms & three bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. The well equipped, shared kitchen makes self-catering the popular choice for our guests. Outdoor, undercover braai facilities also available. Enjoy our beautiful garden, pool, and patio areas. The perfect place to relax after a busy day at work or sightseeing. Whether you book only one of the rooms, or the "whole house" you can be certain of a memorable stay. The separate one-bedroom cottage can accommodate up to 4 people. It is also equipped for self catering. Please note that the cottage does NOT have access to the swimming pool. The most common parting words of our guests : "We'll be back!" has proved to be true, with many of our guests having returned a second, third and even a fourth time. Whether you're looking for a place to accommodate staff coming to work in the Hillcrest area; or you're organizing a small get-together for family & friends; or you want to have a few nights away with your partner (or on your own); not matter what your reason, Khululeka Lodge is the place to stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Clothes rack
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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asekwa wrote a review Sept 2019
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
The reception is just excellent the place is clean location is secure availed easy access to the property as and when required, good for a sleeping place on a business trip. Could easily move from the office and back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Adventure04880948876 wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The facilities are in mint condition, by far one of the best I have seen for this price range. They have everything a traveler needs, so no need to pack for an army. All facilities are of top quality and super clean. The neighborhood is very safe and they are located close to shops and entertainment. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from khululekalodge, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 08 Jul 2019
Thank you for taking the time to submit this very positive review of your stay at Khululeka Lodge. It is always good to hear that we are succeeding in our aim to deliver an accommodation experience that meets or exceeds our guests' expectations.
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Connector36215839210 wrote a review Jan 2019
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
The Lodge was clean and absolutely beautiful. We had everything we needed, we did not need to bring anything with us in terms of self catering and most of all it was safe. Overall we had an awesome vacation.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Ricky S, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 08 Jan 2019
It is always wonderful to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay . I look forward to your return visit in the future.
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Owen V wrote a review Dec 2018
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We booked this house for a short family stay. First and foremost the owner Ricky was as well as the caretaker Debbie deserves 5 stars. They were great hosts and very helpfull. The place and facilities are old but is has a quintessential charming homely feeling about it so you don't mind. It is safe and there are good malls very nearby and the beaches are only a 30min drive. Lovely place to stay for family and big groups.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ricky S, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 29 Dec 2018
Thank you for your positive review, it is always pleasing to hear that my guests have enjoyed their stay. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you as I was away on holiday but glad that Debbie was able to see to your needs. I hope to welcome you back sometime in the future
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Stay306637 wrote a review Aug 2018
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My team was very happy with the service provided especially when they arrived earlier than expected. Good value for money. I will certainly be using your services again. Although it was for business the experience was good. As I said my team appreciated all that was done for them.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Ricky S, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Thank you for your excellent rating of the accommodation and service provided to your team. Whether travelling for work or leisure I believe my guests deserve to receive value for money and a positive experience so that they will want to return.
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W6167HXandre wrote a review May 2018
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On our arrival we were greeted warmly and we felt at home right away. The accommodations were very clean and we felt very comfortable, as a back packers units you get allot more what you pay for. We will defiantly come again
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Date of stay: May 2018
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zikisasomdaka wrote a review Apr 2018
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was nothing like any backpackers I have ever been to. We had a pleasant stay. The owner is very hands on and helpful. I will be visiting again. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants accommodation in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Ricky S, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 07 Apr 2018
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Lavish M wrote a review Aug 2016
Phalaborwa, South Africa34 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked one of the family units and were happy with the room. The manager was very friendly and the rooms were always clean. It isn't very modern but it is modest and well kept. Beautiful garden and adequate parking. We definitely enjoyed our stay, although there isn't much to do in the area, we could drive to the beach. I definitely recommend this place. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from Ricky S, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 24 Aug 2016
Hi Lavish Thank you so much for the positive review. It is always pleasing to hear that my guests have enjoyed their stay. On your return visit I will happily give you a few ideas of what can be seen and enjoyed in the area. Kind regards Ricky
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Deborah E wrote a review Jan 2015
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We really felt welcome, as part of the family, Ricky is truly a wonderful host. The breakfasts were a delight. The accommodation was awesome and we will be definitely coming back to visit. We were able to get to the local shopping centres by foot. The Eliasov family.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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TPRcheck wrote a review Jul 2014
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Received a warm and friendly welcome at our arrival. The establishment is comfortable and clean and Ricky, our host, made made sure we were comfortable. The establishment is close to shops and restaurants and access to the highway is pretty straightforward. I will definitely be staying there again in future.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Response from Ricky S, Owner at Khululeka Lodge
Responded 28 Jul 2014
Thank you for your review. Much appreciated! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we will be seeing you again. Hope your next visit is not too far off.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Khululeka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Khululeka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Valley of a 1000 Hills (0.6 km), Springside Nature Reserve (0.7 km), and Le Petite Playhouse (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Khululeka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Khululeka Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Khululeka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Khululeka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Khululeka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oscars Cafe, Mozambik Hillcrest, and Olive & Oil.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Khululeka Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Khululeka Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Khululeka Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inchanga Railway Station (12.5 km).
Is Khululeka Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.