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PheZulu Safari Lodge

Old Main Road Bothas Hill, Hillcrest 3610 South Africa

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#5 of 8 guest houses in Hillcrest
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Welcome to PheZulu Safari Lodge, your Hillcrest “home away from home.” PheZulu Safari Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Rooms at PheZulu Safari Lodge offer a flat screen TV and a seating area providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A coffee shop, a gift shop, and outdoor furniture are some of the conveniences offered at this guest house. A pool and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to PheZulu Safari Lodge, free parking is available.

While in Hillcrest, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from PheZulu Safari Lodge, including Jack Salmon Fish and Grill (0.7 mi), Oscars Cafe (0.1 mi), and Olive & Oil (0.1 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Springside Nature Reserve (0.5 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

PheZulu Safari Lodge puts the best of Hillcrest at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Housekeeping
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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Old Main Road Bothas Hill, Hillcrest 3610 South Africa
PheZulu Safari Lodge
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Alan C wrote a review Sept 2019
Geraldton, Australia33 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent a night at the lodge whilst travelling to Johannesburg from Durban. We were fortunate to have the entire lodge to ourselves and although close to Hillcrest we did feel like we were remote and enjoyed the peace. The facilities were all spotlessly clean and well maintained. The cooked breakfast in the morning was an unexpected extra. Magda the host was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Ary v wrote a review Jun 2019
33 contributions6 helpful votes
We used the venue as an over night facility (2 nights) for a wedding we were attending. The staff are very friendly, breakfast is great and just what you order. There are noise rules and an honour bar. We stayed in the family room which had some strange lighting switches. You turned the light on in the bathroom and the light in the bed goes on as well. Other than that it was very relaxing
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Depending on your needs, the family room is great.
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ikwezi wrote a review May 2019
Bracknell, United Kingdom37 contributions13 helpful votes
As it was out of season it was generally a very peaceful stay. Unfortunately the room is not totally sound proofed from the next door room and on the two occasions when we had neighbours we could hear their TV and one night their shower light was left on all night creating a disturbing hum from the extractor fan. Breakfast was well presented with a choice of fresh fruit and various hot dishes cooked to our requirements. Our host Magda was a very friendly and helpful person, making our stay that extra bit more comfortable. With hindsight we should have booked one of the self catering chalets and had the peace of Bothas Hill all to ourselves. Breakfast is available at the curio shop restaurant. We ate lunch there and the menu has enough variety to suit everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Suggest self catering chalet as curio shop restaurant serves meals up to 4:30pm if you do not...
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Phiwe wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
So my family and I got lost and drove into the lodge thinking we were in the right place. The owner rudely tells us that we must get off her property without even offering assistance or asking us if we were lost. Terrible terrible experience in my life. All she had to do was to be polite and just direct us. I will never stay at this establishment and recommend others not to stay here as well!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PheZulu2015, General Manager at PheZulu Safari Lodge
Responded 11 Mar 2019
I apologize for your experience and will find out why you were treated this way. Thanks for taking the time to let me know
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Mike H wrote a review Oct 2018
20 contributions4 helpful votes
Phezulu is an authentic “wild” African experience but close to all amenities. Staff always helpful, but service in restaurant a bit slow, but then when in Africa why rush!!! The rondavels were comfortable, clean and had all we needed. You cannot buy the stunning view of a 1000 hills anywhere else in the world. Game drive was great & my granddaughter loved every minute with a really informative guide.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kevin K wrote a review Sept 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa16 contributions7 helpful votes
Absolutely no service mindset. The neglect and lack of attention is everywhere, from the pool that is beyond dirty, lack of towels, broken shower door, nowhere to park and on and on and on. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. Noise incredibly bad, could hear the TV from two rooms down and every time the room next door opened a tap the pipes rattled loudly. Not much on atmosphere either. The room and bedding were clean.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tristan D, General Manager at PheZulu Safari Lodge
Responded 26 Sept 2017
Good Day Kevin Please send me an e-mail with all your issues. This is against the trend of our 25 year old business. I was not made aware of issues so please shear them with me so that I can address them. We have put huge effort into our accommodation of late and have many compliments from guests. We strive to have happy clients and improve our business so you review is welcomed PLease e-mail me on tristan@phezulusfaripark.co.za
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Jon F wrote a review Sept 2017
32 contributions4 helpful votes
An awesome experience showing a true Zulu experience. The show is truly entertaining and well worth the effort. The surroundings are beautiful with a well stocked curio shop covering a well expanse of African culture.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kerina M wrote a review Jun 2017
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Lovely place. But the most pathetic service  ever the entire weekend we had no privacy with a front desk lady  inbetween  our entire weekend. Suna does not work, ovem doesn't work, not all room have heaters, there's  no privacy or peace  at all. From the time we got there till we left. She was there the entire time even tho. Family get away with 11 adults and 3 kids and the house keeper locked the door so we call her at 11pm to open rooms we paid for. So that she could see how many ppl are in this house. Disgusting and unbearable. Booking made from march. Get here half of the things are working. Woman on space is a deceitful and has no people skills. Dont go here.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tristan D, General Manager at PheZulu Safari Lodge
Responded 26 Sept 2017
Seen as though trip advisor does not support the business and will not remove this post Please send me an e-mail with your complaints so we can address them privately as they are not true. You also still owe us for placing double the amount of people in the lodge that was allowed and agreed upon by yourself when signing the terms and conditions. Please e-mail tristan@phezulusafaripark.co.za with your complaints and to receive the outstanding invoice
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Mike K wrote a review Dec 2016
24 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful views of KZN. If you are in Durban and want a break from the Ocean/Beach, this is the place to go to. You also learn a bit about the Zulu culture when you visit Phezulu. Will definately go back. South Africa, My Beautiful South Africa
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Matthew K wrote a review Aug 2016
London, United Kingdom201 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed here while we did some work and a community centre up he road. The lodge looked spectacular and the rooms were amazing. But it did look like work stopped there 10 years ago. The kitchen was vey under equipped and the jacuzzi bath didn't work. His could be the most amazing lodge but just falls short in a few areas
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHillcrest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about PheZulu Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Le Petite Playhouse (0.2 km), Hillcrest Corner (0.4 km), and Oxford Village Shopping Centre (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oscars Cafe, Olive & Oil, and Lupa Osteria Hillcrest.
Are there opportunities to exercise at PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at PheZulu Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to PheZulu Safari Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inchanga Railway Station (13.0 km).