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Chinderera Eco Lodge

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A1069 Kwamazabane, Kosi Bay 3973 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 21/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 7 Speciality lodging in Kosi Bay
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Every unit is private and unique, allowing you to experience the environment. From indoor-outdoor bathrooms and spacious interiors, the eco-units provide the perfect base from which to explore all the area has to offer.
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Free breakfast
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A1069 Kwamazabane, Kosi Bay 3973 South Africa
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Blake M wrote a review Jan 2021
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We had a superb time at Chinderera Eco Lodge, the location is perfect and the lodge is very quaint and unique. Our host Bill and Pam were very welcoming and made us feel right at home, Pam cooked the most delicious meals, definitely a highlight of the stay :) Thanks so much for making our holiday perfect :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Pam Kelland, Owner at Chinderera Eco Lodge
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thank you for your great review. It is always very rewarding to know that guests enjoyed their stay with us. We love it when visitors want to come and explore our beautiful part of South Africa. So pleased you did!
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Kerstin K wrote a review Dec 2020
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We spent 3 nights in this lodge (which consists of 2 rooms altogether -> so make sure you book well in advance). Pam and Bill are wonderful hosts. The owners offer a wonderful hospitality- morning coffee in the room, breakfast and great dinner. Pam is a fantastic cook: Tastes of Africa - lovely food, homemade and authentic. Bill put so much effort in building the lodge himself- no concrete, no steel. Just natural material used. Everything is well planned and thought through. We strongly recommend this place !!! They also provide great tours with fantastic local guides!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bill Kelland, Owner at Chinderera Eco Lodge
Responded 17 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was great meeting you, Raj and Lily. Our staff enjoyed serving you, and our guides enjoyed guiding you. Such a lovely family! We look forward to your next visit, whenever it might happen. Lily, we will have your dessert ready for you!
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Carla Wynne wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa11 contributions
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Had the most magical time here celebrating my husbands birthday. The forest surrounding the lodge is incredible! It is extremely peaceful & private. The attention to detail is impeccable, from the decor to the food and service. Its amazing. Such a treat. Recommend that you use a 4x4 to travel in.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from J9327GIbillk, Owner at Chinderera Eco Lodge
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Thank you Carla for your super review. So pleased you and Brandon enjoyed your time here, especially celebrating his birthday and experiencing snorkeling for the first time. And the adventure of driving on a sand road for the first time also created exciting memories for you!
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tamirandant wrote a review Jan 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
This lodge values overseas visitors than local South Africans,the breakfast offered was very basic compared to what we were served in another lodge in Kosi Bay Pam mentioned we’re lucky she didn’t charge extra for onion rings I mean really???
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from J9327GIbillk, Owner at Chinderera Eco Lodge
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Hi Nobuhle. Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed Kosi Bay.
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Norbert G wrote a review Nov 2019
Berlin, Germany43 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights at Chinderera, which was very special. The place is very remote, in the middle of the bush (what you do not envisage until you are 10 minutes away from the place). Be prepared that the last km to drive may be a difficult deep sand road. Pam and Bill will warmly welcome you, but you may be surprised that there are not many guests - up to 6 in 2 rustic chalets. So you will become more or less part of the family. Pam cooks her great African dinners - which is her passion - exclusively for her guests and her husband. Pam and Bill work closely with the local community. So you may be strongly encouraged to do a lovely exciting and exclusive walking tour with Patrick through the parc, along the lakes, learn from his brother about the traditional fish traps, visit the family on top of the dune, get a very basic African fish-lunch and wade back through the lake, while observing, flamingos, sea eagles, hippos and learn a lot about the trees and birds, as well as the life of the communities in the parc (without road connection and electricity). Our „highlight“ was the experience of two tropical thunderstorms in the lodge. We really were frightened from the thunders and the heavy rain in the night. Bill and Pam managed the issues with blackout of electricity and the rain well. We liked it very much at Chinderera. Be prepared for a place which is managed with a lot of passion and personality.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from J9327GIbillk, Owner at Chinderera Eco Lodge
Responded 24 Nov 2019
It was great hosting you and your lovely wife and daughter. Thank you for appreciating everything we offer at the lodge, cuisine and tours. It is very rewarding for us to hear how much guests enjoyed their stay with us. Thanks again for your super review.
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US$96 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalKosi Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chinderera Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chinderera Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kosi Bay Nature Reserve (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chinderera Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Chinderera Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chinderera Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.