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Jacana Lodge

Sodwana Bay Road R22, Hluhluwe 3960 South Africa
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#14 of 22 lodges in Hluhluwe
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Jacana Lodge is an upmarket, fully serviced bush lodge, situated near Hluhluwe in Kuleni Game Park: 170 hectares of indigenous sand forest. Jacana consists of three stylish self-catering lodges in pristine sand forest. The main lodge overlooks a waterhole and wetland. Spot giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, nyala and abundant bird life from the deck.
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Free parking
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Secured parking
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Board games / puzzles
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Romantic
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Sodwana Bay Road R22, Hluhluwe 3960 South Africa
Jacana Lodge
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Zulu Inyala Airport
King Shaka Intl Airport
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efernh132041 wrote a review Aug 2019
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a beautiful relaxed place in a small game reserve, where animals come ner to your lodge. It is self catering, shopping can be done at 20 km from the lodge. Although quite outlying, we felt save. Perfect place to stay fro a couple of days, do your morning walk between the Kudus, Nyalas, Giraffes etc. Have your braai in the evening spotting game right in front of your lodge!! Lovely people, good service
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Date of stay: August 2019
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smayma652226 wrote a review Jul 2019
Bodmin, United Kingdom1 contribution
A lovely position that is easy to access, via a boardwalk. Stayed in number 2 Jacana Lodge for 4 nights, saw lots of wonderful and birds creatures that walked / flew past the lodge at breakfast. I would have given this a 5-star rating, but we felt that the bush was just a bit too close / all around, which meant you could not really see the sky that well, it was, therefore, a bit dark and claustrophobic. That was what my family felt. I didn't worry about it too much as the lodge had been beautifully and tastefully built and was very nice to stay in - home from home... I agreed that just a few carefully pruned trees / twigs etc would not at all detract from the lodge, but it would make a huge difference to the light and overall view without stopping the wildlife from visiting. We did eat at the restaurant next door at the next lodge up the hill (need to book). I asked if the fish was fresh which was promised it was ( bit silly believing that) and it was almost inedible (been frozen and then overcooked!). it was extremely expensive for what it was, so would not recommend expecting to eat every night - expensive and not great quality food. However, my daughters and I had Ostrich - which they absolutely loved. It was good, but the veg was terrible to go with it, and it was overpriced. They do guide nighttime safaris, which we did to look for beasties - which was brilliant and very interesting - we all loved it. Finding scorpions in trees with a UV light was amazing! So, overall this place is fabulous if you want to just watch and listen to all the wonderful wildlife in comfort.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Lolvon wrote a review May 2019
Salt Rock, South Africa13 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed in chalet no 1 which had a lovely view of the dam. The chalet is well stocked, clean and has a lovely ambience. The manager, Lizelle, was very friendly and accommodating. It is a small reserve, well positioned to enjoy the amenities in and around the area.
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Room Tip: Chalet No 1 has a view of the dam and chalet no 2 has a Jacuzzi type pool. There is also a main...
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Responded 16 May 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Delighted that you enjoyed the view of the dam and also the accommodation and amenities in the area.
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Dave W wrote a review May 2019
Isle of Grain, United Kingdom20 contributions16 helpful votes
Had a wonderful relaxing break at Jacana lodge. Chalets are excellent and well specced out and in a great location in the middle of the bush and close to game parks. Night sounds are fantastic and in the morning we had Wildebeest, Red Duiker and squirrels around the chalet.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 05 Jun 2019
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Jacana along with the night sounds. Sue
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Discover50125309478 wrote a review Apr 2019
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We booked 2 nights , but we only stay one night there. It is in a small game reserve. The house is very nice, you find all you need for a very quit holiday. The ranger was very helpful. For us it was to quiet, so we leave after one day.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Responded 29 Apr 2019
Thank you for staying at Jacana. We are sorry that you found it too quite. Sue
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Scenic51608300745 wrote a review Apr 2019
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent accommodation and lovely location.Would recommend. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great to be able to walk in the bush. Enjoyed seeing the flora and fauna. Would book again if circumstances permit.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Responded 23 Apr 2019
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope when you next in the area will visit us again. Jacana Lodge
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David G wrote a review Nov 2018
Crowthorne, United Kingdom1018 contributions229 helpful votes
Our chalet was tucked away in the forest, very private and quiet. Plenty of residents such as Kudu, Nyala, Diker , Warthogs visit and we even had a Large spotted Genet visit in the evening. The chalet was large, well furnished and equipped. Outside shower (we didn't mind ) and a large comfortable verandah with braii. Only 20 mins drive to Hluhlwe National park, the local shops enroute if you need supplies.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: We had a chalet, so tranquil and isolated
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Dream62696394076 wrote a review Nov 2018
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Great place to relax between game drives at hluhluwe and mkuzi falls reserve. Even here. you can see animals when you walk around or they visit you at the cottage. Monkies were jumping at the roof at night and early morning.They watched us from the trees while we were having breakfast at the terrasse. Wartaughs skretched themself on the trees close to the terrasse.We watched a kudu from the bathroom.It was sleeping in the thicket.
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cslade269496 wrote a review Aug 2018
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We had such a wonderful stay at Jacana Lodge. Amazing value for money. We saw lots of game from our cottage and on the self guided walks. Very peaceful. Beautifully decorated. Extremely friendly staff.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Alison F wrote a review Feb 2018
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We stayed in chalet 1 with the plunge pool for 5 nights and would gladly have stayed for a month. It's a lovely spacious accommodation and the outside shower is the best showering experience ever! We absolutely love Hluhuwe and have visited now many times as there are so many wonderful places to visit that are not too far to drive to. There is no wifi in the Lodge so it's a perfect place to escape, completely relax and connect with the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. We loved the early morning walk with giraffes, buck and the ever fascinating dung beetle. The beautiful bush babies came to visit at sundown. Thanks to all for our fabulous stay
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Responded 18 Feb 2018
So happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed all that it offered
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jacana Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Jacana Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Jacana Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Jacana Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Jacana Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jacana Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.