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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I bought this 6 night package from a silent auction like most others, and I am SO glad that I did. This was a dream trip for my husband and me (we are in our early thirties), and the most memorable part of our 2 weeks in South Africa for me was our time at Zulu Nyala on safari. What...

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18Thank Kristi W
Connecticut, USA
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I stayed at Zulu Nyala with my 17 year old son in July 2016. There is not much I can say that already hasn't been covered in the other reviews. We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend this as an introduction to African safari. We spent 3 nights at the Heritage Safari Lodge in the tented camp,...

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3Thank Nathalie B
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 July 2016

After reading some other reviews, I was apprehensive about our stay. The worry was for nothing as it turned out to be a very nice facility. We ended up staying at the Game Lodge as well. Both are very nice in their own way. Heritage is more spread out and zebra graze right by the tents. At both locations we...

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3Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I visited Zulu Nyala in July 2016 and we had the time of our lives! The accommodations were better than we had expected. Nice clean room and huge bathroom with a large shower and an old style tub and two separate sinks. The game reserve itself is very nice, but small and after a few days it gets old. That...

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5Thank Dan S
Lone Tree, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

There are two locations about 8 km apart. The first one is the Game Lodge, which is the older of the two and sits up overlooking the reserve. The second area is the Heritage Lodge, which is at the bottom, newer, and seems to have more to do (two swimming pools, near to the Zulu Cultural Village, outdoor eating area,...

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10Thank MPuzziferro
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We stayed here a while back, and it was average at best. The food wasn't anything special, and the rooms weren't all that cosy. It seemed to be best suited for foreign tourists who were looking for a rustic experience.

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Thank MeeganR
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2016

After a lot of visits and staying as a tour operator at the lodge, on my last visit I spent the day and the night and it was a wonderful experience with friendly excellent service and superb meals. The chef arranged us breakfast packs as we left at 04:30am to be able to catch a connecting flight. A big thank...

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Thank 1st_Zulu_Safaris_SA
Salem, Virginia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

So you have won a "I dreamed of Africa Safari" at a charity auction and now that it's the next morning you have been searching feverishly everywhere to figure out what you have gotten yourself into. If this is your first trip to South Africa then you have scored a great trip at a wonderful private reserve. The few complaints...

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15Thank maaronsmith
Hillsboro, Oregon
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We spent three nights in the Hemingway Tents and 3 nights in the lodge. Mannie was our guide and he was OUTSTANDING! The people working there were friendly and very helpful. The food was excellent with quite a wide variety. But the very best part was seeing all the animals. It truly was an amazing experience. For over an hour...

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1Thank mzimmerlund
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The development that has taken place in the last few years have been colossal. The large number of game that you see in the property is really worthwhile to mention. The new Zulu Village be something to talk about. The Management and staff are taking a lot of pain to make the Heritage a dream place to visit. Well done...

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  • Breakfast included
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The Heritage Safari Lodge was originally built in the 1940’s as a hotel and was a landmark pit-stop for weary travelers between Maputo and Durban. Acquired in 1996, the gracious building was lovingly restored to its original colonial grandeur, enhanced with new accommodation, and tastefully themed to highlight Zululand’s unique cultural heritage.With buffet-style meals in our restaurant, the wide, welcoming veranda and our ‘human watering hole’ - the pub or thatched boma, warm and relaxing atmosphere is conducive to shared good times and conviviality. The sparkling pool is always inviting, and you’re sure to enjoy browsing our beautifully stocked curio shop for a few authentic African mementos. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

Address: 45 Bree Street Cradock 1969 | PO Box 247, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: R1 783 - R2 707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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“Make sure you get a room in one of the cabins - the ones in the main building are terrible”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you're not happy with a standard room, the staff will do what they can to accommodate, but a better view means you pay a bit more.”
 of 5 bubbles juleeb280, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the heritage lodge vs. the tents.”
 of 5 bubbles B2695EMkarenl, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The tents are the way to go - get the real authentic experience!”
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 of 5 bubbles lisawP8348LO, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had tent #7, and it's one of the older, smaller ones. Some are larger and more modern with air conditioning...that would have been nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 561kristiw, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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