Sungulwane Private Game Lodge

Sungulwane Private Game Lodge

Munyawana Game Reserve Close to Lake St Lucia, Hluhluwe 3935 South Africa
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R 13 263
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Discover you own piece of the African Bush Sungulwane is an exclusive, Big 5 Safari lodge with just 8 private suites. It’s the ultimate intimate African bush experience for you and a loved one, friends or the whole family. Sit back, relax and sip on an ice-cold G&T while the 31000 hectares of the Mun-Ya-Wana envelopes you with its tall thickets, grassveld, savanna, thornveld and pockets of dense woodland. This Big Five game reserve borders the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is a world heritage site and authentically encapsulates the true spirit of Zululand. The Munyawana is an incredibly diverse conservation area boasting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and leopard. Not to mention an abundance of prolific plains game including impala, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, nyala, bushbuck, giraffe and of course a plethora of birds. It’s particularly famous for its awe-inspiring cheetah sightings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Infinity pool
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
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Location

Munyawana Game Reserve Close to Lake St Lucia, Hluhluwe 3935 South Africa
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Zulu Inyala Airport
10.1 km
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King Shaka Intl Airport
227.9 km
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GlobalTrek_Seattle wrote a review Apr 2024
Bellevue, Washington109 contributions130 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In my many years on this big blue marble I've had the opportunity to travel far and wide. The challenge that comes with that privilege is maintaining one's sense of childhood wonder. I found it at Sungulwane. To be fair, this was our first Safari so I don't have a basis for comparison. That said, I now understand why everyone I know who has been on Safari proclaims it to be one of their top experiences. From the moment we arrived I knew we were about to experience something special. Staff were waiting for us with drinks and warm towels to welcome us to their secluded private game lodge. The setting is intimate, with only 8 cabins throughout the property offering privacy and serenity. The main lodge is a separate facility just a short walk from each cabin that offers a modern, curated, warm and inviting take on African design. For your all inclusive price, you are treated to a morning and evening game drive with an experienced, knowledgable and passionaite guide. The landscape, with its rolling hills, lush and verdant bush was breathtaking. The opportunity to be up close and see the "Big 5" along with many other majestic creatures was more thrilling than I imagined. Since it's a private reserve your drives are never crowded - offering you the opportunity to spend as much time viewing the animals as you like. Each drive is also accompanied by a coffee break or a "sundowner" (what I call a happy hour) in a strategically selected location offering gorgeous views and privacy. You won't go hungry with high qualify breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea offered daily. One evening all guests were treated to a Braii (a South African BBQ) in a candle lit open air "room" on property. The setting felt magical. We booked this Safari considering that it would be a "once in a lifetime" experience. Now that we know what to expect, we consider this the first in our lifetime - with more to come.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NicoP wrote a review Dec 2022
Louviers, France2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptional. We really appreciated our stay in Sungulwane Lodge for two main reasons : the staff is so kind. Each of them wants to satisfy the clients just to please them and make of our stay as unforgettable. That is the case. And the place is very comfortable, ultra clean, modern and so cosy. The cooking is also delicious. Moreover, the drives with Cait were fantastic. We saw the big Five but not only. We learned a lot about other animals, birds, flowers, paths of the animals and so on. Each drive was different. Drink the coffee in the middle of the bush each morning and the cocktail during the sunset... Waouh. We liked each oh them. And we have had full of lovely surprises during the stay. If you want to offer you an unforgettable time in the bush, do not longer hesitate, choose Sungulwane. Many thanks to the team.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rikki b wrote a review Jul 2022
7 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience was amazing. This place is a must if you plan to do a safari. The facilities and cabins are breath taking. The staff was friendly and fun. Truly a great group of people they have working for them. The chef prepared wonderful meals daily and we saw every animal we wanted to see during our safari. I highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richard wrote a review Aug 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the time you arrive until the day you depart you are treated like royalty.
All your needs are taken care of by the friendly professional, knowledgeable staff.
The experiences and memories will forever linger, long after your stay.
I have been to many game farms, big and small but this one truly takes first prize.
A lot of care and attention to detail has been take in making the experience/s forever lasting... I can highly recommend Sungulwane Private Game Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JanErkR wrote a review Feb 2024
Stavanger, Norway25 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The main lodge and the separate accommodation buildings are stylishly appointed to give you that luxury feeling. Couple that with very friendly staff and delicious food and drink selections and the frame is perfect.

Our ranger/tracker Daniel was so knowledgeable and provided us with wonderful game and bird sightings, coupled with his insights on the various species. Our (close) sightings included lions on a chase(!) - lioness with two adolescents and a male, cheetah with cubs, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, zebras, baboons, tortoises, puff adder snakes, impalas, wildebeest and of course nyalas and warthog families coming by the lodge on a regular basis.

Enjoyed the outdoor shower in the company of curious monkeys in the trees.

This was our first safari and as such it could not have been a better start.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Grant F wrote a review Jun 2023
Perth, Australia33 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Taste and Style in a wonderful Bushveld environment Singulwane is part of the Muny--wana conservancy named after the River. Phinda is also located on this traverse just off the great Lebombo Mountains. Shower inside and out with a magnificent view but the food is amazing- Bri and her staff were exceptional,
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The Greatest Shower ever- size of a squash Court
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Matsepo Khalema wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was beautiful. The staff was friendly, polite and very helpful from the welcome upon arrival up until departure. Everything was just perfect and definitely goes on the list of best Safari experiences!! Thank you to the Sungulwane Team they made our stay a memorable one :)
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from manager Sungulwane, General Manager at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge
Responded 16 Feb 2022
Matsepo, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review and for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon in the future.
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Wendy L wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom41 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic few days. In summary - main lodge / accommodation have everything needed for a more than comfortable stay. Great food / good selection of drinks. Staff, managers, guides all going over and above to ensure a great stay. Game / bird viewing and guide knowledge was informative and fun. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David P wrote a review May 2022
knoxville, United States41 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a brilliant couple of days at the lodge and game viewing in the park. The weather made for a challenge but the guides were brilliant and worked around it. First drive had us seeing a pair of lions mating. I've never seen that in many years of game viewing.
The lodge was excellent in all respects, with comfortable beds and rooms. Delicious food and service.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: From my observation all rooms were good
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schliek wrote a review Sept 2011
Goes, The Netherlands2,488 contributions254 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
at the diner table we had a lot of discussions with the hunters.
food was good, especially the second day: impala.
the lodge is nice, that a game drive was not possible, was rather disappointing. iMfolozi takes nearly a 1,5 h drive.
regards schliek
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Date of stay: July 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lostinlondon2018 wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive early enough for the 3:30pm game drive. Breakfast is made to order: make sure to try the spinach."
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Grant F wrote a tip Jun 2023
Perth, Australia33 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Greatest Shower ever- size of a squash Court"
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David P wrote a tip May 2022
knoxville, United States41 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"From my observation all rooms were good"
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Ruben Reddy wrote a tip Jan 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Being only 8 suites all rooms are great!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 11,823 - R 15,722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandHluhluwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sungulwane Private Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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