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Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960 South Africa See on map
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived to find that the Harvey’s have left. Dave and Cindy have taken over. They are really lovely people and have great plans for Malala. We have every confidence that they will transform the tired decor and worn out bedding. Then this place will...More

Date of stay: August 2018
3  Thank Tinatart
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Malala is just magical! The chalets are really clean, the staff are really friendly and helpful but what makes it is the welcome and personal touch from Paul, Lesley and Uncle Pete! Really is a "Home away from Home"...Every stay is as good as the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks, Larni. It's always a pleasure hosting you. Until next time... Kind Regards Paul

Reviewed 4 May 2018

If you’re looking for a quiet get away in a rustic bush setting, with Zebras on your doorstep, monkeys on your roof, (and the odd grass snake in your bathroom) then Malala Lodge is the place for you. We spent 3 nights there in March...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank habarisan2013
Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, Sandhya. Thanks especially for mentioning the quietness, our personal service and the lodge's central location - all aspects which we think make Malala an attractive base to stay at while exploring the Elephant Coast. We hope to see you and...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We stayed at Malala lodge for one night last week. The cottages are great, very spacious and clean. They have everything you need. But even better are the people (Lesley, Pete and Paul) and the service they offer. We had a lovely pre-dinner chat with...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks, Tom and Ellen. We hope next time you'll be able to stay longer with us, and really get to explore and enjoy the area. Kind Regards Paul

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We are long-term regular visitors to Malala Lodge, and always find it excellent in every way. The cottages are comfortable, clean, quiet and secluded from each other, so they offer a lovely environment in which to relax. The reserve is beautifully maintained, and full of...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 19 March 2018

We try not to have "favourites" amongst our many repeat guests, but John and Maggie are easily in our Top 3! Enthusiastic, pleasant and always up for a good laugh make them an absolute pleasure to host and we always look forward to their annual...More

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Malala is a bush lodge on a 140 hectare (340 acre) private nature reserve, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests, thereby ensuring a tranquil African bush atmosphere and experience. Our lodge is located More in the Hluhluwe area, in the centre of the Elephant Coast in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. We are ideally positioned between the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Sodwana Bay and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Malala has been owned and managed by the Harvey family since 2001 and we, together with an enthusiastic team of staff, are always on hand to provide the personal attention one would associate with a small intimate lodge. Our property has a variety of vegetation types, including lowland forest, woodland, grasslands and wetlands. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll through these diverse habitats on well-maintained and marked walking trails. You may come across some of our game, which includes Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Nyala, Reedbuck and Red and Grey Duiker. In addition, Malala Lodge is at the centre of the birding hotspot of KwaZulu-Natal with over 500 species of bird having been recorded in the Elephant Coast area. The Malala Lodge birdlist currently has over 270 recorded species. The main thatched lodge is centrally positioned within the camp and overlooks indigenous forest. Here guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in the cosy bush pub or take a dip in the palm-fringed swimming pool. Meals are available, by prior arrangement, in the lodge dining room: - Dinner is a home-styled three-course set menu with cheese and biscuits and tea/coffee; and - Breakfast is a full English breakfast including cereals, fruit salad, yoghurt and tea/coffee. Adjoining the dining room is a small reading lounge where a variety of magazines and books are available for your interest. Malala Lodge can accommodate guests on a self-catering basis or, if you would prefer, indulge yourself in genuine home-cooked meals in the attractive thatched dining room. Our accommodation, which nestles within the forest fringe, comprises: - Four private, thatched, open plan chalets all with en-suite shower facilities. The chalets are 1-bedroom units which can accommodate 2 adults, or 2 adults and a child. All the chalets come with fully equipped kitchenettes, ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. - A semi-detached chalet equipped with en-suite shower facilities, separate lounge, kitchenette and ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. The chalet accommodates two adults sharing. - Two family cottages each comprising two bedrooms (en-suite), lounge and kitchenette and equipped with ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. These units accommodate family groups of up to 4. - A family cottage comprising two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen and equipped with ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. This large unit accommodates a family group of up to 5. All of the accommodation units are supplied with tea/coffee facilities and all linen and towels are provided. We provide game drives, by prior arrangement, in our open game-viewing vehicle into the world renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, providing guests with a superb opportunity of viewing a multitude of mammals, birds, reptiles and plants. Other activities include: - Self-drive day trips to the parks and beaches of St. Lucia, Sodwana Bay and Cape Vidal for boat cruises, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and whale watching. - Walking and horse trails through nearby parks and reserves. - Cultural Zulu Village tours - gain firsthand knowledge of traditional Zulu culture and lifestyle. Less
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South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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