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iNsingizi Lodge

District Road P118, Mid Illovo 3750 South Africa
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INsingizi lodge and Spa is situated an hour from Durban and 35min from Pietermaritzburg in the rolling hills of Kwa Zulu Natal. The Lodge is surrounded by sugar cane fields and is set in a small game reserve which has numerous antelope species as well as zebra and wildebeest. Our Spa is relaxed and welcoming and is enjoyed by not only regular spa visitors but also first time spa goers who enjoy the non-pretentious atmosphere. INsingizi celebrates the seasons and our menus use local and seasonal produce where ever possible. Our chalets are thatched and are scattered in the indigenous gardens ensuring the only sounds you will hear are the birds and winds and the trees. INsingizi is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a romantic getaway, a family reunion, a catch up with friends, a wedding or a conference. Contact us to learn more
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Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Fishing
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Open-air bath
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Zulu

Location

District Road P118, Mid Illovo 3750 South Africa
iNsingizi Lodge
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King Shaka Intl Airport
68.4 km
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Pietermaritzburg Airport
33.7 km
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michelleT693PM wrote a review Oct 2023
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa1 contribution
Hosts Nadia & Lushce together with their team were extremely professional and efficient. No request was too big or small for them. Our weekend/wedding at the lodge was the most unbelievable experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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alant889 wrote a review Jul 2023
Durban, South Africa68 contributions5 helpful votes
iNsingizi Lodge and Spa is well situated for either a day trip or weekend away for those residing in the greater Durban or Pietermaritzburg areas. iNsingizi is well known for its mountain biking trails but offers the opportunity for Trail Runners and walkers to undertake some of the routes ranging in distance from 5 to 50 kilometers. iNsingizi is also well known as an excellent birding destination with a birdlist in the region of some 200 species. We were there during Winter and were able to clock up close to 30 species in less than 2 hours in and around the Lodge. It is also important not to forget the fabulous Spa treatments that are on offer by the friendly and experienced masseurs.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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dmoore317316 wrote a review Feb 2023
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Awesome place, not too far from Durban to feel like you are in the bush. We stayed in the tree house accommodation which was a lovely rustic cabin with a fantastic view. The food was amazing. Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 28 Feb 2023
Thank you for your kind words, Hope to host you again soon
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Brightness wrote a review Nov 2022
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we were there on the 18/11/22 as IFM team building even now we can't stop brag about the place its beautifully amazing the braai was good the staff very friendly the rooms are absolutely clean I Definity recommend this lodge to anyone keep up the good work guys I am definitely coming back there
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 28 Feb 2023
We had so much fun hosting you all! thank you for the kind words, we hope to host you again in the future
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Discover40021903369 wrote a review Oct 2022
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
After a couple of bad weeks we went for an overnight at iNsingizi. So glad we did. Just over an hour from Hillcrest but out in the country. The only sounds were the birds (and the generator for a while -thanks Eskom). The room was comfortable, clean and welcoming and had an amazing view over trees. Am amazing place to recharge. The most memorable for me was the helpful and friendly staff. All of those I met on our short stay couldn't do enough. In particular, Nadia was amazing. Lastly, the food was great. Not Michelin star but I didn't pay for that. But better than wholesome farm food. Thanks for an amazing stay. Next time it will be longer
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 09 Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your review and kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back
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Gr00vy69 wrote a review Oct 2022
Durban, South Africa176 contributions46 helpful votes
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We were attending a wedding in the area, and thought to make a weekend of rest and relaxation! We chose the perfect getaway at iNsingizi Lodge. We booked the mini pamper package which included a treatment and lunch. We were treated like royalty and really soaked up the serine surroundings and were blown away by the friendliness and professionalism we experienced. iNsingizi also put on a great spread for the international rugby match that afternoon, and all the guests got together in the lounge to support our Springboks. The food was exceptional at every meal and so was the service. We stayed in the treehouse, which was the perfect room to enjoy the view and have couples time.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 05 Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to be hosting you again soon,
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smurph925042 wrote a review Dec 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
wonderful time. clean fresh linen,great hot shower, great food and wonderful spa treatment, what more could one ask for. will definatley be returning evenif its just fro the mashed patato and the gravy.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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jiteshnunnan wrote a review Dec 2021
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A single night away was somewhat dampened by the heavy rainfall experienced around the area. A few hours ahead of my arrival I was pleasantly surprised to receive correspondence asking me if I would like to postpone my stay due to the inclement weather. Whilst I turned down the offer, this was a rather memorable gesture. Ultimately it's this outstanding customer service that gives the rating of 5 stars. All in all, accommodation was great, food was lovely and the staff were very friendly. Whilst I didn't experience much of what the venue had to offer, from my short stay I would highly recommended the lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 16 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words, We hope to host you in the future and show you more of what we have to offer. Have a magical Festive season, stay safe
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zee273 wrote a review Dec 2021
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My friend and I cannot stop raving about our stay at iNsingizi Lodge. The service was out of this world, food was great! The lodge is clean, tranquil surroundings. We went for a hike in the morning and enjoyed the serene environment.
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words, we loved hosting you! Hope to host you again in the future xxx
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Kaylyn wrote a review Sept 2021
Meerensee, South Africa1 contribution
Our wedding celebration started the night before our wedding day. Our family stayed at iNsingizi's self-catering Stirling Guest House where we were expertly hosted. The remainder of our three-day stay was spent at the breathtaking, fully-catered, iNsingizi Lodge. From the offset, the planning of our wedding was a breeze thanks to the wonderful Nadia who willingly tended to our every need. The team's careful attention to detail shone through the seamless flow of the day's events. From the food and the animal encounters to the surreal views, every aspect of our stay at iNsingizi was magical. We cannot thank you enough for going the extra mile to ensure that each and every one of our guests felt so well taken care of. We are honoured to have begun our married life in this little piece of paradise ♡
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 30 Sept 2021
Thank you , thank you for your kind words and having us share in your special wedding . We hope to host you again in the near future xxx
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Frequently Asked Questions about iNsingizi Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at iNsingizi Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at iNsingizi Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at iNsingizi Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at iNsingizi Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does iNsingizi Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, iNsingizi Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does iNsingizi Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at iNsingizi Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Zulu.