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Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Hluhluwe
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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“GREAT place!”
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was our very first Safari that we had ever been on, and our first trip to South Africa!... 3 meals a day, 2 game drives a day.the food was outstanding! it was like a cruise ship that did not leave port! SO much delicious food! OMG! The staff was very friendly, and our Guide was the BEST! We liked it so much we are going back! Our accommodations were nice, very clean, and the Grounds were beautiful!

Stayed August 2016
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

So glad we booked a tour and didn't do it by our own.

John had kind of telescopic eyes! We could relax and enjoy scenery and he was looking arround and spotting animals every where.

Was nice because we saw the most difficult of the big 5 at Cape Vidal 2 days ago by our own! So lucky we were!
Before breakfast time we saw already at least 5 elephants, giraffe and buffaloes. Only 2 hours of tour and 3 of the big five already seen.

After coffee we went and found the white rino, just 30 min away...

John really want us to complete our big five and looked hard for the precious lions... was not the best weather, but he insisted, even driving more fare away as he use in this tour and there it is... 3 beautiful female lions sitting on the hill not too far from us... perfect day, perfect guide.

We stopped for a braai. (Delicious and included in price).

After this on our way back we saw more giraffes, buffalo and an elephant right on the road.

Was so grateful to see others with their own car far away of the elephant for prevention. But John know what he does and this animals perfectly, so we just aproxímate at only 2m of the big male elephant.

So glad we book a ranger and so glad it was john.

Thanks for this day.

Pepe and Carol from Spain.
Joined with you and a family from Israel on the 21st of February.

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Spent six nights at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge for a conference. The food was spectacular, with several options available from the extensive buffet for every breakfast, lunch, and supper. Accommodations are varied, with even their cheapest being comfortable and clean. My shared room had a lion-foot tub as well as a decent sized shower. Wifi is available but the connection isn't particularly strong outside of the reception area. Game drives are available in both the Zulu Nyala Game Park and the nearby Hluhluwe-uMfolozi Game Reserve, where you have the chance to see the Big 5 as well as many bird species, etc. Knowledgeable game rangers make these drives an enjoyable and informative experience.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled on business
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Like pretty much everyone else, we purchased this six day safari as part of a silent auction at our daughter's school. Although we purchased six days, we decided to only stay for two days at Zulu Nyala and do another 2-3 day safari at a 5 star neighboring private game lodge. The game drives at Zulu Nyala were very efficient and the rangers were well aware of where the animals were on this 5,000 acre property. The staff was friendly as well. It is a perfectly fine facility for budget conscious visitors.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Rooms were good, meals were good, good staff especially at the restaurant & bar
The game drive was excellent, rangers take you close to the wildlife. At the lodge there is crocodile enclosure, boma with bonfire for the winter months. Baai area and viewing decks

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Hluhluwe
Hotel Class:4 star — Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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