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Umzolozolo Lodge

Umzolozolo Lodge | Nambiti Private Reserve, Ladysmith 4034, South Africa
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Umzolozolo Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Umzolozolo Lodge. The lodge is superb. Only caterers for 12 guests so the experience is very intimate. The catering was absolutely world class with excellent efficient staff. The real highlight was the knowledge of our guide Dave who is one of the most passionate people we have ever met. His knowledge of the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had a wonderful three days at Umzolozo Lodge in August. An extremely well run lodge...wonderful staff and very attentive hosts. Our very knowledgable head ranger...Chris.....made game drives extra special. We had excellent lion and elephant sightings..these alone would have made the trip worthwhile. Buffalo and rhino made our last day memorable and the sighting of "our" lions again was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had a wonderful few days at Umzolozolo Game reserve. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable and the rangers were so enthusiastic about their jobs. Our 10 and 13 year old kids really enjoyed the excitement of seeing the animals - even though they have been on game drives before. Debbie and David made a special effort to make... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We spent two nights here and had a wonderful time. From the luxury lodges to the high quality food to the knowledgable rangers, there's a lot to like about Umzolozolo. Dave, the manager and head ranger had a lovely way we kids. The morning and afternoon game drives were terrific. We saw rhino, lion, hippo and elephant. Wonderful views from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at umzolozolo for 2 nights and throughout that time we saw Hyena, Jackel, Elephants, Giraffe, zebra, Kudu , Antelope, Lion, hippo and wildebeest we also saw the local boomslang sleeping in a tree in our lodge. The rangers knew a lot about the animals and were very friendly. The accomidation was very nice with a pool that over... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed July 2013, for 3 nights. Found this place thanks to Declan (ranger of his own, son of Manaar House Umhlanga managers) - big thanks! Umzolozolo is 3-4 hour drive away from either Jo'burg or Durban, or mere 1+ hour drive from Drakensberg. When you book they provide you with good driving directions so if you follow these (or GPS... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I decided to treat my wife to Umzolozolo for our 20th Anniversary. I booked way in advance with Tracey at Reservations. She was excellent in my booking. I was sold on this place by the website which was very informative and picturesque. Once we arrived we were treated like kings by the staff especially the manager and his wife. They... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had 2 nights at this wonderful Lodge in the Nambiti reserve with out kids. It is a 2 hour drive from the Drakensberg and 3 hours from Durban. What an amazing place! Spectacular scenery, luxurious accommodation, 5 star food and game viewing that was unrivalled. Our guide Dave was fantastic especially with our kids who were kept interested for... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had a 3 night stay at the lodge for my daughter's 21st birthday. The staff are amazing and seem to really care that you are comfortable and happy. The extra effort put into my daughter's birthday night was from the heart and very much appreciated. Our guide Rohan was very competent and well informed. He even answered the "dumbest"... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

In a world where we work hard for a buck, I must say that our three day safari experience at Umzolozolo private game farm was exceptional. To Dave and Debbie........you run an exceptional team of people who not only make you feel at home but genuinely care if you are having a good time. Great staff come from great leadership... More

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Address: Umzolozolo Lodge | Nambiti Private Reserve, Ladysmith 4034, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith

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