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Emdoneni Lodge

4.0 of 5 District Road 123 | Bushlands, Hluhluwe, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were fortunate enough to be given a weekend away by our daughter and son-in-law to Emdoneni Lodge. From the time we arrived and until the day of our departure we received nothing but excellent service. I am usually a big moaner if I find anything that was unsatisfactory but I could not fault their service...not to say I was... More

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jenny & Garth We are delighted to have read your review - thank you for taking the time in doing so! To satisfy a 'normally difficult' guest is what we want to achieve at Emdoneni Lodge. Our guests are all special and we are here to serve them all. Looking forward to meet with you in the near future.... More

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

What a wonderful lodge!The family cottage was comfortable and beautifully decorated, the staff were friendly and the food both at breakfast and dinner was lovely. We had a wonderful weekend stay. The Cat rehabilitation centre is fascinating with a fantastic guide. Emdoneni is in the perfect postion to visit Hluhluwe Game Reserve and St Lucia to see the hippos on... More

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guests Many thanks for your review - much appreciated. Zululand greetings Louis & Cecillie Nel Owners More

Durban
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Emdoneni is conveniently located for visits to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the service fair and the food excellent with game wandering the compound and grazing between the buildings, the location is great. The onsite cat rehabilitation center is also well worth the visit with some of the lesser known and seen indigenous African cats as... More

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guests Thank you for your review. Regards Owners More

florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

You're first struck by the décor...African chic. Beautiful artifacts and textiles. No phones or TV's in the rooms - really cottages of two or three rooms along winding paths. Very peaceful. The mornings are magical. Had an extraordinary experience with the wild cats they rehabilitate there. Petted a cheetah! Nearby "Zulu village" was a little touristy but fun nonetheless and... More

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Lodge-Owners, Manager at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest WOW what a special and straight to the points, review. THANK you very much!! Looking forward to host you again, remember you are part of the Emdoneni family now. Warm regards Cecillie More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The weekend was a wonderful time. I felt pampered and spoilt. The room was so special and relaxing and the food and staff amazing. I loved the way they sang happy birthday to another guest....really caring .

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caron It was great seeing you again. I am always on my toes when you are visiting the lodge... you being a interior decorator by profession and with your excellent decorating skills! Luckily we have past the test....!! Take care & looking forward to see you again sometime soon! Cecillie More

Hillcrest, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The lodge was exceptional in every area. The rooms were luxurious and extremely comfortable as well as very clean. Your every need is met. The food was absolutely delicous and we were so spoilt for choice. The staff were exceptional and very friendly. We felt so welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay. The Cheetah guides were fabulous. .... More

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Lodge-Owners, Manager at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joanne Reading your review only confirms that we are on the right track! Our sincere thanks for taking the time reviewing our lodge. Emdoneni is a special place with many special attributes ie staff, food, rooms and cats and it is great if our guests recognized that. Warm regards Cecillie More

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I really loved Emdoneni and would recommend to any animal lover. The lodge is extremely comfortable with modern facilities and spacious rooms. The bed was among the most comfortable I have found in a hotel, nice and firm with lovely quality linen. We were welcomed with a delicious juice drink and mini tour of the lodge, before being left to... More

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy What more can I say as to say THANK YOU for the review? You made the effort and take the time to do a thorough and very detailed review. I am sure this is exactly what other guests would want to know. I hope we can welcome you back at Emdoneni in the near future! Zululand greetings! Cecillie More

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had an excellent time at the lodge. The cat tour was amazing and educational and the staff and food far exceeded exceptions. Altogether, a great value and a "must see" for cat lovers Bill and Linda Parker Sacramento, California

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bill and Linda Thank you very much for taking the time to do a lovely review for us on TripAdvisor. We as owners appreciate all our guests and if we get feedback like this we are driven much more!! We are looking forward to welcome you back, hopefully soon! Kind regards Louis & Cecillie More

Ballito, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We spent our honeymoon at Emdoneni & loved everything about the place. From the time we arrived we were made to feel so special by the friendly & helpful staff. Our room was perfect & so cosy. Being so close to the Cheetahs was amazing & walking through the lodge grounds amongst the zebras & other wild animals was amazing.... More

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Selvan & Eilane It was wonderful to read your special review - much appreciated! Emdoneni is a special place and attracts very special guests.... welcome to the Emdoneni Family. You know where we are and are looking forward to host you again. Kindest regards Cecillie More

Hillcrest
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A great place - not off the beaten track. So close yet so in the heart of Africa. The sound of the birds, the beauty of the butterfly and sitting next to Jubah the male Cheetah. What a wonderful treat.

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mark & family Thank you very much for your review - much appreciated. Short and sweet just as your review. Looking forward to be your host in the near future! Emdoneni greetings Cecillie More

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Address: District Road 123 | Bushlands, Hluhluwe, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Emdoneni Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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