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Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Msinene Rd, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Could not have been happier with our stay there! Staff were very attentive (my wife, girlfriend at the time) is Celiac so we had to be careful with what she ate. Staff did their utmost to make the menu work for us. Kyle was our guide during virtually all the game drives we went on and he is definitely very... More

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Provincetown, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We enjoyed the Game Lodge immensely, from our newly remodeled, modern room with a huge bathroom and air conditioning, to the gorgeous views and close access around the corner from the pool. We also used the spa for facials, which was very nice (and affordable). You won't believe the incredible, expansive view from the terrace off the main dining room.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I thought I knew what to expect from having read the reviews, but in every way our experience at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge exceeded even our high expectations. From the ambiance of the lodge itself, to the quality of food; from the scenic setting to the quality of the game drives - all were fantastic. The staff was wonderful, especially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Room at Lodge was a huge suite, food was better at Lodge, and less time in jeep if staying at Lodge. Tents at Heritage were OK, especially the larger ones with queen bed and sitting area. In fact, in both locations, rooms can vary tremendously! Game drives were fantastic! Definitely do Phinda drive one afternoon! Rangers are charming and knowledgable.... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Zulu Nyala Game Lodge after his mother won the 6 nights at a charity auction event. We arrived in Johannesburg and just stayed in a hotel overnight before flying into Durban. I would recommend flying into Richard's Bay if costs are comparable - it is MUCH closer to the game lodge (about... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My mom, sister and I traveled to South Africa in late September. Our first stop was the Zulu Nyala reserve. We had a wonderful time and saw so many different animals. We fell in love with the female cheetah and her 3 cubs. We were amazed at how close we were able to get to the animals. Our gide was... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent 6 nights at the Game Lodge and had a wonderful time. We were there just after Thanksgiving (USA version) and there were very few people there. It is a great time to go if you have the opportunity because the animals are all giving birth, the crowds are non-existent and the weather is very pleasant. All of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great resort and very friendly people. Would definitely recommend. It was an amazxing adventure and we had "Welcome" as our guide and would hihgly recomend him to everyone! We would recommend the excursion to Pinda and the boat trip. We enjoyed both and felt they were great values!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We traveled to the Zulu Nyala Reserve in August. The first three days of the trip we stayed in the Tent Camp and then moved up to the Game Lodge for the last three nights. To anyone traveling to the Reserve I would recommend foregoing the tent camp all together. The camp is located outside the reserve and though the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My boyfriend and I had the experience of a lifetime when we were able to fulfill one of the top destinations on our bucket list. We visited South Africa and stayed at the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge for 6 nights. It was an amazing adventure that we will never forget. We actually bid on a silent auction for the trip... More

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Address: Msinene Rd, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zulu Nyala Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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