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Zululand Tree Lodge

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Box 116 | Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
69 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this lodge as it was set in the bush with traditional wooden bush lodge buildings and it did not disappoint. It is located only a few kilometers from the Memorial Gate entrance into Hluhluwe Game Reserve. It is also a short drive to Hluhluwe village where the are three small restaurants. We were welcomed with a cool drink... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The lodges are on wooden stilts- very nice, the antilopes are going under it. From the terrace you see the yellow fever trees and hear the birds of the bush. Every evening lays a new African tfable on the bed- lovely! The terrace of the restaurant has a view on a crocodile pool...and when we were there- hundreds of weaver... More 

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Bornem, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

pro's: - really close to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park, where can do the most amazing game drives - nice rooms: clean, lots of fever trees in the surroundings, good shower, the rooms have a nice terrace - food was ok - staff was friendly con's: - you pay a 100 ZAR for WiFi which does not work in the room.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spent two nights at the Tree Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were obviously elevated. They had large screened windows to allow cross-flow ventilation and mosquito nets over the beds. The beds themselves were very comfortable. We had the best two nights sleep that we experienced during our trip through Africa. Also enjoyed the dining and bar area.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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47 hotel reviews
420 helpful votes 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Liked - Very cheerful and bright faces at the reception - The Nyalas and birds roaming all over the place - Outdoor dinner with candle lights on Sunday - lovely cottages , very neat and clean , fever trees - landscaping , flowers and bush walks Minor irritant - The superheavyweight Mike Tyson look alike chef obviously doesn't like his... More 

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Zululand Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Good day dranujkiran Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of Zululand Tree Lodge. We really do appreciate the time you took to write the review. The team at Ubizane are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your stay was pleasant. Thank you again for taking the time to write... More 

Nelson
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having known Ubizane many years ago we were looking forward to seeing it again and experiencing the tree lodge. There is almost no game but there a few around the lodge which is nice. The service staff were pleasant and efficient but the managerial staff uninformed about the area and insincere in their attitude. Hluhluwe National Park is still a... More 

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a wonderful welcome from Chloe when my daughter and I stayed for three nights in July 2014. . The tree house rooms provide a nice view of the area, and it was wonderful to walk out and see wildlife all around you, with the naughty monkeys providing lots of laughter as they try to steal food. the rooms... More 

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Zululand Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking a moment of your time to write such a complimentary review regarding your stay at our property, we really appreciate it, and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. We have definitely looked into the lunch concern that you have raised, and we have compiled a small basic a la... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We recently stayed at the Lodge for 3 nights on an out-of-season special rate which included one game drive within the reserve; we, however, swapped that for an afternoon bush walk. Very little game within the reserve but wonderful to be able to self-drive in our own time within Hluhluwe which is only 15 minutes away; we saw plenty of... More 

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Zululand Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Iona S Thank you so much for such a great review of Zululand Tree Lodge, we really do appreciate the time and effort you took to write this review.We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we will make sure that the entire staff know that their hard work and friendliness does not go... More 

Manama, Bahrain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there in dec 13 and enjoyed the place a lot. I fully agree on what previous travelers say about the lodge and rooms but i also have to say that i wasnt to happy with the food and the service of some of the waiters. .. They can improve a lot in this area. I e.g. would expect... More 

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Ubizane W, Social Media Administrator at Zululand Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this review! Ubizane really values our guests opinions as it is of the utmost importance for us to be made aware of areas we can improve on in order to make your experience with us as positive as possible. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your game drive with Alan and your stay with us... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Thanks to good service, and an exellent personal touch we felt very welcome and enjoyed two gorgeous days in between the whispering fever trees. We thoroughly enjoyed the informative and personal game drives with knowlegeable and calm ranger Alan.

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Ubizane W, Social Media Administrator at Zululand Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a wonderful review! Everyone at Ubizane is so happy you had a wonderful stay with us. We hope the memories last a lifetime and we get to see you again soon.. Best regards. The Ubizane Team More 

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