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Zululand Tree Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Box 116 | Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Durban, South Africa
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4 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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Manama, Bahrain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

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

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

After initial doubts but after reading reviews about the place we decided to stay at the lodge. Our stay at the lodge was promised to be one of our best game lodge experiences and that we would definitely return on our arrival by Wayne, one of the persons who received us. He also promised us that the food would be... More

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Ubizane W, General Manager at Zululand Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are truly saddened that you did not voice your concerns whilst you stayed here, as you were here for three days, and we hate the thought that you were unhappy for the entire time that you were staying with us, yet never voicing your issues directly to us, as we value how much our guests’ holidays mean... More

Formby, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
45 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and our room was good with air conditioning, there was terrace overlooking the trees and saw nyala running through. We went on an afternoon drive in Ubizane with Hamilton who was great and although not many animals mainly antelope but showed us some birds and nice sundowner with a view. The following day we drove ourselves... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights for game viewing. We loved the property and seeing antelopes and zebra even on our drive from the main gate to the lodge. Our lodge on stilts was clean and comfortable. We loved sitting on our terrace watching the monkeys and antelopes roaming around. The staff were friendly and very helpful and as there were... More

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

The Ubizane team thanks you for the time you took to write this beautiful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent at Tree Lodge. We are glad to hear you had such a fantastic time in nature and saw so many amazing animals. We are very lucky to be surrounded by the magical... More

Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Arriving after a specially organised safari at Hluhluwe Game Reserve (which was brilliant!), we got to Zululand Tree Lodge just as it was getting dark. The property is absolutely beautiful, and the accommodation is clean, tastefully furnished and large. The room, set high on stilts, overlooked the forest, where frogs and birds could be heard most of the night. The... More

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

First of all we would like to thank you for the beautiful review and the time you took to write such a detailed piece! We enjoy hearing back from the guests to ensure our services are adequate and to see what is most important to each guest. We want our guests to have a comfortable stay while experiencing Africa at... More

Conegliano, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed in this lodge for two nights, sleeping The first at Safari lodge and the second at Tree lodge, as they are in the same property. Safari lodge is very nice with comfortable rooms, well decorated and very clean, but Tree lodge is really fabulous!!! With bungalow rooms situated under the trees and a romantic atmosphere!!! Staff very friendly,... More

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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 to write such a beautiful review! We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide our guests with the opportunity to make amazing memories in the heart of the African bush and we are so glad to hear that you have beautiful... More

Heemstede, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a fabulous 4-day stay in ZTL during Christmas (which we fortunately didn't notice at all!) 2012. Close to the wildpark, great food, wifi and the best service (thanks staff!) one could wish. Especially Tracey who looked so well after us; from our first steps into the lodge to the farewell. The room was 'bush-basic' but will all facilities... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review & your recommendation! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and that we made it special! We aim to exceed expectations and let guests feel like they’re in the lap of luxury while having an African experience. We are all looking forward to your return! Regards, The Ubizane Team! More

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Address: Box 116 | Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Zululand Tree Lodge 4*
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Set in the cool, whispering tranquility of a fever tree forest, the TreeLodge is a truly special retreat where you will be accommodated in luxurious stilted chalets. Enjoy the quiet lounge, observation deck and a sunny pool area where you might be visited by a family of warthog, a shy Red Duiker or a pair of Purple-crested Loeries. Accommodation at Zululand Tree Lodge consists of thatched chalets raised above the floor on stilts, set in the cool tranquility of a fever tree forest. ... more   less 
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