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Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

45 Bree Street Cradock 1969 | PO Box 247, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
MildredK Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just back from a wonderful stay at Zulu Nyala! We did get it in a charity auction - most but not all did the same. By the time we were set to go, I had major buyers regret and I was concerned it would not live up to our last trip to Africa, It did! It was different but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from an amazing journey to South Africa. We stayed with Zulu Nyala for 6 nights. First and foremost, I want to thank the management at Zulu Nyala for being so very accommodating upon our arrival. We had booked into the "tents" but upon opening the door to the tent I found it would impact my asthma. (Note... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the tents for 3 nights before moving up to the game lodge. The tents were lovely, with renovated baths, solid walls and a canvas roof that would make a little noise in the evenings with the wind. And the privacy of the tents was lovely, with a private porch on each and zebra, nyala, and impala grazing... More

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magnificent stay - clean, fresh with staff at our beck and call(not that we needed it). We had an amazing 2 night stay with scrumptous meals morning and night. The game nyala and zebra were constantly visiting our doorstep - and the sunrises and sunsets were what dreams are made of. We stayed In the Luxury Tents and... More

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with most other visitors to Zulu Nyala, particularly from the States, I purchased this trip at a charity auction. What a pleasant surprise this experience was! The staff is most accommodating, particulalrly in the dining room, and our ranger, Howard Zondi was most hospitable and amazingly knowledgeable about every aspect of the bush - from the wildlife to the... More

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19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like every other international traveler visiting Zulu Nyala we purchased the 6 night stay through a charity auction. We ended up doing three nights in the tents (we were in T7) and three nights in the Safari lodge (room 35) Note there are three options to stay when you come here: -The safari lodge--this is up on the hill, and... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We arrived at Johannesburg Airport on Saturday Evening 7/5 from the US and stayed right at the Airport at City Lodge Hotel. We then flew out to Durban Sunday Morning. We initially were renting a vehicle and driving up but decided to use the Nyala Zulu transfers since there were 6 people in our party and the transfer fee was... More

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Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at the lodge from Friday 11 July 2014 to Sundy 13 July 2014 as a family and found the lodge to be very family orientated. The food was well presented and quite tasty with a great variety. We did not go on the game drive but rather opted to drive to Hluhluwe Game Reserve for a day trip... More

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Long Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our first two nights at Nyala Zulu were at the game lodge: nice, but the Safari lodge beats it hands down. First off, lodge is situated on the top a hill with views across the expanse. Our room was really nice, though they had these oversized chairs that were too large to get comfortable in. I know, how is that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The stay in the tented Hemingway cabin with my husband and 2 year old was comfortable despite the cold nights, we stayed in T12 and were a little disappointed that our view of the veld where the Nyala and zebras graze was obscured by the tents in front of us. The breakfasts and dinner were buffet style, selection was limited... More

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Address: 45 Bree Street Cradock 1969 | PO Box 247, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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The Heritage Safari Lodge was originally built in the 1940’s as a hotel and was a landmark pit-stop for weary travelers between Maputo and Durban. Acquired in 1996, the gracious building was lovingly restored to its original colonial grandeur, enhanced with new accommodation, and tastefully themed to highlight Zululand’s unique cultural heritage.With buffet-style meals in our restaurant, the wide, welcoming veranda and our ‘human watering hole’ - the pub or thatched boma, warm and relaxing atmosphere is conducive to shared good times and conviviality. The sparkling pool is always inviting, and you’re sure to enjoy browsing our beautifully stocked curio shop for a few authentic African mementos. ... more   less 
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