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Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

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45 Bree Street Cradock 1969 | PO Box 247, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mercer Island, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ask for Bernie! What a week. I enjoyed every game drive, the Pinda drive and St Lucia et al. This trip exceeded my expectations. The up close observation of animals, our very knowledgable guide and the wonderful fellow guests all combined into a vacation that will not likely ever be repeated. The food is plentiful and good. Not great but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have almost everything except lions, go next door for that. We safari every day, elephants, hippo, rhino, buffalo, girrafe, cheetah, leopard, ...etc.. Don't stay at the tent safari lodge, I was eaten alive by bugs, and got no sleep

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing place , just 3 hrs north of Durban.We stayed for 2 nights This is a wonderful resort with the perfect setting for a relaxing gettaway.The newly renovated rooms were tastefully decorated. zebras and buck roam freely in the resort. The crocodile pen and the 50 odd newly born baby crocs were a wonderful sight.The food was great... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Just like nearly everyone else, my husband and I went on this trip after buying it at a charity auction. I read a jillion TripAdvisor reviews before going and felt like the safari could be anywhere from the-trip-of-a-lifetime to a-cheesy-zoo-disguised-as-a-safari. Unsure of what to truly expect, I went in with no expectations and an open mind. We spent 4 nights... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to Zulu Nyala as part of our honeymoon last fall, and had an amazing time. Like most people, our trip was won at a charity auction (we received the trip as a wedding gift from the auction winner): this is their main form of marketing in the US. The reservation process was relatively straight-forward, and mostly conducted over... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Like arguably everyone reading these reviews, my husband and I bought our trip at an auction and travelled from the US. Zulu Nyala did not disappoint and I agree with almost all of the other reviewers on here. The resort is very nice, four star. And the rooms are more than likely allocated based on the price paid at the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a fantastic 5 star hotel with great accommodation, fantastic wildlife and delicious food. The game drives are really fun and you get to see so many great animals, I would highly recommend this hotel if you want a good bush experience. Comfortable, stylish and immaculate.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a beaut! When my husband and I arrived for our 2nd year anniversary, we were greeted with a smile and our room was upgraded to the luxurious new tents without adding a cent! As for the game, we had quite an experience in the presence of a female cheetah, kudus, impalas, large reptiles, giraffes, zebras and elephants, just to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We bid on and won this trip at an charitable auction. When you get there you will realize that everyone there did the same thing and the majority of their clients are American. The exception being the 1-2 day travel groups on buses from Europe that stay at the lower lodge. If given the option I would stay at the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We visited Heritage Safari Lodge in October, we had an excellent time. We really got up close and personal with the game. One thing to know is your guide is very important because you go out on safari at least once a day, sometimes twice. Evidently we were there at a very busy time of year so they assigned us... More 

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