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Malala Lodge

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Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ever since we first visited Malala 3 years ago, we have been taking about our wish to return. Our visit this year was even better than before. Jane, Pete and Paul run a wonderful place - very welcoming and comfortable, and very much geared to everyone's personal needs. Wonderful home cooking, lots of helpful advice on local sights, and best... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Malala lodge based on the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed in fact so impressed we will be returning. We found the lodge simple, but comfortable with all needs met and more including WiFi. It was lovely to take a walk in the grounds and then cool off in the wonderful pool area with a large G&T. We... More 

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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Four of us stayed for the 4 days and 3 nights bush drive and boat trip special, outstanding value. We were met on our arrival by Jane who shown us round. The rooms were a good size with a kitchen area (not that we needed it) and set in the magnificent gardens. The bath/shower room was a bit small and... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My family and I stayed there for 4 days and 3 nights. Our stay included breakfast, dinner a boat ride down the estuary as well as the most amazing game drive in an open vehicle. Growing up in southern africa, game drives always consisted of drives with my dad so this was a conpletely new experience. Pete told us some... More 

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Sittard, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a lovely stay in Malala Lodge. For us it was the second time that we visit the lodge. Now with friends. We hed a lovely three day stay in Malala. Al you wish you find in this lodge. Game drives, a nice surrounding, Very good food. One of our party has a allergy for lactose. Jane was always... More 

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Sydney
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My sister, daughter and I spent 2 nights at Malala Lodge. Driving up from Durban it was very easy to find the lodge and Jane was happy to let us check in early which was kind of her. The lodge is in a lovely location, very quiet surroundings and has a real 'out in the bush' feel to it. It... More 

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Paul H, Owner at Malala Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Trish, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at Malala – much appreciated. We are very glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay with us. We particularly appreciate you highlighting the “out in the bush feel” and the personal nature of our family run lodge. These certainly are very important... More 

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Firstly, a huge thank you for the wonderful time we had at Malala. We found the lodge to be very well looked after, spotlessly clean and the service we received from each of you was excellent. The pool was a life-saver in the midday heat! We definitely would love to return next time we are in the area. We thoroughly... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was the last stay of our 3-week honeymoon and one of our favourites. We had a very warm welcome on arrival and enjoyed the hospitality of Jane, Pete and Paul a lot. The environment of the lodge is amazing, went for a morning walk around the area and saw a zebra and wildebeest in the garden. Great guidance by... More 

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Newick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Malala Lodge is in a beautiful tranquil setting in the Bushlands near Hluhluwe, it is approached by a twisty short untarred track where there is an abundance of birdlife and wildlife. On arrival of the lodge you are greeted by the friendly owners Jane , Pete and Paul who make you extremely welcome. They are always willing to offer advise... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Out of the three lodges we stayed at during our visit to South Africa, this was the most relaxed and had, by far, the best food! Jane, Pete and their various animals were extremely welcoming. We were fortunate enough to be the only visitors there, which made it a very tranquil location. The lodges are well separated, so I do... More 

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