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Malala Lodge

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Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Malala Lodge

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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every now and then you find people who make you feel more like friends than guests, Pete Jane and Paul have this ability. Food (breakfast and evening meal) was great and the game drive with Pete a highlight, even though we had just spent three nights on a game lodge at many times the cost! It was lovely to regularly... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Malala Lodge for 3 nights recently and WOW did the lodge, the owners and other staff far exceed our expectations. Tranquil, comfortable and clean accommodation, first class delicious home cooked meals, and people that go the extra mile for their guests is what you will find here. Not far from a number of Reserves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit. Good home cooking. Clean and tidy. Very peaceful and relaxing. Self catering facilities looked more than adequate too. Pre-booked us a game drive and boat trip at St Lucia which really made the organising so easy for us. We were 13 people so quite a thing to Co-ordinator all at the same time but all... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Malala Lodge. The afternoon game drive at Hluhluwe Imfolozi reserve was one of the highlights of our trip. Pete shared his extensive knowledge of the reserve, birds and animals with us. We saw many animals including rhino, elephant and lion. This was the best game drive we experienced to date. The home made meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Malala - a three star lodge with five star plus welcome, hospitality and service. The friendly, personal attention from Jane, Pete & Paul made us feel part of their family and the delicious meals really made it seem like 'home from home'. The comfortable, clean accommodation in beautiful, quiet surroundings makes it an ideal location for a relaxing, get away... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My partner and his brother recently spent two nights at Malala Lodge and it certainly came up to expectation. They found the accommodation to be clean and comfortable and enjoyed the general ambiance of the place, especially joining the hosts for a sundowner in the pub and learning about the area. The food was excellent home-cooked fare and the family... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We travelled from Munich and Saarbruecken in Germany to South Africa and booked this accomodation via the internet without knowing where we were going to land up. However we left in March exteremly satisfied with the service and attention we got and if we return to this part of South Africa we will definately attempt to stay here again and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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