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Malala Lodge

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Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely people and gorgeous food in a lovely environment. A beautiful swimmingpool on the property and lots of activities in the area. Discover Imfolozi National Park together with Pete. Or visit St Lucia (coast) and Cape Vidal (lovely beach). Really worth visiting!

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely place tucked away in the bush. Beautiful accommodation with all the amenities. We took the 3 day special where we enjoyed superb breakfast and dinner as well. Pete is a great safari guide, Paul a great and sociable cook and Jane is 'everywhere' making sure all your needs are met.

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Thank cruising46
Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was a great 3 days. The inclusive trip into Hluhluwe was fantastic as well as the boat trip on lake St. Lucia. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the meals are outstanding.I would not hesitate to return there.

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Thank Cliff T
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

What an unimposing, quiet and peaceful place to stay. The personal touches are there but for the most part you are alone with your own thought, totally at ease with the natural environment. Breakfasts are more than adequate and very satisfying. We never had dinner but I'm sure they would be awesome given the dedication to the lodge and it's... More 

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Champery, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Malala lodge is a great place to discover the bush! We enjoyed the warm welcome of Jane, the wonderful diners prepared by Paul and the wonderful drive we had with Peter. The forest trail is a good way to discover antipopes, zebras, nyalas, monkeys and many birds living in this wonderful "garden". Really an enjoyable place for taking a rest.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was our 9th time staying at Malala in the past ten years. Has been a favourite of our kids and they constantly ask when we are going to go back. Paul, Jane and Pete are excellent hosts. I'm sure we'll be back again!

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Thank Glenn B
Paul H, Owner at Malala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks, Glenn. We've literally watched your children grow up over the years! And, even though they're obviously much older now, they have retained their love of the Zululand bush and wildlife which they had when they were small. Look forward to seeing you all again next year. Kind Regards Paul Malala Lodge More 

New Mexico, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed in one of the nice cabins - bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. We had breakfast and dinner in the dining room. The food was prepared by the owners and was very tasty. Peter took us on the game drive. He is a great guide and we had a fantastic experience and got to see many animals.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very nice place to stay. Great service with great food. We enjoyed very much the very private and familiar atmosphere. The lodge is perfectly located for a visit to St. Lucia. We definitively would come back.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

You are in the bush, fighting you way through the sandy road, what experience! Owners are friendly, food delicious and game ride out of this world. Due to small acreage and fencing is possible to go for a walk through the bush and any time.

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

Thanks, Walter - much appreciated. I think that by the end of your stay you had become a complete pro on the sandy road! Thanks for raising the point about our property. We have a 140 hectare (340 acres) reserve which, unlike many others, has no dangerous animals on it so one is able to walk everywhere and enjoy the... More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Excellent food, super nice people, comfortable, clean and quiet lodging - just wonderful. My niece's 29th birthday occurred while we were tere, and I had asked them to have a lion cake made for her. The cake was absolutely perfect, and they even had ice cream, candles, and a "Happy Birthday" sign out for her!

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

Thanks, Jim and Julie. We're very glad to hear that the cake was a hit, and that you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards Paul Harvey Malala Lodge More 

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