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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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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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 

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