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

We had a really pleasant stay at Malala.The Harveys were fantastic,very friendly,helpful,informative and the catering was exceptional.Pete is amazingly well informed about the area and we had some interesting chats about various animals in the evenings before dinner.We will be back soon.Thanx for everything. Kevin and Brenda,Gingindlovu KZN

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

Malala is a family run lodge which offers professional, friendly, hands-on service. We thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip and game drive which was included in our package. Pete's wealth of knowledge of various game is amazing and we had such an interesting experience. Jane and Paul's cooking skills are phenomenal and we loved the delicious meals prepared for us. Our... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have had many repeat visits to Malala Lodge. from 2001 to as recent as July this year. It is definitely our favorite family holiday destination that we have been to, and why we keep going back! We have stayed in the small standard chalets and the big family unit, and love them all, although would recommend... More 

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Salt Rock, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place… clean, comfortable and warm even in bad weather. Close drive to Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve to see the big 5. Great for kids to play safely without fear of dangerous animals. Lovely hosts. Will go again.

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Howick, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of our favourite locations for a family get together/reunion. The rooms are very comfortable and fit in beautifully with the surroundings, nothing is too much trouble for the owners and the meals are homely and delicious. The walks around the Lodge will always bring you into the proximity of one or more of the Lodges wild animals,... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We love taking our kids to Malala lodge. It's a relaxing and peaceful holiday! They love to play in the camp and ride bikes or walk along the trails. It is close enough to the Hluhluwe Game reserve to spend time there but also lovely to relax at the pool or in the chalet. This was the 3rd time we... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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 June 5, 2015

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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