We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 30 Bela Bela accommodations

Protea Zebula Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   20 minutes drive from Bela Bela | Mabula District, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Protea Zebula Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Protea Zebula Lodge to your Saves list
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Ashley M Pretoria, South Africa
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    15
    11
    4
    3
    0
See reviews for
8
8
Solo
0
7
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (33)
  • Mar-May only
    (4)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (10)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is so marvelous,It has everything for family outing and for couples.I had a great experience,I will go there again.The rooms are big.the one we had,had a pool table, Braai area, the setting is really great,I recommend it for all types of outing and the food is just WOW.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ashley M, Thank you for taking the time to write such kind comments. We are very happy to hear your stay with us was so enjoyable. Our Luxury Self-Catering Houses was specially designed with families in mind. The rooms are more spacious with a big living area and bar were families could get together and enjoy the peaceful bush... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Trip advisor said 900 people read my two previous reviews So I have to review our next Fabulous Protea Zebula Hotel experience. You have not lived life if you have not been for a holiday to the Zebula Hotel. There is everything for the whole family to do there. Everyone guests staff all had smiles. The kids around us were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Minkey2014, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments. We are extatic to hear that you’ve had such a wonderfull time at Protea Zebula Lodge. Protea Zebula Lodge is indeed “A Venue For All”, and we definitely have smething to do for the whole family. A weekend away is sometimes just too sort to experience everything... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Zebula Lodeg last year while still living in South Africa. We stayed in the rented homes on the estate which had full kitchen 3 bathrooms with oversized tub, 4 bedrooms, heated swimming pool and braai area (BBQ). The staff are even sent to cook for you as well as get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sharika D, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments and rate Protea Zebula Lodge. We are pleased to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay with us. Our animal Interactions are definitely a favorite amongst our GUESTS and we are happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed it to the fullest. We hope that you will visit us... More 

Krugersdorp, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Looking my personal lifestyle living in the city, I had no idea what to expect … On arrival the staff was over friendly, service was good and the appearance of the staff was neat and clean. You won’t say that you inside a private game lodge, it feels like the Kruger Park!! The main reason for the visit was to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kevpel, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments. We are elated to hear that you’ve enjoyed your stay with us. At Protea Zebula Lodge we pride ourselves in delivering the best GUEST service and strive to get the basics right consistently. We are happy to hear that we’ve exceeded your expectations. A short break away... More 

JHB
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited Protea Zebula on a trip for a golfing event. To breakdown our stay: 1. Dinner on first night was freezing cold 2. Second night dinner was crap (to put it nicely) 3. The "FREE" wifi DOES NOT WORK - not even to send a short one liner email. 4. They had LOUD MUSIC on the second night -... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CandiceLane, On behalf of Protea Zebula Lodge, I would like to humbly apologise for your experience. I refer to your comments with regards to the events that took place during your stay. 1. The food is served in electrical chafing dishes and the temperature range between 60 and 75 degrees Celsius. A way the food would be caused to... More 

Polokwane, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the kind of place you'd go to for a business trip. We thought we'd have a beautiful romantic getaway for two -- it was our honeymoon afterall. The rooms are immaculate (except that we had an encounter with baby rats behind our bar fridge and when we called room service they tried to persuade us to sleep with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ramere, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. Please allow me to sincerely apologise for your experience. This most certainly does not reflect the high standard that Protea Zebula Lodge are proud to offer. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused by the baby rats behind the bar fridge, we did address the problem with our... More 

Sandton, South Africa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

close to 3 hours outside of gauteng, the journey to get there aspecially on a friday is most unpleasant. Toll road cannot handle the taffic in that direction and toll booths actually add to the congession. Also construction on the road to get to the lodge, plus narrow roads especially with trucks using the same, is not recommended for night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ugen M G, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. During the period you visited us The Road Agency was busy with improvements on the high way, this then caused a bit of a pile up over weekends. With regards to the narrow roads you mention on the way to the Lodge, we would like to... More 

Johannesburg
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Protea Zebula. The staff couldn't be any friendlier, the room and spa was fabulous and the location is great - less than 3 hours drive from Jhb. They don't have big game (apart from lion and tiger cubs and 2 Cheetah in enclosures) but there are a lot of buck, wildebeest and warthogs that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear irmaSA, Thank you for taking the time to report your constructive criticism as it is absolutely necessary for us to get feedback from our GUESTS. Unfortunately we have to attend to the golf course greens and putting greens before the golfers arrive on a Saturday and it used to be a problem with noise levels. We can assure you... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have recently stayed at Zebula to attend a Conference. This is one of the best game estates which I have experienced.The accommodation speaks of extreme space, luxury, clean and neatness. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and the buffet meals served were a fantastic and scrumptuous variety. There is a beautiful well kept golf course, aircraft landing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ZiskaHaak, Public Relations Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzume, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments. We are very pleased to hear that you’ve enjoyed your stay with us. During a conference it is difficult to experience all Zebula has to offer and we do hope you will visit again either with friends or family to experience all the activities we have to... More 

Centurion, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Our time away from the hussle and bussle of the city was worth every cent spent at the Zebula Lodge. We had amazing service and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful at all times and on every aspect. The food was exceptional and the dinners were amazing - definite compliments to the Chef! Our time on our Game Drive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ProteaHotels, General Manager at Protea Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tracyjve, We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your stay at Protea Zebula Lodge! The STAFF really put so much effort into offering the best GUEST service and they are thrilled to read your wonderful review. Seeing that the animal interaction was such a fantastic highlight for you, it would be an amazing experience for you to participate in the... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Protea Zebula Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Protea Zebula Lodge

Address: 20 minutes drive from Bela Bela | Mabula District, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Zebula Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Tingo, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Protea Zebula Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

47 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Protea Zebula Lodge

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby