Let's just start by saying THE PEOPLE ARE FANTASTIC!
This lodge is lovely in its own way but the staff made the trip! We spent our first 2 nights in the tent. Which was charming and big... Amongst the animals....
But we were there in October (spring rainy season) and between the wind and rain on canvas...well let's just say there was no sleeping. I über stand they are making the tents less tent like because of this.
We moved into a motel like room which was perfect. You will find after 2 game runs a day you are pretty tired and will sleep like a child.... The Boma (out door restaurant) was terrific and the Zulu entertainment at dinner fascinating. Bring your camera to dinner...you won't want to miss it. Many of the dancers are also employees of the lodge so they may be cleaning your room or serving you food...
Take a day trip to the school....it's both humbling and enlightening. The kids are so fascinated by us and we by them. The kids sang and danced for us and then asked us for a song.... Unprepared we sang "she'll be coming around the mountain when she comes" badly...
Also don't miss Pinda ....that's where the lions are....really cool
Great stay! Can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Heritage Safari Lodge was originally built in the 1940’s as a hotel and was a landmark pit-stop for weary travelers between Maputo and Durban. Acquired in 1996, the gracious building was lovingly restored to its original colonial grandeur, enhanced with new accommodation, and tastefully themed to highlight Zululand’s unique cultural heritage.With buffet-style meals in our restaurant, the wide, welcoming veranda and our ‘human watering hole’ - the pub or thatched boma, warm and relaxing atmosphere is conducive to shared good times and conviviality. The sparkling pool is always inviting, and you’re sure to enjoy browsing our beautifully stocked curio shop for a few authentic African mementos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Hotel Hluhluwe