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Bulungula Lodge

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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild coast”(27 reviews)
“south africa”(15 reviews)
“rocket showers”(18 reviews)
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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

What an experience, we're well travelled in east Africa and were expecting that we would find a lot more places like Bulungula on our travels through south Africa but this place is unique. It really is a piece of real Africa and we are really...More

Thank mirembeLondon
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We stayed for x4 nights and had paid for our (private) accommodation and lodge shuttle services up-front. We really wanted to have a week of pure relaxation: long walks on the beach, reading and reflecting. Every second day unfortunately our personal time was interrupted by...More

1  Thank MorganWolf
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Bulungula is just awesome. Yes it is a long gravel road with lots of potholes until you get there. But it probably wouldn't be the same experience and vibe if you could get there on a highway. Here you can really escape the stressful life...More

1  Thank Julian Jamal K
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a great few days at Bulungula Lodge. Pluses: - great location - off the grid living - simple, but amazing accommodation - showers are an adventure on its own - common room is beautiful To be improved: - I think the establishment is poorly...More

1  Thank Zaheer1209
Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a "love it - hate it" place, we totally felt in love with it, in spite of 3 days of rain, bad and muddy roads to get there and only very basic services and amenities. It is a great experience of Xhosa life,...More

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Beachfront
Restaurant
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Price range
$30 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
$30 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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R8979PFandrewe
July 12, 2017|
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Response from MindyW2014 | Reviewed this property |
There is no road to the lodge, just a walking path and though it is grassy and passable on foot, not necessarily by vehicle. It is well worth the walk and there are plenty of helpers nearby. Cattle also grazing all over... More
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KeithMould
December 17, 2016|
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Response from Sap145 | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, I saw a 4x4 car arriving right to the lodge, but I would suggest to check with the manager first. Anyway, it is not a long walk from the parking to the lodge. You can leave the camping stove and many... More
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Zaheer1209
November 9, 2016|
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The toilets are long drops (you don't flush), but they are kept clean and are all inside one ablution block i.e. you don't have to walk out into the darkness to use them. They are fine. The showers are fired by little... More
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"Ask for a single room, it will be in a hut (with electricity)"
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"have one of the rondavels that have a direct view at the Indian Ocean and sit there with whalebones as your..."
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"The rondavels are lovely and have lovely views"
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