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Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa

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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Booked and paid for a spa package on the 22nd of March for 3 couples for a full day spa and accommodation on the 2nd of April Was advised by the owner on the 1st of April and after numerous enquiries about the spa itinerary that the package had been canceled a month ago. This despite my invoice reflecting the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

My husband and I booked a last minute getaway weekend. The location is superb, just 45minutes front the coast. The lodge is located in the valley, right on the river which is stunning. The new boma, bar and restaurant decking areas is the perfect example of bush luxury! Classy, elegant, romantic and on the river front. We stayed in the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We visited this lodge for one night because everything else was fully booked as it was the weekend before Christmas - we were told us they had space for one night only - something just wasnt right - we were one of only 3 couples staying at the lodge - and we couldnt figure out who was managing the lodge... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My husband & I visited this beautiful lodge for a weekend & will definitely be booking a second trip. We stayed in a sandstone room, which has all amenities one would need & the private plunge pool was an added bonus, as the view is amazing. We did also experience the spa at the lodge, which was an absolutely relaxing... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have just experienced three fabulous nights at Duma Manzi. There is nothing better than waking up to the song of the river and the beautiful bird calls. The rooms are amazing and the beds and pillows are super comfy. The staff are efficient and attentive and couldnt do enough to make our stay a pleasant one. The food was... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Duma Manzi is amazing, the setting is phenomenal! The deck looking into the cliffs over the river is some thing to behold! Stars stars stars, the most beautiful bright stars, like you've never seen before! The service is friendly, and staff can't do enough. This Eco lodge is worth a visit, the setting will blow you away. lovely walks, and... More 

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2 Thank wayne020
Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The lodge is nestled unobtrusively within the lush landscape at the bottom of the valley alongside the picturesque Umkomaas River. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and shown around. However I was surprised to learn that the “manager” was one of the therapists. The public areas could do with a spring clean and the décor is out dated. Our room... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at Duma Manzi. The location is stunning and the lodge is beautiful, but we got an overall feeling of neglect at the lodge. The beds and bathrooms are very clean, but the room looked like it could do with a good spring clean. The sitting room at the main lodge was dusty and full of... More 

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Thank AnnelienLombard
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I got married at Duma Manzi in 2009 and decided to come back to celebrate our 5th anniversary at this incredible place. Duma Manzi somehow manages to balance luxury with absolute unspoilt Africa. Every single element is brilliantly executed - the food, the decor, the service. You can look at the stars from a private plunge pool,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful, well run spa in the bush. Your trip starts with a 40 min drive transporting you from the hilltop check in point down the valley to the river, seeing a number of buck species on the way. Spacious rooms with a beautiful view and excellent food makes this very romantic. The staff is friendly and the service is good.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Duma Manzi EcoLodge and Spa is a Wellness and Wildlife retreat, a sanctuary offering a unique African Wilderness. Nestled in the forest valley, set amongst a backdrop of some of Kwa-Zulu Natal's most spectacular scenery, lies this small, luxurious boutique Eco-Lodge. A comfortable 1 hour drive from Durban and 45 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, lying on both sides of the Mkomazi River, lies a 5000 Hectare, malaria and predator free reserve; the perfect retreat from the pressures of the modern world. This extraordinarily beautiful and tranquil African Wilderness setting is the ideal retreat for those seeking privacy, exclusivity and absolute serenity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa

Address: D60 Richmond | Natal Midlands, Durban, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Number of rooms: 11
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