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Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights in the Heritage Safari tents and 3 nights at the Game Lodge and highly recommend staying at both for two different experiences while enjoying the exciting game reserve experience. The tents made us feel like we were really camping in the great outdoors though the interiors were large, and comfortable, with all modern amenities of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I "won" a week's report to Zulu Nyala at a school fundraiser. I was a bit leery, not knowing exactly what I was getting. And It turned out to be fantastic! Bernie was our guide, and she is the best! Game drives everyday. Animals! Every drive was different, depending on time of day, and what the animals were doing! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because all who book here have won the trip in a charity auction, there's a sense of getting much more value. We upgraded from a standard room to a "Hemingway Tent" and were very pleased with the room. They are a little further walk from the main hotel, but the grounds are nice and it's fun to walk past the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought this 6 night package from a silent auction like most others, and I am SO glad that I did. This was a dream trip for my husband and me (we are in our early thirties), and the most memorable part of our 2 weeks in South Africa for me was our time at Zulu Nyala on safari. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I stayed at Zulu Nyala with my 17 year old son in July 2016. There is not much I can say that already hasn't been covered in the other reviews. We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend this as an introduction to African safari. We spent 3 nights at the Heritage Safari Lodge in the tented camp,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

After reading some other reviews, I was apprehensive about our stay. The worry was for nothing as it turned out to be a very nice facility. We ended up staying at the Game Lodge as well. Both are very nice in their own way. Heritage is more spread out and zebra graze right by the tents. At both locations we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited Zulu Nyala in July 2016 and we had the time of our lives! The accommodations were better than we had expected. Nice clean room and huge bathroom with a large shower and an old style tub and two separate sinks. The game reserve itself is very nice, but small and after a few days it gets old. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

There are two locations about 8 km apart. The first one is the Game Lodge, which is the older of the two and sits up overlooking the reserve. The second area is the Heritage Lodge, which is at the bottom, newer, and seems to have more to do (two swimming pools, near to the Zulu Cultural Village, outdoor eating area,... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stayed here a while back, and it was average at best. The food wasn't anything special, and the rooms weren't all that cosy. It seemed to be best suited for foreign tourists who were looking for a rustic experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

After a lot of visits and staying as a tour operator at the lodge, on my last visit I spent the day and the night and it was a wonderful experience with friendly excellent service and superb meals. The chef arranged us breakfast packs as we left at 04:30am to be able to catch a connecting flight. A big thank... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

Address: 45 Bree Street Cradock 1969 | PO Box 247, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $79 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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