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We had no idea what to expect with this. The reviews were all over the place but were definitely on the lower end. Just like others-we booked this 6 night package as a silent auction item as a trip of a lifetime to make it...More
The BEST part of our four day stay here was our guide Christiaan!! He was wonderful! He was fun and funny and has a great personality!! If you go there request him!! We were able to see all the animals and up close! The sunset...More
Zulu-Nyala Photo safari tour
- we bought the Photo Safari package tour at an auction for a fundraising event of a local group in Sacramento. The package consisted of 6 nights at the Heritage Safari Lodge or Game Lodge with three meals and daily game...More
The hotel premises are really nice with paths leading out a ways into the fields - surrounded by beautiful plants etc. BUT - our room was in the main building - dirty - with ants climbing up the walls; NO television, no wifi in the...More
This was our very first Safari that we had ever been on, and our first trip to South Africa!... 3 meals a day, 2 game drives a day.the food was outstanding! it was like a cruise ship that did not leave port! SO much delicious...More
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Response from Z1361YKmelissam | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were gates for security. Perhaps it would give you a different impression if you contact the registration so that they can assist you before arrival. I worked with Sebeh Ndlovu before going and communicated via... More
Yes, there were gates for security. Perhaps it would give you a different impression if you contact the registration so that they can assist you before arrival. I worked with Sebeh Ndlovu before going and communicated via email and telephone.
From my perspective, security is very important and I loved seeing that every effort is made to ensure the protection of the animals, as poaching is a real threat. I hope you give them another chance, as I found the staff at Zulu Nyala to be very professional and accommodating. Best of luck.
Response from brendabee50 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect to pay around $1000 to $1500.00 round trip, but there are bargins out there. I don't think you need 1st class which would probably double your cost. South African airlines the seats are pretty small in space... More
I would expect to pay around $1000 to $1500.00 round trip, but there are bargins out there. I don't think you need 1st class which would probably double your cost. South African airlines the seats are pretty small in space, Delta, British airways and United , as well as some of the others have bigger space.
Response from Goldwing987 | Reviewed this property |
We just returned from ZN. We flew into Durban and rented a car, and are glad that we did. It allowed us freedom to see other things while at ZN. In between the a.m. and p.m game drives (approx 8:00a to 3:00p) there isn't... More
We just returned from ZN. We flew into Durban and rented a car, and are glad that we did. It allowed us freedom to see other things while at ZN. In between the a.m. and p.m game drives (approx 8:00a to 3:00p) there isn't much to do at ZN other than sit by the pool or in the bar. Having the rental car allowed us to drive up to the dam in Jozini; go to Hluhluwe-Imfolizi park (highly recommend, especially the Imfolizi portion), etc. we could also go into Hluhluwe to the grocery store to get drinks or snacks. Drinks are not included in your stay at ZN, not even soft drinks. It was less expensive to buy at the grocery store. In Hluhluwe there is a butchery that has great tasting biltong and cabanoosie. Both great; give it a try. Plus, there are some of the excursions that you can book direct (for a lot less) and drive yourself. I would suggest you rent a small SUV. The main roads are paved, but there are more gravel roads than you would think, especially in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park. We stayed in St. Lucia for 3 nights at Elephant Lake Hotel after ZN. We really enjoyed that, just watch out for the hippos that walk through the parking lot at night. St. Lucia is close to the beach...nice ones. We drove up to Cape Vidal, very nice, good wildlife along the way. You can also drive through the isimangaliso wetlands park, well worth the drive. Again, nice wildlife to see. We also went whale watching in St. Lucia; well worth. We saw 5-6 humpbacks.
We stayed one night in Durban, but would not recommend staying there. It was not very safe. However, just north of their is Umhlanga Rocks (closer to the airport), we stayed at the Protea closest to the beach. It was nice, clean, safe to walk to the beach and restaurants.
We asked our safari guide for ideas of where to go during the day. He was quite helpful. Many Americans are too hesitant to drive in S.A., but don't be. You will do fine. We rented the mobile hotspot with our rental car. Well worth it. It allowed us to have wifi everywhere and use google maps for directions. It worked every well, even with the many dirt road. They have names, just aren't paved.
I can't offer you any advice on Capetown. We made the mistake of going to Johannesburg instead (not a nice place).
Enjoy your trip; it will be amazing!