Just returned from a wonderful trip to South Africa and we stayed in several places in Kwa Zulu-Natal but Esiweni Lodge was by far the best. Pretty much everything surpassed our expectations ( which were quite high to start with)! This lodge is in the most amazing location and the views from our room were the best we have ever experienced. It really is on a cliff top and you look right out onto the bush and the Sunday river- just stunning. The rooms are gorgeous and we had an outdoor bathroom that shared the same awesome view as the bedroom. The lodge itself is very comfortable and roomy with loads of space if you want privacy after dinner- yet it also lends itself well to being sociable with other guests. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the lodge really well run. We had the most fantastic game drives and saw pretty much everything there is to see on safari.
We were alittle hesitant to book Esiweni as it has only been open about 18 months I think and there are few reviews of the lodge but we had a fantastic experience there and would inreservedly recommend it.
We also found it an ideal location between the Battlefields ( Fugitive's Drift/Isandlwana etc and Jo burg) It was about 90 mins from Rorke's Drift to Esiweni and then about 4 hrs from Esiweni to Joburg.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esiweni Lodge offers five, luxurious, individual suites. Each has an indoor shower, magnificent views from the bath and a private, outdoor shower. Two of the suites are interconnected for use as a family unit. Each suite has underfloor heating for cold winter nights and overhead fans for warm, summer evenings. Our honeymoon suite has a private, outdoor bath with stunning views across the valley.Fully retracting patio doors open onto private decks where you can enjoy the majestic views of the Sundays River, waterfall and valley below. The decor of the main lodge is elegant depicting a colonial safari theme. Large, stone hearths warm the lounge and dining areas on cold, winter nights. During good weather, outdoor dining overlooking the valley is served on the vast, wooden deck. An intercom system is in place to connect each suite to the lodge staff in case of emergencies. Safes are also provided. ... more less
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