If you are reading these reviews, you have probably already purchased the safari at a non-profit auction in the states, and are already committed to going.
To be honest, Zulu Nyala is not the most luxurious safari lodge experience you can find in South Africa...far from it. However, if luxury is not particularly important to you, you will have a wonderful time there. The guides love what they do and are extremely knowledgable. The game drives are just great, and, despite what some have said, the game viewing is excellent and varied (other than no cats). The food is plentiful, but not excellent. But again, the meals are a pleasure, particularly at the smaller lodges where you eat as a group and the guides join you.
The rooms are OK...nothing great, but serve you well. The small lodges are quite a relaxing place to come back to after the game drives.
So, if you don't expect 5-star luxury, you will love this experience. Do, however, plan at least a week additional time in SA...its a long way to go for 6 nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An entrancing experience in a unique wilderness area. Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa’s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St Lucia, this lush stretch of paradise is home to a wide variety of game, from the majestic elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, the shy and beautiful Nyala buck that is endemic to the region and the secretive leopard. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zulu Nyala Game Hotel Hluhluwe