I stayed one night early September in Zuleika house and I wish I had booked more time!
I chose to spend 1 day near Hoesdprut for two reasons: 1) I wanted to visit the Panoramic road and 2) I needed a place not too far from Camp Jabulani, where I had an Elephant Back Safari at 6:30 AM. So I really used the place only to crash. Which is a waste: the lodge was spacious and nicely decorated, using non processed materials I think. Very creative approach and design.
I has the Superior room. I think there are 3 of them, all different I'm told. Mine was the closest to the reception and restaurant so it was less private than the other two. The view was nice from our balcony. I think one of the other two room had somewhat less of an obstructed view (by trees) so you could see the mountains clearly. I was in room 4.
The ground themselves are immaculate. There was a pool and a small pond. When we were there they were building additional bungalows.
Booked a dinner there. I think it was 120 ZAR per person and was really worth it. The quietness in this area is unbelievable. It's a great way to enjoy the near Kruger area. The breakfast was diversified and generous, and the setting of the restaurant overlooking the mountains and the grounds is pure serenity. I also heard that they had Hippos on the property but we didn't have a chance to see them, we rushed to our Private Reserve.
Definitely will come back if I can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear Valued Customer, We would like to inform you that Zuleika Country House will be changing ownership and our last effective day of business will be the 26th of June. The guest house will remain open however it will be under new management and will be trading as Blyde Mountain Country House. We can't fully express our deep gratitude for your business and support. Thank you again for your business. Sincerely, The Zuleika Team Zuleika Country House ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zuleika Country House Hotel Hoedspruit
- Zuleika Country Hotel