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Game Lodges in KwaZulu-Natal

The north-east province of KwaZulu Natal [KZN] in South Africa was once the scene of regular land disputes between Zulu tribes and British colonists. Today, all their descendants peacefully coexist in this desirable region of South Africa.

KZN encompasses much of the best South Africa ... read more

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71 Game Lodges in KwaZulu-Natal . Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

Chalets, Game Lodges in Ladysmith

Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge is situated in the Big 5, Malaria free,
Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmit...

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R2608.0

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Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge

Game Lodges in Ladysmith

Nambiti Plains is an exclusive, intimate 5* Lodge in the heart of the malaria free Nambiti Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Nat...

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R5550.0

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Rhino River Lodge

Cottages, Game Lodges in Hluhluwe

Our lodge offers guests comfortable and attractive accommodation. The log cabins are ideally suited to families and s...

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R4350.0

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Gwahumbe Game and Spa

Game Lodges in illovo, Durban

A wide variety of catered and self catered accommodation ranging from ultimate luxury to a rustic bush camp, together...

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R1330.0

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Sani Valley

Chalets, Game Lodges, Guest Lodge in Himeville

Sani Valley Lodge offers five styles of luxury private nature lodges with the choice of fully inclusive or self-cater...

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R1050.0

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Zululand Tree Lodge

Game Lodges, Resorts in Hluhluwe

Zululand Tree Lodge has 18 Standard rooms & 2 Executive rooms. These luxuriously furnished wood cabins are set high u...

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R1800.0

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Umfolozi River Lodge & Bird Park

Bed and Breakfast, Camps, Game Lodges, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Mtubatuba

Situated on 13 hectares of lush forested hillside overlooking the Umfolozi flood plain and bordering on a private gam...

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R591.0

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Ghost Mountain Inn

Game Lodges, Hotels in Mkuze

This intimate and beautiful hotel is the ideal location from which to explore the array of wildlife and coastal reser...

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R1223.0

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Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges in Pongola

Shayamoya's uniqueness is attributed to genuine hospitality, ideal settings, the challenging sport of tiger fishing w...

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R1160.0

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Thanda Safari

Game Lodges, Villas in Hluhluwe

Thanda Private Game Reserve has been deemed the most luxurious destination in Africa, winning 'Africa's Leading Luxur...

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R7929

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White Elephant Safari Lodge & Bush Camp

Camps, Game Lodges in Pongola

White Elephant is the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like, water based safari activities (motorized and c...

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R2420.0

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African Spirit Game Lodge

Game Lodges in Mkuze

The lodge is personally managed by the owners, Henk & Liezle Brink and is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand....

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R960.0

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We Bushcamp & Horse Safaris

Chalets, Cottages, Game Lodges, Guest Lodge, Holiday Homes in Hluhluwe

The thatched accommodation of the bush camp is surrounded by large trees and flowering shrubs. It is decorated in rus...

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R608.0

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Battlefields Country Lodge

Game Lodges in Dundee

No matter where you decide to lay your head at night, Battlefields Country Lodge guests all enjoy the Lodges magnific...

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R300.0

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The Lodge @ Curry's Post

Game Lodges in Currys Post

Situated in the Curry's Post area, between Mooi River and Howick, The Lodge @ Curry's Post is a destination where old...

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R1600.0

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Nibela Lodge

Chalets, Game Lodges in Hluhluwe

An exclusive location in the unique conservation area of the iSimangaliso (Greater St Lucia), Wetlands Park, situated...

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R1250

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Phezulu Safari Park

Cottages, Game Lodges, Self Catering in Botha's Hill

We offer a Family Cottage, a Four-sleeper Unit, and our Honeymoon Two-sleeper Unit. The cottages are fully-equipped f...

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R460.0

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Ubizane Safari Lodge

Game Lodges, Resorts in Hluhluwe

Zululand Safari Lodge has 14 Standard Rooms and 10 family rooms that are scattered across the rolling lawns of Safari...

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R1105.0

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Tillietudlem Game and Trout Lodge

Game Lodges, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Dargle, Howick

Accommodation is available in two lodges. Whether you are looking for the pampered surrounds of the lovingly restored...

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R675.0

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Leopard Walk Lodge

Game Lodges in Hluhluwe

Leopard Walk Lodge features 3 accommodation types. We have the Buffalo Thorn Rooms, Secrets of the Forest B and Secre...

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R1200.0

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Mavela

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges in Mkuze

Beautiful new thatched lodge, upstairs - lounge area with fireplace, bar and game viewing deck, outdoors - shady sitt...

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R4172.0

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Royal Thonga Safari Lodge

Game Lodges in Tembe Elephant Park

Guests are accommodated in 14 comfortably furnished chalets:
The twelve Standard Chalets are single units, with 2 be...

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R1000.0

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Tembe Elephant Park

Game Lodges in Durban

There is a place in Africa where the wild elephants still roam. The legendary Ivory Route where the great tuskers sti...

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R2340

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Thonga Beach Lodge

Game Lodges, Guest Lodge in Nkundwini

This intimate, luxury 24 bed lodge is nestled on the pristine coast of Maputaland, Northern KwaZulu-Natal, within the...

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R4979.0

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Fugitives' Drift Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Game Lodges in Rorkes Drift, Durban

This spectacular property, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooks Isandlwana and the Oskarsberg at Rorke’s Drift. Walks ...

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R1210.0

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Game Lodges, Guest Lodge in Hluhluwe

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge the only private/community owned lodge in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park commands spectacular vie...

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R4420.0

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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Game Lodges in Port Shepstone

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is nestled in the majestic Oribi Gorge, an unspoiled part of KwaZulu-Natal’s South...

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R2443

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Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Game Lodges in Hluhluwe

This BIG 5 MULTI AWARD WINNING FAMILY RUN SAFARI LODGE is located in the 54 000acre Manyoni Private Game Reserve, off...

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R5195.0

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Bayala Game Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges in Hluhluwe

Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp is a newly renovated family oriented lodge situated 3 hours’ drive north of Durb...

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R2925.0

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Slievyre Game Farm

Game Lodges, Self Catering in Estcourt

Set in the beautiful bushveld of the Natal Midlands, 10kms from Estcourt and the N3; Slievyre - A private nature rese...

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R375

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More info about KwaZulu-Natal

The north-east province of KwaZulu Natal [KZN] in South Africa was once the scene of regular land disputes between Zulu tribes and British colonists. Today, all their descendants peacefully coexist in this desirable region of South Africa.

KZN encompasses much of the best South Africa has to offer; it has the highest mountain peaks, 2 UNESCO world heritage sites, unique marine reserves, idyllic swimming beaches, modern progressive cities, traditional lands, battlefields, diverse wildlife, adventure sports and strong cultural influences.

The province’s climate contrasts between subtropical, warm temperatures along the coastline to cool, sub-alpine weather in the higher mountainous region in the west. So too is the contrast evident in living spaces where modern cities like Durban, actively participating in the world’s economy, are a short drive away from tribal villages following ancient traditions.

South Africa’s constitution, under the Traditional Leadership clause, allows for the country’s only monarchy to exist in KZN and the Zulu nation is currently ruled over by King Zwelithini.

The entire region that makes up KwaZulu Natal is a place of beauty, hence Natal is known as the Garden Province of South Africa..

 

Things to do

The warm Indian Ocean along KZNs coastline is perfect for swimming, fishing and surfing. Many beaches deploy shark nets to ensure the safety of bathers and surfers. Durban is known as Surf City where there is no need for a wetsuit. Take a road trip along the vast coastline to enjoy the plethora of  glorious beaches.

The Sardine Run along the KZN coastline occurs annually between June and July and is a spectacle comparable with any of nature’s great mass migrations. Hordes of sardine shoals move up the coast while masses of predators feast on them, causing the sea to bubble with activity. Locals rush to the shoreline to scoop up the sardines while brave divers venture in amongst the shoals.

KZN hosts two  world renowned sporting events; the 89km Comrades Marathon,  the world’s greatest ultra-marathon, and the popular Dusi Canoe Marathon, a 120km 3-day canoe endurance race along the Dusi River.

uShaka Marine World is an enormous theme park in Durban to keep the entire family enthralled. The park has 4 areas; uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Beach, and uShaka Village Walk, all offering unique entertainment, dining and shopping experiences.

If you enjoy adventure sports, visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to attempt the world’s only stadium swing 100m above the turf. Another option is the Wild Gorge Swing at Oribi Gorge, the world’s highest swing that plummets 165m down into the gorge.

If history and architecture interests you, then the KZN capital city of Pietermaritzburg should be your first stop. Known as the Last Outpost of the British Empire, it is one of the best preserved Victorian cities in the world. Tours of the historic battlefields surrounding the city are worthwhile.

Locals wanting to avoid crowded beaches head inland to the scenic Midmar Dam to enjoy  activities such as boating, cycling, hiking, horse riding and rock climbing. Overnight stays are possible and the small game park has an abundance of non-threatening wildlife.

The dramatic Drakensberg Mountains, a world heritage site in the Royal Natal National Park, offers scenic splendour where ancient volcanic rocks, exposed by erosion over millennia, can be explored on foot or horseback. A popular hike up the gorge traverses The Tunnel where boulder-hopping brings you out to the magnificent Amphitheatre, an overwhelming majestic stone cliff rising over 3000m into the heavens.

Take a sojourn into the undeveloped wild areas of the Elephant Coast, incorporating Kosi Bay’s lake district, the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (world heritage site), Sodwana Bay reefs and the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Park. Expect to see the Big 7 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo on land and whales and great white sharks in the sea. Schools of dolphins abound.

Tp gain  understanding of  Zulu culture  visit the authentic Dumazulu Cultural Village outside Hluhluwe. Activities include weapon and craft making, the opportunity to see a Zulu war dance and a reading from the resident Sangoma (witch doctor).

For an unusual cultural experience, visit some temples, mosques and churches surrounding the city of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Worth a mention are the Sri Siva Soobramoniar Hindu Temple, the Mariannhill Monastery and the Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding.

Durban is a tourist hotspot, best known for its Golden Mile, a stretch of beautiful beaches overlooked by large hotels and resorts. It’s a vibrant, fluid city run by innovative administrators and broadminded entrepreneurs. The harbour is the largest  and busiest  in South Africa.

 

Where to Eat

There are excellent restaurants spread throughout this region. The diverse KZN population of Nguni, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi, Indian, British, Dutch and German descendants brings with it a melting pot of food flavours and techniques which, when combined, creates unique dishes. Here are 5 of the best:

The cuisine at The Gorge Fine Dining Restaurant at Oribi Gorge can best be described as divine. The venue is set alongside the stunning gorge and the interior is bright and welcoming.

Exquisite dishes on offer at The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel Restaurant in Umhlanga are complemented by an old world interior and excellent wine choices available on the menu.

iSibaya Restaurant located at the Woodridge Country Hotel and Spa in the Natal Midlands offers top quality dishes around a boma and under thatch. Dishes are given the African treatment.

Gigi’s in Ballito is a contemporary, vibrant restaurant serving delightful dishes inside or out on the terrace. The kitchen is open for diners to watch their meals being prepared from scratch. The venue has a private 12-seater area for business power meetings.

Café 1999 in the heart of Durban offers cosmopolitan dishes all flawlessly presented. The prawn and chorizo aglio olio dish is a favourite.

 

Night Life

All coastal towns have some form of night entertainment, be it a sports bar or club where locals and visitors can hang out. They are too many to single out. The big cities like Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Margate have a sophisticated and varied nightlife.

 

Where to Stay

The accommodation options dotted up and down the coast of KZN, some inland, are sure to complement a holiday to the area. The options vary from small well-equipped sea facing apartments to exclusive lodges, giving visitors amazing good value . Being a popular destination, KZN accommodation owners  provide first-rate service to their guests.

 

Transport

Air The only international airport in KZN is Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, however, there are many other smaller airports and landing strips  throughout the province  for private charters or inter-linking domestic flights.

Car Order a vehicle online or visit a rental agency at all major cities and airports.

Taxi Most towns and cities have taxi or shuttle services available .

Bus There are many bus services, including national carriers, for easy access in and between towns.

 

Did you know?

The small town of Howick, north-west of Pietermaritzburg, is where Nelson Mandela spent his last day of freedom before being arrested in 1962. The town is also known for its waterfall, a mystical place believed by some to be the home of the monster Inkhanyamba, a giant horse-like creature sparking thunder & lightning when angered.

Another small town, Dundee, was the centre of many a battle and over many years that involved the Boer, the Brit and the Zulu. Famous personalities such as Mahatma Ghandi, Winston Churchill and Prince Louis Napoleon have direct links to this town.

About Game Lodges

This is the ultimate experience for guests wanting to get close to nature without compromising on comfort. Guests can usually choose to stay half board, with breakfast, lunch and selected drinks covered, or full board, with all meals and selected drinks, at the game lodge of their choice. All guests will enjoy luxury amenities; with unique touches to decor and layout that enhance their stay in gorgeous natural surrounds. Wildlife and birdlife is abundant in the areas the lodges are located in, and guests will often have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the animals, without leaving the lodge. For those in search of the more reclusive animals in the areas, often including the Big Five, game drives are offered. Getaway and experience the beauty of Africa’s bushlife, while staying in supreme luxury at one of our many Game Lodges.