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WiFi
Steam Room
Breakfast included
Sauna
Conference Facility
Balcony
Deck
Sleeps
Dining Area
Bar
DSTV
TV
The palace, reflecting on parts of KZN history, is the vision of Durban artist Peter Amm, who has used his entire collection of Zulu art and crafts,
incorporated into more than 40 beaded columns of exquisite beauty.

It has been designed principally by Kevin MacGarry of Architects Collaborative, with assistance from the owner, who has been
nurturing the site for some four decades.

The visitor to this truly unique destination will be forgiven if he or she felt a distinct sensory overload as there is so much to take in,
explore and experience. From the breathtaking view of the gorge to the private Zulu art collection in each of the ten suites Ammazulu Palace is a
place that will capture your imagination every time you return.
Property Facilities:
Splash Pool for pure relaxation
African Art Peeping Museum
Sauna
Steam Room

Area Information:
Krantzkloof Nature reserve affords spectacular views across the well forested gorge cut by the Molweni River. Most of the reserve's 532 hectares is covered by dense forest and vegetation. The reserve's best known attraction is the well developed picnic area adjacent to the dam at the head of Kloof Falls. The Parks board has established an informative 'Interpretative Centre' at the site. This spot is easily reached by following Kloof Falls road. Leaving the picnic site, the visitor may proceed to Bridle Road and enjoy spectacular views from two well marked view sites.

In Room Facilities:
Suites: 1 & 7

Front view Presidential Suits overlooking the Krantzkloof Gorge Nature Reserve.

Own private sweeping balconies to entice you to spend some time lounging in luxury.

Suites are decorated with original African art works and beaded panels extending even into the large ensuite bathrooms.

These rooms have large king size Beds and DSTV flat screens.

Suites : 6 & 10

An extra large suite with original artworks, separate lounge and bedroom en - suite bathroom.

Enjoy your own private balcony with views over Kloof and the Umgeni Valley. On a clear day one can even see as far as the sea.

DSTV & Flatscreen TV?s.

Suites 3, 4, 5, 9

King size beds and your own private balcony as well as a separate lounge with tea/ coffee facilities and bar fridges.

The rooms are decorated with original artworks and antique beadwork.

Extreme views over the Kloof Valley on the cooler South Side.

Suites 2 & 8

Rooms are smaller rooms, one with an antique 4 poster bed.

Enjoy the views from your own private balcony overlooking the nature reserve.

DSTV & Tea/ coffee, as well as bar facilities are available.

Attractions:
The Krantzkloof Nature Reserve has some very interesting and beautiful trails.

Map

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Extra Info
Property Type Boutique Hotel
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Reviews

Anonymous
17 February 2019
We stayed in the Presidential Suite & had the most wonderful stay. The staff were lovely& breakfast was the best we had in South Africa. Will definitely stay here again. It was incredibly relaxing & the view was lovely.
Superb. 5 out of 5
kogle
25 January 2019
Ammazulu African Palace was an incredible experience, one not to be missed. The rooms, artwork, staff and food were all fantastic. Beautiful views of the Gorge and nature reserve. Serenity😃 Would return in a heart beat.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
20 January 2019
Perfect location to explore both North, South & the Midlands. Kloof is an upmarket quiet, leafy suburb where you can walk, cycle or go for a run. The Hotel is absolutely amazing, massive rooms with loads of African Arts and Crafts.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Cobus
27 November 2018
The Ammazulu African Palace is a unique experience at the edge of Kloof. The internal decor is stunning and something different. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The area is peaceful and quiet. The facilities is well maintained and clean. Truly a unique experience.
Superb. 5 out of 5
FrnkS
20 October 2018
As a business traveler you see many hotels - but the Amamzulu African Palace is different. The decoration in the African Amazulu style is overwhelming. The whole house is colorful and overflowing with work of arts. Any time you discover something new. The house is located directly on the Kloof with a magnificent view of the valley. The terrace with its view is a great place to end the day with a beer or glass of wine.
The rooms are large, clean and comfortable and give no reason for complaint. The owner was very flexible regarding the time for breakfast. The rich breakfast itself was freshly prepared with fresh fruits, cereals, toast and eggs and bacon, etc.
I enjoyed the stay very much and would gladly come back.
Superb. 5 out of 5
William
23 September 2018
Wow! Came down for a 40th and a break from the rat race and we left completely refreshed and rejuvenated! Secluded and quiet and all the amenities you could wish for. Perfect for a chilled breakaway with your loved one. We will definitely be back! I’ll bring my trail shoes next time as the Kloof is right next door.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Brian Hitchings
20 September 2018
What an amazing experience. Let's start with Alta, the manageress, not only did she respond to all our queries immediately, She was prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty. Her knowledge of the establishment was impressive. Ammazulu - we loved the clean, spacious rooms. The intricate African decor and artworks - breathtaking. The architural symmetry is something to behold. The decor doubling as acoustic instruments to stop any echoing in the cavenous hall is architectural ingenuity. The view over the valley is indescribably beautiful. Our breakfast was natural foods, freshly prepared and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and attentive. We will be back to hike the Krantzkop gorge in the valley below, to sample the jacuzzi on offer and to have sundowners on the deck. Ammazulu is a winner!!!
Superb. 5 out of 5
pzwart442583
25 August 2018
We have stayed here twice now and can’t wait to go again. It is just on the edge of the greater Durban area but it feels like you’re out in the country being on the edge of Kloof gorge. The actual hotel decor is indescribably amazing it is magical. Rooms are very large, beds comfortable, cannot fault them on anything. The breakfasts are outstanding. This is a hidden gem that I would recommend for a weekend getaway for anyone, just go and stay there you will love it!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Ina
12 June 2018
I have stayed over at this establishment a number of times. It remains one of the best experiences in guesthouses - the rooms, the view and the decor. I only noticed recently that they added a sauna to the experience!!! A must.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Jane
10 June 2018
You cannot describe this hotel easily as it is totally unusual and amazing. The decor is all made from recycled items, glance up at the pillars decorated with marbles and you will see an array of teacups and metal kitchen items hanging down, or look at the sculptures made from tree roots, a large chicken in the garden which has a super-market trolley in its head, pictures made from items from around the world eg: embroidered handbags from Thailand together with slippers and a bathmat! Sounds crazy but it works. One of the staff will take you round and explain everything to you. there are lovely views from the terrace outside too. Not to be missed.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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