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Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village

 Average Guest Rating: 
 5 Reviews

Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village

At Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village in Hluhluwe there are 23 rounded ethnic huts. Housing 19 twin rooms and two double rooms. Arranged in a circle around a central cattle kraal to resemble a traditional Zulu village. Exteriors are designed to reflect the different tribes of Southern Africa – Zulu, Swazi, North Sotho, Xhosa, Venda, Tsonga and Ndebele. Comfortable interiors reflect the rustic, warm colours of Africa – burnt oranges, rich reds and deep browns. Each unit includes an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Experience traditional KwaZulu-Natal hospitality at Gooderson DumaZulu Traditional Zulu Village, South Africa’s biggest cultural village. Watch as locals make spears, shields, baskets and clay pots. Peek into the world of the sangoma and have a one on one reading. Experience the rhythmic drumbeat and dance of Africa. Taste Zulu beer. Watch the throwing of the bones…

Situated in the heart of Zululand near Hluhluwe, Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village is as much a living cultural museum as it is a natural and therapeutic outdoors environment for guests to reconnect with nature. Cultural guides give guests a rare insight into local customs.

Gooderson DumaZulu Zululand Bird and Reptile Park
Gooderson Dumazulu Walk Thru Bird and Reptile Park is the largest free flight aviary in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Our Bird and Reptile Park has been officially unveiled by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu in March 2014. Read more about this event in this article from Zululand Observer.

Enjoy the birdlife in their natural habitat as you wander through the 3000 square meter wonderworld which includes an elevated walkway, waterfall features and seated areas amongst local Fauna and Flora.

Our wonderful collection of winged friends includes Split White California Quails, Black Swans, Cape Teal, Stone Partridges, Silver Pheasants, Eared Doves, Diamond Doves, Cut Throats, Superb Starlings, Red Factor Canaries, Gooderson Dumazulu Bird and Reptile Park, Hluhluwe Jawa Sparrows, Pied Jawa Sparrows, Ribbon Finches, Von Deacon Hornbills, Brown Bahama Pintails, Blue Winged Kookaburra and many more.

Once you have walked through out Bird Park, you will enter our Reptile Park where you can encounter our amazing collection of crocodiles, spiders, snakes and frogs and learn about their habitats and reasons for existence. Overcome your fears and learn to appreciate their beauty.

Once you have finished this scaly learning experience, you once again have the privilege of walking through the aviary, but this time on ground level so that you can explore the Ground birds and ducks in their habitat, whilst the other birds fly overhead.

Accommodation at Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village
Our self-catering units are all max 4 sleepers (twin beds and day bed) with a little kitchenette and breakfast nook, all built in traditional Rondawel style in the middle of the bush, representing a true Zulu kraal. As you would find in a traditional zulu village. The rondawels are tastefully decorated and surround the pool next to a play gym for children.

Superior Rooms - This air conditioned room comes with an en-suite bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities.

Room Amenities
- Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
- Hairdryer
- Radio
- Bathroom
- Toilet
- Air Conditioning
- Shower
- Tea/Coffee Maker
- Bath
- Telephone
- Safety Deposit Box

Activities at Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village
Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village offers several fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Traditional Zulu dancing, the largest Walkthru free-flight avirary in KwaZulu Natal, extensive reptile park, a wonderful curio shop, spear making, and reading from our sangoma.

Facilities & Services:

Children under 12 years  

Team Building  

Dining room  

Xhosa / Zulu  

Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Activities:

Nearby attracrions:
- Umfolozi Game Reserve
- Isimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St Lucia Wetland Park)
- Mkuze Game Reserve
- Lubombo Mountains
- Ndumo Game Reserve
- Tembe Elephant Park
- Kosi Bay
- Lake Sibaya
- Sodwana Bay

Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Map:


Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

Rondavals good, Restaurant very good, Service in Restauarant very good. Pool area needs renovation.
 Reviewed by Eberhard Haberkern over a year ago

Everything pleasant!
 Reviewed by Frank BIEVEN over a year ago

We had a great stay- Staff hand picked, food excellent, very comfortable & very central.
 Reviewed by M. Jill Murphy over a year ago

Overall the experience was very good, but I think more can be done to show visitors more of Zulu culture. Music plays a huge part of the Zulu culture and this opportunity to sell it was under utilised. More traditional activities after Dinner i.e participative signing and dancing.
 Reviewed by Mike Chitsike over a year ago

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