Leopard Walk Lodge will bring you to one of South Africas most spectacular eco-tourism regions, The Elephant Coast of Zululand, on the North East Coast of South Africa.
Nestled on the edge of rare sand forest habitat in Suni-Ridge Private Wildlife Reserve, an opportunity of being really close to nature awaits all who visit.
You may wish to venture to the nearby World Natural Heritage Site, The Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park, where five distinct ecosystems meet to form a wonderland of ecological diversity. In the north the warm sea, lush forests, long unspoilt sandy beaches and coral reefs at Sodwana Bay, are reputed to be some of the best in the World.
A short drive will bring you to World class Hluhluwe Umfolozi and Mkuze Game Reserves in which the Big Five including the endangered black rhino, white rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard. You may self drive or enjoy this experience in an open game drive vehicle.
Accommodation at Leopard Walk Lodge
At Leopard Walk Lodge guests can relax in well appointed out of Africa accommodation which is situated at the edge of the sand forest.
The B and A plus rooms are comfortably furnished with en suite bathrooms. They also have an outdoor Jacuzzi where, in the evening, you may relax under the dazzling Hluhluwe stars which are so close that you may wish to touch them.
Enjoy luxurious comfort and total privacy in our glass-walled Secrets of the Forest A+ suites.
The Secrets of the Forest honeymoon suite has an outdoor Jacuzzi and a private deck.
Buffalo Thorn rooms are furnished comfortably with showers en suite.
Dining, bar and lounge facility on Moonrise Deck at Leopard Walk Lodge
Unwind at Moonrise deck restaurant, with delicious South African /and Hluhluwe Cuisine and exchange stories of encounters with wildlife at Trackers Rest Bar.
In the early morning a spectacular view of sunrise, or in the evening the majestic sight of the full moon rising over the African bush will be an unforgettable experience.
Wildlife at Leopard Walk Lodge
The wildlife reserve supports more than eight South African red data species of mammal and over 320 birds. Some amazing endemic mammals that occur in the sand forest are the four toed elephant shrew, the pangolin, suni, red duiker, grey duiker, tonga red squirrel and leopard.
Our habitat also supports nyala a beautiful species of antelope historically first discovered at False Bay Park. On the Savanna thornveld and grass plains there are zebra, impala, reed buck, wildebeest and various cat species including genet cat, serval, African wildcat, and leopard.
Adventure near Leopard Walk Lodge
Horse trails to False Bay and at Sodwana Bay are conducted daily and angling is available.
Snorkeling and scuba diving at one of the best coral reefs in the world may be experienced at Sodwana Bay.
Mountain biking and abseiling are available on the nearby Lubombo mountains.
Game drives to nearby Big 5 game reserves are popular. Zululand boasts a large concentration of world-renowned game reserves. Visit Mkuze or Umfolozi Hluhluwe game reserves in an open game drive vehicle and view the endangered black rhino, and also white rhino, buffalo, elephant, which are regularly seen. Lion and Leopard may also be encountered.
Cultural experiences near Leopard Walk Lodge
Nearby venues provide all encompassing experiences of the African traditional way of life. Age old manufacturing traditions are carried out by kraal residence, handicrafts may be seen at many cultural stores and outlets where baskets, beads and pottery together with beautiful wooden carvings and many other artifacts are available.
The spirit of Africa will be experienced during the evenings as Zulu dancers with rhythmic drumbeat will entertain you.
- Guided walks
- Game viewing drives in Hluhluwe Umfolozi park
- Canoe adventures
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at Sodwana Bay
- Turtle Tours (seasonal)
- Horse Riding
- Zulu Croc Crocodile Centre and Snake Park
- Boat Cruises on St Lucia Estuary
- Angling- Dam, Coast and Deep Sea Fishing
- Whale watching
- Shopping at Curio Centres
- Bird Watching
- Zulu Cultural Tours
Rooms and Units Available:
A smaller but well appointed, comfortable room option (without Jacuzzi) Set on the edge of the sand forest, the wildebeest and zebra enjoy the expansive lawns and most evenings they would be seen grazing close by.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults
Secrets Of The Forest A
Enjoy observing nature from this Spacious Honeymoon room with glass walls where you may watch the nyala antelope and other forest dwelling animals and birds, Also enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi , where in the evening you may relax under the dazzling stars.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults
and 2 children
Secrets Of The Forest B
Enjoy observing nature from this honeymoon room with glass walls where you may watch the nyala antelope and other forest dwelling animals and birds, Also enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi , where in the evening you may relax under the dazzling stars.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
No Pets Allowed
Within 30 days of reservation date - Forfeit 100%
60 - 30 days from reservation date - Forfeit 50%
+ 60 days of reservation date - Forfeit 25%
Of Full Reservation value.
Off the N2 Highway take the Hluhluwe / Sodwana Bay off ramp.
Travel through the town of Hluhluwe.
Follow the R22 Road (clearly marked in the Town), in the direction of Sodwana Bay.
Travel 18 Km on the R22 road at which point a right turn off on district road D553 is taken.
Travel 3km and follow the sign boards to Leopard Walk Lodge.
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