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Zululand Lodge is a privately owned tented camp on the 800 hectare uKuwela wildlife conservancy north of Hluhluwe town and bordering Phinda Game Reserve, in northern KwaZulu Natal. The lodge is built on a slope with breath taking views of the Msinene River valley and surrounding bushveld.

The camp offers 9 tastefully decorated en-suite permanent canvas rooms sleeping up to 18 people.

Our elegantly furnished central lodge area allows you to put your feet up and relax in the open-air cushioned lounge area.

Enjoy tasty home-made meals in the spacious dining area included in your Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate. Venture upstairs to our viewing deck which offers uninterrupted scenery, boasting spectacular sunsets for enjoying sun downers.

Our locally guided bush walks give the opportunity to observe the abundant bird life of the area, and to try and spot some of the plains game on our reserve (or you can take a short drive to a nearby Big 5 game reserve for a more adventurous experience).

The lodge is accessible by sedan car on +/-5km gravel road.

The camp was designed and built from the ground up as an environmentally sustainable project. We have a solar power system, LED lighting throughout camp, and are completely off grid. Rain water is collected in tanks and used for cleaning, and grounds irrigation, and the small waterhole in front of camp. The black water is treated in a double septic tank system and we provide only biodegradable bathroom soaps. The camp is staffed 90% from the local community and we have an in-house staff training and development program.

The conservancy land was originally mixed cattle and game farm, which is being rehabilitated to wildlife conservation. This on going project includes soil erosion control, reintroduction of wildlife species, fence removal and anti poaching efforts. We are very proud of our resident leopard population and the hippo pods.

Our friendly and welcoming staff are on site to make your stay most enjoyable, whilst giving you the privacy to unwind and listen to the natural sounds of the surrounding bushveld. Whether you are a couple looking for a tranquil break away in wilderness setting, keen birders or a family wanting to enjoy quality time together, Zululand Lodge is the ideal getaway.

Accommodation at Zululand Lodge:
Each of the permanent tents has 2x three-quarter beds, comfy linen, handy bedside reading lamp and luggage rack. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and hot water shower powered by gas geyser, and is stocked with bath and hand towels for your comfort.

You can also relax reading a book on your own private deck, and the units are carefully positioned amongst the indigenous vegetation to allow enough privacy to have an afternoon snooze.


* Game reserve on pristine river frontage
* Nature walks along the Msinenene River Game viewing
* Game Walks
* Bird lovers paradise
* Relax and enjoy natural bush surrounds
* Big 5 game viewing on nearby game reserves such as Phinda, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, Mkhuze Game Reserves
* Close to iSimangaliso Wetland Park and St Lucia Estuary

Cancellation Policy:

- Cancellations must be made in writing by email
- >60 days prior to arrival - 20% cancellation fees
- 59 to 15 days prior to arrival - 75% cancellation fees
- 14 to 0 days prior to arrival - 90% cancellation fees

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Dining room
Parking (off-street - open)
Hiking / Walking Trails

Rooms and Units Available:

Permanent tented room with twin three-quarter beds. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and hot water shower powered by gas geyser. Positioned amongst the indigenous vegetation to allow enough privacy to have an afternoon snooze.
Amount of similar units: 9
Sleeps 2 Adults

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge