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Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

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Santa Monica, California, United States
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The Zulu Nyala folks have an interesting marketing ploy. They offer 6-day photo safaris via charity auctions, so most of the people who go there probably were like me, buying the trip on impulse without a lot of advance research. Here are some caveats for those who are more careful about their vacation planning: The Lodge is comfortable and the...

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18Thank George L
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We arrived at Zulu Nyala later in the afternoon and were greeted by friendly staff and settled in our accommodations very quickly. Our room was very spacious and well appointed - we were the first in this new addition . The bathroom was huge! We had a great unobstructed view of the grounds and the nyala, zebras, and antelope grazing...

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4Thank AvalonFlyBird
Southeast
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We won the trip in an auction, as did many. Our room was spacious for the first three nights, without upgrade. The second three were even better but we had upgraded for a tent, and decided to stay at the Game Lodge due to purported train noise and construction disruption at the tents. Though the Lodge had numerous tour buses...

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6Thank SEbiztraveler2
Reviewed 31 October 2014

This is a 3-day max experience. they lump you with others (per game viewing truck) that are from where YOU are from... this kinda sucks... you fly 30 hours for an African experience and end up dealing with folks from the U.S. and even from your city... no thanks! don't want to talk us sports or politics... would rather meet...

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9Thank Douglas Z
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I went for a week long safari at Zulu Nyala after winning the package at a charity event. It was a great week! As far as choosing between the heritage tents and the game lodge, I was able to stay in both during my visit, so I can compare. We stayed in the heritage tents the first two nights. I...

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6Thank kristen d
Palm Desert, California
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We were guests of friends who purchased 6 nights at a charity auction and spent 3 days in the Heritage Safari Tents and 3 days at the Game Lodge. The grounds were somewhat under construction but still beautiful, and the buffet food was tasty and served well. What REALLY made our trip, though, was our guide/ranger, PAUL JOSOP. He was...

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3Thank 13vickyb
Naperville
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

New appreciation for the African people, the animals, the African art, and the beauty of the landscape. The Zulu Nyala experience was beyond my expectations! First of all, we had the best guide ever!! - Riaan After reading some reviews I was afraid we would see everything in two days. Not true. Riaan was excellent in showing us new and...

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9Thank Golfkaren
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Perched atop the hillside, we had views in every direction. Our little bungalow overlooked the pool. This property seems a bit more in need of some care than the newer Heritage Lodge "tent" where we spent the first 4 days of our 6-day stay. We did still enjoy the game lodge, however, even though our overhead fan didn't work properly,...

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1Thank MontanaBeeki
Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Doing a photo safari at Zulu Nyala is a terrific experience! This private reserve actually encompasses three different venues in which you might stay -- The Safari Game Lodge, the Hemingway Tented Camp and the Heritage Safari Lodge. For sake of brevity, I'm reviewing all of these, as well as the photo safari experience itself, under Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari...

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4Thank Marty F
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We arrived at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge following a 6 hour drive after arriving at the airport in Durban. It generally takes 3 hours, however, the pick-up schedule was filled with errors and was poorly planned. One couple's pick-up was 2 hours late. Despite our lengthy transfer, we were happy to arrive at the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge. We received...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An entrancing experience in a unique wilderness area. Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa’s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St Lucia, this lush stretch of paradise is home to a wide variety of game, from the majestic elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, the shy and beautiful Nyala buck that is endemic to the region and the secretive leopard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

Address: Msinene Rd, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Hotel Class:4 star — Zulu Nyala Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Zulu Nyala Game Hotel Hluhluwe
Zulu Nyala Game Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand
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“Rooms overlooking pool area. Request upgrade. It is well worth it.”
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“Rooms at swimming pool, fantastic views.”
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