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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We saw the cultural tour in winter and we were a very small group. We were introduced to the Zulu language,customs, beer, dancing, singing and way of life. It was 170 rand each and the tour was a little over an hour but would have been longer if we had more questions. We thoroughly enjoyed it and was glad we...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Air conditioning didn't work ,no phone to contact reception . No safe. We told the manager if we could not use the safe the hotel would be responsalle for any loss. The manager said that any loss would not be the hotels fault. The concept was good let down by very poor level of maintainence.

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Thank 5rosss
Durban
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Visited hluhluwe game reserve recently and was unable to secure accommodation in the reserve so I booked at dumazulu. I thoroughly enjoyed this place. Room was neat and tidy. Price reasonable. Good brain area and kids play area. Also a lovely pool and reptile park is on the premises. Highly recommended.

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Thank niruDurbs
South Africa
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The layout is disjointed! The main lodge is a long walk away from the reception and accommodation along a "not so stable" wooden walkway which is more treacherous when it rains and there is no shelter from the rain on your long walk back to your room. The accommodation "village" is shabby, dirty and unkept. The chalets are very spacious...

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Vaughan, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We did not stay at the lodge - we were at a nearby one - but we did spend some time at the recreated tradional Zulu Village. First of all, it wasn't at all shlocky - the people worked hard to present their tradional culture and life style in a pleasant and good humoured manner. We walked through the village...

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Thank Alan S
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We only stay here for one night. The round and colored Zulu-Houses are standard, with much space inside. Not 100% clean but this is difficult to manage of course the roofconstruction. The Buffet for Dinner was good but not perfect. The staff is very friendly, happy and every time helpful.

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Thank Thorsten W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

If you want a traditional basic stay, this is the place for you. The Zulu shaped houses are clean but basic. Off the beaten track! Quiet and restful... Good points: The food served here is of fantastic quality & quantity. The staff are very helpful and informative. Areas to improve: wifi does not work here, so please do not advertise...

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Thank Melissa R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 February 2015

This hotel offers accomodation and shows. Food was great. The show was also very good and people at the hotel friendly and ready to help all the time. The room was huge with all the comodities. The landscape is fabulous

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2Thank delphtrad
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2014

My friend and I spent a weekend at this cultural village. We were not disappointed! Our chalet, a roundavel had an interesting Ndebele design, others chalets also had African prints which made the place feel like home right in the middle of a forest! Hluhluwe game reserve is about 30 min drive and the staff were happy to organize us...

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2014

There was a time when Zulu warriors were known to be one of the fiercest warriors in the African continent. A chance to see Zulu warriors in their village became a reality when we went to a tour of the Gooderson Dumazulu Cultural Village in Hluhluwe, South Africa as part of our South African tour. Our group was greeted by...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Traditional Zulu 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge and Traditional Zulu Village

Address: Lot H29, Bushlands Rd, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $154 - $869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge and Traditional Zulu Village 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Stay away if you want a nice hotel”
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“Come in a group of 4 so that you can get a good rate on the Hluhluwe game drive.”
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“units close the swimming pool, if you have children, so as to keep an eye over them.”
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