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Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960 South Africa See on map
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Free Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Laundry Service
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Our second visit to Malala, every bit as welcoming and enjoyable as the first. From the warm welcome from Lesley, the banter and laughs with Paul to the amazing experience with Pete. We immediately felt at home, even after six years. Particularly as we were...More

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks for the comprehensive and lovely review, Mark and Lynne. We're really glad you enjoyed your 10th anniversary with us. You could of course spend your 11th with us too, if you wanted to...we might even get that Cheetah for you. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

We have lost count how many times we have stayed here,1 months holiday a year always includes malala lodge as the Harvey family are now firm friends. The 3 day special is excellent value and Pete.s game drive is unbelievable,on this occasion seeing lions(5) rhino,s...More

Thank pipsqueak54
Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 3 December 2017

Thanks, Philip and Yo. As usual you were a pleasure to look after, and we look forward to seeing you both again next year. Kind Regards Paul

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We are just finished a 3.5 week trip to S. Africa, and this place was our favourite accommodation. The food is (too) plentiful and delicious. The chalets are lovely. Fabulous walks available around the lodge on a mini private game farm! The hotel bar is...More

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks, Mike. We're really glad that you both enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for mentioning the walks at Malala - it really is great to be able to wander around the Zululand bush on foot (without the risk of being eaten by something). Hope...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

I came to the Zululand region for Bird photography and stayed 13 nights at Malala Lodge. I found that Malala Lodge is well situated with respect to the main Nature/Game Reserves of the area - iSimangaliso Wetlands, St Lucia Estuary, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game...More

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks, Jacques. Thank you for pointing out that we are well located to access many of the birding hotspots in the region. [Jacques also made use of the local bird guides trained by Birdlife SA. For the serious birder, these guys are able to get...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was our second visit to Malala Lodge. We enjoyed so much the last time that we brought friends with us on this occasion. By visiting at a different time of year we saw different animals, birds and plants on our game drive with Pete...More

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review, Richard. Winter is a lovely time to visit Zululand as our temperatures are very mild, which makes for great game-viewing. As for swimming, your two boys are young Scots...they'd probably swim in the arctic without much grumbling! Hope to see you...More

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Malala is a bush lodge on a 140 hectare (340 acre) private nature reserve, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests, thereby ensuring a tranquil African bush atmosphere and experience. Our lodge is located More in the Hluhluwe area, in the centre of the Elephant Coast in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. We are ideally positioned between the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Sodwana Bay and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Malala has been owned and managed by the Harvey family since 2001 and we, together with an enthusiastic team of staff, are always on hand to provide the personal attention one would associate with a small intimate lodge. Our property has a variety of vegetation types, including lowland forest, woodland, grasslands and wetlands. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll through these diverse habitats on well-maintained and marked walking trails. You may come across some of our game, which includes Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Nyala, Reedbuck and Red and Grey Duiker. In addition, Malala Lodge is at the centre of the birding hotspot of KwaZulu-Natal with over 500 species of bird having been recorded in the Elephant Coast area. The Malala Lodge birdlist currently has over 270 recorded species. The main thatched lodge is centrally positioned within the camp and overlooks indigenous forest. Here guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in the cosy bush pub or take a dip in the palm-fringed swimming pool. Meals are available, by prior arrangement, in the lodge dining room: - Dinner is a home-styled three-course set menu with cheese and biscuits and tea/coffee; and - Breakfast is a full English breakfast including cereals, fruit salad, yoghurt and tea/coffee. Adjoining the dining room is a small reading lounge where a variety of magazines and books are available for your interest. Malala Lodge can accommodate guests on a self-catering basis or, if you would prefer, indulge yourself in genuine home-cooked meals in the attractive thatched dining room. Our accommodation, which nestles within the forest fringe, comprises: - Four private, thatched, open plan chalets all with en-suite shower facilities. The chalets are 1-bedroom units which can accommodate 2 adults, or 2 adults and a child. All the chalets come with fully equipped kitchenettes, ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. - A semi-detached chalet equipped with en-suite shower facilities, separate lounge, kitchenette and ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. The chalet accommodates two adults sharing. - Two family cottages each comprising two bedrooms (en-suite), lounge and kitchenette and equipped with ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. These units accommodate family groups of up to 4. - A family cottage comprising two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen and equipped with ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. This large unit accommodates a family group of up to 5. All of the accommodation units are supplied with tea/coffee facilities and all linen and towels are provided. We provide game drives, by prior arrangement, in our open game-viewing vehicle into the world renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, providing guests with a superb opportunity of viewing a multitude of mammals, birds, reptiles and plants. Other activities include: - Self-drive day trips to the parks and beaches of St. Lucia, Sodwana Bay and Cape Vidal for boat cruises, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and whale watching. - Walking and horse trails through nearby parks and reserves. - Cultural Zulu Village tours - gain firsthand knowledge of traditional Zulu culture and lifestyle. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Microwave
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 76 - USD 117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Malala Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 76 - USD 117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Malala Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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"They are all great!"
larniv
13 Feb. 2018
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"All the rooms are about the same, all very quiet and peaceful"
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22 Dec. 2017
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"All good with great views"
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2 Dec. 2017
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"All rooms are excellent"
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