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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Thanks so much to Peter, Jane and Paul for making our stay a wonderful one. We were there for 3 nights at the start of our first ever trip to Kwazulu Natal. On arrival we were welcomed by Jane who showed us to our cosy lodge with it's own BBQ tucked away in the bush. We unpacked then went for...

Thank murraysDevon
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Thanks to Peter, Jane and Paul, the wonderful hosts of the lodge. Excellent home cooked meals served. Paul has extensive knowlegde on the game drives. The lodge's are very neat & comfortable. Malala Lodge is defintely a place to stay over for a safari visit.

Thank Clive N
Reviewed 29 November 2012

In August 2012 we stayed on the lodge for four days. It was one of the highlights of our trip through Afrika. On the property you can walk arround and when you are lucky spot zebra,s and wildebeesten. At six o'clock in the afternoon we enjoyed, sitting at the bar, a nice glass of wine. Steve our host is telling...

Thank Klaas N
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Malala is a gem and would recommend it without hesitation. Jane, Peter and Paul our wonderful hosts and our simply delightful to be around. Meals are simple but it is obvious that great care is taken in its preparation. Make sure that you take a safari drive with Peter . His experience, knowledge and wit will keep you entertained thoughout...

Thank reali_12
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We had storms take out the electric and the water tower collapsed, but despite all of these challenges we were served with lovely home cooking and a friendly efficient family service. This was our first visit to Natal and loved it. The lodge is conveniently located to the road network to reach the game reserves and coast, has a lovely...

Thank andybl
Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We had a short 2 night stay at Malala which I found on the internet by chance. A really lovely reserve with plenty to do (or not) and very close to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi where you can do your own game viewing or take the opportunity and go for a drive with Pete who is a wealth of information. The varied meals...

Thank JanFul
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Last year a friend and I went to Malala (found on the internet) and I so thoroughly enjoyed it I knew that I would go back. Almost a year later I was fortunate enough to be able to go back and took another friend and my 14 year old granddaughter, who is very much an animal lover. Well, I was...

Thank Isabel V
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We stayed at Malala Lodge for 3 nights during August and had a great stay. The hospitality from Jane, Pete and Paul was outstanding from the moment we arrived and we were made to feel very welcome . We opted for the dinner, bed and breakfast package and were not dissapointed - the home cooked food was excellent and Jane...

2Thank jonbailey79
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2012

We spent three wonderful nights at Malala. We wish we had spent more. Malala is on a 300 acre private property where we were visited by five zebras nightly at dinner, and loads of nyala, duikers, as well as a nice group of wildebeests. Jane, Pete, and Paul are wonderful hosts. Jane's food is fabulous and she accomodated our mostly...

1Thank Steven G
Reviewed 2 September 2012

The hosts at Malala Lodge make the difference - their attention to detail and hospitality were fantastic. We stayed two nights at the lodge for a very reasonable price.The deal included breakfast and declicious dinners and one fantastic game drive with the very knowledgable Pete. We were lucky to see a wide range of game on this afternoon tour including...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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.
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Additional Information about Malala Lodge

Address: Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $74 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Malala Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand
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“Ability to drive up to your room and not walk is a big plus”
 of 5 bubbles louisbeaumontlb, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Your "room", in every case, is a separate thatched roof cabin, with a porch with chairs and table.”
 of 5 bubbles fosoll, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the cottages appear to be quiet and well-located”
 of 5 bubbles csoames, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“the rooms are simple, but good”
 of 5 bubbles Dotte001, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All Rooms/Chalets were self contained with a Lounge Area located near the main Lodge in the surrounding Bush”
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 of 5 bubbles GaryPitcock, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
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