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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 8 August 2017

We stayed for three nights in one of the lodge's cottages (Inala). These are separated from the main reception/dining/bar building, giving a marvellous sense of being enveloped by the African bush without being too far from a cool beer. One morning we had Wildebeeste outside...More

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Mike, Thanks for your review. Thanks also for mentioning the privacy of the units and the bird-watching. Our chalets and cottages are specifically tucked away in the bush surrounding the main lodge, ensuring a quiet and private stay. As regards birding, we are at...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great location with several wild parks within one hour drive. We stayed here for 4 nights on bed, breakfast and dinner. Very nice central facilties including swimming pool, bar, lounge, dining area and WiFi hot spot. You can walk around and spot a.o birds, zebra's,...More

1  Thank RBR-66
Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely and informative review, Rinus. We are very centrally located relative to the attractions of the area: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is 25 minutes north, Mkhuze 45 minutes north, St Lucia is 45 minutes south and the Western Shores of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park is...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

My family and I have been visiting Malala since December 2001, soon after the Harvey's purchased it. It has become our go to place to escape as a family and spend quality time together in the bush. As a family of biologists, we value the...More

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks for the review, Mark. Thanks also for mentioning the biodiversity and tranquility of Malala - we certainly regard those aspects as two of the key elements that Malala offers. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Paul

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Malala Lodge is a must see and do for everyone in the Hluhlwe area. The hosts are incredible in just about every way. Paul and Lesley, helped us plan our itinerary down to every last detail and we had the most relaxing and beautiful stay.

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Response from Paul H, Owner at Malala LodgeResponded 8 July 2017

Thanks for your review, Robyn. We hope to see you all again soon. Kind Regards Paul

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It has a safari feel even though there are only antelope in the park (nyala, zebra...red Buck...) but this meant we were able to walk in the bush looking for animals which our 6 & 8 year olds loved. Self guided safari in hluluwe game...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 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
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 75 - USD 130 (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 75 - USD 130 (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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