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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 May 2014

My husband and I have recently returned from Malala Lodge where we took advantage, for the third time, of the 2 night Safari Special, and we can hardly wait to do it again. It gets better every time and is fantastic value. Thank you Jane, Pete and Paul, we hope to see you soon.

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Dear Marjorie and Jan, Thanks for the lovely reviews you have written over the past few years. You have always been an absolute pleasure to host, frankly making it easy for us. We do hope to see you again next year (and the years after that!). Kind Regards Paul

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Recently a friend from the UK visited Africa for the first time and so we spent some time touring the Game parks and one f the places we chose to stay was Malala Lodge, and what a fabulose place it is, clean, good value for money and most of all each challet being totally private was an absolute bonus, and...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Malala Lodge and partook in the 2 night safari special, which is incredible value in both Rands and Pounds, however you look at it. The lodge is just lovely and has a rustic African air to it:) Loved the local, seemingly 'tame' wildebeest who casually greeted us at the entrance of the lodge...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2014

For the 2nd time we visited Malala, this time with family from overseas. And again, what a great time, Jane cooks a fantastic dinner and Pete does a fantastic game drive (make sure to leave the last muffin for him). The accommodation was clean and tidy. The hosts always pleasant and incredibly helpful. Keep and eye open for "Steven" the...

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Stayed here three years ago as a couple and when our 30 year old son stated that he wanted to join us in South Africa this year we knew that Malala Lodge had to one of the places we should take him. We had the three night safari special and it certainly meet our combined needs.The family of Pete, Jane...

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on a recent trip to SA. We found the Pete Paul and Jane, very welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and the hospitality was excellent. We went for the safari special and had a fabulous game drive with Pete and found him very knowledgable, the trip around St Lucia lake was...

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Timbuktu, Mali
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We were looking for a base for our trip to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, and Malala turned up on our search. We stayed three nights and it was just right for us - nestled in the bush, neat and clean but without the flashiness of some of the other lodges we saw. The food was excellent, and the Harvey family were good hosts....

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We spent three wonderful nights and days at this beautiful Lodge. The family atmosphere was so relaxing. The gorgeous cottages set among the trees were very clean and comfortable. We were made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived and when we left we felt like part of the family. The food was delicious. Nothing fancy and inedible. Just...

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2014

My family and I recently visited Malala Lodge from the UK after a recommendation from a friend in Durban. The chalets were very clean, as was the entire lodge. Jane, Pete and Paul could not have done more to make our stay so enjoyable and my children loved the game drive. We thoroughly recommend Malala Lodge Lance Attwell & Family...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We had the most relaxing and exquisite stay. Thanks to Jane, Pete and Paul it felt like home away from home. Food absolutely amazing and the 3 day package we opted for was great value for money.Thanks

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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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“All rooms are private from each other”
ChrisW311, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms are world class. you can choose any.”
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“Ability to drive up to your room and not walk is a big plus”
louisbeaumontlb, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Your "room", in every case, is a separate thatched roof cabin, with a porch with chairs and table.”
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“All the cottages appear to be quiet and well-located”
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