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Safari Lodge Package

 

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A three hour drive from Umdloti Beach, The Lodge is located on the banks of the Msunduze River inside the Zululand Rhino Reserve. The Zululand Rhino Reserve is a privately owned 23,000 hectare Big 5 game reserve that was the proud recipient of a population of endangered black rhino as part of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.

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There is a choice of stunning accommodation and included in the stay is the opportunity to go on two game drives daily, one departing in the early morning and one departing in the afternoon. Each game drive is taken on an open-air safari vehicles and lead by an experienced and knowledgeable game ranger.

Accommodation

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Family Cottages: There are two family cottages that can accommodate up to four people. Each cottage has two double bedrooms (one is a second story loft-style room), a shared bathroom, a living room/kitchen, tea and coffee making facilities, a fully stocked mini bar, and a private boma. The facilities are perfect for a small family that would like to share accommodation or groups of friends that would like a little extra space. The cottages are equipped with ceiling fans and feature thatched roofs and stone tile floors to keep the room cool. 

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En-suite Double Rooms: There are four double en-suite luxury rooms. Each room has either one double bed or two single beds covered by a large mosquito net, with a bathroom, a sitting area, and a private veranda. The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities along with a fully stocked mini-bar. The rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and feature thatched roofs and stone tile floors to keep the room cool.


The Lodge

Many species of African wildlife call the Reserve home, including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, white rhino, black rhino, hippo, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, kudu, impala, nyala and warthog to name a few. All of the game drives take place in this private reserve, where you will be one of a privileged few to be game viewing in the reserve on any given day. We are located in the heart of Zululand, in close proximity to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, uMkhuze Game Reserve, and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
The lodge grounds sprawl through an area of thick riverine vegetation, rich with bird and animal life, and filled with magnificent fig and fever trees. We accommodate a maximum of 18 guests at any one time so your stay is guaranteed to be an exclusive one, and we pride ourselves on offering a personalized experience in an intimate atmosphere. The grounds also include a reception with curio shop, dining room with bar, lounge, and swimming pool.

Meals are served in the dining room, or weather-permitting, in our open-air “boma” around the camp fire. One of the best parts of the bush experience is eating outdoors under the starry African sky. Local cooks prepare the lodge cuisine with an emphasis on South African specialties and local ingredients. We focus on nourishing home-style meals with a special South African twist. Although we do serve a set three course menu, the kitchen is happy to accommodate any special dietary needs. The bar features a hand-picked selection of South African wines and beers for you to try.


Bush Trails

As an optional extra for our more adventurous guests we offer our bush trails. A bush trail is an interpretative guided walk with an experienced game ranger and a small group of guests. These trails are one of the best ways to experience the African bush, up close and personal, and many of our guests rate it as a highlight of their African experience. Walks are undertaken in the early morning or late afternoon and run for 2 - 3 hours. In the interest of safety, the group is limited to six persons and all guests must be age 16 or older.

 

2013 Rates-per person sharing

Off Season R1250
Peak Season R1350

*Children ages 3-12 stay for 50% rate, children under 3 stay for free.
Please note that children under 3 may not participate on game drives.
**Single supplement charged at R300pp pn.

Rates Include:
Accommodation in one of our en-suite double rooms or family cottages
A morning and afternoon game drive on one of our open safari vehicles led by a game ranger
Snacks and drinks on both game drives
A generous full English breakfast served on return from your game drive
A light lunch
A three course, hearty South African dinner highlighting local ingredients and cuisine

Extras
Bush Walk R350 per person (2 person minimum, only available to guests over age 16, guests ages 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Night Drive R350 per person (2 person minimum)

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Angela
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Address: 4 Jabu Ngcobo Drive, 

Umdloti Beach, KZN, South Africa
Mail: PO Box 322, Umdloti Beach, 4350, South Africa
GPS: -29°40'9.42,+31°6'59.35"