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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say about our stay that doesn't include every superlative I know. First off directions were easy to follow being in outback Africa you want to be confident in where you are going. Arrived, parked under cover, which is important considering the storms. Met almost immediately by a friendly guide who drove us to the lodge. All self... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor Umzolozolo My wife and I visited Umzolozolo for our Honeymoon after friends of ours recommended the Lodge. We were greeted by a very charming Ranger by the name of Raymond. He was our designated guide, game driver and Lodge host the entire 5 days we stayed. Raymond, along with all the Rangers, are qualified in several fields of Wildlife,... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Umzolozolo with my boyfriend in October 2016 and it was faultless! All the staff went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect. Accommodation - when we arrived they were still finishing the cabin we stayed in, any inconvenience experienced was offset by the luxurious room with amazing views! Our ranger Reinhardt and his apprentice Shaun were... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Exceptional, Beautiful, Spectacular accommodation, amazing game viewing and all the Staff are absolutely fantastic, Nadia, Reinhardt, Mundli, Pumi, Raymond and everyone else who makes Umzolozolo the 5 star lodge it is, thank you, our trip was without doubt one of the very best ever. Reinhardt your knowledge and genuine love of the bush was incredible and a true friendship was... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

From the time we got there until the time we left we had an amazing time, all the staff could not do enough for you nothing was too much trouble, they were friendly polite and fun. Raymond our guide on our drives was brilliant very knowledgeable about not just the animals but birds and insects etc. The food was to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The lodge and their staff fully deserve all the accolades which we read on Trip Advisor before we booked. All staff were very friendly and helpful - well trained for sure. The ranger Raymond was helpful, informative and seemed to have the 'knack' of finding the game we wanted to see. We saw them all except the usual elusive leopard... More 

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South Africa
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect lodge at Nambiti for a weekend getaway. Easy drive to get to the main gate. I liked the idea of parking out of the reserve. We were transported by 4x4 to the lodge. This is a very private quiet lodge which only accommodate 10 people The management introduce each guest each other. Meals are individually prepared... More 

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35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Umzolozolo was originally the show lodge when Nambiti was being developed. The lodge consists of several free standing buildings located along the top of a hill, affording excellent views of the valley below. The rooms are all built to take advantage of the views. While we were there they had several new rooms under construction and though we could occasionally... More 

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auckland
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have just stayed at Umzolozolo for the second time. They are renovating and expanding the lodge accommodation which will be finished Sept/Oct. We recommend the Presidential suite. Very spacious and an amazing view plus jacuzzi on the deck. Dave and Debbie are great hosts and everything is so well organised. The game viewing was not as good as it... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

My dear friends at Umzolozolo I’m sadly back in the UK, and wanted to write to extend a heartfelt thanks for the amazing stay at the lodge a couple of weeks ago. The entire experience was an enormous pleasure from start to finish, and I have cherished memories of my time with you all. The Lodge is delightful, the staff... More 

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Additional Information about Umzolozolo Lodge

Address: Umzolozolo Lodge | Nambiti Private Reserve, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Hotel Class:5 star — Umzolozolo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the accommodation is 5 star, beautiful decor, luxurious and exceptional views”
 of 5 bubbles Karenld1027, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They are all good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles G3445DTsuet, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite currently has the best views but when the new rooms are complete, that would be the place to stay.”
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 of 5 bubbles WWtravelerUSA, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2to 5 are north facing with amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles jsdkoc, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are perfect. In every way.”
 of 5 bubbles notapplicable2015, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
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