We got an off-season rate of R1, 940 for the double room at Simunye lodge and thought it was really worthwhile. We stayed in a very spacious beehive hut, which had sort of an entrance area, a big comfortable bed and a very big bathroom all made from rocks. Staying here was already an experience. :-)
Simunye lodge is situated in a beautiful valley right at a river. When we got to the reception we rode down on horses into the valley. The ride took about an hour and we enjoyed excellent views over the stunning valley. We liked it so much that we decided on riding back up the next day as well.
In the evening we walked up to the village for a little dance show. Sure, its all not "real" and the kids are brought in from the town but it still gives you a good idea of the local tradition and culture. And it seems like everyone is having a good time. Be careful: They make you join the dancing so make sure you have a good sip ot the Zulu beer which is given out first. ;-) There's another "cultural experience" in the morning where they show you everyday life and you get to throw some spears, which was good fun.
At night we shared a nice dinner with the other 4 guests. Breakfast was also nice. The staff members have been very helpful at all times.
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