My husband and I have just spent two nights at Emdoneni Lodge - what a super place to stay. From our check-in to our departure we were treated so well. On arrival we were given a small drink which is most welcome after a long trip. The rooms are clean and well equipped with all the necessities that one needs on a short trip away from home. The rooms are tastefully decorated with an African theme. The garden/ pool area has plenty of comfortable seating. On our first afternoon at Emdoneni we went on the cat interaction experience - this was really great. Our guide was most informative and we got the chance to see some of the cats that I have not been able to see in the wild. The chance to stroke a cheetah was awesome. The dinner and breakfast are both served in buffet style. The food is plentiful and well prepared. On our 2nd day we went on a game drive to Hluhluwe. This had been organized by the staff at Emdoneni. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative about the park and the animals. All staff are friendly and most helpful. I would recommend this establishment as a super place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Following the 2015 voting period, Emdoneni Lodge has won: Global Winner in the Luxury Game Lodge category of the World Luxury Hotel Awards. If you ever dreamt of getting close to nature, interacting with tame cats like Cheetah, Emdoneni Lodge is the place to visit! Located in the heart of Zululand lies Emdoneni Lodge. The lodge offers unique opportunities for the visitor, as you get up close and personal with local wildlife. From sitting by the pool watching Zebra, Nyala, duiker and impala in their natural Sand Forest habitat, to coming face to face with Cheetah, Serval, Caracal and African Wild Cats at the Cat Sanctuary! Air-conditioned, en-suite rooms allow you to escape the heat of the day, and in the evenings you have a variety of meals to choose from at the buffet restaurant. Dinner in the Boma adds a different atmosphere as you eat under the African night sky, and get a glimpse into one of South Africa's great cultures with our Zulu dancers. End off your evening with a night-cap in our cosy bar or a chat in front of the fireplace. Your Zululand experience would not be complete without visiting nearby Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Park in one of the Lodges' game vehicles, or taking a trip to St Lucia to view some Hippo's and crocodiles on a lazy afternoon boat ride. Other activities on offer include Fishing charters, visiting the nearby Zulu cultural village, quad biking, horse riding or spending the day on the infamous Cape Vidal and Sodwana Bay beaches. Emdoneni Lodge offers the visitor a chance to experience Zululand at its' best. Centrally located and close to the main attractions that Zululand has to offer! Not long dirt roads to travel on.... A Home away from home!Your hosts Louis and Cecillie Nel look forward to meeting you, and from all the staff at Emdoneni - Salani Kahle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emdoneni Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand