We spent 3 nights at the game lodge and 3 in the tent camp and enjoyed both. We did encounter bad mosquitos at the game lodge the first night, but sprayed the next night and had no problem. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I was disappointed with our ranger. After reading such great reports from other visitors, this was unexpected. Your ranger takes you on game drives and helps you plan other trips you might want to do. The first day or so, our ranger kept in contact with us, but after that, he passed us off to other rangers, and rarely communicated with us. I was very clear that I wanted a night drive and a walk, and asked repeatedly for these to be arranged. On the last day, he took me on a pretty lame, short walk, and the night game drive was cancelled due to rain. We never saw him after we moved down to the tent camp. And we were tipping other rangers who took us places, so I really felt our ranger didn't deserve the tip we gave him. He didn't even show up to say goodbye. My suggestion is: make sure you read reviews, and make a request for a specific ranger - I actually requested William when I got there, but I didn't push it, and I wish I had. I think it makes a big difference. We had a great time anyway. I'd recommend trips to Phinda, Hluhluwe Umfolozi and St Lucia. Cheetah Rehab - not so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An entrancing experience in a unique wilderness area. Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa’s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St Lucia, this lush stretch of paradise is home to a wide variety of game, from the majestic elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, the shy and beautiful Nyala buck that is endemic to the region and the secretive leopard. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zulu Nyala Game Hotel Hluhluwe
- Zulu Nyala Game Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand