We had a wonderful stay. Our room displayed the charm you hope for on a game reserve. I had great experiences with all staff members I encountered. With so much to see and so little time, we were only there 4 nights, I was only able to do one spa service. I had my eyebrows waxed by a lovely lady from Libya. Beautiful woman with an even more beautiful soul - she gave me one more great memory to come home with. Our guide was Chris and we could not have been more satisfied. He was extremely knowledgeable, humorous, and easy to look at! The sunrises and sunsets were magical. Sunrises I enjoyed poolside with coffee and sunsets we watched with a bottle of house wine (loved the leopard leap merlot-shiraz blend) on balcony of restaurant. Restaurant staff was always helpful and friendly. Terrific Zulu show at dinner one night. The only negative thing I can come up is I am not a big fan of any food I had in S.Africa. That said the food at the lodge was some of the best on our entire trip. The BBQ or what they called Braai night was the best. Every guest we meant was American. I don't know if that is the case usually or just turned out that way. We did a lot of sightseeing in the area. St. Lucia for hippos (a definite must- the cutest little town with great vibes) After a sightseeing trip on the river we went to the beach. More hippos & lots of monkeys. Ate at the Anglers Club- sit out back and enjoy the view with your food. Everyone there was a local so we got some great history of the area. Making Zulu Nyala our base camp was an excellent decision. Would love to go again.
- 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