On our second morning my husband said, "This is already worth every penny we spent." We, like almost everyone else we met, purchased this trip at a charity auction. Hence, we spent our days in the company of caring, socially conscious people who had purchased this trip in support of a variety of causes. Our guide, Riian, was more knowledgeable than I would have ever expected - animals, birds, plants- his passion for them all was obvious. Our room was lovely. Other guests had encouraged us to upgrade, but we did not feel the need. Our room was a place to sleep and we did that comfortably at all hours of the day. Food was great - and I hate buffets. I always found something good to eat and the food never had that "picked over" appearance buffets often do. Concerned that drink prices might be high, we found them to be half of what we are used to. The staff were so warm and accommodating, I can't say enough. One evening I left my purse hanging on my chair in the dining room. Our server actually chased me down halfway through the lodge to return it to me; everything was intact. People have talked about the cost of the side trips. We had rented a car, so we saved on those expenses, but went to some of the same places. Hluhluwe is amazing and worth spending the money to go with your guide. We so enjoyed our trip that I just auctioned off two at a fundraiser I chaired. I have no qualms recommending Zulu Nyala to anyone looking for a photo safari experience.
- 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