The Zulu Nyala Heritage was a bit of a disappointment for us, as we "won" it at a silent auction, and even though we paid far less than others (everyone we met had bought this trip at a fundraising silent auction), we still feel we overpaid for what our accommodation turned out to be. The best part of every day were the early morning and late afternoon game drives. We would give our guide, James, a perfect 5 star review. He was kind, patient, very knowledgeable, and always made sure we were well taken care of. He worked very hard to make sure we were able to see the animals we wanted to see, including the elusive nocturnal leopard. The Heritage property itself has a lot of deferred maintenance in the lodge rooms. The food is average buffet type food. Most employees were very kind and attentive. If you choose to stay in the tent cabins, as friends of ours did, ask for Tent Cabin #22. It was far and away the nicest, most upscale lodging on the property. Tent cabin #22 is situated at the far end of the property up against the reserve, and had zebras visiting nearby all the time. Please see also our review of the Game Lodge, a far nicer property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Heritage Safari Lodge was originally built in the 1940’s as a hotel and was a landmark pit-stop for weary travelers between Maputo and Durban. Acquired in 1996, the gracious building was lovingly restored to its original colonial grandeur, enhanced with new accommodation, and tastefully themed to highlight Zululand’s unique cultural heritage.With buffet-style meals in our restaurant, the wide, welcoming veranda and our ‘human watering hole’ - the pub or thatched boma, warm and relaxing atmosphere is conducive to shared good times and conviviality. The sparkling pool is always inviting, and you’re sure to enjoy browsing our beautifully stocked curio shop for a few authentic African mementos. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Hotel Hluhluwe
- Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand