Location: South Africa–>KwaZulu-Natal
Accommodation Type: Lodge
Comfort Level: Luxury
Good For: Solo, Couple/Romantic, Family
ISibindi Zulu Lodge is situated in a private game reserve in the ruggedly beautiful Zululand. An architectural celebration of the Zulu nation, the lodge is a peaceful bushveld retreat which also offers a host of activities for our guests wanting to experience a combination of luxurious accommodation, gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu cultural experiences.
This 12 bed luxury lodge is a stone’s throw away from the historically momentous Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana where Zulu and British clashed in a devastating battle which had enormous consequences for the Zulu people. The lodge also offers a choice of authentic Zulu cultural experiences.
The chilling accounts of the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana present a deeper insight of the rich history in the area. Presented alongside the military narrative, a complete picture of the impact of the Anglo-Zulu campaign on both the Zulu and British nations is formed.
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Architecturally inspired by the traditional Zulu beehive shape, the beehive suites offer panoramic views of the game reserve and its diverse habitats ranging from montane grassland to riverine forests.
Each Beehive suite has its own viewing deck overlooking the game reserve and the surrounding hills like Rorke’s Drift. All rooms are en-suite with separate bath and spacious shower.
The Honeymoon suite, comanding views of a particularly game rich area of the reserve, has a romantic sunken stone bath. The rooms are individually set along the ridge ensuring ones privacy in this tranquil environment.
18 species of hoofed mammals on the reserve, including Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Black Wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu), Blue Wildebeest (Common Gnu), Red Hartebeest, Nyala, Bushbuck, Blesbok, Waterbuck, Common and Mountain Reedbuck, Impala, Kudu, Grey Duiker, Steenbok and Warthog. There is also a diverse array of carnivores including the elusive Leopard and smaller species such as Black-backed Jackal, 3 Mongoose species, Caracal (Lynx), 2 otter species and the Honey Badger (Ratel). The birdlife here is abundant and extremely rewarding for keen birders. The species list currently stands at 234.
Take the N3 out of Durban to Pietermaritzburg/Harrismith. Once in the Pietermaritzburg area, go past the Durban off-ramp and take the Church Street/Greytown R33 off ramp. Head towards Greytown, following the R33 past Albert Falls Dam, through New Hanover and Seven Oaks. Pass straight through Greytown and head towards Dundee, following the R33. You will pass through Keate’s Drift, Tugela Ferry and Pomeroy. We suggest you do this trip by daylight as the route is poorly lit, the road is steep and winding and there may be stray animals on the road.
Approximately 11kms after Pomeroy when you see the iSiBiNDi Eco Reserve and the Elandskraal sign on your left, turn right onto the dirt road. Continue along this road for approximately 14kms. Once you have passed a stone church and cemetery on your left, turn left to Rorke’s Drift. If you pass a Zulu trading store on your right, you have GONE TOO FAR!
After approximately 6km you will see the iSiBiNDi Eco Reserve sign on your left – a few metres further you will see a large black gate indicating the entrance on the right. Press the buzzer and Reception will open the automatic gate for you. Follow the dirt track all the way to the top of the “koppie” or hill, where you will see the parking area on your left.
Alternatively, from Durban take the N3 to Ladysmith. See above directions from Johannesburg, however read from line 4 (but turn right, not left off the N11 towards Dannhauser/Dundee) and continue as per directions.
|01 May 2014 – 31 Aug 2014|
|01 Sep 2014 – 30 Apr 2015|
The above mentioned prices include accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, one daily game drive or walk and a Zulu Boma Dinner on a 2 night stay.
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