​​Zululand Lodge
Watch the sunset over the African bush from our deck.  Enjoy a bush walk along the banks of the Msineni River, spend time bird watching in the riverene forest or enjoy the wildlife in one of the surrounding big five game reserves.

A comfortable lodge on a private wildlife concession bordering Phinda Game Reserve.
Zululand lodge offers tented, en-suite accommodation.  Close to Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Mkuzi Game Reserve and St Lucia. 

Come and enjoy our hospitality while exploring the area.  
Our Safari Tents
  1. Our Safari Tents
    Our Safari Tents
    Each unit nestled in the bush offers privacy and comfort.
  2. Comfortable twin tents
    Comfortable twin tents
    Our tents have views over over surrounding bushveld
  3. Creature comforts
    Creature comforts
    Enjoy the bush with all of the comforts of home.
Viewing Deck and Restaurant
  1. Dining Area
    Dining Area
    Our delicious meals are serves in the dining area with a range of traditional food being served. Any special dietary requests will be catered for.
  2. Relaxing Lounge
    Relaxing Lounge
    Relax to the sounds of the bush in our lounge.
  3. Library

More Information

Zululand Lodge is a privately owned tented camp on the 800 hectare uKuwela wildlife conservancy north of Hluhluwe town and bordering Phinda Game Reserve, in northern KwaZulu Natal. The lodge is built on a slope with breath taking views of the Msinene River valley and surrounding bushveld.

The Lodge:
The lodge offers 9 tastefully decorated en-suite permanent canvas rooms sleeping up to 18 people. Our elegantly furnished central lodge area allows you to put your feet up and relax in the open-air cushioned lounge area. Enjoy tasty home-made meals in the spacious dining area included in your Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate. Venture upstairs to our viewing deck which offers uninterrupted scenery, boasting spectacular sunsets for enjoying sundowners.

Our locally guided bush walks give the opportunity to observe the abundant birdlife of the area, and to try and spot some of the plains game on our reserve (or you can take a short drive to a nearby Big 5 game reserve for a more adventurous experience).

The lodge is accessible by sedan car on +/-5km gravel road. The camp was designed and built from the ground up as an environmentally sustainable project. We have a solar power system, LED lighting throughout camp, and are completely off grid. Rain water is collected in tanks and used for cleaning, and grounds irrigation, and the small waterhole in front of camp. The black water is treated in a double septic tank system and we provide only biodegradable bathroom soaps. The camp is staffed 90% from the local community and we have an in-house staff training and development program.

The uKuwela Conservancy:
The conservancy land was originally mixed cattle and game farm, which is being rehabilitated to wildlife conservation. This on going project includes soil erosion control, reintroduction of wildlife species, fence removal and anti poaching efforts. We are very proud of our resident leopard population and the hippo pods.

Our friendly and welcoming staff are on site to make your stay most enjoyable, whilst giving you the privacy to unwind and listen to the natural sounds of the surrounding bushveld. Whether you are a couple looking for a tranquil break away in wilderness setting, keen birders or a family wanting to enjoy quality time together, Zululand Lodge is the ideal getaway.
Contact us
Zululand Lodge (Pty) Ltd
Portion 32, Farm Msinene Estate number 14137, Hluhluwe
PO Box 2807, Sunninghill, 2157, Gauteng

+27 (0) 11 465 4905 (Reservations)
+27 (0) 63 697 6116 (Lodge)


GPS Co-Ordinates:
S27° 53.985' E32° 18.794'

Directions from town of Hluhluwe:
Travel out of Hluhluwe on the R22 to Sodwana.
+/-15km from railway crossing turn off the R22 onto P476 @ Zulu Croc tent (signboard towards Zulu Nyala and Heritage Safari Lodge.)
After 400m turn right at Umzinene farm road.
After 600m road splits take left fork (just after the pond on right).
This will take you between 2 game fences and end at a solar powered gate.
Phone the lodge from there (they can open the gate remotely).
Drive striaght along this road to a big tree in the middle of the road and derelict shed on right.
Follow Rd left at the big tree.
At T junction turn right around the front of the farm house then on turn left down hill away from farm house.
150m further you reach the large black gate into electrified game fence.
After going through the gate, turn right along the fence road and follow main track to camp.