Fodor's Expert Review Zululand Tree Lodge

1020 Main Rd., Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal, 3960, South Africa

About 16 km (10 miles) from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, this lodge lies in a forest of fever trees on the 3,700-acre Ubizane Game Reserve and makes a great base from which to explore Hluhluwe, Mkuze, and St. Lucia. Built of thatch and wood, the open-sided lodge sits on stilts overlooking the Mzinene River. Rooms are in separate cottages, also on stilts, along the riverbank. The rooms themselves are small but tastefully decorated. A qualified ranger will take you for a bush walk or a game drive (which is included in your stay) through the small reserve or a little farther afield for a game drive in nearby Hluhluwe-iMfolozi.

PROS

  • bird's-eye views over lovely surroundings
  • friendly staff
  • bird's-eye views over lovely surroundings
  • mosquito nets on all beds

CONS

  • smelly crocodile pool in front of dining deck
  • crocodiles in pool near dining area are off-putting
  • bathrooms need attention
  • dinner buffet a little expensive for what you get

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
FamilyViews
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 035-562–1020 | 035-562–1032

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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