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Zululand & Maputaland

Covering about a quarter of KwaZulu Natal, the region known as Zululand / Maputaland draws it's lifeblood from the network of waterways and rivers that etch their way from the towering peaks of the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg Mountains on the south western boundary, across the heart of Zululand to the shores of the Indian Ocean. In the north east the Zululand / Maputoland region is bordered by Mozambique and Swaziland.

The largest Zululand river is the Tugela River. In it's long, winding journey from the Drakensberg Mountains to the Indian Ocean, the Tugela River leads the traveller through a destination set apart by the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the Big Five found in the world renown Zululand game reserves of Umfolozi Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Phinda Game Reserve, Mkuze Game Reserve, Itala Game Reserve and the internationally famous Wetlands of Lake St Lucia (a world heritage site)

Zululand / Maputaland Culture

Witness Zulu Dancing and a traditional Zulu healer communing with the spirits.
Visit an authentic Zulu village and overnight in a traditional beehive hut and learn how this proud nation and it's culture is still much a part of life in Zululand (Maputaland) today.
Many Zulu families earn their living by performing Zulu dancing, making and marketing beautiful baskets, carvings and intricate Zulu bead work - these are sold at roadside stalls. Zulu cultural villages offer visitors the opportunity to experience the authentic culture of the Zulu people, their customs and the Zulu way of life. This is Zululand (Maputaland) the home of The Zulu - The people of heaven.

Zululand / Maputaland activities and Zululand Birdlife

For the energetic there are hiking trails and wilderness rides on horseback as well as snorkling, scuba diving some of the best coral reefs in Africa. In addition, bird trails, canoe safaris and off road adventures for the 4x4 enthusiasts are popular Zululand activities. More than 400 species of bird have been recorded including the rare Pel's fishing owl. It is also home to South Africa's only breeding population of pinkbacked pelicans.

Near to Tembe Elephant Park and only about 2kms from the Mozambique border, in the north eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal, lies Kosi Bay, one of nature's last frontiers. It is in fact an estuary, combining a chain of lakes, marshes and swamp forests that stretch for 18kms. Teeming with fish, it is popular for surf angling, fly-fishing and boat fishing. There is abundant birdlife and it is home to the rare Palm Nut Vulture and breeding place of the Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles. Palm Nut Vultures are spotted more frequently in the town of Mtunzini.

Zululand / Maputaland wildlife

Imagine the thrill of game viewing the big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) from an open safari vehicle.
In addition, you can opt for self-drive visits or guided tours to the numerous Zululand game reserves, world heritage sites and wildlife attractions.
The oldest inhabitants of Zululand are reed buck, bush buck, nyala, impala, water buck, grey duiker, red duiker, warthog, kudu and blue wildebees.

Due to the strong conservation ethics, Zululand / Maputaland is home to the worlds largest concentration of white rhino. One of the most exciting achievements has been to save the white rhino and black rhino from extinction. Elephant, giraffe and zebra abound throughout Zululand whilst the reintroduction of lion has resulted in a healthy lion population in Umfolozt Game Reserve. The occasional cheetah can also be spotted.

Further north, smaller game reserves can be found. These include the Pongola Game Reserve, sanctuary to a large variety of wildlife species which include giraffe, hyena, leopard and buffalo, to name but a few. On the border of Mozambique lies Ndumo Game Reserve where rhino, giraffe, warthog, zebra, kudu, nyala and impala are found. Adjacent to this is the Tembe Elephant Park. As the name suggests, this park is home to a herd of elephants that originated from Mozambique. These Zululand elephants were left to freely migrate back and forth over the border. However, due to poaching, they have since been fenced in at the Tembe Elephant Park.

The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, where thousands of migrating flamingos flock, and one of nature's marvels, totals half the estuary area in South Africa. A visit to this land of Zululand lakes, dunes, pelicans crocodiles and hippos is an experience to be cherished forever. At Sodwana Bay, Cape Vidal, Kosi Bay and Lake Sibaya, angling, fishing and scuba diving are the main attractions.
Here five ecosystems - ranging through rivers, lakes, freshwater pans, mangrove forests, reed and sedge swamps, water grasslands, coastal dunes and rocky barrier reefs - are proving to be a compelling draw card for those who yearn for the real African experience. To the west of Lake St Lucia, lies False Bay unique for its abundance of marine fossils and ammonites.

Zululand / Maputaland accommodation

Accommodation in Zululand / Maputaland varies from luxury game lodges to rustic tree top hideaways and tented beach camps and from Zulu beehive huts to beachfront cottages. And whilst the type of Zululand accommodation might differ, the Zululand hospitality you receive is always warm and friendly.
Zululand Accommodation in Zulu cultural beehive huts has proven to be a favourite amongst foreign tourists. Although the appearance of the beehive hut accommodation seems to be rustic (from the outside) some Zululand lodges are 4 and 5 star graded and pretty luxurious. Bushlands Game Lodge focuses much attention on giving their guests the ultimate Zulu cultural experience. The author has personally stayed at Bushlands Game lodge and rate it as one of her favourite Zululand hotels / Zululand game lodges.

Lake Sibaya accommodation - The actual Lake Sibaya is not located on the beach, but is a popular inland destination. Accommodation at Thonga Bush Lodge which is on the Zululand dunes and only a few km from Lake Sibaya is a favourite and certainly worth investigating. Thonga Bush Lodge forms a part of The Isibindi Hotel stable.

Bask in the therapeutic atmosphere and enjoy the comforts of well appointed Zululand hotels and cosy Zululand bush lodges. Zululand resorts offer a wealth of activities. Wilderness trails, bush camps, exclusive game lodges, game drives and hunting safaris offer visitors a close and unforgettable encounter with nature.
Zululand / Maputaland is a unique experience - Discover it for yourself.

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Little Eden St Lucia

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Lucia

Little Eden St Lucia Self Catering Accommodation is a 4 STAR, AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED quality assured establishment who offers up market and tastefully decorated self catering apartments, nestled onto the verge of the first South Africa World Heritage Site

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The Ridge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Richards Bay

Twelve ground floor rooms which lead out onto the pool area, and two rooms on the second floor which offer the most breathtaking views. All rooms are fully equipped with air-conditioning, telephones, a communications port for your laptop to be ...

Sleeps: 30 in 8 units/rooms
From R 250,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Duck Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Richards Bay Area

Duck Inn is truly "a home from home" for people who enjoy fine accommodation as well as personal service and hospitality. A lovingly restored original old Richards Bay house, the Duck Inn offers 7 guest rooms, each with en suite bathroom

From R 695,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Malala Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

Malala is a bush lodge on a 140 hectare (340 acre) private nature reserve, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests, thereby ensuring a tranquil African bush atmosphere and experience. Our lodge is located in the Hluhluwe area, in the centre of the El

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Birds Of Paradise Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Eshowe

The cozy B&B is separate from the main house, each room having its own entrance. There are 8 comfortable double and 2 non smoking rooms.You can be assured of quality accommodation. We offer comfortable beds

Eshowe Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Eshowe

The town of Eshowe, 1 1/2 hours North of Durban (Which has an international airport). The "City set on a hill" where Zulu kings used to reside, wrapped around the 250ha Dlinza Forest. Our family run...

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Sleeps: 18 in 6 units/rooms

Bushwillow Collection

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

The luxury bedroom units are linked by wooden walkways to a central facility with furnishings that nurture the bushveld experience. The spacious lounge, kitchen, dining room and pool deck create an ambience of solitude

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Hluhluwe River Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe

Twelve luxury thatched chalets are dotted around a magnificent indigenous garden each with its own viewing deck. There are eight two bed chalets, two four bed family chalets with private shower and toilet facilities. In addition there are two ...

From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.

The Bridge 47

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Lucia

Fully equipped and serviced self catering 3 bedroom flat situated on the bank of the Lake St. Lucia estuary. The flat is situated on the 2nd floor of this up-market complex. It can sleep up to 6 people and it is equipped with DStv (bring own card)...

The Bridge 9

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Lucia

No.9 The Bridge. Recently refurbished, 2 bed ground floor unit, sleeping up to 6 - double bed in main room and 2 singles in the second with a sleeper couch in the lounge.

Sleeps: 41 in 10 units/rooms

Kings Palace

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Lucia

Kings Palace is family friendly and offers nine two bedroom apartments which sleeps four and one three bedroom apartment which sleeps five people. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with colour TV and full bathroom. Three units ...

Narina Trogon Apartment @ The Bridge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Lucia

Narina Trogon is a spacious, newly-renovated first floor apartment in a safe upmarket holiday community, with views of the St Lucia Estuary. Modern, air-conditioned, comfortable and private, the unit can accommodate up to six visitors, with 3 bedrooms and

Hornbill Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St Lucia

This spacious and comfortable two bedroom house with two bathrooms can accommodate from up to 7 people. Serviced daily, fully equipped and self catering.

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Mtonjaneni Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melmoth

The Log cabins well positioned andcomfortably furnished are an attraction of their own.They support 2 identical en-suite units (own bathroom facility) per room (19 rooms, sleeps 38 people.) Each bedroom has:coffee &tea-making facility...

Sleeps: 22 in 9 units/rooms

Kosi Forest Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Kosi Bay

Tucked into tranquil sand forests on the Kosi Lake system, is an unspoilt wilderness lodge - part of the St Lucia World Heritage Park. Enjoy guided canoeing, boat trips on the lakes and raffia forest walks. One SA's best eco-tourism destinations.

Sleeps: 17 in 6 units/rooms

Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Eshowe

The moment you arrive at the Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse in Eshowe you will feel welcome and at home. Set in a large, 100-year-old Victorian home with magnificent country views.

Sleeps: 6

42 The Bridge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Lucia

Sleeping 6 people as follows (1 double bed and 4 single beds). A chest freezer is available, a DStv decoder and TV is provided (you need to bring your own smart card - limited availability from letting office on site), the complex is up market ...

Sleeps: 4

CATz n DADz

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Richards Bay

CATz n DADz is a one bedroom cottage with its own private motorised gate entrance. The property is safe and behind electric fencing with safe open parking next to the cottage.

Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms

Panorama Place

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Empangeni

This beautiful African style guesthouse presents hospitality of the finest standards with the true spirit of Africa! From the tranquil location of Panorama Hill in a peaceful, quiet location, it will be an experience of a lifetime.

From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Marche' Private Hotel

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kwambonambi

The hotel has 30 comfortable air-conditioned en-suite rooms with TV. It is the ideal base from which to explore the beauty Zululand has to offer being 45 kms from St Lucia, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve and Mapelane.