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Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were suppose to be picked up by an ox wagon or a donkey car, to be taken to lodge, were suppose to be accommodated in Zulu huts, with breakfast and dinner included. Outrages price, but we were willing to pay because it sounded worth the while. Unfortunately we did not look at the reviews on TripAdvisor, we went on... More 

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Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

It wis with great sadness that I report that Simunye has all but closed dow. We popped in for old times sake two weeks ago, and left heart-broken There are no staff (only one really helpful chap who showed us around - Mboysi) The main lodge is broken down, witha ramshackle tarpaulin draped over the thatch No bar No restaurant... More 

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boekel
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Allthough outdated this is still a good experience to have during your trip in south africa. The people are really friendly and try to help you where they can. The trip to the lodge is 20km bumpy sandway with great views. We enjoyed the stories and the dancing and went horseriding

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Sonthofen, Germany
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

After some problems finding the lodge (after turning off the main road (sign "Simunye Zulu Lodge 12 km") keep on driving on the unpaved road until you find find the next sign ("Simunye Zulu Lodge Departure Point"; behind a fence). This is the old pickup point where you left your car in the past and were carried down to the... More 

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Köln
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We got an off-season rate of R1, 940 for the double room at Simunye lodge and thought it was really worthwhile. We stayed in a very spacious beehive hut, which had sort of an entrance area, a big comfortable bed and a very big bathroom all made from rocks. Staying here was already an experience. :-) Simunye lodge is situated... More 

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Roeselare, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

The road to the entrance of the Zulu Lodge is bumpy, beware! Certainly when it has been raining the day(s) before. When you arrive, you get to park your car behind the "fence" and offered the choice to make the trip to the Zulu village on horseback or in the jeep. TAKE EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR CAR: OUR WINDOW WAS... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Had high hopes for this experience!!i had looked forward to this for some time!!! The staff that met us were indifferent and did not offer explanantion of the lodge..we had to do all the asking with one word replies. The room was lovely, quiet and picturesque surroundings. The zulu show was clearly pantomime..the children were embarrssed and needed encouragement to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

This is no longer a Protea property; it is owned and operated very well by the community itself. From our five kilometer trip into the valley on horseback -- we could have driven with our luggage had we chosen to -- through our morning with the chief and his wife, the stay was magical. We were accompanied by a guide... More 

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Eliot, ME
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We stayed at the lodge while on a tour and for us, it was the high spot of the tour. The staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful and the food excellent in every way. One could not find a more beautiful setting than this. It was a unique experience staying here. The Zulu evening was breathtaking with song and dance... More 

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Leefdaal
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

At the old factory where we left the cars, our Zulu-guide 'Eric' welcomed us with coffee and tea before we got into the valley by horse (the children loved it).We were treated as we were old friends and everything was very spontaneous and pleasant.We joined the evening with the chief , one of his wives and the great dancers.The diner... More 

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Additional Information about Protea Simunye Zulu Lodge

Address: 18 km from Melmoth on the D256, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Simunye Zulu Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Do not book at this lodge at all!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles yvonneloubser, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The older, smaller rooms are nearer the guest dining pavilion. We liked our newer room very much.”
 of 5 bubbles JWO51, 22 Jul 2011 | Read review
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