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Emdoneni Lodge

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Following the 2015 voting period, Emdoneni Lodge has won: Global Winner in the Luxury Game Lodge category of the World Luxury Hotel Awards. If you ever dreamt of getting close to nature, interacting with cats like Cheetah, Emdoneni Lodge is the place to visit!Located in the heart of Zululand lies Emdoneni Lodge. The lodge offers unique opportunities for the visitor, as you get up close and personal with local wildlife. From sitting by the pool watching Zebra, Nyala, duiker and impala in their natural Sand Forest habitat, to coming face to face with Cheetah, Serval, Caracal and African Wild Cats at the Cat Sanctuary! Air-conditioned, en-suite rooms allow you to escape the heat of the day, and in the evenings you have a variety of meals to choose from at the buffet restaurant. Dinner in the Boma adds a different atmosphere as you eat under the African night sky, and get a glimpse into one of South Africa's great cultures with our Zulu dancers.
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Special Rate:Wow! 2016 Prices in 2019!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time staying at a lodge and it was quite nice. The room was quaint although the bathroom does need a little love as things are starting to rust. Some of the rooms have their showers outside which is didn’t experience but...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank indiana_nyc
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Two nights here in a round cottage split into two separate units. Very clean and comfortable. This is a get away place, no TV or WiFi or phones in unit. Your wake up call is someone knocking on the door! We didn't miss the absence...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank TheDad50
Response from Lodge-Owners, General Manager at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 25 October 2018

Dear the dad, thank you so much for this wonderful review and for giving us 5 stars. We are immensely happy that enjoyed your stay our food, entertainment and of course the spoil of our staff singing our guests. Hope we may welcome you again....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic is the key word. It is not a 22nd century modern hotel but one tastes what one can imagine about Africa. We found it delightful, clean, with well-wroking airco and a great, roomy shower. Their inviting bar and excellent restaurant's fresh and well prepared...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Response from GMatEmdoneniLodge, General Manager at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janeday, Oh wow, your review is very heartwarming to read. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us on TripAdvisor. We are really glad that you enjoyed every aspect of our lodge and got to view our amazing cats. all the best Show...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is about the food. Served Buffet style for dinner the selection was great with a large variety of choices and plenty of each item. We got a staff rendition of local songs and of course one diner participated in the dance. An excellent breakfast...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank James S
Response from GMatEmdoneniLodge, General Manager at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear James,we are glad to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for pointing out our excellent food. We hope that we can spoil you again on your next visit to South Africa. All of the best.

Reviewed 18 November 2018

This Lodge has beautiful, clean cottages, excellent food, terrific staff and the wonderful animal care and rehab centre. After the delicious dinner the staff (waiters, cooks, etc) sang African and Western songs including Happy Birthday to one of our group--in several languages. My visit to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Lodge-Owners, General Manager at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 23 November 2018

Dear, thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our wonderful staff and our Cat rehab centre. We hope to see you again soon. All of the best.

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Response from LJG1011 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Becky, I did not pay extra for the personal interaction, and rolling on the grass with Summer and Raine. It was a thrill I'm glad to have experienced, especially with Gerry getting it all on video. While there was no... More
Room Tips
"Ask for the new rooms"
23 Sep 2018
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"Make sure you get two twins if you are two people,"
8 Oct 2017
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"Don't expect a lot of staff to be around all the time."
15 Feb 2017
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"Request air conditioning."
14 Feb 2017
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US$135 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandHluhluwe
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