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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in a zulu-style beehive hut (the honeymoon suite we were told). No aircon, but kept cool with ceiling fans. Very few bugs. Great view from room. The Zulu dance evening with dinner and beer tasting is recommended, and instructive - it taught me never to touch Zulu beer again! The game drive in the grounds...

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful that you had such a great time. The Guided tour of Isandlwana is on many people's bucket list. Glad you got to tick that off and that it exceeded your expectations. Thanks

Upper Bavaria, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A smal, very nice and comfortable lodge, excellent and engaged management and employies, excellent food, nice location in the nature, Safari also interessting with a lot of animales. over all: excellent choice

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you had such a memorable stay. Please come again soon.

Dammam
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I decided to stay at Isibindi Lodge for one reason only - to visit the Zulu War battlefields - and was not disappointed. The guide laid on by the Lodge (Mike Nel) was exceptional and really brought those terrible events to life and give us a very clear picture of both the strategic context and the tactical challenges. Well worth...

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

We would love to have you back. Thank you for your very kind words. We appreciate your feedback. Best Regards, Dee Wilson

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Amazing trip to the battlefields. The Zulu dancing and singing was genuine and not the "canned" variety. Unexpected birthday present for hubby was thoughtful. Hosts could have been around more instead of having to search for them. Three or four flat tyres on camp vehicles on a Saturday was laziness. I would recommend this beautiful lodge.

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so thrilled you enjoyed the Zulu Dancing and the Battlefields Trip. This is a firm highlight for many guests who have stayed with us. We appreciate your feedback about the tyres and the managers. We are always looking at ways to improve our service and...

Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We have just stayed 4 nights at Isibindi Zulu Lodge and what a delight it was. Be prepared, this is a full on African experience. The lodge managers, Nicole and Manus are excellent hosts and all of the staff are delightful. We enjoyed wonderful days in the peace of this exhilarating landscape spotting wildlife either on game drives from the...

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are so thrilled you got the full experience of Zulu Lodge. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Dee Wilson

UK
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Taking into consideration that all properties in Roarkes Drift are expensive we found this not up to our expectations. Very eco, no fridge, tv or internet and whilst the staff were excellent not sure cost was justified and would not recomend.

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. This is a remote destination and as such wifi is not something that is easy to get in the area. We will pass your comments on to our Operations Manager who will take your comments into consideration as we strive to improve guest experiences. Regards, Dee Wilson

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

What an amazing gem of a place to stay in the area of the battlefields. The staff are wonderful, the accommodation superb, and the whole ambience is second to none. The views from the pool are great. The restaurant, food and its preparation are really top class. The helpfulness of all the staff is a shining example. Many thanks for...

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so thrilled you had such an awesome stay. We do try to go out of our way for guests and its lovely when we get feedback like this letting us know when we do something right. Best Regards, Dee Wilson

Bottrop-Kirchhellen
Reviewed 22 November 2015

A wonderful place away from all anxiety and stress. The view from the pool to the incredible expanse of KwaZulu-Natal will remain unforgettable. I would like to highlight the exceptional hospitality and care that was given to us by the manager team. We rarely on our many trips so open-minded, facing and pleasant service as experienced by all of the...

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DWilson1205, Marketing Assistant at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

So thrilled you had such a good time at Isibindi Zulu Lodge. Please come back and visit us again soon. Regards, Dee Wilson

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Even though it is a hard place to get to and try not to get there in the dark. The place is sooo wonderful that it is worth the drive. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. It can never be too busy because they only have 6 huts and by huts I mean really nice huts. The food is absolutely...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Margriet and Steve Thank you for your lovely compliments of the Team at Zulu Lodge. Being an intimate lodge the staff do luckily have the opportunity to spend some quality time with their guests. We are very happy to hear that you did manage to experience this. Our Team have been working for a fair amount of time now...

Hengelo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nice cosy lodge for a cultural and historic experience. Maximum of 12 guests with a lot of personal attention and helpful management and personel. Quality of food and service excellent. When in the area will visit again for sure.

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Isibindi Zulu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MichelG Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are always delighted to hear our guests feedback. We hope you will visit again in the future. Best Wishes, Barbara Du Plessis Operations Manager Isibindi Africa

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Address: C/- Isibindi Africa Lodges, 52 Osborn Road | Isibindi Game Reserve, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $439 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Isibindi Zulu Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms are lovely with private settings.”
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“Each room has incredible views”
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“Wifi is available free in the lodge lounge.”
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