KwaZulu Natal Lodges
Discover KwaZulu Natal's Hidden Gems With Our Selection Of Luxury Lodges
KwaZulu Natal boasts a plethora of lodges that cater to all preferences, expectations and budgets. Whether you are looking for a luxurious, all-inclusive safari experience, a rustic retreat surrounded by nature, wildlife and mountains, or a guesthouse (or bed and breakfast) within a few minutes drive of the famed Natal Battlefields or one of those beautiful sandy beaches, we at Uyaphi.com have got you covered.
With several UNESCO World Heritage sites located within its borders, KwaZulu Natal is a must-visit destination for travellers looking to explore the beauty of South Africa. Most areas within the province are easily accessible within a few hours' drive from King Shaka International Airport.
The Drakensberg Mountain range is one of the most striking features of KwaZulu Natal's landscape. These towering peaks are a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Our portfolio of Drakensberg and Natal Midlands lodges is ever-growing.
KwaZulu Natal is home to South African history's most significant battles and battlefields, the Anglo-Boer and Anglo-Zulu wars. The Natal battlefield region was the site of several significant conflicts between Zulu warriors and British colonial forces, including the famous battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Safari accommodation and lodge options are vast, varied, and suited to most budgets.
Of course, no trip to Natal would be complete without "Big Five" game drives to either the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, the private Phinda Game Reserve, the beautiful Mkhuze Game Reserve or any one of the private game reserve options scattered throughout the province.
These national parks and game preserves are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the "Big Five", cheetah, African wild dog and countless other species of plains game. Visitors can enjoy luxurious safari lodges and intimate tented camps close to or within these wildlife reserves.
KwaZulu Natal is a unique destination in South Africa that offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking to experience the history of battlefields, explore majestic mountains and valleys or go on an exciting safari adventure – KwaZulu Natal has it all!
With our extensive selection of lodges available throughout this region, you can rest assured knowing that your stay will be comfortable, safe and memorable.
Only The Best Lodges In KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Fugitives Drift Lodge
Rates from R4 860.00 per person
Fugitives Drift with some of the finest guides in the industry offers excursions and talks on the world-renowned Natal battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, 8 luxury rooms overlook the Buffalo River and Isandlwana.
Fugitives Drift Guest House
Rates from R2 170.00 per person
It was here at Fugitives Drift Guest House that David and Nicky Rattray pioneered Heritage Tourism in South Africa and created an award-winning Guesthouse for visitors to savour the saga of South African and British history.
Three Tree Hill Lodge
Rates from R6 451.00 per person
Three Tree Hill Lodge consists of 6 luxury suites that are surrounded by the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking a secluded valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous battlefield site of Spioenkop.
Phinda Forest Lodge
Rates from R16 000.00 per person
The glass walls of Phinda Forest Lodge offer a sweeping view of one of the more unique ecosystems on the planet, 16 air-conditioned glass suites appear to float between the rare Sand Forest floor and the towering torchwood trees.
Phinda Vlei Lodge
Rates from R20 720.00 per person
At Phinda Vlei Lodge simply spending time in your spacious suite is like being on safari, each suite is positioned for a prime view of the animals and panoramic vistas from even your shower or bathtub, the game viewing in the Phinda Private Game Reserve never stops!
Phinda Mountain Lodge
Rates from R15 680.00 per person
At Phinda Mountain Lodge, a room with a view isn't just an option "it's an absolute guarantee", 25 air-conditioned suites strike a balance between soaring views of the scenery below and the endless blue of the African sky above.
Phinda Rock Lodge
Rates from R20 720.00 per person
When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you will need a second look to realise you haven't arrived at a Mexican hacienda, 6 exceptional suites perched on the side of a rocky cliff all with stunning swimming pool options.
Thula Thula Tented Camp
Rates from R5 150.00 per person
Thula Thula Tented Camp offers visitors an authentic and romantic safari camp that can rival any other not only in South Africa but Africa as a whole. Tented Camp is highly recommended for those looking for a safari not only based on wildlife but also the conservation of wildlife.
Thula Thula Safari Lodge
Rates from R5 150.00 per person
Thula Thula Safari Lodge is home to a diverse African wildlife population, including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, giraffe, zebra, nyala, hyenas, crocodile, kudu, wildebeest and a variety of other indigenous species.
Kosi Forest Lodge
Rates from R3 200.00 per person
Kosi Forest Lodge situated in the unspoilt wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site, offers eight tented suites, excellent cuisine and beach and wilderness activities.
Thonga Beach Lodge
Rates from R5 650.00 per person
Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast of KwaZulu Natal is set above a secluded bay; the game lodge is nestled into a beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below.
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Rates from R3 590.00 per person
Offering visitors an exceptional safari and nature experience in one of South Africa's oldest and more famous Game Reserves, the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park , Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the destination for all wanting to experience the very best of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
Rates from R2 950.00 per person
Hartford House is one of the Country's most beautiful country houses, renowned for its 14 luxury suites, fine dining and Spa (with an impressive range of treatments), one of the top Natal Accommodation establishments.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Rates from R2 695.00 per person
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse with her 8 luxuriously appointed rooms overlooking the Drakensberg Mountains is also a haven for food lovers, activities include relaxing, eating, fly-fishing, hiking, climbing as well as guided walks.
uShaka Marine World Durban
Some of the most beautiful game reserves in South Africa are located in Kwazulu Natal, within a few hours' drive of the airport.
Coupled with the Drakensberg Mountain range and the tropical Indian Ocean coast, you have a pretty impressive list of sights to see and experience.
When it comes to Durban however, people have mostly avoided the city as of no particular interest for the family. Think again.
After the Two Oceans and continuing our theme of running, on the 1st of June is the mother of all ultramarathon running in South Africa and the world, The Comrades Marathon.
This is a race of some pedigree and not only is it the oldest with it having begun in 1921 but it is also by far the largest with an average of 12000 runners competing annually.
Fugitives Drift Review
David Rattray is synonymous with Fugitives Drift. His love and hard work put this obscure corner of Zululand on the world map.
Initially, he pioneered the new tourism sector of historical tours in South Africa and then by attracting the great and good of this world including several members of the British Royal Family to this area who consequently were important in financing the influential David Rattray Foundation.
Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Battlefields
There are few other places on earth where you can visit a battlefield area and see exactly what the soldiers of 130 years ago observed.
The now-famous battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields are two of those places and the fact that they are located in the vast and unspoilt beauty of Zululand adds to their allure.