Duma Manzi Eco Lodge and Spa are on Twelve Thousand Acres of malaria-free the picturesque Natal. Found in the heart of a remarkable wooded valley in KwaZulu Natal this deluxe escape affords guests with an unforgettable and value-for-money 5-star wellness and wildlife experience. The lodge is an exclusive sanctuary offering the unique African wilderness to guests while ensuring that elegance and the personal touch is still a vital part of the experience.
The rooms at this Lodge are an elegant blend of luxury and homely charm with private decks from where beautiful views of the river and the distant mountains can be admired; the Luxury Rooms ensure that guests savour the spirit of the surroundings. Sleep comes quickly with the soothing sounds of water over rocks and stones in the distance.
In keeping with nature and the lodge’s solar power energy, there are no air-conditioners, televisions, fridges or kettles in the rooms. Cooler boxes, placed in rooms, ensure drinks are kept cool while hot water is supplied in flasks for tea and coffee.
Standard room features:
The Main Lodge
The Duma Manzi main lodge is built on raised wooden platforms and offers a spacious veranda. The lodge is furnished in a classical Colonial African style proving a reminiscent of days gone by. Guests can relax with a good novel in one of the comfortable couches or enjoy a refreshing sundowner on the bar deck while taking in the magnificent view of the river below. A boma area creates an ideal setting for fine dining in striking surroundings.
Guests can enjoy an elegant dining experience of African Fusion Cuisine, a culinary delight of homestyle and healthy traditional foods during their stay here. All ingredients are fresh, and homemade in the traditional South African and African styles and all palates are catered be it the health conscious or the indulgent. To further enhance the dining experience, South African wines have been paired perfectly with the cuisine.
In the morning, enjoy freshly ground coffee in the indoor wooden bar and delicious sundowners in the early evenings. With a large deck and views of the majestic wildlife and prolific birdlife, the surroundings create the perfect backdrop for relaxing drinks any time of the day.
A TV Lounge is available for guests to enjoy which is equipped with a pool table and board games.
Experience a true African wilderness conference in South Africa when booking a minimum of five luxury rooms at the Lodge. The conference facilities are suitable for executive or board meetings as well as executive team building activities. Individual programmes can be designed to cater to specific requests e.g. mountain biking or archery. Menus can also be modified as required to accommodate conference delegates.
A private sanctuary, beautiful rock plunge pool and peaceful Jacuzzi area ensure that guests find themselves entering another world, one with the exciting prospect of a virtual metamorphosis. At the Lodge & Spa, guests can restore the balance of mind, body and soul of what life’s stresses deplete.
Whether guests choose to indulge in one of the holistic spa treatments, leisurely walks along the river bank, embark on one of the advanced self-guided or guided trails, or mountain bike and explore, the choice is there for guests to make.
The Lodge provides a unique, private sanctuary that offers the ultimate venue for a variety of different functions including:
Privacy and exclusive luxury ensure guests capture the magic of the surroundings, providing the perfect location for a celebration where family and friends can enjoy wildlife drives, boma or dinners and elegant fine dining.
An exciting combination of a wild African experience and luxurious opulence during a wedding at this Lodge ensures that guests feel like royalty, enjoying therapeutic massages, sunset cocktails and riveting wildlife viewing.
A personal wedding planner is available to assist with all the planning including entertainment, the menus, beverages, wedding decor, photography and the desired spa treatments. The Lodge offers a private sanctuary which is ideal for small intimate weddings ranging from six to 40 people.