Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge

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Nearby to the small town of Hluhluwe, guests seeking a traditional African experience will find DumaZulu Lodge, styled on the culture of the Zulu people who predominate in this lush corner of the country. Staying in authentic huts with modern amenities, guests will find an abundance of exciting attractions in the area, making this a worthwhile holiday option. Aside from onsite cultural experience at the Traditional Village, guests can explore the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National parks, the Isimangaliso wetlands world heritage site, the best bird-watching in South Africa and beautiful beaches at St Lucia and Sodwana Bay. There is also fantastic diving and game fishing along the pristine coastline.

Accommodation at the lodge is in 21 rounded traditional huts that are positioned in the kraal formation typical of Zulu culture, although in this case, they surround a sparkling swimming pool. The interiors are individually decorated to showcase the diverse ethnic composition of the country and perfect for self-catering holidays. Other accommodation features are:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Television.


Families are welcome to make use of the outdoor's children playground with their young children. The traditional Zulu Village is worth a visit while the swimming pool invites for a refreshing swim during those warm and sunny afternoons. Other facilities include:

  • Dining area and bar
  • Meeting facilities
  • Car park
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Traditional Zulu Village
  • Gift shop
  • Childrens’ playground.

Activities and Services

  • Duma Zulu Sangoma
  • Duma Zulu Traditional Lunch
  • Duma Zulu Walk Thru Bird & Reptile Park
  • Duma Zulu Cultural Show
  • Safari Drive
  • Guided Nyala Trail
  • Reception
  • Laundry
  • Babysitting
  • Vending machines
  • Cultural tours
  • Wildlife tours
  • Fax & photocopying.

DumaZulu Traditional Village

Visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the traditional KwaZulu-Natal hospitality at the on-site DumaZulu Traditional Village, which is South Africa’s biggest cultural village. Guests watch as the local's craft spears, shields, baskets as well as clay pots. Experiencing the world of the sangoma, exploring the rhythmic drumbeat and dance of Africa, tasting Zulu beer, watching the throwing of the bones all make for an unforgettable experience.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Selected satellite channels
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge

  • Children's playground
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Winter Special

Experience traditional KwaZulu-Natal hospitality at Gooderson DumaZulu Traditional Zulu Village, South Africa's biggest cultural village.

Only R699.00 per person sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. (excluding Tourism Levy)

Free access to the Bird & Reptile Park OR the Traditional Village.

Valid 1 May - 31 August 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Free access to the Bird & Reptile Park OR the Traditional Village

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tourism levy

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 31 August 2019
  • Subject to availability; block out dates may apply
  • T&C apply
  • Terms and Conditions apply to all Winter Specials.
  • Valid 1 May - 31 August 2019. Subject to availability.
  • Children stay for free but pay a percentage portion for meals when sharing a room with a paying adult.
  • Value adds are subject to availability, single use only and may not be subsituted or exchanged.