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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:
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- En-suite bathroom
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
- 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.
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- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fan
- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- Satellite TV
- Selected satellite channels
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Writing desk
KwaZulu-Natal's DumaZulu Lodge features an outdoor swimming pool which offers an ideal retreat from the heat during the day.
The DumaZulu Lodge near Hluhluwe offers half day game drive excursions within the scenic reserve, during which visitors can see a variety of games species and learn about the birds and trees found in the area.
Guests can book to join the Nyala Walking trail that crisscrosses the reserve and enjoy the interpretative explanations of their qualified guide.
Get a fascinating glimpse of Zulu traditions and culture at the Zulu Traditional Village as well as a mouth-watering Zulu cuisine.
- Sodwana Bay
- Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve
- Isimangiliso Wetlands Reserve
- Lake St. Lucia
- Cape Vidal
- Tembe Game Reserve
- Mkuzi Game Reserve
- Ndumo Game Reserve.
- Children's playground
- Curio Shop
- Hotel Bar
- Swimming Pool
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- 24 - hour reception service
- Laundry services
- Safari drives
- Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
DumaZulu village is in a Malaria area & you should consult a doctor before visiting the lodge.
Children are welcome.
No pets allowed.
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Accommodation at the DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village near Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natl, is provided in 21 rounded traditional huts that are positioned in the kraal formation typical of Zulu culture, they still 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.
Lodge hut features:
- Tea/coffee station
- En-suite bathroom
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Directions from Durban to the DumaZulu Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal:
Follow the N2 North from Durban.
Travel past Stanger, Gingindlovu, Richards Bay and Kwambonambi.
About 40 km after Mtubatuba, you will see a sign indicating a turnoff to Bushlands/DumaZulu.
Make this turn-off and stay right over N2 freeway.
Follow this road and you will pass the DumaZulu Kraal entrance on your left-hand side.
Visitors to the Cultural Experience will park in this car park.
Continue dirt road to the T-junction and turn left, the DumaZulu Lodge entrance will be on your left approximately 500 meters from the junction.
The journey from Durban to the DumaZulu Lodge takes approximately 3 hours.
Directions from Johannesburg to the DumaZulu Lodge, Hluhluwe:
Travel from Johannesburg to Ermelo.
Follow the N2 South from Ermelo.
Travel past Piet Retief, Pongola, and Mkuze towards Hluhluwe.
About 11km after the Hluhluwe turnoff on the N2 you will see a brown sign indicating a turnoff to DumaZulu.
Take the turn-off and turn left.
Continue on this road and you will pass the DumaZulu Kraal entrance on your left-hand side.
Continue the dirt road to the T-junction and turn left, the DumaZulu Lodge entrance will be on your left approximately 500 meters from the intersection.
The journey from Johannesburg to the DumaZulu Lodge near Hluhluwe takes approximately 7 hours