The Umzolozolo Safari Lodge is in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. This safari lodge is easily accessible by road; the driving time takes about 3.5 hours from Johannesburg, 2.5 hours from Durban and 45 minutes from the Drakensberg. This malaria-free region offers an exciting safari experience with the opportunity to view Africa's Big Five as well as cheetah.
Umzolozolo safaris are lead by the most experienced trackers as well as game rangers which accompany guests in their open land rovers while tracking the Big Five and surrounding wildlife. The primary focus of the Lodge is a unique and personally appropriate service. The lodge can accommodate small groups, and the private facilities combine the thrill of the African bush with all of the comforts of a 5-star hotel.
The lodge features five luxurious suites with panoramic views. Each suite is a freestanding unit, constructed with local materials and thatch to blend seamlessly into the beautiful surrounding environment. The air-conditioned suites are spacious and secluded with private viewing decks where guests can relax and observe the herds of zebra, wildebeest, and impala as they graze below. The suites have been designed to allow maximum wildlife viewing from every room with large picture windows looking out onto the valley. In addition to a private bathroom, each suite features an outdoor shower so that even while showering, guests can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.
The lodge's chef creates culinary masterpieces four times daily at the Lodge, which include; home-made muffins, a delicious full English breakfast, and buffet-style lunch awaits guests. Meals may be enjoyed either in the lodge's dining room or on the viewing deck. After a unique African style dinner at the lodge, Cognac, and cigars, as well as a favourite liqueur, complete the exquisite culinary experience at this Safari Lodge.
African Tradition: Boma
It is an African tradition to congregate around a fire in the evenings to take in the sounds of the untamed bush and to observe the twinkling stars as the night closes in. The enclosed boma where a log fire makes for an excellent gathering place to take in the unique sounds and smells of Africa while in the distance, the roar of a lion calling his pride can be heard. Unforgettable dinner in the boma under the star-studded skies is the most natural and wild setting.
Two safari drives are available every day, one early in the morning and one in the late afternoon & early evening. These exciting safaris during which guests may expect fantastic wildlife encounters happen in the open 4×4 game vehicles.
Guests have the unique opportunity to meet one of Africa’s most graceful cats at Le Sueur Cheetah Project, which is on a neighbouring farm. One can experience the great thrill of hands-on interaction with these great cats.
The Nambiti Private Game Reserve in South Africa is home to more than 200 species of birds making it a real paradise for bird watching enthusiasts.
As an alternative to safari drives, guest may enjoy a relaxing afternoon fishing in the Sundays River or one of the well-stocked dams in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Fishing is a catch and release basis.
Guests are welcome to unwind in natural surroundings when getting pampered by health and beauty spa treatments. A range of wellness treatments is available for the qualified therapist, which can be enjoyed while taking in the tranquil sounds of the African bush. Spa and beauty treatments are provided in the comfort and privacy of the guest's chalet, or private viewing deck from where scenic views over the valley can be admired.