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Accommodation Options In  ZULULAND & DRAKENSBERG

Canelands Beach Club and Spa    **** On the beach on KZN North Coast Chakas Rock
Hawane Resort    **** Western region near Oshoek Border Post Swaziland
Whalesong Guest House **** Elephant Coast St Lucia St Lucia
Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge   **** Northern Drakensburg Mountains Bergville
Elephant Lake Hotel    *** On the banks of the St Lucia Estuary St Lucia
Harrismith Inn   *** Halfway between Johannesburg and Durban Harrismith
Isandlwana Lodge    ***  Situated at Isandlwana Battlefield Babanango
Kosi Bay Lodge   *** Lake Nhlange Kosi Bay Lakes Kosi Bay
The Antbear Lodge   *** Towards Giants Castle in the Central Drakensberg Estcourt
Kosi Forest Lodge    **** On the banks of Kosi Bay Estuary Elephant Coast Kosi Bay

Thonga Beach Lodge    ****

Situated on the pristine unspoilt Elephant Coast. South of Kosi Bay
Isibindi Zulu Lodge    **** A stones throw from Isandlwana and Rorke`s Drift Battlefields



Canelands Beach Club and Spa    ****
  Web:  www.thecanelands.co.za E mail :  info@thecanelands.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 32 525 2300 Fax:      +27 (0) 32 525 2301
  Address:  2 Shrimp Lane, Salt Rock - KwaZulu Natal


Canelands is a luxurious and elegant 10-bedroom (all en-suite) beach club situated in the popular upmarket region of Salt Rock on KwaZulu Natal‘s North (Dolphin) Coast, South Africa. Set just a step away from the beach with safe bathing offered by the many rock pools and coves that Salt Rock is renowned for.

Just minutes from the major shopping centres of Ballito, less than 15 minutes for Durban’s new King Shaka International Airport and less than an hours drive from Durban City, there is little wonder why Canelands Beach Club has already become an icon of quality beach accommodation to those who have discovered this gem on the beach. Canelands caters for both leisure and business orientated guests. Onsite conferencing facilities allow for up to 40 delegates. The Canelands Beach Club is a one-of-a-kind experience. Canelands and its surrounds have so much to offer.




 Hawane Resort    ****

  Web:  www.hawane.co.sz/pages/accomm.html E mail :   infohawane@realnet.co.sz
  Tel:    (+268) 2444 1744 Fax:       (+268) 2444 1170
  Address:   209 Timbatine Farm Road, Mbabane H103, Swaziland


Hawane Resort, Chalets, Houseboat and Backpackers is situated 2 hours south of Kruger Park, 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and west of Mozambique.  The breathtaking beauty of the area and its spectacular views transport visitors into a multi-dimensional experience which offers as much adventure, adrenaline or tranquility as desired.

We offer specialized Activities found nowhere else in the country! If the stunning views aren't enough to keep you entertained, we have a fully equipped games room and toys for indoor and out that will amuse all ages.  On-site facilities include the swimming pool, Bush Spa, sauna, shop, babysitting services and fully equipped, private conference facilities for up to 78 people. Our 23 thatched luxury en-suite chalets are a fascinating, inspired blend of traditional Swazi materials creating a delicious combination of warmth and light  provides sophisticated comfort with traditional Swazi flair.





Whalesong Guest House   ****

  Web:  www.whalesongstlucia.co.za E mail : info@whalesongstlucia.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 35 590 1561 Fax:     +27 (0)86 503 3564
  Address: 119 Kingfisher Street, St.Lucia  


Whalesong Bed and Breakfast is situated on the Elephant Coast in the heart of the exquisite St Lucia World Heritage Site between Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean in South Africa. St Lucia won KZN’s town of the year in 2010 and is unique in that it is the only private village in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage site (natural wilderness).

Come and experience our friendly environment where our intention is to ensure you have pleasant and relaxing experience. We offer 5 spacious air conditioned bedrooms and the en suite bathrooms are luxurious. Relax and enjoy sundowners by the pool or on the peaceful terrace at the end of the day. Wonderful traditional South African meals are also available by arrangement. We are less than 1km from the estuary, beach, shops and restaurants. Our aim is to leave you with treasured memories of your stay with us.




 Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge    ****

  Web:   www.witsieshoek.co.za E mail :  info@witsieshoek.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 58 713 6361/2 Cell:      +27 (0) 73 228 7391 
  Address:  Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Park, KZN


Situated in the Northern Drakensberg at the foot of the magnificent Sentinel Peak and looking across to the Drakensberg’s Mont-Aux-Sources and Amphitheater, this beautiful mountainous area is home to a variety of landscapes, rich flora and fauna, with Witsieshoek's incredible Drakensberg accommodation at the heart of it all. Whatever your fancy, you’re sure to find plenty of ways to enjoy the real great outdoors.

There are three kinds of accommodation available at the lodge: cozy and rustic rondavel bungalows; newly-renovated, exclusive chalets that look out onto the majestic Sentinel Peak, with its ever-changing colours and contours; and a Hikers' Cabin located just below the main reception area of the lodge that is perfect for backpackers on a tight budget. All accommodation is sold on a bed and breakfast basis, with a substantial buffet breakfast provided at the picturesque lodge restaurant.



Elephant Lake Hotel   *** 

  Web:  www.elephantlakestlucia.co.za E mail : res@elephantlakehotel.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 35 590 1001 Fax:     +27 (0) 35 590 1054
  Address: McKenzie Street, St.Lucia  


Situated in the heart of the exquisite St Lucia World Heritage Site between Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean. We are positioned on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary and overlook the lake. With its lakes, lagoons, freshwater swamps and grasslands, St. Lucia supports more species of animal than the better known parks and deltas in Southern Africa.

The Hotel has 56 up-market, en-suite, air-conditioned rooms, all sharing a westerly view across the St Lucia Estuary. All rooms are equipped with DSTV, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic wall safes; hair dryer and full range of bathroom amenities.  The ground level has 25 rooms, all with a private patio leading out to a sparkling pool.  The Upper level has 31 rooms, all with private balcony, a spacious lounge bar that lead out the Hotel’s Estuary Viewing Deck, which forms part of the restaurant and a very popular venue for guests.



 Harrismith Inn   *** 

  Web: www.choicegetaways.co.za/venues/free-state/harrismith-inn  
  E mail : harrismith@africanskyhotels.com  
  Tel:    +27 (0) 58 622 1011            Fax:     +27 (0) 58 622 2770  
  Address: 64 Mckechnie St, Harrismith  


The Harrismith Inn is located on the N3, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. The hotel in the Free State has superb views of the Platberg Mountains. We have 119 modern furnished rooms, set around a large swimming pool, in addition to a restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. Harrismith Inn is your ultimate country venue for luxury accommodation, conference and banqueting facilities, with some 115 rooms, venues for hundreds of people, Sir Harry's Bar, Buffet and a la Carte Restaurant, modern facilities and amenities.
Harrismith Inn offers luxury accommodation, full conference and banqueting facilities, secretarial services, fax and mail facilities, photostat facilities, Buffet and a la Carte Restaurants, Sir Harry's Bar and various attractions in the nearby vicinity. The atmosphere and social elegance of the Harrismith Inn makes this a sought after venue and major tourist destination. Come and see for yourself.




 Isandlwana Lodge   *** 

  Web:  www.isandlwana.co.za E mail : lodge@isandlwana.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 34 271 8301 Fax:     +27 (0) 34 271 8306
  Address: Isandlwana Babanango KZN  


Among the rolling hills of Zululand, carved into the side of Nyoni Rock, lies Isandlwana Lodge, overlooking the battlefield plains where the Zulus defeated the British in the first major battle of the Anglo-Zulu war on 22 January 1879.

Isandlwana reverberates with Zulu history and culture, reflected in the décor throughout the public areas and the twelve luxury bedrooms, all with private balconies overlooking the beautiful Isandlwana plains and mountains beyond. Activities include hiking, horse riding, birding tours, photographic safaris, and the Zulu Village Tour where guests experience the life and customs of the Zulu people in an authentic setting.  Take time to relax at the luxurious lodge and re-live the dramatic events that took place on the sweeping plains over a century ago.




Kosi Bay Lodge    ***

  Web:  www.kosibaylodge.co.za E mail : mwkosibay@mweb.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 35 592 9561 Fax:     +27 (0) 35 592 0392
  Address: Kosi Bay, Kwangwanase - Zululand  


Kosi Bay Lodge is perfectly situated for guests who want to base themselves in the heart of this pristine area and further explore the region. Just a few hundred meters from the water’s edge of Lake Nhlange (the 3rd and largest Lake), Kosi Bay Lodge offers everything an African Bush Lodge should and more. An ideal overnight stop-over for those traveling to Mozambique.

Full board or self catering options are available. All chalets have fully equipped kitchens with private barbeque with access to boma areas. Accent is on comfort, informal service and attention. Guests are encouraged to explore this unique environment. Kosi Bay is a place where fishermen can revere their surroundings and catch. Kingfish, Queenfish, Stumpnose, Shad, Grunter, Mullet and Garrick are just a fraction of what is available from the waters of this region.  




The Antbear Lodge   ***
  Web antbear.co.za E mail : reservations@antbear.co.za
  Tel:  +27 (0) 36 3523143  Cell    +27 (0) 76 4412362
  Address: Fernhurst Farm, Estcourt  


Antbear Lodge is situated in the Drakensberg Mountains near to Giants Castle. What makes Antbear special is that they offer accommodation in a luxury cave. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and an uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg Mountains. Its a a luxury eco experience. The cave is comfortable and cozy with features like a fireplace and Jacuzzi spa bath. A private dining experience is offered where a table is setup on the deck of your cave and you dine by candle light under the stars. Ideal for those anniversaries and gaining brownie points when you have forgotten your partner’s birthday.

Antbear has its own cows for milk, chickens for eggs and an organic vegetable garden. They bake their own bread, cook all our meals from scratch and even make their our own cheese. They also offer horse trails that are ideally suited for beginners.




Kosi Forest Lodge    ****

  Web:  www.kosibaylodge.co.za E mail :   res@isibindi.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 35 474 1473 Address: Kosi Nature Reserve Manguzi


Kosi Forest Lodge is nestled in a sand forest on the shores of the Kosi Lakes System in the north eastern section of the fascinating iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Kosi Bay is a water wonderland of lakes ranging from seawater to fresh water. It is the cultural capital of the Tsonga Tembe Kingdom, and that the Tsonga Tribe have been fishing here for over 1000 years.

Combined with Thonga Beach Lodge and Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge makes a lovely bush, beach and lakes honeymoon. Kosi Forest Lodge is a private lodge situated in an unspoilt wilderness area. Explore this unique ecosystem by guided canoe, boat trip on the lakes, Raffia Forest walks or day excursion to Kosi Bay mouth.




Thonga Beach Lodge    ****

  Web:  www.thongabeachlodge.co.za E mail :    res@isibindi.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 35 474 1473 Address:  Mabibi Beach, Elephant Coast


Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal which forms part of the 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

Thonga Beach is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkelling and excellent off-shore SCUBA diving.

Combined with Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge makes for an ideal bush and beach honeymoon offering safari and scuba diving opportunities.




Isibindi Zulu Lodge    ****

  Web:  www.isibindizululodge.co.za E mail : res@isibindi.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 35 474 1473 Address: Isibindi Eco Reserve, Rorke's Drift


This intimate 12 bed lodge is situated on the 2000 hectare community owned Isibindi Eco-Reserve a stone’s throw from the historically momentous Anglo-Zulu Battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. The reserve is home to abundant plains game. Morning and evening game drives and walks are offered and there are excellent birding opportunities.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore the surrounding battlefields with expert guides who give a chilling account of the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. Guided tours need to be pre-booked.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge offers the rare opportunity of learning about the Zulu culture and traditions as they remain in Zululand today.






Other Options in the area:

The Oyster Box Hotel       
Location: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks


With 86 luxurious rooms, suite and villa to choose from The Oyster Box can accommodate the varied individual needs of every type of visitor. Meticulously refurbished, each one is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved – the exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have all been retained in their original glory. The décor also makes excellent use of natural stone and timber, complemented by calming colours that reflect the soothing shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation.

Perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways or the business traveller, the Oyster Box will meet all individual needs. The award-winning Spa,  has a team of qualified therapists to oversee wellbeing and rejuvenation during your stay. Enjoy a refreshing dip in one of our two pools, one sea facing and one in our tropical garden.


Auberge Hollandaise       
Location: Durban North


Auberge Hollandaise Guest House is a peaceful retreat from the madding crowds, yet only 10 minutes from the business districts and entertainment Mecca of Durban and Umhlanga Ridge. Ideally situated in the prestigious coastal suburb of Durban North, Auberge Hollandaise is tailored to the discerning  traveler. Opulent comfort is standard with warm wooden floors, sumptuous décor and thoughtful attention to the smallest detail.

The new King Shaka International Airport is less than half an hour away. Durban’s warm climate, almost constant sunshine and famous golden beaches make it a coveted holiday destination. The alluring attractions of uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and local arts, culture and sports are easily accessible from the guesthouse.


Cathedral Peak Hotel           
Location:  Drakensberg


Just 250 kilometers from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible  from all over South Africa and abroad. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the Van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money.

Whether your aim is a relaxed family holiday, conference or a romantic mountain getaway, the hospitable staff and management look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Drakensberg experience.


Zulani Guest House       
Location: 75 Flamingo Street, St. Lucia 


Full of beauty charm and adventure, the unforgettable getaway you truly deserve. Zulani Guest House, St Lucia, the perfect spot for a magical escape, a retreat for the active, or for just simple feet-up relaxation with the pleasure of free Wi-Fi. The owners, Gary & June, reside in an adjoining cottage, and are on hand to provide your personalized itinerary and expert advice on all activities and tours in and around St Lucia.

Enjoy complimentary drinks on arrival while your hosts provide you with maps of the area and an orientation talk on the Guest House and activities in and around St Lucia. Then a quick check into your Guest room, all with private entrances from the swimming pool area and decorated with hues of creams, yellows, and slight greys, having recently undergone a re-furbishment, receiving soft furnishings and extras, reflecting the changing moods of Africa. Zulani is in a great choice for fun loving couples and small intimate groups and for your romantic rondeveaux, we offer an exclusive Honeymoon suite with a Jacuzzi bath to collect those unforgettable moments.


Fairlight Beach House          
Location:  Umdloti


Fairlight Beach House offers guests an unforgettable experience in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment and still resonates with the original warmth and hospitality of the Deeb family and their traditionally open doors.

Fairlight’s defining allure is her location. Panoramic seascapes from every room in the home, Umdloti’s finest swimming beach but a few meters away and a range of tastefully appointed bedrooms makes Fairlight not only a luxury, four-star rated destination but the perfect choice for the business and leisure traveler alike. There are a number of restaurants and bars a short walk away. Relax on the quiet beach or around our swimming pool.


Ghost Mountain Inn            
Location: Mkuze - Ghost Mountain


Lying at the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain - a perfect setting for taking time out to relax and experience the charms of Africa in comfort and style. Unwind by the pool or indulge your senses with a skin or body treatment in our Spa. For the more adventurous we offer a variety of guided tours including game drives, birding walks, hikes, tiger fishing, boat rides & Zulu cultural trips.

This intimate and beautiful hotel is the ideal location from which to explore the array of wildlife and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of wildlife and the scenic splendours of this rich and diverse region during game drives, guided walks, cultural excursions and boat cruises in the company of knowledgeable rangers.


Jozini Tiger Lodge       
Location:1 Main Road, Jozini, 3969, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal


Three Cities Jozini Tiger Lodge is situated along the banks of the picturesque Jozini Dam in KwaZulu Natal. Situated in the heart of the Kingdom of the Zulu with its rich heritage and untamed natural beauty, Three Cities Jozini Tiger Lodge is an exciting holiday destination which offers a perfect luxury getaway in the heart of nature.

The hotel is incredibly positioned overlooking the Jozini Dam and is easily accessible from both Durban and Gauteng. The hotel itself boasts superb facilities and there is no other property developed or under development in South Africa that can match the spectacular positioning, size and facilities that Three Cities Jozini Tiger Lodge offers. Ideal for weekends away, extended family holidays, conferencing, incentives, team building and international tour groups,  this is a must- visit property.


Makakatana Bay Lodge        
Location: iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Lake St Lucia)


The only privately owned safari lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park  World Heritage Site, the heart of Africa’s largest natural estuary. The iSimangaliso Wetland park World Heritage Site is one of the few natural wonders left on earth where there are unspoiled wilderness beaches, vast wetlands and game reserves all combined into one reserve.

Makakatana Bay Lodge is a 4 Star property which is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, World Heritage Site, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. We welcome you to our ‘home from home’ lodge, where we provide comfort and friendship which we complement with a host of safaris’ to explore these incredible wonders!


Palm Dune Beach Lodge        
Location: Blythedale Beach - North Coast


A rare find on the sought after Dolphin Coast - less than an hours drive from Durban en route to the rich diversity of Zululand's Big Five game reserves and the St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site. The atmosphere is relaxed with service to rooms, beach, lounge, bar or swimming pool area. Enjoy traditional South African favorites or our mouth-watering seafood extravaganza.

Step off the property onto our expansive golden beaches and enjoy the warmth of the majestic Indian ocean while soaking up  the African sun. Whatever your reason for traveling, business or pleasure, Palm Dune is perfectly positioned to experience the unmatched magnificence of South Africa’s North Coast.


Spion Kop Lodge           
Location: Drakensberg Ladysmith-Winterton


Experience an unmatched getaway at SpionKop Lodge which is set against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, on the Kwazulu-Natal battlefields route. Situated on an  game farm, the Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the berg, bush, birds, and battlefields of the region. The lodge offers visitors an awesome sense of space and beauty, supreme comfort and warm hospitality.

Guests can savor fine cuisine and excellent service whilst appreciating the African landscape and battlefields. Colonial style chalets are located in the park-like grounds, each individually furnished and appointed to offer luxury en-suite accommodation in an out-of-Africa setting. Guests are offered the choice of full board or self-catering facilities.


The Palms Guest House          
Location: Morningside, Durban


The Palms Guesthouse, a boutique bed and breakfast, situated in Morningside, Durban, offers both the corporate or leisure guest an ideal retreat where your hosts are fluent in both French and English. The Guesthouse boasts six fully appointed en-suite bedrooms all of which are Wireless Internet enabled, with air-conditioning, DSTV/Mnet, mini bars, and all the luxury and comfort for which we have become renowned.

A full English or Continental Breakfast served every morning, in the dining room. A visit to The Palms can be a springboard to a whole new adventure with our partners. We are positioned only minutes away from: The best restaurants and shopping centers, The International Conference Centre, Casino, Major golf courses, Sports stadiums, UShaka Marine World, Durban's famous beaches.


Buya Futhi Bed & Breakfast         
Location: St Lucia


Buya Futhi B/B  is a unique stone building built in the 1980’s Situated adjacent to the World Heritage  - The St Lucia Estuary and Cape Vidal (Isimangaliso). It is one of the best locations to view Africa’s wildlife as it was supposed to be seen -unaltered and unharmed.

We offer five en suite rooms. All rooms come equipped with tea/coffee trays, ceiling fans, air-conditioning units, and an individual hair-drying unit. We offer safe parking, and full access to all of our amenities: satellite TV lounge, reading lounge, etc. It is situated on the furthest street from the hustle and bustle of St Lucia’s main street, but is still just a 7 minute walk away from the restaurants and boutiques which line it. Enjoy a slice of life in our establishment, where good quality service is our number one priority. 


Durban City Lodge         
Location: KE Masinga Roads, Marine Parade, Durban


Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only a short walk to the main beach. It also has a fitness room and small meeting room for guest use. Close to many different restaurants, within walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, a 30 minute drive to Durban’s international airport and close to the N3 motorway ensures a very convenient location.

Rooms & Services: • Television • Bathroom with bath and separate shower • Tea and coffee • Electronic safe • Wireless Internet in restaurant and most rooms • Fitness room • Boardroom • 24 hour reception and check-in • Sundowner bar • 24 hour vending machines stocked with snacks and cold beverage items • Fax and photocopy services available • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning • Sparkling swimming pool • Free and convenient parking

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