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 THE ZULULAND ROUTE

     

 
 

Tour Zululand & The Battlefields

Pick up your rental car at Durban International Airport and in few hours you will find yourself in  the Heart of Zululand. Here you can experience Zulu Culture at many of the tribal villages that are scattered round the region.

Zululand is also a great place to experience wildlife and beaches. Be sure not to Miss the Battlefields steeped in history.

Choose your own route & hotels from the menu below. Vehicle rental starts from US$ 30 per day and includes unlimited Km.

 

 

 

 

 
     
1.  Canelands Beach Club & Spa  ****  On the beach on KZN North Coast  Chakas Rock
2.  Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa   ****  On the banks of the Jozini Lake  Jozini
3.  Islandwana Lodge   ****  Situated at Isandlwana Battlefield  Babanango
4.  Leopard Mountain Game Lodge  ****  32 km from Mkuze / 45 km from Hluhluwe  Mkuzi / Hlluhluwe
5.  Leopard Walk Lodge  **** & ***  Situated 20 km NE of Hluhluwe on the R 22 Sodwana Bay Rd  Hluhluwe
6.  Rhino River Lodge   ****  Southern Section of the Zululand Rhino Reserve  Mkuzi / Hlluhluwe
7.  Whalesong Guest House  ****  1 Km from the beach. Adjacent to a World Heritage Site  St Lucia
8.  Elephant Lake Hotel  ***  On the banks of the St Lucia Estuary  St Lucia
9.  Emdoneni Lodge   ***  12 km to iSimangaliso Wetland Park.  Hluhluwe
10. Kosi Bay Lodge  ***  Lake Nhlange Kosi Bay Lakes  Manguzi (Kosi Bay)
 

 
 

 

 
 

1. 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 2. Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa   **** 

     
 

Situated in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, with its rich heritage and untamed natural beauty, Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa is the perfect luxury getaway in the heart of nature. Incredibly positioned along the banks of the picturesque Lake Jozini, and backed by the splendour of the Lebombo Mountain range, the Lodge boasts superb facilities, including a Mangwanani Spa, gym, rim-flow swimming pool, exceptional dining experiences, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, and a wide range of activities for all ages.

Easily accessible from both Durban and Gauteng, and surrounded by a host of World Heritage Sites and Nature Reserves, Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa is ideal for weekend getaways, extended family holidays, conferencing, incentives, weddings, team building and International tour groups. 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 3. 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.

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 

   4. Leopard Mountain Game Lodge    ****

  Web:  www.leopardmountain.co.za E mail : info@leopardmountain.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 86 111 4789 Fax:     +27 (0) 86 619 2661
  Address: D464, Hluhluwe, Kwazulu Natal  

     
 

This 'Big Five' multi-award winning game Lodge is located in the secluded hills of the 23 000ha Zululand Rhino Reserve. Well appointed stone and thatch chalets offer spectacular views. Relax in your hammock or private plunge pool. Enjoy 'Fine Dining' under the stars with tantalizing cuisine prepared by our sought after chef, complimented with wine from our unique multi-award winning cellar. Join our rangers on Big 5 game drives and the midday Waterhole Lookout Activity.


Our pristine wilderness is home to abundant game including Cheetah, Wild Dog & Black Rhino. Entrust us with those special occasions. Our picture perfect backdrop lends itself as an intimate setting for a romantic wedding, honeymoon or just a well deserved break.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

5. Leopard Walk Lodge  ****  &  ***

     
 

Leopard Walk Lodge is a private Game Lodge situated in the world famous Elephant Coast, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal. You will love being in the midst of Africa’s famous Elephant Coast, near to Big Five Hluhluwe Game Reserve and in the environs of the World Natural Heritage Site, “A place of wonders” – The Isimangaliso Wetland Park. It is an area renowned for its magnificent wildlife and cultural heritage.

Unwind in your luxurious accommodation, on a romantic weekend, with glass wrapped rooms and relax in your own private outdoor Jacuzzi. Enjoy the private “secret” setting of your suite in a unique Sand Forest in the midst of the wildlife reserve, with over 350 bird species and abundant wildlife.

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 6. Rhino River Lodge   **** 

     
 

Rhino River Lodge is a Big 5 safari lodge in KZN. It is situated along the shore of the Msunduze River. This 23,000 hectare private game reserve is located in the very heart of Zululand. The private game lodge offers you an intimate and comfortable safari experience, with excellent game viewing and luxury accommodation.

Join us for our game drives, where you will be guided by a knowledgeable ranger in one of our open safari vehicles and have the chance to see the Big Five and many other African animals, birds, and wildlife. Enjoy hearty South African cuisine highlighting local ingredients and specialities, served under the stars around a campfire. Indulge in a comfortable night’s sleep in one of our well-appointed rooms or cottages. Join us in experiencing South Africa at its best, amongst untamed nature and warm hospitality.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

7. Whalesong Guest House   **** 

     
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

8. 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 9. Emdoneni Lodge    ****

 

     
 
Situated on a small game farm with sand forest vegetation, in the heart of Zululand, Emdoneni Lodge has spacious accommodation. It features an outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. Emdoneni Lodge has elegantly decorated chalets and cottages with traditional wooden furniture and private patios.

Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet. The lodge’s restaurant serves traditional South African cuisine for dinner and lunch on request. Tours to the cat project for interaction with tame cheetahs can be arranged.

You can enjoy the attractions of the area with an open vehicle game drive to the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve. You can also choose from a variety of activities, including fishing, hiking and horse riding.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

10. 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.  

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

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