If you are looking for something to do with your family this holiday and experience the best of Zululand, look no further.
Situated on a small game farm with sand forest vegetation in the heart of Zululand, Emdoneni Lodge & Spa is the perfect base for enjoying guided visits to a variety of tours, activities and unique experiences. A short two-hour drive from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, this multi-award-winning three-star lodge with its abundance of wildlife and natural vegetation, superb accommodation, exceptional food and impeccable service is the perfect place to spend a family-friendly, true African holiday.
The lodge offers spacious accommodation in elegantly decorated chalets and cottages with traditional wooden furniture and private patios – they have a selection of 37 chalets, six rondavels and an executive suite.
The chalets are spacious and have twin beds and en-suite bathrooms with tea- and coffee-making facilities. The rondavels are influenced by the local surroundings and have thatched roofs with separate bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.
The secluded executive suite, named Windfall Cottage, is hidden under indigenous marula trees. It comprises a lounge with a selection of DStv channels, a romantically styled bedroom, an en-suite bathroom and an outside shower in a fenced boma area.
You can start your day with a mouthwatering breakfast and enjoy traditional South African cuisine for dinner and lunch on request. And in the evening having sundowners around the boma fire while watching the starlit sky is a wonderful way to end an eventful day.
You can also cool down in the sparkling swimming pool or go for a relaxing treatment at the spa.
There is a large choice of daily activities: from safari drives to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve searching for the Big Five to going deep-sea fishing or exploring Lake St Lucia on a boat cruise with Heritage Tours and Safaris (https://www.heritagetoursandsafaris.com). Or experience indigenous culture at the Dumazulu Cultural Village or just enjoy the peace and beauty of Emdoneni Lodge.
A visit to the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre where endangered wild cat orphans are cared for until they can be released back into the wild is a must.. You can take a personal tour to see caracals and servals, discover the secrets of the cheetah and be delighted by the African wildcat. You can watch feeding times during the afternoon tour and enjoy an informative talk about the animals and the project by the dedicated animal-loving guides. This project was established by the owners, Louis and Cecillie Nel, to facilitate environmental education and conservation of cheetah and other smaller wild cats.
Apart from Big Five game drives and guided/non-guided walks where you will most likely bump into zebra, impala, nyala and red and grey duiker, you can go birdwatching where you will catch glimpses of the narina trogon, brown-hooded kingfisher, purple crested lourie (the national bird of the Kingdom of Swaziland) and many others
With Emdoneni’s motto of ‘Okuhle esikwenzayo Kwanele’ (Zulu for ‘Only our BEST is enough’ and the welcoming Louis and Cecillie and their friendly staff, a stay at Emdoneni Lodge is a special and memorable experience – and don’t forget the fresh air, sunshine, blue skies and open spaces: the perfect COVID-safe environment. For that family adventure holiday, come and ‘touch the wild where the waterberry grows’ and book your stay now.
For more visit: www.emdonenilodge.com