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Esikhotheni Lodge

Esikhotheni Lodge

With dazzling Lake Jozini on the horizon and an impressive hilltop vantage point, Esikhotheni Lodge amazes guests with the untamed beauty of this treasure in the South African bush. Known as the Elephant Coast or Zululand, this undiscovered area in Northern Kwazulu Natal is the home to Esikhotheni Lodge, a four-star, award-winning, luxury lodge, sure to provide guests an unforgettable safari experience.

The lodge’s seven chalets are perched on the hilltop. En-suite bathrooms feature large showers, raised oval baths, and an expanse of windows that open to the lake. Air conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, luxurious bath essences, safe, and a private patio with impressive views are standard features in each chalet. Romantic couples will enjoy the honeymoon suite with its private jacuzzi set on an extended deck in the bush.

You set the pace at Esikhotheni, from the meals to the game drives. Long, lazy breakfasts and elegant evening meals are carefully crafted by the resident chef. On the shores of the Jozini Dam, you can experience the thrill of tiger-fishing on a chartered boat, cruising on the lake, birdwatching, or taking your breakfast or lunch from a romantic vantage point.

Game drives across Esikhotheni Private Game Reserve are led by experienced guides in open safari vehicles. On early morning and sunset drives, guests report sightings of impala, warthog, nyala, wildebeest, elephant, buffalo, and even black rhino. Walking safaris are another fabulous way to spot game, and trails are chosen based on guest interest, fitness, and energy.

Rhino-tracking, four-wheeling, and clay pigeon shooting are other ways to experience the outdoors during a stay at Esikhotheni Lodge. A satisfied guest reported, “We were greeted with smiles and we left with smiles. Esikhotheni Lodge's situation is stunning, with all rooms having a fabulous view of the bush and Jozini Dam . . . The food was really good, too—and there was certainly plenty of it. The evening meal was a total dining experience set in the delightful surroundings of the main dining lodge.”

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