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Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Ancient battlefields, luxurious accommodation, exceptional game viewing and Zulu cultural experiences combine for a one-of-a-kind experience at Isibindi Zulu Lodge. In a private game reserve in Zululand, the lodge is a tranquil bushveld getaway near the historic Anglo-Zulu battlefields of the late 19th century.

Inspired by the traditional Zulu beehive shape, suites at Isibindi overlook the surrounding hills and game reserve. Each of the suites also features en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. A sunken stone bath is the centerpiece of the Honeymoon Suite’s master bath, also coveted for its secluded location and excellent views.

Nestled among dolorite boulders and a large buffalo thorn tree, the main lodge is a hub of activity for guests. Lounge, large fireplace, library, swimming pool, expansive veranda, and bar are spots to gather and have conversations about the day’s adventures or just simply relax.

Located in Isibindi Eco-Reserve’s 4,000 acres, Isibindi Zulu Lodge offers a front seat to some of Africa’s finest wildlife. Morning and evening game drives offer prime viewing opportunities of local giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest, bushbuck, reedbuck, impala, kudu, and warthog. A number of carnivores inhabit the area including leopard, black-backed jackal, caracal, and honey badger. There is also abundant birdlife. Home to a wide variety of species, the varied habitats of valley thornveld, riverine forest, and montane grassland also offer excellent walking and hiking trails, perfect for photographing wildlife and enjoying a picnic lunch.

Another unforgettable experience offered at Isibindi Zulu Lodge is one of the guided battlefield tours. Battles such as Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana come to life through vivid military narrative and emotional storytelling.

Trips to a rural Zulu Homestead and introduction to cultural traditions such as dancing to tribal drums give guests a taste of authentic Africa. Zulu boma dinner, tours to Mangeni Falls and Bushman Rock, fishing on the Buffalo River, river tubing, bush breakfast, and visits to Taland Museu, Rorke’s Drift Craft Centre, and a traditional Zulu curio shop all add to the cultural experience of an unforgettable visit to Isibindi Zulu Lodge.

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