Shayamanzi Houseboats | Zululand

Northern KwaZulu Natal has many natural and splendid beauties, but little can compare with the superb wildlife to be seen on the shores of Lake Jozini (also known as Pongolapoort Lake). On board Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing! Experience the first Houseboats in South Africa - the only one of their kind. Shayamanzi is all about taking time out to appreciate Africa's special wonders. The whining reel breaks the silence as your fishing rod bends to the limit. Then the spectacular colours of a tail walking 'tiger' light up the water surface, and experience that neither the novice nor avid angler will forget.

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2 Nights

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Isandlwana Lodge | KwaZulu Natal Battlefields

Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendour of the African sunset.

Rob Gerrard, resident historian, or one of his associates will make history come to life when they relate the stories of the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Other activities include walks, photographic trips, birding tours and a Zulu Village Safari which takes guests to a typical homestead, the church, schools, or clinic, whatever their interest, and always includes a visit with a local Sangoma.

Unwind in our pool built among the rocks after a day on the battlefields and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the library where you can hone up on your history knowledge. Savour delectable food by our specialist chef to provide you with some of the best food in KwaZulu-Natal or just relax on your private balcony and enjoy a golden African sunset. All rooms face the historic and scenically beautiful Isandlwana plain with a view of the mountain.

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2 Nights

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Thanda Safari Lodge | Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

Step out onto your wooden deck. Take a dip in your plunge pool. Enjoy dinner served in your own private boma. Or admire the African sunset from the circular daybed atop your thatched outdoor sala.

Thanda Safari Lodge is known for its 9 beautiful bush suites – each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the 220m² suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve.

Each suite is a tribute to abundance, Africa-style - with a spacious lounge and majestic master bedroom and double-sided fireplace. The bathroom has a vanity, his-and-hers basins, egg-shaped bath, enclosed toilet as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Use your suite as a secret hideaway for relaxation, romance or reflection - or as the base from which you head out to enjoy one of our many magnificent experiences.


Thanda Safari Lodge’s public areas are colourful and drenched in light, with touches of beading, welcoming leather and authentic wood. They include an inviting library overlooking a waterhole that is favoured by elephant and other game, a private business area, a cigar bar and an impressively stocked wine cellar.

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2 Nights

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

The Oyster Box | Umhlanga

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. This 86-room hotel is renowned for its generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. The elegant rooms, decorated with antiques, feature private balconies (many with sea views), flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and fresh fruit and flowers. Suites add separate lounges; some have private plunge pools. There's a complimentary buffet breakfast, a fine-dining restaurant and multiple eateries/bars. Other amenities include a spa with a hammam, an oceanfront outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. There's also a 24-seat cinema and a kids' activity programme.

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Fast Facts

5 Star

Hotel

Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu

No. Rooms: 86

Special Interests: Beach / Coastal, Birding, Fishing, Golf, Gourmet, History & Culture, Leisure, Relaxation, Shopping, Watersports, Wine

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