Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Accommodation in Eshowe


Star Rating:4

iSibindi Zulu Lodge is situated in a private game reserve in the ruggedly beautiful Zululand. An architectural celebration of the Zulu nation, the lodge is a peaceful bushveld retreat which also offers a host of activities for our guests wanting to experience a combination of luxurious accommodation, gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu cultural experiences.

This 12 bed luxury lodge is a stone's throw away from the historically momentous Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana where Zulu and British clashed in a devastating battle which had enormous consequences for the Zulu people. The lodge also offers a choice of authentic Zulu cultural experiences. We also pride ourselves on continuing to receive numerous accolades on our cuisine!

Isibindi Game Reserve
 iSibindi Zulu Lodge is situated within the 4000 acre Isibindi Eco-Reserve which offers diverse habitats ranging from montane grassland and valley thornveld to riverine forests. The reserve is home to abundant indigenous game, morning and evening game drives are offered and there is excellent bird watching. It is also quite safe to walk or take a picnic along one of the meandering river beds and view Giraffe, Zebra,Wildebeest, etc.

Battlefield tours
iSibindi Zulu Lodge offers guided tours of the Anglo-Zulu battlefields. Tours must be pre-booked so that arrangements can be made with our preferred guides to take the tours. The chilling accounts of the battles of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana present a deeper insight of the rich history in the area. Presented alongside the military narrative, a complete picture of the impact of the Anglo-Zulu campaign on both the Zulu and British nations is formed.

Zulu Culture and History
Isibindi Zulu Lodge offers the rare opportunity of learning about the Zulu culture and traditions as they remain in Zululand today. A Zulu Boma Dinner begins just as the sun starts setting, casting our hills in soft golden light. Guests are led down a narrow path to the beat of drums. As one emerges into a clearing comming across a historical Zulu umuzi (village) the dancing bodies of Zulu children make for a profound experience. The traditional dances and their role in Zulu history and culture is explained amid the energetic displays. A separate day trip to a Zulu Homestead gives guests a rare chance to experience the life of a rural Zulu family which has remained largely unchanged over the past hundred years since Shaka Zulu forged this mighty nation.

Room Description at :

FACT FILE
 
Isibindi Zulu Lodge
Overhead Fans                                 YES
Air conditioning                                 NO
24hr lighting                                     YES    
Recharge Batteries                            YES
Electricity                                          YES
Mosquito Nets                                   NO
Safe                                                 Yes at Reception
Hairdryer                                          Yes
Cell phone coverage                          Limited
Internet                                            Limited    
Malaria                                             NO

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include: 
Accommodation, Includes: all meals, teas & coffees, one game walk or drive a day.
A Zulu Boma Dinner/Cultural Evening with traditional food, dancing and tour of village is included if you stay more than 2 nights. (only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

Rates Exclude:
Entrance fees for the Battlefields, optional excursions and optional extras.

 

Extra information

Facilities: Swimming pool,  Safe at reception, Conference Facilities for 12 people.
Limited cell phone coverage, No hairdryers

Children of all ages welcome, (Children under 6 years are requested to have dinner half and hour earlier than adults)

Children 12 years and under pay 50% of full adult rate when sharing with parent. (Maximum of one child per room at discounted rate)   Children 12 - 18 years pay 75% of full adult rate when sharing with adult.