A well-appointed Zululand lodge overlooking the White Umfolozi Valley

The well-appointed Zulu Rock Lodge is situated on the edge of the Babanago Game Reserve, a community-driven, malaria-free zone where explorers can discover the bush on 20.000 ha of conservation land. The lodge’s stone-clad chalets are decorated with curated Zulu artefacts. They are designed to make the most of amazing views while still allowing guests the privacy of an intimate getaway. Guests can enjoy the thrill of daily morning and evening nature drives in the reserve, stopping by the various spoils of the lodge in between, like the swimming pool with a view and the wine cellar and African-style bar.

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Best time to go to KwaZulu-Natal

With a sub-tropical climate KwaZulu-Natal has hot, humid summers and cooler, dry winters. For travellers from the Northern Hemisphere be advised that in South Africa the seasons are reversed with July being right in the middle of winter. So, the best time to visit is from April to September, where temperatures are moderate and skies are often clear and sunny. Regardless, you’ll always be guaranteed warmth.


Hilltop Luxury Room

The Hilltop Luxury Room offers 2 guests a comfortable stay in a suite with twin or king-sized beds and a bathroom with heated flooring. Guests can relax in front of the fireplace or appreciate panoramic views of the reserve and valley from a private deck with outdoor seating.

Romance Suite

The Romance Suite is set in a secluded corner of the reserve and offers a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower. Its positioning offers breathtaking views and couples can enjoy other spoils like a cosy fireplace in the luxurious suite and a pool and private deck outside.

Family Villa

The Family Villa accommodates 4 guests in 2 en-suite bedrooms with king-sized or three-quarter beds. Features of this villa include a lounge with a sleeper couch, a fireplace, a dining room, a kitchenette and a guest toilet. Outside, guests enjoy their private pool, lapa area, and a back veranda.

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