Hluhluwe Accommodation at Emdoneni Lodge

At Emdoneni Lodge, relaxation takes on a whole new meaning. As you unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings, you’ll be treated to the ‘Emdoneni Experience’.

But the Emdoneni Experience doesn’t stop at wildlife viewing. This haven of nature offers a plethora of activities for guests to indulge in. Embark on an exhilarating game drive to the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve or immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Zulu people through traditional dance performances and informative cultural tours.

For those seeking a more intimate encounter with wildlife, Emdoneni Lodge is also home to the renowned Zululand Cat Conservation Project. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the conservation efforts being made to protect endangered species such as cheetahs, servals, African wildcats and caracals. Witness their graceful movements and hear their powerful calls as you gain a deeper understanding of the importance of preserving our natural heritage.

After a day filled with adventure and exploration, retreat to the comfort of your well-appointed accommodation. Emdoneni Lodge offers a variety of rooms, each thoughtfully designed to provide the perfect blend of style and relaxation. 

The culinary delights at Emdoneni Lodge are a treat for the taste buds. Indulge in a delectable array of local dishes, expertly crafted by the lodge’s talented chefs. Every meal promises to be a culinary journey that will leave you satisfied and craving for more.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or simply a break from the ordinary, Emdoneni Lodge is the ultimate destination. With its breathtaking scenery, captivating wildlife, and warm hospitality, this hidden gem in Zululand offers an experience like no other. So, pack your bags, leave the city behind, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Emdoneni Lodge. You won’t be disappointed.

Conveniently situated near the National Road, the lodge provides easy access to popular attractions such as the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserves and St Lucia World Heritage Park. Whether you’re interested in exploring wildlife reserves or enjoying relaxing boat cruises at Lake St Lucia, Emdoneni Lodge serves as an ideal base for your adventures.

The lodge boasts multiple awards and offers intimate and beautifully decorated accommodation.  Guests can choose between bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast options. Most rooms have showers, while two rooms feature baths. Complimentary WiFi is available for all guests.

Emdoneni Lodge provides various facilities to enhance your stay, including a boma, swimming pool, and sky deck. These amenities allow guests to unwind, relax, and fully appreciate the tranquil surroundings of the lodge.

Nature lovers will be delighted by the abundant wildlife present on the property, including Zebra, Impala, Nyala, and Red and Grey Duiker. Bird enthusiasts will also be in for a treat, as Zululand is known for its diverse birdlife. Keep an eye out for special sightings such as the Narina trogon, Blue Crested Lourie, Mangrove King Fisher, African Broadbill, Pink Throated Twin Spot, and Blue Billed.

Come and be mesmerised by the beauty of the Caracal, enchanted by the playful Serval, astonished by the speed & agility of the Cheetah and delighted by the African Wildcat. We offer educational daily tours to the Zululand Cat Conservation Project. The include the opportunity to view a feeding during the afternoon tour only.   

Those of you in search of water-based activities have the option of visiting any of the following: Lake St Lucia, Cape Vidal Snorkeling Safaris, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia Wetlands, Jozini Dam and Kosi Bay.

Emdoneni Lodge invites you to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and experience the rich offerings of Zululand. Our passionate and knowledgeable guides are eager to introduce you to the region and ensure an unforgettable stay.

Chalet singles


Spacious and elegant chalets with an authentic atmosphere to maximise comfort. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom (shower only) and a lovely view on the garden. Two chalets adjacent to each other with a split patio.

We offer twin beds or king size beds with an en-suite bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available in all rooms.  



This unique African-style, round, thatched roof is called a rondavel. The unit consists of two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom (with shower only). Each unit has an adjoining door between the two bedrooms, making it ideal for families. The rondavels have a view over the garden and it is in close proximity of the swimming pool and restaurant. The units are elegantly decorated with an authentic atmosphere. Extras: Air conditioners, ceiling fans, bar fridge, as well as coffee and tea making facilities.


Self-catering Cottage

Our Self-catering cottage, Windfall Cottage, is privately situated under Marula trees and offers great comfort and privacy. It consists of a lounge with DSTV, romantic bedroom, en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, leading to an outside shower in a privately fenced Boma area. Sit and relax on your private patio, having your morning coffee or tea. In the afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine and watch Zebra, Nyala and Impala roam around the cottage. Ideal for honeymooners or for those looking for a romantic weekend away.

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