Note From The Proud Owners

“In ancient times, there was a prayer for the stranger within our gates”.

Because this establishment is a human institution to serve people and not solely a moneymaking organization, we hope that God will grant you peace and rest while you are under our roof.

We have a true passion for the hospitality industry and our guests.

Emdoneni Lodge has grown from a 7-room lodge to a 50-room hotel/lodge and we have been serving our guests for more than 21 years.

We are also thrilled to announce that we have received numerous awards to confirm that we are on the right track.  Never have we dreamt that a 3-star lodge, in the middle of nowhere, will be recognised for our passion which is serving our guests!

We are so privileged that you chose Emdoneni Lodge as your hotel/lodge of choice.

We want to make sure that your stay is more than what you expected!

Should anything not be more than perfect during your stay please contact us, the owners, as soon as possible.  We will attend to it immediately.


May Emdoneni Lodge be your second home. May those you love be near you, in your thoughts and dreams.  Even though we may not get to know you well, we hope that you will be as comfortable and happy as if you were in your own home, and when you leave, may your journey be safe.

Okuhle esikwenzayo kwanele
– the Zulu translation for “only our BEST is enough …”

Zululand greetings,

Louis & Cecillie Nel and our wonderful team