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Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

The Heritage Safari Lodge was originally built in the 1940’s as a hotel and was a landmark pitstop for weary travelers between Maputo and Durban. Acquired in 1996, the gracious building was lovingly restored to its original colonial grandeur, enhanced with new accommodation, and tastefully themed to highlight Zululand’s unique cultural heritage.

With buffet-style meals in our restaurant, the wide, welcoming veranda and our ‘human watering hole’ – the pub or thatched boma, warm and relaxing atmosphere is conducive to shared good times and conviviality.

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Our lines are down temporarily and while we’re working to get them back online please use the contact below for any reservations or enquiries

For reservations please call Ellen on +27 82 300 5655

Out and about in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Excursions and Day Trips

Enquire about our day trips and excursions and be sure to experience some of our life changing tours and trips. Adjacent to the Heritage Safari Lodge is our fascinating Zulu Cultural Village, where the residents still live and practice Zulu traditions as their ancestors did a hundred years ago or visit iSimangaliso /Greater St Lucia Wetland Park on a relaxing two hour boat cruise (three different daily departure times) along the St Lucia Estuary. Learn about the abundant bird life and see hippo and crocodile in the river. Our knowledgeable guides and partners will help you arrange your itinerary. Here a few of the day trips we offer. Please enquire for more options.

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Our concierge desk will assist you plan your perfect itinerary during your stay in Johannesburg

  • Shaw Diamonds Gem Viewing

  • Walking Safari

  • Bird Viewing or Boat Cruise

  • Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Game Reserve

  • Tembe Elephant Park

  • Elephant Interaction Tour

  • Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre

  • Crocodile & Snake Centre

  • Dolphin & Marine Animals (mid-Dec to mid-May)

  • Horse Trail on Beach or in Reserve (1 hr)

  • Pongolapoort Tiger Fishing (full or half day)

  • Sodwana Bay Scuba Diving (one or two dives)

  • Sodwana Bay Snorkelling

  • St Lucia Game/Bill Fishing

  • St Lucia Whale Watching (May to Dec)

  • Advent School Visit

  • Mbonise Village & School Visit

  • Zulu Cultural Show

  • St Lucia & Cape Vidal

  • St Lucia Country Club Golf (18 holes)

  • St Lucia Boat Cruise & Ocean Adventure

  • St Lucia Boat Cruise & Horse Riding

  • St Lucia Boat Cruise


Guest Book

Visitor Reviews

Really enjoyed my week at Zulu Nyala - it's an experience I'll never forget. Thank you

— Jayne Collins

Absolutely amazing experience!! Saw loads of animals doing what they do best and had an amazing ranger!

— Braeden Holle

An absolutely incredible place. I wish we could stay forever! James was, hands down, the BEST guide. Thank you for such an indescribable experience. We will be back very, very soon!

— Kelly Smith