If you ever dreamt of getting close to nature, interacting with tame cats like Cheetah, Emdoneni Lodge is the place to visit!
|Following the 2015 voting period, Emdoneni Lodge has won: Global Winner in the Luxury Game Lodge category of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.|
Emdoneni Lodge is situated on a small game farm, with sand forest vegetation. On the premises, you can walk with the wildlife including Zebra, Impala, Nyala, Red & Grey Duiker and other antelope and pre-booked, guided, nature walks. Birdlife is abundant. Emdoneni is a nature lovers paradise and offers guests intimate and comfortable accommodation in Hluhluwe and allowing guests to sample the delights of true South African hospitality and cuisine. Before and after dinner, join the hosts for evening drinks around the fire, at the Boma or on the sundowner deck. Our executive suite offers the ideal romantic breakaway, privately nestled under marula trees….
A once-in-a-lifetime experience in the heart of Zululand, in Africa's unspoilt beauty. Picture a romantic setting of untamed bush and spectacular skies, for a couple in love, to exchange their vows and have a wedding ceremony at Emdoneni Lodge. The wedding will be something distinctive, imaginative and magical. Guests can enjoy a balance of sophistication and comfort, in harmony with nature, savouring the rare pleasure of their very own secluded slice of Africa.
Located in the heart of Zululand lies Emdoneni Lodge which offers unique opportunities for the visitor. Join us for an up close and personal tour and learn more about South Africa's endangered wild cat species. Come and be mesmerized by the beauty of the Caracal (Lynx), enchanted by the playful Serval, astonished by the speed and agility of the Cheetah and delighted by the African Wildcat. View and photograph these amazing animals at the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre. We offer educational tours daily, with feedings during the afternoon tour and an informative talk about the animals and the project by an experienced guide.
The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre is to care for wild Cheetahs, Serval Cats, African Wildcats and Caracal (Lynx), which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and are in need of care and rehabilitation. We also breed where possible and release the offspring back into their natural habitat.
Then enjoy the attractions of the area ... with an open vehicle game drive to the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserves in search of the Big 5; or go deep-sea game fishing at Cape Vidal or Sodwana, take a boat trip on Lake St Lucia, go horse riding or just unwind and relax at the pool ... the options are endless.
Emdoneni provides a central, comfortable and affordable base, from which to explore the culture of the amaZulu ("Zulus" - the people of the heaven), the great lakes and game parks of Zululand, the options are endless. We pride ourselves in offering superior service to our guests and the sharing of our local knowledge, which enables guests to explore the most of Zululand in the time available.
As you get up close and personal with local wildlife, enjoy a walk with nyala, impala and zebra or to coming face to face with Cheetah, Serval, Caracal and African Wildcats at our famous Animal Care & Rehab Centre.
Air-conditioned, en-suite rooms allow you to escape the heat of the day… join us in the evenings for true SA cuisine at the buffet restaurant or in the Boma which adds a different atmosphere as you eat under African night sky. End off your evening with a night-cap in our cosy bar or a chat in front of the fireplace.
Guests at Emdoneni Lodge are encouraged to join our qualified guides on exciting daily activities.
Emdoneni Lodge offers the visitor a chance to experience Zululand at its’ best. From all of us at Emdoneni Lodge - Salani Kahle