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Chinderera Eco Lodge

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A1069 Kwamazabane, Kosi Bay 3973 South Africa See on map
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I found this lodge to be well situated in a very quiet and relaxing spot. If you want to get away from it all and be one with nature this is the place. Room was lovely and really enjoyed outside shower. Kosi Bay lovely like...More

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Response from bundubill, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

So pleased you and Raymond enjoyed your stay with us. Glad you found our hospitality was to your liking. Guests love the outdoor shower, as you did, feeling at one with nature. We look forward to seeing you when wish to snorkel here again. Yes...More

Reviewed May 10, 2018

We stayed at Chinderera for my wife's birthday. Eco-Lodge is the right description as its environmental footprint in this amazingly beautiful area of natural beauty is minimal. The Lodge, furnished with beautiful tables and chairs carved by the host, Bill, has a cosy, yet wildly...More

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Response from Bill K, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded May 12, 2018

Great to hear from you, Simon. It was really rewarding for us to meet and host you and Karin, and for us to be the lodge you chose for Karin's birthday. It is always worth sharing experiences, and we loved hearing about your and Karin's....More

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited Chinderera for our anniversary. We always try and find somewhere which we will remember to celebrate this special time in our lives and Chinderera did not disappoint. It is beautifully appointed with minimum impact on the environment and set in a truely wonderful...More

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Response from Bill K, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded March 25, 2018

We really appreciate your great review. Meeting people with your wide travel experience is especially rewarding for us, as we can share similar stories. Your photographic expertise is fantastic and we love the photos you took of the lodge, some of which are on our...More

Reviewed March 12, 2018

Not easy to describe Chinderera, as it’s a very special place even after having seen a lot of Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. The heartwarming welcome, only two, say, chalets (although Chinderera is called a camp), Pam, Bill and Trevor, their deep love to the...More

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Response from Bill K, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded March 15, 2018

Great to hear from you Richard, and to receive such a fantastic review from you and Sabine. It was really good to share travel stories and experiences with you both. So pleased you enjoyed chats with us all, our cuisine from around Africa, and everything...More

Reviewed February 25, 2018

The food was fantastic and the service was just as great. Very well organised and most enjoyable. Bill and Pam went out of their way to show us everything and were marvellous. Trevor also went the extra mile to assist us when we needed it...More

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Response from Bill K, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded February 27, 2018

It is great to hear from you now that you are home safe and sound. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us even though the weather may not have been as good as it could have been! It is always interesting hearing about guests'...More

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Every unit is private and unique, allowing you to experience the environment. From indoor-outdoor bathrooms and spacious interiors, the eco-units provide the perfect base from which to explore all the ...More area has to offer. Less
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US$86 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kosi Bay
Traveller (50)
Room & Suite (19)
Pool & Beach (4)
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January 7, 2017|
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Response from Bill K | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes you can reach our forest lodge in a normal car as the sand roads are well used. Yes permits are required for entry ( current rate of R55 pp ) as the area falls under Isimagalisio which is... More
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"There are only two rooms on site. Both are really upscale safari tents with outdoor showers."
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"there are only two rooms, one with open air shower and one with an open air bath"
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"Limited number of rooms which make it a well worth it destination for adults only."
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"Best to ask for GPS coordinates to get there as it's a bit off the beaten track which is a good thing for..."
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