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Chinderera Eco Lodge

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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 area has to offer.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Zulu Inyala Airport114 km
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

You will find yourself far from the madding crowds at this creatively appointed small lodge. High quality African artifacts and beautifully crafted furniture are part of the appealing ambience of Chinderara. Pam and Bill are warm, charming hosts. This is a great destination for nature...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 672Charlotte
Response from Bill K, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded October 9, 2018

A heartfelt thank you from the Chinderera team! It was a pleasure to host you both, fellow South Africans. Great that you enjoyed our lodge and some of our beautiful area.

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Bill and Pam opened Chinderera 2 years ago and made this place simply amazing and authentic! Bill built the eco lodge as well as all the furnitures himself and with great taste, decorating the place with items brought back from its travels throughout all corners...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank victoriadeclety
Response from Bill K, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded September 23, 2018

Thank you Victoria and Reynauld. It was a privilege to host you for the past three days and to show you our beautiful area. We wish you all the best on your travels for your new business, and look forward to the possibility of seeing...More

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

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from bundubill, Owner at Chinderera Eco LodgeResponded August 18, 2018

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

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank simongeschwindt
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

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Christine K
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

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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
Room Tips
"There are only two rooms on site. Both are really upscale safari tents with outdoor showers."
Sep. 14, 2017
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"there are only two rooms, one with open air shower and one with an open air bath"
May 24, 2017
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"Limited number of rooms which make it a well worth it destination for adults only."
Feb. 26, 2017
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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..."
Dec. 19, 2016
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US$209 - US$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalKosi Bay
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