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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I were booked into a next door cottage at the self catering Zulu land safari lodge but there were no braai facilities for us, the other cottages had braai facilities and we had to braai in the communal area so when booking please request a self catering cottage with a close braai facility. The aircon in our...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2016

he safari lodge was very nice with excellent facilities. Food served at Tree lodge was also quite good. Very friendly staff and also very helpful. The staff really tried to make our stay as nice as possible.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the safari lodge and had a wonderful stay. The staff were so friendly and helpful from the time we arrived until we left. They made an effort to ensure there was vegetarian food for some of us. Rooms were clean and neat and the Boma area was perfect for our big group. Will definitely be back again.

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Thank DGJHB
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great lodge in close proximity to the Ezimvulo Game reserve. Staff super friendly and owner is a character. Rooms and clean and lodge is well maintained. Crocs around the dinner setting is very different experience.

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Umkomaas
Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a lovely setting with great rooms, friendly staff and excellent Sipho with whom we had a wonderful game drive. Excellent viewings when we saw 4 of the big 5 on one early drive and then back to a scrumptious breakfast. Welcome rain has made the reserve Well worth a visit.

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the tree lodge. Beautiful! lodge facing the woods where you could see the antilopes and hear the birds. Large and soft bed, lovely furnishing and everything very clean. Excellent breakfast and excellent dinner. it was just perfect.

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Netherlands
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We do not get the positive reviews. Everything is overpriced (2 times too expensive in comparison to other stays). All staff members are unfriendly. They have wildlife but everything is a management road and you are not allowed to drive on these roads. Why not? We have no clue.... The cottage is also too expensive in comparison to other places....

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Tree Lodges at Ubizane. A family group including children. It was fantastic. Comfortable and the food was simply delicious. Good selection including vegetarian options. We have kids with food allergies and these were accommodated with selection. We did a morning game drive (to Hluhluwe) with Sipho (from Ubizane) and it was great. We came for a...

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UbizaneTeam, General Manager at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Anne F, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review! We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted to know you and your family enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide our guests with the opportunity to make amazing memories in the heart of the African bush and we are so glad to hear...

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the Tree Lodge... It's impossible to fault! The lodges were comfortable and well equipped. The food served was abundant and delicious and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. We did two game drives with Alan as our guide, and had a fantastic time! Word of advice if you do the early morning...

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UbizaneTeam, General Manager at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Anne F, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review! We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted to know you and your family enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide our guests with the opportunity to make amazing memories in the heart of the African bush and we are so glad to hear...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We had some family come from the UK and decided to take them on a game viewing trip. We booked two self catering units at Ubizane for two night and found that these were extremely good. The rooms were spacious and the bathroom very clean and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked with cutlery, dishes and pots so you don't...

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UbizaneTeam, General Manager at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Rob D, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review! We appreciate the kind words and we are delighted to know you and you family from England enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide our guests with the opportunity to make amazing memories in the heart of the African bush and we are so glad...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zulu for the place of calling, Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is situated a mere 4 Kilometers from Hluhluwe Town and is on the access road to Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park. Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is an invaluable location for any tourist to experience wildlife while traveling in the surrounding area, including the Greater St Lucia World Heritage Site. Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is situated in the heart of Zululand, but is only a mere two and a half hours drive from Durban's King Shaka Airport. With an expanse of 1200 hectares, this privately owned, low risk Malaria reserve is teaming with wildlife, some of which include: Giraffe, Wildebeest, White Rhino, Ostrich and Zebra, as well as most antelope species. Not to mention the bird life which includes over 450 species! During the start of a brand new era, Ubizane renovations and restorations were undertaken on a large scale , with the emphasis on returning the glory that has stood for more than 50 years and improving with the resources that our advanced modern society has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

Address: Memorial Gate Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $164 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ubizane Wildlife Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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