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We stayed for six nights at the Zulu Nyala Heritage Lodge in a Heritage Suite. The room was enormous and the very comfortable. The Heritage Suites are a long walk from the dining room and reception, but it does guarantee peace and quiet. The grounds...More
We spent 6 nights at the lodge and went for game drives through their private reserve twice each day. Marnu, our ranger, was a first class guide. He always put the animals' comfort and safety first. He was very knowledgeable about the entire ecosystem –...More
We spent 6 days with Marnu as our guide. While new to this preserve, his prior experience was very evident. In addition to what you may normally expect he also was extremely knowledgeable in birding. This brought an additional level of entertainment to our safari...More
The entire staff at Zulu Nyala Heritage Lodge was extremely friendly, professional, and helpful in every way. My one comment regarding where they can improve would be a selection of food. It was C+ at best—But the staff are all very friendly and helpful.
Going out on safaris with Marnu was the best part of our stay. He was very knowledgeable about all of the animals we saw. As the week progressed and our group became more familiar with the preserve and what it could offer, Marnu would customize...More
Response from chrisgoldschmidt | Reviewed this property |
We did indeed rent a car at the Durban airport. We're glad we did, too! The transfer fees to Zulu Nyala are pretty expensive per person, so we saved a good bit of money. At the same time, a rental car gave us... More
We did indeed rent a car at the Durban airport. We're glad we did, too! The transfer fees to Zulu Nyala are pretty expensive per person, so we saved a good bit of money. At the same time, a rental car gave us the flexibility to visit a couple of attractions outside the preserve such as the Cheetah Experience. And, of course, we didn't have to worry about making our departure from the Durban Airport on time.
In terms of the roads to and from Durban, it is literally one road the entirety of the trip, the N2, until you reach the actual exit. Then, having exited, it's less than seven minutes to the lodge with plenty of signs to show you the way.
Much of the way from Durban, it's very nice 4-lane highway, much like you'd find on an American interstate. The rest is a nice two-lane highway. Mind you, it's left-hand driving that takes a few minutes to get used to, but South African drivers are a pretty courteous lot. Just take your time and you'll be fine.
One peculiarity? Slower moving vehicles will ease over onto the shoulder while driving in order to let you pass. Once I got used to that, it was great.
Response from newyorkseestheworld | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Heritage Lodge, I enjoyed it. The groups are mixed in for safari rides. The people staying in the Game Reserve said there is construction going on which affected the dining room and main lodge. It was... More
We stayed at the Heritage Lodge, I enjoyed it. The groups are mixed in for safari rides. The people staying in the Game Reserve said there is construction going on which affected the dining room and main lodge. It was annoying, but not horrible.
The Game Reserve hosts more animals on premises like Zebras, Kudus, Nyalas, monkeys.
At the Heritage Lodge, we had crocodiles and zebras.