Aloedale LodgeLocation: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Zululand » Elephant Coast » Empangeni
Aloedale Lodge Self-catering accommodation in Empangeni Kwazulu Natal
Aloedale Lodge is set in a lovely established farm garden only a stone?s throw from the R34 that runs from Empangeni to Melmoth and Vryheid.. The region has a vast diversity of natural and cultural resources that are all within easy access of the Lodge. The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, a world heritage site, and the Zululand Game Parks including the well known Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park are 90 minutes up the coast. The Anglo-Boer and Anglo-Zulu battlefields are en route to Johannesburg via Vryheid
When Lynn and Sandy Dalrymple purchased the property in 1976 it was a subdivision of a sugar cane farm and there was an established garden around the
homestead. In recent years they have been transforming it into a bird garden and gradually removing exotic vegetation. In the last ten years they have planted over 300 different species of indigenous trees, shrubs and ground covers. Aloes thrive in the area and make a spectacular show in June and July when they flower on masse.
There is a bird hide in the garden for viewing the sunbirds and resident weavers, starlings, thrushes, hoopoes and many other species. Visitors are invited to enjoy lovely walks around the garden through the aloe gardens, the water feature and the indigenous bush.
Sporting facilities at the Empangeni country clubs including golf, squash and bowls are available for visitors
Our rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Enjoy sundowners on your patio overlooking an indigenous garden whilst being serenaded by the abundant bird life that has made Aloedale their home.
Send us an E-Mail or just phone to enquire about our rates and room availability.
Please note: Only the garden Chalets have self catering facilities
DirectionsWe are situated 8km west of Empangeni on the R34 Melmoth road.
* Take the N2 to Empangeni/Richards Bay.
* Turn towards Empangeni.
* Travel straight through Empangeni.
* After the last traffic light when leaving Empangeni, carry staight on for approx 8km and then look out for the brown Tourist sign named Aloedale Lodge.