Gazebo Safari Lodge

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Gazebo Safari Lodge - accommodation in Hluhluwe Kwazulu Natal

4 Star
Name of hostsGazebo Safari Lodge
Tel:+27 (0)35 562 1066
Cell+27 (0)82 492 0696

Gazebo Safari Lodge
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Gazebo Safari Lodge offers stylish accommodation and boundless hospitality in one of the most beautiful settings of the Zulu Kingdom, on the outskirts of the Hluhluwe village and on the doorstep of St Lucia World Heritage Site.

The lodge is graciously set on 500ha which borders two rivers. The riverine forests contribute to the variety of birdlife on the property. The two lounge areas, elegant dining room, cosy bar, pool amid sprawling lawns with wildlife grazing near, boma with campfire and attentive service promise a memorable stay.

Dark wood furniture and Italian tiles contribute to the elegant charm of the 12 en-suite bedrooms. Each room has a private veranda with leisurely views of a waterhole where resident wildlife drink. Amenities include air-conditioning, television, ceiling fan, bar fridge, tea & coffee facilities, private safe, hairdryer, telephone, toiletries, and undercover parking.

Quiet luxury and tranquil open spaces set a tone of African sophistication while offering a stylish yet relaxed stay.

A South Africa Safari Lodge offering stylish hospitality in one of the most beautiful settings in Zululand, Gazebo safari lodge is truly a sight to behold. Twelve en-suite units with deep-pillared verandas sets a tone of African sophistication while offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Wildlife grazing in the gardens, attentive service and boundless hospitality promises a personalised and memorable stay.

The word Gazebo is from English origin meaning “to gaze from an open, spacious resting place” and Gazebo Safari Lodge honours its name. Graciously set on game property and amongst picturesque Fever trees, Gazebo Safari Lodge offers leisurely views and quiet comforts in the African bush. We take pride in our focus on catering for your specific needs.


The Safari Lodge


The lodge is designed in a semi-circle embracing a waterhole. Twelve sand-coloured bedrooms are grouped together in units of four rooms. The first unit of 4 rooms is adjacent to the main building with architectural features that enhance the hues of the surroundings. Each room has a back and front door offering a private stay.

From the national highway you will enter through the main gate and travel on paved roads to undercover parking in front of your room (8 of 12 rooms parking in front of rooms, 4 rooms parking are situated in front of adjacent 4 rooms). The conference venue is situated away from the lodge to ensure privacy

Parking for busses is available.

The bedrooms


Stylish interiors and spacious rooms create a pleasant and warm ambience, from earthy cane to dark wood furniture. Italian tiles and roman pillars contribute to the elegant charm of the rooms. Well-lit dressing tables and a suitcase rack provide practical conveniences.

Pamper yourself with the luxury accommodation offering privacy and intimacy with nature.

The bedrooms include:

  • five twin bedded rooms with a shower only,
  • four double bed rooms (1 with shower only and 3 with bath and shower),
  • and three rooms with a double and single bed (bath and shower).
  • Two of the rooms are interlinked to their adjacent rooms, making it perfect for family needs.
  • Two self-catering options are also available with private lounge, fully equipped kitchenette and barbeque area.
Guests are spoilt with little extras like a welcome fruit basket and small memorabilia in their rooms. In the evening you'll find your linen has been turned down and adorned with delectable chocolates to promote the sweetest of dreams. Weather cards assist you in planning your visit.


  • Affordable safaris or game drives
  • Boat cruises
  • Curio and craft markets
  • African hikes
  • Cheetah & serval cat project
  • horse riding
  • Birding
  • African traditional Zulu villages
  • modern rural living school tours
  • St Lucia World Heritage site tours
  • crocodile and snake parks
  • snorkelling and scuba diving
  • canoeing or Kayaking
  • fishing
  • pineapple farming tours
  • turtle tours
  • whale watching
  • african cycling tours
  • Wildlife, Wetlands and Zulu Culture Tour

African Safari Activities


Things to do include ...wildlife, wildlife and some more wildlife. From the impressive big 5 to the endangered black rhino and wild dog, from the enchanting giraffe to inspiring rare species such as the cheetah. Zululand safaris are available in elevated game drive vehicles, on boat cruises, horseback or even by foot. The area offers incredible bio-diversity with over 460 bird species and 1250 fish species in the marine reserves.

If you want to take a break from the wildlife discover the Zulu culture by visiting traditional Zulu villages, modern rural living school tours and community craft centres. You could take a step back into history and explore Border Cave that is internationally recognised for its human remains from the middle stone ages or hike on the fossil trail at False Bay.

The stretch of coastline also boasts one of the world's few remaining breeding grounds for the rare leatherback and loggerhead turtles and even the prehistoric coelacanth has been spotted here. Snorkelling, scuba or sunbathing on unspoilt beaches on the Elephant Coast offers interesting and adventurous day trips. A conference venue is available for corporate events.

We invite you to come and celebrate the tantalizing taste of nature with us!

 Activities on property

Leisure options on the property include an enticing pool deck, manicured croquet lawn, a scenic river walk, a nature drive or a boat cruise where you could witness the grandeur of a bush sunset, along a reed-lined river banks. Big 5 safaris depart from the lodge into the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi game reserve.

For the more energetic, unspoilt nature trails bring unrestricted encounters with the small pleasures that is Africa - the sun's warm embrace, the rich smell of soil, unspoilt sweeping grasslands, intriguing insects, the sounds of birds and antelope.

With an eye for nature's intricacies, our experienced rangers will share their knowledge of the lesser-known creatures such as the honey badger, red duiker, beetles and a funny named fruit called the monkey apple.


Travel on the N2 between Pongola (from Johannesburg) and Richardsbay/Empangeni (from Durban), take the Hluhluwe off-ramp.Travel east towards Hluhluwe village. At the first traffic circle follow the centre lane (Sodwana Bay not Engen/Shops). Travel straight through 2 more traffic circles. Turn left at the 4th traffic circle towards False Bay / Sodwana Bay. After 1km turn right on the Sodwana Bay road. The lodge will be situated on your left-hand side immediately after you have turned. Hluhluwe grass airstrip Distance from lodge: 1km from lodge Measurements: 1208m x 39m Location: FAHL 249ft S28 00.50 E 032 16.30 Caution : Runway soft after rain Richards Bay airport (tarred) Distance from lodge:100 km from lodge Type of flights: Regular flights from Johannesburg airport Measurements:1300m x 21m Location: S28 44.2 E032 05.3 Car hire: Car hire is available Durban international airport (tarred) Distance from lodge: 300 km from lodge Type of flights: Regular flights from Johannesburg International airport and Cape town International airport. Car hire: Car hire available