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.
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.
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.
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.
DirectionsTravel 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