The exclusive 12 bed Isibindi Zulu Lodge features beautifully appointed huts with every modern convenience. Expansive French doors open up to let the magnificent views into your suite, and every unit also boasts a private wooden veranda with cane chairs from where magical sunrises and sunsets can be savoured. Each hut has an en-suite bathroom with both a bath and shower and the traditional bee-hive-styled units provide luxurious and unique accommodation, which blends in perfectly with the natural surrounds.Mealtimes at Isibindi are all events in their own right – for example, at night, guest first enjoy drinks around a huge bonfire before tucking into delicious three-course dinners. The chef is also open to individual requests and can accommodate special dietary requirements.
Activities at Isibindi Zulu Lodge revolve around morning and evening game drives; walks in the surrounding Isibindi Eco-Reserve and authentic cultural experiences, such as visits to traditional Zulu homesteads.
The 4 000-acre Isibindi Eco-Reserve offers diverse habitats ranging from grassland and valley thornveld to lush riverine forests, and it is home to an abundance of indigenous game species as well as an excellent array of bird life.
In terms of the historical tours (which need to be pre-booked), they include chilling accounts of the battles of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana and present a deeper insight of the vast history. A highlight on these tours is the authentic Zulu Boma Dinner, which includes riveting traditional dances and drumming.
This bushveld retreat in the ruggedly beautiful Zululand offers a unique combination of luxury accommodation, some of Africa’s greatest game-viewing opportunities and not-to-be-missed cultural and historical tours of both the battlefields and the Zulu culture.