blog A Day at Isibindi Zulu Lodge

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2016

What could be more inspiring than staying in a traditional thatched Zulu ‘rondavel’ (roundhouse) situated at the edge of a nature reserve in the heart of sunny Zululand? Watch giraffe glide past in the valley below your private viewing deck or from the infinity-edge swimming pool and appreciate this unique landscape of ochre, pink and gold.

Traditional thatched 'rondavels' of Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Traditional thatched ‘rondavels’ of Isibindi Zulu Lodge.

Your day at Isibindi Zulu Lodge may be as action-packed or as gentle as you choose. You might start early with a morning game drive, breeze in your hair and sun on your face as you appreciate African wildlife from this unique perspective. Enjoy coffee and rusks at a scenic point and walk up close to the gentle giraffe on the reserve.

Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast, after which you may be led on a tour of the Anglo-Zulu battlefields, where the stories of bravery and cowardice will enthral and inspire you.

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The chilling scene of Isandlwana battlefield

The chilling scene of the Isandlwana battlefield

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Return to the lodge for a calm dip in the infinity-edge swimming pool, and perhaps enjoy a cool drink while lying on a pool lounger. Nap in your textured Zulu-inspired beehive hut and appreciate the African bushveld from the viewing platform of your private deck.

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Each private deck has views down the valley

Each private deck has views down the valley

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Later the flame-lit lamps will guide you down the path to a boma dinner under open African skies, where artistic Zulu dancing around a hot fire and a traditional meal with home-brewed beer will fill you with gratitude for being allowed insight into this beautiful corner of the world.

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Let the energy of these Zulu dancing girls fill you with gratitude

Let the energy of these Zulu dancing girls fill you with gratitude

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