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Isibindi Lodge

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Isibindi Zulu Lodge is a luxury lodge situated in a private, malaria-free game reserve in the heart of the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields.


The lodge is located only a short distance from the world renowned battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift – about four hours' drive from Durban and five hours' drive from Johannesburg.

Isibindi Lodge at a Glance

  • Number of Rooms – 6
  • Twin Rooms – 4
  • Double Rooms – 2
  • Separate Bath & Shower – Yes
  • Maximum Guests – 12
  • Children – Yes
  • Overhead fans – Yes
  • Swimming Pool – Yes
  • Battlefield Tours – Yes

The lodge rooms are architecturally designed to resemble traditional Zulu beehive huts while still providing guests with comfort and luxury. All rooms are en-suite with a separate bath and shower and each room has its own viewing deck, offering panoramic views of the game reserve.

The main lodge is beautifully set amongst Buffalo Thorn trees and dolorite boulders and boasts a homely lounge with a large fireplace, a bar, library, spacious verandah and swimming pool.

The lodge takes pride in its cuisine and has developed a reputation for its uniqure presentation of South African fare.

Arrange a guided tour to the battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift where the Zulu and British nations clashed in two devastating battles which had enormous consequences for both the Zulu and British nations.

A day on the battlefields provides visitors with a deeper insight into the rich history of the area.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge also offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Zulu culture and traditions as they are in Zululand today.

Visit a Zulu umuzi (homestead) and learn about the everyday life of the people living here or enjoy a boma dinner comprising of traditional cuisine. This while listening to the beat of African drums and watching traditional and energetic Zulu dance performances and also learning about their role in Zulu culture and history.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge is situated within the 4000 acre Isibindi Eco Reserve which offers a variety of habitats ranging from montane grassland to thornveld and riverine forests.

Guests are likely to see a wide variety of indigenous game on morning or afternoon game drives and bird watching is excellent. Guests are safe walking in the reserve or meandering along the river beds. 

Isibindi offers guests more than luxurious accommodation – it offers a peaceful bushveld retreat, game viewing, historical battlefields and authentic Zulu cultural experiences.

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