2016 Finalists

Service Excellence – Accommodations

Happy Hippo Accommodation The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an industrial flavor. Whenever a new guest arrives, they always experience that wow factor! Everything on our premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation! Our rooms are all different and are named so one gets to learn about this exciting nation & what it has to offer. We have a roof top bar called the Globe, as we get to meet people from all around the world! We offer an internet café or wireless & have a curio shop which only supports local crafts & small business. Local is Lekker!  We offer our guests the convenience of booking all your day trips, safari’s and car hire at our reception, all in the name of making your stay an unforgettable one. Our location is unrivaled as we are so close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun bathing! The area offers an array of shops, restaurants & bars and has a few night clubs for those night owls.  Budget accommodation offering dorms, doubles, twins, triples, quads and en-suite rooms. Backpacking & Hosteling
Africa's Beaded Bird Bed and Breakfast Africa’s Beaded Bird Bed and Breakfast is owner managed with a dynamic team ready to welcome you. We cater for the discerning traveller and the corporate business market. We are a mere 20-minutes from the city of Durban, approximately 1.5 km from Southgate Industrial Park and The Galleria/Arbour Crossing, and about 10 minutes from Prospecton. All our rooms are decorated in an elegant African theme with luxury linen. Each room has its own entrance and is away from the main house. Our rooms are en-suite with showers, air-conditioners, ceiling fans, fridges, clock radios, hairdryers, built-in electronic safes, tea and coffee-making facilities, satellite TVs with B&B bouquet channels, desks and chairs, and built-in cupboards. Our goal is to provide you with excellent service and strive to make sure your stay with us is restful. So sit back, relax and let us do the work. Enjoy our famously good ol' South African breakfast. Bed & Breakfast
Azalea Bed and Breakfast This is a charming bed and breakfast located in the town of Howick, approximately 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, an ideal stopover between Johannesburg and Durban. Accommodation consists of two comfortably furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms and private entrances. The rooms have TVs with DStv, bar fridges, microwaves, tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as under-floor heating and free Wi-Fi. A traditional English breakfast is served in the lovely dining area, or a packed breakfast can be arranged for early risers. The rooms lead out to a beautiful garden where there is a small swimming pool. The establishment provides secure undercover parking on the premises. Howick forms part of the popular Midlands Meander route and has many attractions, including the Howick falls and the Nelson Mandela capture site, where Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962. Bed & Breakfast
Casa di Cattleya Guest House Casa di Cattleya is situated in the serene and beautiful nature conservancy of Zinkwazi beach, Nkwazi along the north coast of Kwazulu Natal. Our upmarket establishment caters for only 18 years and older. The property does not have Universal accessability. Casa di Cattleya is managed and run by the Italian owner Maree who  offers  welcoming  Italian hospitality to all who cross the threshhold. We offer our guests excellent service and quarantee a peaceful getaway. Breakfast is included in the room rate and consists of a continental breakfast including unusual hot breakfasts all prepared daily by the host. Dinners are offered as an optional extra and guests enjoy a 3 course meal of a variety of cuisines. Wake up in the morning to a delicious Cappuccino or Espresso to start the day.  'The Deck' offers a 180 degree panoramic view of the warm Indian Ocean.  We have three different outdoor entertainment areas where guests can relax or choose to take their meals. The beaches are unspoilt, endless and a 7km lagoon is a wonderful attraction for the water sports enthusiasts. The area is a haven for the avid bird watcher. All our bedrooms boost en suite bathrooms, ample cupboard space, airconditioners, hair dryers, hair straightners, umbrellas, international plugs, electronic safes, luxurious bath amenities, gowns, TV and DVD players. We do not offer DSTV in the bedrooms but rather chose to offer our guests the viewing pleasure of movies dating as far back as 1924. Linen on the beds is 100% cotton percale which ensures that the guests enjoy their slumber time. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and exude the feeling of luxury. We have a dining room with a large dining table where guests may take their meals in true Continental style. A TV lounge offers guests a space to watch DSTV or simply relax. The formal lounge is the place to relax and have good conversation with other guests. For a really quiet peaceful area 'The Terrace' offers sun loungers and a outdoor lounge suite. Here you can view and enjoy the many birds who bathe in the water feature. 'The Breeze Way' offers a cool ocean breeze running through it, where cocktails may be enjoyed. The property offers high tech security and is enclosed throughout. Parking is available on the property. Guests are supplied with swimming towels, beach towels, beach chairs, loungers and beach umbrellas. If you are looking for a real stress free, peaceful, spoilt by the host getaway, Casa di Cattleya is the place to be. COME STAY!  Bed & Breakfast
Kwalala Lodge Perfect for guests looking for a blend of Belgian and African style lodging, close to private games reserves and other attractions. Number one out of ten on TripAdvisor, 9.3 Score on Booking.com Kwalala is a 4-Star rated B & B situated in Pongola, which is located in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Accommodation at Kwa Lala lodge comprises 19 standard rooms, which include two family units. The standard rooms are equipped with 2 three quarter size beds, which can be configured into king-size beds, and an en-suite bathroom that has a large shower, basin and toilet. Facilities included in these rooms are TV's with selected DStv channels, air-conditioning, a personal safe as well as a mini bar and complimentary tea-and coffee-making amenities. The two family units consist of two bedrooms which are adjoining, and are equipped with a double bed in the main room, and 2 three quarter beds in the other room. These units have their own bathrooms that have a shower, basin and toilet with the necessary facilities such as the other standard rooms. Guests can look forward to enjoying a scrumptious breakfast. Dinner at Kwalala can be enjoyed in our restaurant from Monday to Friday. Bed & Breakfast
St Lucia Wetlands Guest House Welcome to St. Lucia Wetlands Guest House where we offer our guests the following; * COMPLIMENTARY EXTRAS Wireless internet Refreshment drink and orientation on arrival as well as excursion bookings Flight Confirmation Sherry, Fruit and after dinner sweets Daily vehicle Valet Service Beach towels, snorkels and cooler boxes * FACILITIES ON SITE; Rates includes Bed and Breakfast Licensed Bar Secure off street parking Large swimming pool Tropical garden Smoker’s patio Laundry service * ROOM FEATURES: Six spacious en-suite bedrooms with high ceilings and parquet flooring Extra length, large beds each with a mosquito net and good quality bedding En-suite bathrooms with three towels per guest All bedroom and bathroom amenities necessary for guests comfort Telephone in each bedroom from where owners/manager can be contacted Most bedrooms have private patio’s Guest lounge with DSTV and a reference library While the owners reside on the property and are available 24 hours a day, the guest house is for the exclusive use of the guests Established in 1997 with continuous upgrades - we endeavour to give our guests value for money and more! Bed & Breakfast
Westville Bed & Breakfast Vote for Westville Bed & Breakfast! 5 star Bed & Breakfast in Durban: Two beautiful adjacent properties in the leafy suburb of Westville, Durban. Nine stylish guest rooms with every comfort. Each room is named after an artist and prints of their works are displayed in the rooms. Credit cards, WIFI, Hotel Package DSTV, Tea/coffee Facilities, Aircon, Dinners by arrangement, etc. Weekend and Holiday specials. Owners: Emma & Nic Jacobs Bed & Breakfast
Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse This 2012 Vintage cliff face Boutique Hotel design was created to emulate the sensation of being at Sea together with Guest Comfort and Our planet in mind. It is positioned 70 m above and 200m (as the seagull flies) from Salmon Bay with Seascapes that extend 180 degress to the 35km horizons.The Eco Sensitive Guesthouse is presently Rated #1 by Trip Advisor.com and 9.5 on Booking.Com and was a 2015 Sanlam Top Destinations Finalist. Asides from the expected creature comforts and facilities, each luxurious Ocean View suite has on tap filtered water and is equipped with 55 Video and 58 Audio DSTV Channels via an L.E.D. Flatscreen T.V. The heartiest eat-as-much-as-you-like cold and hot top quality buffet breakfasts are prepared in full sight ! The establishment boasts a Victron Energy Management System which is supplied via Solar Panels and a Wind Turbine - ensuring not only that our Carbon footprint is minimal but that we have 24 hour Green backup Power availability, combined with Solar Heated Geyser and Rainwater harvesting. We are able to cater to a wide spectrum of tourists including the honour of having hosted Royalty, Foreign Diplomats and C.E.O.'s. Our mantra of *Views*Value*Verve* is supported by the hundreds of Guest Reviews to date Bed & Breakfast
ATKV Natalia Beach Resort The inviting silver sands and sparkling blue waters of ATKV Natalia beach resort can be found just 40 km south of Durban … a tropical paradise with balmy, blissful weather all year round. Accommodation at ATKV Natalia consists of a choice between spacious and comfortable self-catering apartments in various sizes and a lush green caravan park with top-class facilities. In addition to all the recreational facilities in the resort, Natalia is but a stone’s throw away from all sorts of exciting and interesting tourist attractions in the area. Caravan & Camping
Villa Spa Holiday Resort A beautiful secure resort with well appointed facilities and an unspoiled beach makes this the ideal tourist destination. Join us in paradise. Caravan & Camping
Days at Sea DAYS AT SEA BEACH LODGE opened only in November 2008 and was 5 Star rated by the TGCSA. In August 2009 the famous independent Klocke Book "The 100 most beautiful Hideaways Hotels of the World" stated DAYS AT SEA as one of only two South African places. Diners International awarded the wine cellar Platinum as exceeding expectations and British Airways gave an over all 9 of 10 possible points. The restaurant offers only market fresh products and a light Mediterranean cuisine. In the lounge area with some Café Del Mar style music our guests can relax with cocktails or health drinks and in the evenings concerts are projected onto a wall while a sky beamer is lightening up the breakers. Days at Sea - a luxury hotel with just 6 suites, is a hideaway in the true sense of the word, a refuge for lovers of nature, first-class cuisine and fine wine. Each suite is a world on its own, a masterpiece of design in exquisite shades of aqua blue and all share these features to make your stay a pure pleasure... •Kingsize beds • Airconditioning & Underfloor heating • Minibar • Flatscreen TV • HiFi with a choice of CD's • DVD player and DVD's • Wireless Internet • Complimentary Nespresso with a selection of different flavours and a Sea View to dream of... Senior Suite No 1 is called UMKHOMO, which in Zulu means whale. UMKHOMO offers 170 m2 and is the largest of the 4 suites. The lounge opens to a covered terrace with endless space, direct pool & garden access. Three separate rooms – lounge, bedroom and bathroom - for your privacy and peace. Wake up with spectacular sea views and sunrises. For a decadent afternoon nap soften the daylight with light voile and listen to the sound of the ocean. Junior Suite No 2 is called INKAWU which means monkey in Zulu. INKAWU is a very romantic suite and is close to the lounge and the tropical garden where monkeys blissfully play. A cool mix of the sixties in watercolours and modern design is combined with Guido’s mermaid painting, precious art-books and a view to dream of. With it's app. 60 m2 Inkawu is level with the Bar and Lounge. Junior Suite No 3 is called INYONI, the Zulu word for bird. A suite to be described as “sexy bohemian” welcomes you with a colourful smile. Watch the birds prancing and preening on the balustrade of your terrace. Inside and outside - everything is floating. A daybed for daydreams and Koi hand basins, artworks, books and little bits and pieces of art everywhere... INYONI offers app. 70 m² with a bedroom, a lounge area and the daybed for decadent lazy afternoon naps or a good movie. It shows the old fisherman's house in new glamour and style. Junior Suite 4 is called UFUDU meaning turtle. UFUDU is the second biggest suite with complete privacy. The spacious lounge opens to a sunroom and a beautiful terrace on top of tree ferns and elephant-ears. Fragrant gardenias and the stunning view even from the shower are highlights of the lodge. App. 90m2 of space with art and design pieces and wonderful fabrics. Even from the shower you can watch the dolphins. Direct pool access and complete privacy. ARTISTS RETREAT An unforgettable dream even for the well-travelled. A magnificent 300m2 space of modern Balinese style living with a private pool, jacuzzi, incredible sea & valley views. Quite simply a divine location with well trained staff at your every disposal. ARTIST'S RETREAT accommodates up to 4 guests. It is essential to book this villa for a minimum of 4 days in advance. Just 600m away from the main Lodge you dive into a new experience. Also an old fisherman's house, the Yves Klein Blue Villa is a world on its own. Christopher Lorenz' wonderful ceiling painting in the Beauty and Massage Hut and the incredible Sea View helps the Therapist working out your shoulder problems while the monkeys and exotic birds are watching. There are many activities like golf, scuba diving, tennis, dolphin and whale watching, deep sea fishing, biking and hiking which can be arranged by our manager. Just tell us what you want. The lodge is a mere hour and 40 minutes south of Durban Airport and you cannot miss it. Country House
Lythwood Lodge Lythwood Lodge is situated in the heart of the mystical Natal Midlands, surrounded by forests and peaceful park-like gardens. Choose from elegant hotel or self-catering accommodation. Conferences and weddings, catering for up to 250 guests, are a speciality. Country walks, mountain biking, birding, fishing. Exquisite private 6-hole golf course. Country House
Amakhosi Safari Lodge A royal hideaway offering exceptional service and luxury, amidst the African landscapes and breathtaking big five wildlife of the Amakhosi private game reserve. Here, time belongs to the rhythm of a timeless African beat and guests are given their own private kingdom. Amakhosi is a majestic destination where imperial treatment is customary, where no day is the same. From scintillating night safaris to culinary delight, Amakhosi offers an African Safari holiday like no other. Amakhosi is located in a blend of savannah, wetlands and mountains. The Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Zululands Mkuze River in Amakhosi private game reserve. Artistic décor, African fusion cuisine and prompt attentive service, makes AmaKhosi a bush lodge difficult to match elsewhere in Southern Africa. St. Lucia Wetlands and Sodwana Bay is a mere 2.5 hours away from the lodge and are well worth incorporating into your itinerary. Mozambique and Swaziland is also in close proximity The sight of a racing cheetah, smell of wild jasmine, and the cry of a Whalberg’s eagle, together compliment this in the natural environment of river wetlands, valley bush land, umbrella thorn trees and thick bush grassland blanketing the mountains. From the moment you arrive at Amakhosi, you are scooped up in arms of royalty and sophistication with warm smiles and hot hand towels. The spirit of your journey lives here. Come and share it with us. Game Lodge
Falaza Game Park & Spa Privately owned Falaza Game Park and Spa offers an array of authentic bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting. A mere three hour scenic drive from Durban International Airport, just 100km from Richards Bay Airport, you can enjoy the true African experience and impeccable service offered by Falaza Game Park and Spa. Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, Falaza is near the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, boasting the ‘Big Five’, and the fascinating corals of Sodwana Bay. Luxury tented accommodation provides true safari ambiance, with every comfort catered for, including spacious dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms and private sundecks.  Our lodge accommodates 30 persons in 15 Luxury twin bedded tents. All tents are equipped with the fans, a sundeck, en-suite shower/WC (5 tents have baths & showers), hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Refreshments and meals can be enjoyed in a variety of cosy indoor settings or by staying in touch with the surrounding nature outdoors. The bar, lounges, outdoor boma shelter and swimming pool all encourage intimacy with nature, embracing the mood of the bush. Game Lodge
Leopard Mountain A Big 5 multiple award winning 4 Star lodge, set within an Endangered Species Protected Area offering peace and tranquillity with friendly hospitality. Our beautiful lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains. Big 5 game drives take you through well stocked, unspoilt bush veld and endless rivers winding through indigenous forest, a birders paradise. Our guided walking safaris offer an intimate encounter with the African bush veld and Big 5 animals taking you to places beyond the reach of vehicles. Join our mid day waterhole lookout activity to watch an array of animals coming down to drink from our unique waterhole setting. Luxury accommodation in 9 well appointed, stone chalets with a hammock and private plunge pool nestled in the cliff tops overlooking the river below. Our sought after chef will prepare your tantalizing meals, which can be accompanied by your choice of wine from our multi-award winning cellar. Entrust us with those special occasions. Our picture perfect backdrop lends itself as an intimate setting for a romantic wedding, honeymoon or just a well deserved break. Game Lodge
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve An exclusive, private game reserve, majestically perched on the high plateau of the Pakamisa Mountain in Northern Zululand.  The lodge is some 15km South-West of the small town of Pongola and is situated in the middle of its own extensive private game reserve.  It can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests, in 8 luxury, split level suites which offer every modern comfort and appointments.  Pakamisa offers guided game drives, walking safaris and the opportunity of a lifetime to go game viewing on horseback. Alfresco meals are served on the beautiful deck or an elegant and formal dinner in the award-winning El Prado restaurant, accompanied by an extensive wine list. Cool-off in the sparkling pool after an action-packed day of boating or archery target shooting. This is the perfect base for discerning travellers wishing to explore Northern Zululand and is conveniently situated on the main route from Kruger Park to Durban. Here you are in touch with nature and the sights, smells, sounds and excitement of the African bushveld coupled with the luxury, comfort and traditional hospitality that Pakamisa is renowned for. Game Lodge
Rain Farm Game and Lodge Tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields, just 15 minutes inland from Ballito, lies a piece of heaven on the north coast, Rain Farm Game and Lodge, a three hundred hectare wildlife sanctuary, rich in adventure and rugged beauty. Rain Farm Game and Lodge sleeps up to 54 guests in total with a variety of rustic, yet luxurious and comfortable accommodation available in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 sleeper units. Game Lodge
Thanda Safari Thanda Safari is more than just a 5 star game reserve offering three types of luxury accommodation. Thanda Safari offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. It is known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five. Thanda Private Game Reserve is the proud location of three very different properties, each with its own style, atmosphere and appeal. Thanda Safari Lodge, Thanda’s flagship product, is known for its 9 bush suites - each, the height of luxurious exclusivity and African abundance. Villa iZulu, ideal for celebrities and those with a special taste for privacy, is a bush homestead beyond any traditional understanding of extravagance and service. And Thanda Tented Camp, with its 14 grand tents and 1 grande deluxe tent, offers a truly relaxed and authentic safari experience. Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve offers three types of accommodation –Thanda Safari Lodge, Villa iZulu and the Tented Camp. Thanda Safari Lodge boasts 9 beautiful bush suites, each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the 220m² suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve. Thanda Safari Lodge’s public areas include an inviting library overlooking a waterhole, a private business centre, a cigar bar and an impressively stocked wine cellar. Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites – each with its own private viewing deck and luxurious bathroom. The master bedroom features an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Villa's private waterhole. This magnificent homestead is an outstanding safari hideaway for international celebrities, families, wedding parties and holidaymakers in need of privacy. Thanda Tented Camp offers a relaxed and real safari experience. It comprises 14 spacious tents, each with a private sun deck and en-suite canvas bathroom. In addition the 15th tent, the Jabula Tent, is particularly suited to bridal couples, honeymooners, families and those seeking extra beautiful accommodation for special occasions. Game Lodge
Thula Thula Safari Lodge The Zulu name Thula Thula literally means peace and tranquility… Thula Thula, with its centuries of cultural and wildlife heritage, takes pride in tracing back it’s origin to the private hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire. The first historic meeting between Shaka and his father (Senzangakhona), which set the stage for the creation of the Zulu Nation, took place at the Nseleni River at Thula Thula. Game Lodge
11 on Fairway Step into the glossy pages of a deco magazine, with the ocean rolling along the horizon and golfers following the fairway. Experience the ultimate beach, golf holiday villa and soak in the relaxed South Coast lifestyle. 11 On Fairway is an exclusive-use private villa presiding over Southbroom Golf Course's third hole and the warm Indian Ocean beyond. Tailor make your dream holiday where breakfast is prepared daily and grocery shopping is done for you. Or turn your holiday home into your own private boutique hotel and restaurant, with a butler, chef or chauffeur to take care of your every desire. Enjoy entertainment out at our outdoor dinning terrace with barbaque facilities or relax in the jacuzzi before taking a stroll along the fairway to the beach. Refresh in the pool afterwards, and as the daylight fades on another idyllic day, gather around the open boma fire. Simply sit, relax and enjoy your stay with us at 11 On Fairway. Guest House
AHA Auberge Hollandaise Guest House Ideally situated in the prestigious coastal suburb of Durban North, Auberge Hollandaise is a luxurious five star guesthouse tailored to the discerning corporate executive and international leisure traveler. Opulent comfort is standard with warm wooden floors, sumptuous décor and thoughtful attention to the smallest detail. Space is of the optimum in both the luxury suites and the public areas. Guest House
Ammazulu African Palace Tranquil, relaxing, unique accommodation with warm hospitality. Guest House
AVILLAHOUSE Tucked away in the cosmopolitan borough of Westville, just outside the City of Durban, lies Avillahouse. This owner run establishment has high ceilings and a fresh clean french provencal style, with refined comfort, luxury touches and superb hospitality. We have 6 rooms, all en-suite and airconditioned with some having access to a separate enterance to ensure privacy. Our rooms are tastefully decorated and wrapped in 100% cotton linen. All rooms have DSTV and tea trays. Guest House
Elegant Lodge Elegant Lodge is an affordable elegantly furnished Guest House in the heart of Pongola directly opposite the Golf Course. The landscaped spacious garden and quiet relaxed atmosphere, makes this the perfect stopover for guests on their way to Sodwana, North Coast or Mozambique. Guest House
Executive Suites @ 555 We are a 7 Bedroom Corporate Guest House, with Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Durban's Musgrave area. On arrival you are greeted by our Friendly and Efficient Front desk staff who will check you in and make you feel like you have stepped into the home of a close friend. You will then be guided through the Breakfast booking procedure, explanation of the facilities on offer and who you can ask for assistance when needed. Once your check in is complete you will be shown to your room, which will be completely serviced and ready for you, a little welcome treat will be placed on your bedside and a sinful chocolate treat will be waiting for you to enjoy, also some delicious cookies at our tea and coffee station for you to savour once relaxing! Once in the room you will notice that we have every amenity you would expect of a 4 star establishment, from shaving kits to fluffy towelling gowns, Executive suites @555 will meet and exceed any expectation. We have 5 Queen rooms with En-suite bathrooms that has a shower, the rooms all have air conditioners, LCD screens with Dstv Bouquet. 2 Kings rooms with a King size Bed, En-suite Bathroom with your very own Spa bath and Shower. All rooms are serviced daily by our friendly and helpful housekeeping Ladies. In the morning after your arrival, you will have breakfast in our dining area and will feast on an Breakfast buffet which includes - Fresh Fruit juices, Flavoured water Jugs, selected Cereals and Yoghurts, a selection of cut and whole Fruit, Cheese board and Cold Meat Platter and freshly baked Pastries all for you to enjoy! A full a'la carte hot Breakfast menu with items from your Classic Eggs Benedict to a delicious Fritatta. Nespresso flavours will be your coffee dose of the morning and this will certainly get you to start your day right! Guest House
Lodge Afrique Lodge Afriqué is a 4 star guest house with eight free standing luxury thatched suites, each with full Afro-Victorian bathrooms. Each luxurious air conditioned suite also has a private outdoor African shower leading of the patio which is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All the suites are connected to the central lodge by a raised wooden walkway. Continental & Full English breakfasts are served on our open air patio. Join us for a sun-downer from our honesty bar or read a book & listen to the numerous bird species whilst relaxing in our reading lapa. Come and enjoy a Magical African experience with us... Lodge Afrique is waiting to welcome you… Guest House
The Vineyard on Ballito Inspired by the distinctive beauty of the South African vineyards and the country's rich viticulture, our luxurious four star guest house provides a friendly haven in the lively seaside town of Ballito. Seven en-suite rooms, are all beautifully appointed and decorated. Fine percale linen, ornate chandeliers, unique trims and original artworks provide distinction to each air conditioned suite. Guest House
aha Gateway Hotel The only hotel in the Umhlanga precinct that is attached to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping, aha Gateway Hotel offers guests 380 stores, 38 restaurants, a Ster Kinekor, a Cinema Nouveau, a science fair, a funfair, a rock climbing wall and the biggest man-made stationary wave. Appealing to both the leisure and business market, aha Gateway Hotel – allows its guests instant access to the entertainment of Gateway Theatre of Shopping. For those looking to keep their children occupied, this Hotel is for you! A wonderful and central venue for business men and women, aha Gateway Hotel has become the preferred venue for conferences and business meetings. aha Gateway Hotel has a reciprocal agreement with Go Wild the kids themed water park situated in the wavehouse, for additional activity Hotel
Beverly Hills Hotel The award-winning Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, has become synonymous with elegance, gracious hospitality and intuitive service.  The Beverly Hills Hotel, which has hosted royalty, celebrities and captains of industry, offers guests a choice of 89 beautifully appointed rooms, each one with a private balcony and an uninterrupted view of the ocean. Our luxury uMhlanga hotel also a fitness centre, heated pool, 2 restaurants and a range of daily luxurious poolside massage treatments . For business and leisure guests alike, the Beverly Hills is sure to evoke an iconic sense of nostalgia, timeless elegance, and romance.   Hotel
City Lodge Durban Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only 2 blocks away from the main beach and 2 minutes from Durban’s CBD. It also has a fitness room and small meeting room for guest use. Close to many different restaurants, within walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, a 30 minute drive to Durban’s international airport and close to the N3 motorway ensures a very convenient location. Hotel
Drakensberg Sun Resort Located in the Cathkin Peak area of the Central Drakensberg. Visitors can relax and enjoy great dining, spacious accommodation and numerous outdoor activities. 78 Hotel rooms, 32 self-catering apartments and 30 self-catering chalets, decorated in rich earthy woods and metals offer unending views over the Drakensberg mountain range. Try a horse trekking tour to experience life on the trails from horseback. Explore the many hiking and walking trails that run across the region. Spot birdlife and wildlife at Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park – a large reserve that is home to San rock art as well as amazing vistas. Explore the many state forests found in the Drakensberg or get your pulse rating with adventure sports such as abseiling, white water rafting and canopy tours. With so much to do, each day brings with it a brand new opportunity for adventure. To help you make the most of your time in this part of South Africa, Tsogo Sun provides the finest resorts that offer a well-rounded blend of facilities, service, location and luxury. Regardless of how long you have to spend, you will be able to enjoy each moment to the fullest at our fine Drakensberg hotels Hotel
Fairmont Zimbali Resort South Africa’s magnificent eastern shoreline presents gently rolling hills and lush flora, pristine forest and glistening sea, which form the backdrop to a world of wondrous sights. Take in 1,000-year-old battlefields, incomparable gameviewing opportunities and renowned eco-parks—including two World Heritage Sites, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Wrapped in this exquisite natural beauty and rich cultural intrigue is the KwaZulu-Natal province’s premier destination: Fairmont Zimbali Resort, a tranquil retreat offering the utmost in stylish comfort and unrivalled service. Cosmopolitan flair and traditional Zulu accents permeate the hotel’s 154 guest rooms and suites, each with scintillating views of the warm Indian Ocean. Adding to the superb offerings is a variety of exquisite food and beverage experiences, which range from international favourites to locally inspired flavours; a 280-square-metre ballroom, able to accommodate up to 180 guests for a sit-down banquet; and welcome recreation, including a renowned Willow Stream Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a fully supervised Y-Univers Kids’ Club. Only 16km from King Shaka International Airport, and a mere 25 minutes from Durban. At Fairmont Zimbali Resort, our legendary hospitality and attention to detail create an atmosphere of pure paradise—a place where you can effortlessly immerse yourself in Africa’s unforgettable charm and allure. Hotel
Garden Court Blackrock In the heart of the historic Battlefields region of KwaZulu Natal lies the Garden Court Blackrock hotel, a perfect stopover destination that lies midway between Johannesburg and Durban. Our Newcastle hotel is renowned for welcoming hospitality and affordability. Guests not only have the opportunity to relax and unwind, but the hotel is also home to an onsite casino with a range of exciting entertainment facilities. The TripAdvisor-recommended hotel’s 80 tastefully-appointed rooms are styled in soothing neutral pallets and contemporary yet classic furnishings. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, satellite TV, in-room tea and coffee making facilities and 18-hour room service. A large outdoor pool and terrace is the perfect setting to relax in, while business guests are able to make use of the hotel’s conferencing facilities for meetings and presentations. A host of local attractions can be found near the hotel and further afield. These include Butterflies for Africa, the Midlands Meander, Midmar Dam, KwaZulu Natal Museum, Marutswa Forest, Hidden Valley and many others. Hotel
Garden Court Ulundi Situated in a region renowned for its majestic mountains, green landscapes and game farms, Garden Court Ulundi is the top hotel destination for business and leisure travellers in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The hotel’s 72 en-suite rooms are bright and modern, styled in soothing tones that draw inspiration from the architecture and landscapes of its Zulu heritage. Amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, in-room comforts and a host of others. A self-service workstation, which features copy and fax facilities, is provided for the convenience of business travellers. Conference options are available for corporate guests, with two meeting rooms and a boardroom that can accommodate up to 50 people. Guests can enjoy delicious dining accompanied by traditional dancing in our Zulu Kraal as well as take time out to relax at our large outdoor pool and terrace. Hotel
Ghost Mountain Inn At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain lies the privately owned 4 Star Ghost Mountain Inn - a perfect setting to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfort. This intimate and beautiful hotel is in the heart of South Africa's Zulu Kingdom and is the ideal location from which to explore the array of wildlife and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of wildlife and the scenic splendours of this rich and diverse region during game drives, guided walks, boat cruises and tiger fishing in the company of knowledgeable rangers of Ghost Mountain Safaris. Back at the hotel, the spa offers a range of Dermalogica and Terres D’Afrique skin and body treatments, healthy lunches in a tranquil environment and an exercise facility for the more actively-inclined. Those who prefer the relaxing sound of birdsong and the warmth of the African sun will find their respite at the poolside within the glorious gardens of Ghost Mountain Inn. 300km north of Durban, 400km south of Kruger Park and with easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique, the Ghost Mountain Inn offers the ideal base, with great comfort and renowned personal service, to explore this rich and diverse region. Hotel
Peermont Metcourt Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Located just off the N2 highway in Empangeni lies this vibrant Zulu themed Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, which provides a convenient stop-over en-route through KwaZulu-Natal between Durban and popular tourist destinations like St Lucia, Hluhluwe, Sodwana and Kosi Bay. The resort features a three star select-services Metcourt hotel - a chic and affordable offering modern functionality suited to business and leisure travellers, as well as groups - with its own fresh and contemporary F.L.A.G. Café breakfast restaurant. The hotel also offers a swimming pool and terrace as well as secure parking facilities. Dine in style at the modern Umoja Bistro which offers a superb variety of local favourites, chicken and fish dishes, and delicious grills. Catch a meal on the go at the Ukhamba Deli Fast Food counter or enjoy cocktails, live jazz and sporting highlights in the Sugar Room Bar and Lounge. For younger visitors the Magic Company provides a fun-filled variety of video and arcade games and the Crèche is the safe and secure environment for one to 13 year-olds with a selection of popular games and educational activities The vibrant Umfolozi casino offers a variety of slot machine in various denominations and table games showcasing Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. The exclusive Salon Privé ensures the ultimate gaming experience for the high-roller. The convention facilities include two boardrooms & two conference rooms while the dome-like multi-purpose Jabulani Arena can accommodate up to 500 people & Kikizela Park is a exciting outdoor activities area. Venues offer flexible configuration capacities and modern technology making it suitable for a variety of functions from business meetings to team-building or from weddings to conferences. With everything under one roof, Umfolozi will be the perfect destination for a family break, corporate event, private function as well as a business or leisure pit-stop en-route to surrounding areas. The resort is close to both the King Shaka International and Richards Bay Airports and is ideally placed for a return trip from the Kingdom of Swaziland. Masijabule! Let’s Celebrate! Hotel
Road Lodge Richards Bay Road Lodge hotels can be found in ideal locations across South Africa offering unbelievable value for both business and leisure travellers. There are currently 21 Road Lodge hotels located in each of South Africa’s nine provinces, all of them offering value-for-money rooms in a cosy environment. Road Lodge Richards Bay o¬ffers quality accommodation to business and leisure travellers visiting the bustling industrial town of Richards Bay and others parts of Zululand. This 90-room hotel is situated opposite the Boardwalk Shopping Centre in the heart of the town and has easy access to the main road connecting Richards Bay with Durban to the south and Zululand and Mozambique to the north. The hotel, which is also within easy reach of the town’s airport, occupies three storeys on the corner of Tassle Berry and East Central Roads. The rooms are fully-carpeted, air-conditioned and have colour televisions and radio stations, and feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. The hotel has a choice between double or twin beds, with single sleeperchairs available in selected rooms. One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled. The hotel serves a light breakfast daily, and has a 24 hour vending machine stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a 24 hour reception service, ample and secure parking, a payphone and wireless internet access in all commercial areas. Hotel
Selborne Hotel,Spa & Golf Estate Just south of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal lies the Malaria free four star Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate. Take advantage of our wedding packages. The Chapel and Picturesque views will make your day memorable. Allow our expert staff to take care of the arrangements from accommodation, equipment requirements and fine dining. The Golf Estate has had the pleasure of working with both South African and International golf tour operators, making this the perfect venue for corporate events, golf days, incentive travel or just a golfing vacation. After a full day on the golf course, around the pool or at our private beach, unwind and rejuvenate with a pampering session in the health spa. At Selborne, discreet but attentive staff will create a “home from home” in Africa. Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Situated on the Durban beachfront, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is undoubtedly the brightest star on the Golden Mile. The city’s finest beaches lie metres away, from the long boardwalk and many other local attractions. While leisure travellers favour the hotel for its location, family-friendly facilities and attention to detail, business travellers will also find plenty to add to their comfort at this stylish hotel. With a variety of restaurants, bars, conference venues and relaxation areas, you may find many reasons to relax and unwind amidst the inviting atmosphere of the hotel. Should you feel like exploring further, many attractions of Durban lie in wait. uShaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino & Entertainment, Mangwanani Boutique Spa, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Valley of 1000 Hills, Durban Botanic Gardens and many other highlights can all be explored after checking in. The hotel features a total of 734 rooms, with a wide variety of room options to suit your preferences and tastes. All spacious en-suite rooms are beautifully furnished in a modern style, and are equipped with air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safe, 24-hour room service, porter service, wakeup facility and complimentary WIFI. Services and facilities within the rest of the hotel include three heated swimming pools, fully equipped Business Centre, and diverse dining options across the many excellent restaurants found within the hotel. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani conference facilities provide the perfect choice for meetings, conferences, incentive trips or events in Durban. With 15 venues to choose from, we will be able to cater for your every need. With its grand sweep of incredible sea views, Sky is the best entertainment venue on the Golden Mile to host your guests and watch the sun go down. We also have a large venue of over 400 square metres that is ideal for banquets and larger seminars and events, in addition to many other large to smaller venues that perfectly suit any type of event. Various room layouts are offered in each room to further ensure optimal flexibility. Our professional events team will provide you with personalised service to make sure that we meet your exact requirements. Your events will be handled with meticulous care and every detail will be taken care of, from customised menus to specific themed events. This allows you to focus on your guests, with peace of mind in knowing that everything is on track. Through our trusted suppliers and partners, we can also help ensure your event or conference runs smoothly from start to finish by assisting with equipment that may be required. From larger items such as projectors, video or monitors to smaller yet equally essential items such as whiteboards and flipcharts, our events team is standing by to make your event one to remember. Hotel
Southern Sun Pietermaritzurg Situated in the rolling hills of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, the Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg hotel is a country retreat that offers visitors the opportunity to not only enjoy the many entertainment and gaming facilities at the hotel’s Golden Horse Casino, but to unwind amid spectacular scenery. As part of its rich heritage and unique appeal, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg is also Africa’s only hotel to offer the combination of a casino with the nearby Scottsville Racecourse – a golden opportunity for those in search of gaming variety. Located less than an hour away from Durban on the famed Midlands Meander route, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg offers 96 elegant, well-appointed en-suite rooms, with amenities such as free WiFi, 18-hour room service and a sparkling outdoor pool. Characterised by its beautiful surrounds, dining and superlative service, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg is one of KwaZulu Natal’s most highly regarded country hotels Hotel
The Oyster Box Hotel Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, The Oyster Box, a Member of Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels. Accommodation includes 86 individually-decorated rooms, suites and exquisite villas, each equipped with the latest state-of-the-art amenities and facilities.  A magnificent Presidential Suite, offers the ultimate in luxury. Renowned for generous hospitality, passionate service and excellent cuisine, guests have a choice of venues for wining, dining and relaxing.  From the casual Ocean Terrace, serving pizza from a wood-fire oven, the finest seafood and an authentic curry buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining Grill Room. Inspired by the hotel’s original colonial architecture, The Palm Court serves a lavish, traditional High Tea with live piano accompaniment, daily.  The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sundowners. Reflecting and celebrating the intricate tapestry of KwaZulu-Natal’s rich Colonial-Afro-Indian culture, The Spa ensures the highest level of personal care by dedicated, trained staff equipped to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering. With six modern, treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy bath, grooming lounge, plunge pool, state-of-the-art private gym, infinity pool with garden views and a post-treatment tranquillity lounge, guests are pampered in every way. Hotel
iNsingizi Lodge iNsingizi is a spa, conference and wedding facility situated on a game farm in the middle of the sugarcane farms of Mid-Illovo and Eston. Just an hour from Durban and 45min from Pietermaritzburg, we are ideally situated for a quick get-away. The natural beauty of the area ensures that you really feel miles away form anywhere and the only sounds you will hear are the chirping of birds and rustling of the leaves in the trees. Our chalets are comfy and many a guest has arrived late for breakfast having overslept. The Spa is situated among the trees and there really is nothing better than watching the zebra, wildebeeste and antelope grazing in the fields below you as you enjoy one of our awesome foot or hand massages. Our weddings are truly magical and suited to anyone who loves the open african skies and attention to detail that an intimate lodge like iNsingizi can give. iNsingizi is special in every way and really needs to be experienced to understand it's true magic Lodge
The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa Breath taking view from our chalets build on the edge of The Gorge Nature Reserve. The Ultimate spa exprerience that will leave u relaxed and rejuventaed. Resaurant with wordl class cuisine. Lodge
Three Trees at Spioenkop This Eco-friendly lodge, which is Fair Trade Tourism certified, places great emphasis on Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated. This intimate, luxury 18 bedded lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion and enthusiasm for Africa's wildlife, history and culture is immediately evident. You are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality, and relaxed atmosphere in their four star family-run lodge. The philosophy at Three Trees is to involve the local community with fair and sustainable employment, localised goods & services procurement, recycling projects, health education & local school support. Community Development & Environmentally responsible behaviour are the focus whilst the long term vision is to develop the area into a sustainable wildlife, cultural and historical destination. Lodge
Hilton Durban The Hilton Durban is conveniently located, with direct access to the International Convention Centre, and central to popular beaches and world-class sports arenas.  With 324 elegant rooms, on 16 floors, 14 of which are beautifully furnished suites.  An Executive Lounge, which offers personalised check-in and check-out facilities, private breakfast and evening cocktails and canapés. With an entire floor dedicated to Meeting and Business services. Each of the 11 meeting rooms, have natural light and full black out facilities.  The Hilton Ballroom, is the perfect venue for Gala Dinners, Presentations and Cocktail Receptions.  Our outdoor pool and gym, provide the opportunity to de-stress and relax. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
171 Marula Drive - Zimbali Coastal Resort & Estate From the minute you enter the front door to this spectacular holiday home you get the feeling of pure indulgence and super luxury! This newly built home has absolutely everything a holiday home has to offer - from luxury, to space, views, a swimming pool and entertainment area. Situated on the top of the hill in Zimbali it allows for spectacular sea views from some of the bedrooms. Accommodation Fact Sheet Ducted air-conditioned accommodation Four upstairs bedrooms all en-suite Spectacular views from upstairs Well-equipped and modern Kitchen with state of the art appliances Microwave, Electric Oven, Gas Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer Golf course and Ocean views The Lounge opens out onto the Veranda Self-catering Exclusive
aha Alpine Heath Resort Alpine Heath Resort: is a four-star village in the Northern Drakensberg. The resort is surrounded by clear streams and fresh mountain air and is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier conference and family holiday resorts in the mountains. Accommodation: The resort offers superb, North-facing, self-catering chalets with breath-taking views of the mountains. Room configuration: 100 x three-bedroomed, six-sleeper chalets; 1 x double room en-suite and 2 x twin rooms with a sharing bathroom per chalet; Each chalet is equipped with a telephone, hairdryer, good cellular reception, satellite TV, a comfortable lounge, patio, fireplace, self-catering kitchen and dining area. Dining: Savour some scrumptious offerings at the resort’s onsite eateries. Hungry patrons can enjoy the culinary delights of the resorts’ La Gruyeres Restaurant, or as you might be feeling a little peckish in the afternoon, a snack menu and exotic cocktails are available at The Tavern Bar and The Pool Bar. The Italian-style Pizza Inferno Pizzeria, equipped with a wood-fired oven, will leave you satisfied as we serve some of the best pizza in the area. Whether you want your morning brew, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a social buzz, grab a table at our cozy Coffee Shop. Sip our beverage buzz of cappuccinos, espressos, lattes, thick milkshakes or delicious waffles and enjoy the view and people watching in this laid-back coffee bar. Our convenient Village Market & Deli allows for some fresh produce so that guests can prepare cuisine in the comfort of their own chalets. Venues: We pride ourselves in hosting unforgettable conferences, functions and weddings, tailored to meet your needs. With 11 different venues to choose from and a variety of in-house team building activities, an in-house MC & DJ, fully equipped conference equipment, free Wi-Fi and themed tea & coffee breaks. Activities: Equestrian Centre; Hiking trials; Tennis; Putt-Putt; Pool; Darts; Swimming; Volleyball; Squash; Table tennis; Cycling; Fishing; Cinema; Outdoor chess; Board games; Swing ball; Trampolines; Jungle Gym; Wow Kids Zone; TV Games; Alpine Express; Gym; Be Spoilt Spa. Self-catering Exclusive
ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort Swop the city scene for breathtaking scenery at our blissful mountain paradise! Just more than three hours’ drive from Johannesburg or Bloemfontein and about two and a half hours from Durban, at the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, which is a world heritage site, lies ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort. ATKV Drakensville offers a range of accommodation options, adventure activities, leisure facilities, as well as a restaurant, take-away outlet, coffee and gift shop. ATKV Drakensville, with its breathtaking views, is surrounded by many historical sites, and offers access to many tourist attractions in the area. Action and adventure or laid-back peace and quiet … the ideal family holiday! ATKV Drakensville has a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone’s requirements. And because you pay per unit and not per person, it’s easy on your budget Self-catering Exclusive
ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort Swop the city scene for breathtaking scenery at our blissful mountain paradise! Just more than three hours’ drive from Johannesburg or Bloemfontein and about two and a half hours from Durban, at the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, which is a world heritage site, lies ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort. ATKV Drakensville offers a range of accommodation options, adventure activities, leisure facilities, as well as a restaurant, take-away outlet, coffee and gift shop. ATKV Drakensville, with its breathtaking views, is surrounded by many historical sites, and offers access to many tourist attractions in the area. Action and adventure or laid-back peace and quiet … the ideal family holiday! ATKV Drakensville has a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone’s requirements. And because you pay per unit and not per person, it’s easy on your budget Self-catering Exclusive
Beverley Country Cottages We provide self catering accommodation in cottages in the peaceful Dargle Valley and beautiful surrounds of the Midlands. We have 4 stunning, cozy, self contained cottages, sleeping 6, 6, 4 and 2. All cottages are very comfortable and cozy. 2 of the cottages have stunning views . Fireplaces are in each cottage. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. A welcome jug of fresh farm milk and homemade biscuits awaits you for your arrival. Hearty breakfasts and scrumptious dinners are available on request as are, ready made frozen meals for your convenience. We have 2 additional graceful rooms, with bathrooms ensuite in the old homestead which was built in 1913. Self-catering Exclusive
Ocean Blue Guesthouse Enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean whilst relaxing in our beautiful self catering holiday accommodation situated in the tranquil surroundings of the Bluff. The Chalet offers 2 separate bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 2 single beds. There is also a day bed in the Lounge – giving comfortable accommodation up to 5 adults. You have a beautiful sea view from the main bedroom, open plan kitchen and lounge. There is a separate modern bathroom, with shower. The open plan kitchen is fully fitted with all utensils and appliances, even a washing machine. Various DSTV channels to choose from. The balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean is the cherry on top and if you are lucky you can do some whale watching from here. The unit offers complete privacy to the visitor with its own entrance and secure parking on site. Bath towels and linen are provided. Please bring own beach towels. The Garden Cottage is an open plan lay out with a queen bed offering comfortable accommodation to a couple sharing. This unit has a shower en-suite. The kitchenette is fully equipped with washing machine. Various DSTV channels to choose from. This unit also has a lovely braai patio with beautiful sea views. All Units are air conditioned. The very popular Anstey’s Beach and Brighton Beach is less than 3km away. There are two shopping malls close by with various restaurants and fast food outlets and delivery service, to cater for all your day to day needs. This accommodation is also ideal for business persons with the International Airport 40km and the city centre less than 12km away. And for the keen golfer we have The Bluff Country Club, less than 3 km away. Self-catering Exclusive
Umzimkulu River Lodge Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, DB&B, B&B or Self catering accommodation on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensburg.  We are situated 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from Johannesburg in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.  Our peaceful valley resort which is 22km out of Underberg provides the perfect location for a retreat from city life.  Here’s your chance to rest and listen to the river and the sounds of nature or spend some wholesome outdoor time with your family. Self-catering Exclusive
Mpila Camp INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY MPILA RESORT Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park lies in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where ancient trails lead through the thornveld and along the mighty rivers of Africa’s oldest established wilderness area. Once the exclusive royal hunting ground of King Shaka, (where the first conservation laws were put in place), this rich tapestry of natural and cultural history still beats with the rhythms of Africa. Hluhluwe and iMfolozi Game Reserves were formally established as game reserves in 1895 and today, along with the Corridor Reserve proclaimed in 1989, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. The iMfolozi section in the south is characterised by wide open spaces and is a natural treasure store of fascinating fauna and flora. Species include the “Big Five”- • lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino (black and white), • As well as blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, reedbuck, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, steenbuck, duiker, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is famed, include wilderness trails which originated in iMfolozi in the 1950s and today continue to attract tourists from all over the world. In this area the first true wilderness trails in the country were initiated. Renowned for its rich and diverse wildlife, the park teems with a wide variety of fascinating fauna and flora including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, blue wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, and warthog and over 300 bird species. Apart from game-viewing drives, there are self-guided auto trails which provide information on both the management and natural history of the reserve. Guided walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon. During the 1960s a number of species were successfully reintroduced into iMfolozi. These included lion, cheetah and giraffe. Elephant, wild dog and yellow-billed ox pecker were introduced during the 1980s. CLOSE BY: ULUNDI AIRPORT It is 36 kilometers by car on the tarred P700 road to the Cengeni Gate of the Imfolozi section of the park which offers excellent game viewing. The airport has been upgraded, it has been serviced by Fedair airline and visitors can hire a vehicle from the airport and drives to Cengeni gate which is 27km to Mpila resort. This part of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is being called, Big Five paradise and due to this the occupancy of this facilities is more 90% year around. Mpila Resort is situated in the iMfolozi section of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and commands magnificent views of the Wilderness area. Mpila also has two self-contained 3-bedroomed cottages, each accommodating seven people, with a cook on hand to prepare food supplied by guests. For smaller groups, there are also six self-catering chalets which accommodate five people each. The Safari Tents at Mpila consists of thirteen 2-bedded and two 4-bedded units all with kitchen and bathroom en-suite. An optional third bed is available (or children only) in each tent and chalets on request. Each unit has a verandah, the resort is electrified only for elephants and barbecue facilities are available. All units are self-catering with gas stove and fridge and are serviced daily. Mpila resort has got Curioshop which provides basic groceries and unleaded only petrol station. The power is generated from the generator from 7h00 to 22h00. Mpila resort is accesseble from N2 via R168 through Nyalazi gate. Mpila has got no restaurant but Takeway restaurant is available at Centenary Centre, 12km away and operational hours are 08h00-16h00. Self-catering Shared Vacation


Discover Durban Tours & Transfers Discover Durban Travel & Tours is a leading tour operator based in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Our services include day tour excursions, shuttle transfers, conferencing, car hire, as well as local accommodation and cruise bookings. With over 10 years experience in the travel industry, we are certain to satisfy the needs of both the leisure and corporate travellers alike. Our commitment is to take care of your travel arrangements in a prompt, efficient and professional manner, thereby creating an experience that will leave our guests with remarkable memories. ETEYA Awards
LA TERANGA BED AND BREAKFAST You deserve the best your money can buy. La Teranga offers you exactly that. An optional accommodation of 35 comfortable ensuite rooms of home comfort for those seeking for tranquility, comfort, and enjoyment that you are sure to find one that suits your budget! Let us take care of all your conference, functions and wedding needs so that you can enjoy the real hospitality of both EC & KZN in the heart of Kokstad with our fabulous decandely delicious cuisine in our African restaurant. We also offer free Wi-fi, safe parking, shuttle services and many more things that may exceed your expectations. You make the call,we do it all! ETEYA Awards

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All Out Adventures All Out Adventures, situated in the unspoilt KZN Northern Drakensberg just off the R74, mid way between Johannesburg and Durban. Offers 7 awesome activities at one spectacular venue. Highlights include SA’s fastest Cable Tour, Adventure Quad Trail, 100Kms of marked mountain bike trail and a hair -raising 17 meter free fall King Swing, accessed by a wooden spiral stair case that snakes 21 meters to the tree tops. The activities are all visible from our coffee shop so the less adventurous members of the party can kick back with a giant cappuccino and still feel like part of the action. Action & Adventure
Big Rush The Big Rush big swing is certified by Guinness World Records since May 2011 as the the "Tallest Swing". It is also the only Stadium swing in the World. Jump into the void 106m above the Moses Mabhida Stadium's World Cup football pitch and swing out into a massive 220m arc under the iconic arch. While on top of the arch and the adrenaline is still pumping, don't forget to take a moment and appreciate the amazing 360 degree views of Durban and the ocean. Action & Adventure
Itchyfeet SA Itchyfeet SA was initiated by downright interest and passion. What we do we simply love, and we cannot get enough of it. In fact, we believe that whatever we take on we enjoy more than our guests. Number one, it is our mission to provide authentic experiences. We are talking about experiences which will leave you refreshed, inspired, informed and exhilarated. The white water you will be paddling is proper, testing your nerve and skill. Climbing is real, on real rock, with real chalk on your hands, with real rubber on your feet and you are in charge of the belay. If we cannot offer it on these terms, we wouldn’t bother in the first place. And how can you top the Drakensberg? The name says it all! Big, beautiful, spectacular, wild and rugged! And we consider ourselves obedient to the adventure guiding laws of South Africa. From the outright it was of highest priority to be competent and legal in every department - RIVER, ROCK or MOUNTAIN. In other words, we know how to plan an outing. We know how to conduct an outing and we certainly know how to do it safely. The person behind Itchyfeet is Gustav Greffrath (PhD Recreation); the main organiser, communicator, guide and decision maker. But today it really is a joint venture. In many facets the whole operation of Itchyfeet depends most on Nerissa Greffrath. Still an active teacher her role is as essential as providing value for money. Our operational base is the town of Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal. What we have in a radius of hundred kilometres are mountains, rivers and rock. These we put together so it can be experienced and enjoyed by just about anyone, professional or complete novice. And since our fundamentals with regards to adventure experiential learning are pretty solid we aspire to create river, rock and mountain interventions suitable for the enhancement of personal and group-related outcomes. Action & Adventure
LAKE ELAND ZIP LINES Lake Eland have pushed the boundaries of adrenaline adventure with the creation of the Zip Lines. There are two options - 1) 14 slides having a total distance of 4.5km (genuinely the longest in Africa). The first few slides are on the edge of the gorge, allowing the adventurous to get used to the system, and then they are ready to cross all the way over Oribi Gorge, 300m above the ground and 680m long, as well as one slide that slides across the lake, with the last section through a tunnel. 2) The exhilarating Zip Extreme having a 1km long slide offers the guests to challenge their own personal boundaries, and have an enormous amount of fun then continue with 2 slides end at the bottom of the Oribi Gorge. The guests are then driven in a 4x4 back up to the Zip Line offices where they started. Action & Adventure
Wild 5 Adventures There is no comparison… this is the ultimate rush! Step over the edge. Experience white-knuckled fear, and embrace it. Stare down at the abyss, then dive into it. If not now, then when? Wild 5 Adventures is perched upon the edge of the spectacular Oribi Gorge, on the subtropical South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The indescribable views and natural beauty have drawn sightseers to this location for decades, making it a very popular tourist landmark. Wild 5 is a specialist adventure company, offering a range of adventure activities that vary in intensity; though all are guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing. We attract adventure seekers from around the globe, presenting them with professional service and world-class, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The Wild Swing is the highest (tallest) of its kind in the world at 165 meters! One aspect that sets the Wild Swing apart, is that the jump does not take place from a man-made structure. Instead, the site is located at the top of a magnificent three-sided gorge, the central ledge housing the spout from which Lehr’s Waterfall flows, cascading 160 metres into a deep pool in the valley below. Jumpers are strapped securely in a full-body harness, which distributes the G-force across the entire body’s core, making it gentler, and thus suitable for children, paraplegics and adventures with various disabilities. Experienced, skilled adventure guides are there to guide you through every step of the process, to ensure your safety and to offer enthusiastic moral support. Jumping of a 55-storey high cliff should be on everybody’s bucket list! There are several vantage points from which to film or photograph the Wild Swing, so that these memories can be captured with artistic precision. Spectators are welcome and strangers often unite in excited cheering to encourage jumpers to take the leap, or to congratulate them for their bravery as they are winched back to the top. Other activities include an exhilarating Zip-line ride, 110-metre abseil beside Lehr’s Waterfall and a spine-tingling 84-metre suspension bridge experience. All these activities are easily accessible as they are available at one location. Water babies can look forward to taking on grade 2 to 4 rapids, in a Wild Water Rafting experience on the Umzimkhulu River. The departure point for this activity is situated a fun 4x4 drive away. Wild 5 Adventures takes pride in nurturing the natural environment, which has captivated the imagination of many a filmmaker. The location has provided a breath-taking backdrop for a number of international and local movies, documentaries and reality shows over the years. These include major Hollywood productions such as Blood Diamond (2006), Blue Crush 2 (2011), Strike Back IV (2013), and most recently, The Jungle Book (2015). Famous scenes from Bollywood movies such as Dhoom 2 (2006), Race (2008), Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013) and the recently-released Zorawar, were also shot on site, as were scenes in the local production Sleepers Wake (2011), Reality shows filmed on site include episodes of The Bachelor – Russia (2012) and Hollywood’s Ride-Iculous (2013). Celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Glover, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz and many more, have stood in awe as they absorbed the beauty of the setting. There is no better setting for one to become the hero in your very own story! Something significant happens when people face their fears. They experience a turning point. A realisation that they are courageous… that they have the inner strength to overcome. It is very rewarding to see the expression on their faces when they make this discovery. Wild 5 Adventures takes social responsibility seriously and contributes towards and initiates various campaigns to give back. These include Twitter campaigns #Wild5CharityChalleng, which invites South African personalities to take part in an activity, after which a donation is made to the Khula Community Crèche initiative, in collaboration with the Genesis organisation. #Wild5CelebChallenge was created to support the Summer Hill House orphanage. Action & Adventure
KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Exce The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated as a global leader in bather protection against shark attacks while, minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism. The KZN Sharks Board maintains shark safety gear at 37 localities from Richards Bay to Port Edward and is the only institute of its kind in the world. The KZNSB also conducts research into the biology of sharks. The public, tourists and scholars are educated with dynamic audio-visual shows and shark dissections. In-depth research, that has already produced vital insight, is conducted into shark behaviour, feeding and breeding. The public can enjoy early boat trips out to sea to observe staff at work, where one will witness the checking of shark safety gear as well as stand an excellent chance of spotting a variety of marine life. KZNSB is a vital and strategic role player in the success of tourism in our province and our mandate of the protection of our beaches and bathers throughout the KZN coastline has resulted in the ever-increasing number of tourists that grace our shores. In the fulfilment of our vision, we are luring the tourists’ influx into the Province of KZN. The KZN Province is renowned of its warm waters and its favourable weather that is almost forever summer. Out of approximately 85% of the visitors from all over the world, at least ±60% of those visitors have heard about the beaches of KZN highlighting their warm waters and the protection of the beach against shark attacks. In return these visitors stay in hotels, they do shopping at our malls and this results into a considerable shopping spend that contributes immensely into the GDP of our province. Our protected beaches become a vehicle that create a platform for exploring strategic economic opportunities within our province. Marine Adventure
Veyane Cultural village and accommodation The Tour of Veyane takes you into the heart of a real working Zulu community where age-old traditions meet contemporary society. We also offer modern and traditional accommodation. Roots & Culture
Midlands Meander Association The Midlands Meander in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is a collection of arranged routes that offer visitors hospitality in truly beautiful surroundings, outstanding accommodation, conference and wedding facilities, fascinating local events, fabulous cuisine and restaurants, revitalising outdoor activities and over-the-top adventure sports, historic landmarks, wildlife conservation, and best of all "shop-till-you-drop" unique arts and crafts. An easy one-hour drive from Durban and four and a half hours on the N3 highway from Johannesburg, there is much to explore and do in the Midlands. And once you have finished Meandering there is easy access to the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, the Drakensberg, the coast and the game reserves up the Dolphin Coast. Scenic Beauty
Amakhosi Safari Lodge A royal hideaway offering exceptional service and luxury, amidst the African landscapes and breathtaking big five wildlife of the Amakhosi private game reserve. Here, time belongs to the rhythm of a timeless African beat and guests are given their own private kingdom. Amakhosi is a majestic destination where imperial treatment is customary, where no day is the same. From scintillating night safaris to culinary delight, Amakhosi offers an African Safari holiday like no other. makhosi is located in a blend of savannah, wetlands and mountains. The Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Zululand’s Mkuze River in Amakhosi private game reserve. Artistic décor, African fusion cuisine and prompt attentive service, makes AmaKhosi a bush lodge difficult to match elsewhere in Southern Africa. St. Lucia Wetlands and Sodwana Bay are a mere 2.5 hours away from the lodge and are well worth incorporating into your itinerary. Mozambique and Swaziland is also in close proximity The sight of a racing cheetah, smell of wild jasmine, and the cry of a Whalberg’s eagle, together compliment this in the natural environment of river wetlands, valley bushland, umbrella thorn trees and thick bush grassland blanketing the mountains. From the moment you arrive at Amakhosi, you are scooped up in arms of royalty and sophistication with warm smiles and hot hand towels. The spirit of your journey lives here. Come and share it with us. Wildlife Encounters
Heritage Tours and Safaris Heritage tours was established by people who love wildlife - family owned and proudly South African, our aim has always been to enthusiastically share the love and passion . The Quality of your safari experience has everything to do with the quality of the guide who leads your safari, we set HIGH standards and are proud of the reputation our guides have built. Wildlife Encounters
Leopard Mountain This Big 5, 4 Star multi-award winning lodge is located in the secluded hills of the 23 000ha Zululand Rhino Reserve. Well appointed stone and thatch chalets offer spectacular views, peace and tranquillity.  Relax in your hammock or private plunge pool.  Dine under the stars with tantalising cuisine prepared by our sought after chef, complemented with wine from our unique multi-award winning cellar. Join our rangers on Big 5 game drives and the midday Waterhole Lookout Activity watching an array of animals come down to drink.  Encounter the African bushveld and Big 5 animals on foot guided by our qualified guides. Wildlife Encounters
Shoreline Hippo cruises and turtle tours Shoreline Hippo cruise and turtle tours Enjoy am idyllic estuary cruise in search of crocodile, hippo and wonderful birdlife on the St Lucia Estuary. Experienced Skippers/guides await you to board our 15 seater up close and personal experience. Turtle tours seasonal (November to February) this is a once in a lifetime soul searching adventure - join us late night as we enter the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso with a chance of spotting the elusive Leopard, we then drive up the beach in search of the Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles. Light dinner is served under the stars on the beach. Wildlife Encounters

Lilizela General Universal Accessibility Awards

Garden Court Ulundi Situated in a region renowned for its majestic mountains, green landscapes and game farms, Garden Court Ulundi is the top hotel destination for business and leisure travellers in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The hotel’s 72 en-suite rooms are bright and modern, styled in soothing tones that draw inspiration from the architecture and landscapes of its Zulu heritage. Amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, in-room comforts and a host of others. A self-service workstation, which features copy and fax facilities, is provided for the convenience of business travellers. Conference options are available for corporate guests, with two meeting rooms and a boardroom that can accommodate up to 50 people. Guests can enjoy delicious dining accompanied by traditional dancing in our Zulu Kraal as well as take time out to relax at our large outdoor pool and terrace. Lilizela Universal Accessibility Award : Accommodation Mobility
Access2africa Safaris We are a tour operator specialisng in Inclusive Tours and Universal Accessibility and specialise in guests with disabilities. Lilizela Universal Accessibility Award : Experience General
Access2africa Safaris We are a tour operator specialisng in Inclusive Tours and Universal Accessibility and specialise in guests with disabilities. Lilizela Universal Accessibility Award : Experience Mobility


Access2africasafaris We specialize in Inclusive Accessible Safaris and Tours for all guests including those with disabilities. Our focus is on Universal Accessibility for everyone Tour Operators
African Link Tours We supply fully inclusive tour arrangements in and around Southern Africa, including meet and greets, transfers, fully escorted group tours, special interest tours and full FIT services. We are a truly unique entity in that we are able to offer all the services associated with travel, tourism and conference management without the need to subcontract services, which ultimately results in substantial savings to our clients whilst not compromising on quality of service. We are members of the Southern Africa Tourism Association (SATSA) and IATA among others. Our Mission We aim to integrate resources under one roof in order to provide innovative & professional tourism services keeping in mind distinct customer tastes at all times. Geographic Accessibility With roots across the country, we are able to fully service all of your requirements whenever required. Currently all back office administrative activities take place at our head office in Pietermaritzburg. Tour Operators
Bonana Tours Bonana Tours is based in Durban and is able to arrange tours and transfers within KZN. We will custom make a tour and itinerary to suit your requirements and budget - from shopping tours and Durban city tours to multi-day tours visiting our game reserves or the majestic Drakensberg mountains...where would YOU like to go?! Tour Operators
Street Scene Tours Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and Richard Powell, in early 2010 with one unique goal set at its core; to showcase Durban to Durbanites. As you can imagine this is by no means the conventional stance of a tour operator, but Street Scene is not your conventional tour operator. They practice atypical tourism. There are enough businesses out there showing you the well-worn tourist highways, Street Scene focus on the story of Africa as she is known by Africans. Nothing staged, nothing put on for your benefit. The team believe in authentic experiences, experiences a local would appreciate. The benefit of this is that if you can impress a local with your offerings, you certainly have something that can blow the socks off a foreigner. This company believes that to tell a story, you need to be part of it not just a bystander, and have made themselves masters of this art. Tour Operators
Syavaya Syavaya has developed an enviable record of professionally managing a wide range of transportation and tour requirements, including high delegation transfers for more than 50 000 delegates since inception in 2001. Syavaya’s service is geared to meeting the travel demands of various clients from the public sector, private sector and the community. A diverse fleet of quality vehicles allows Syavaya to co-ordinate virtually any transportation need. Transportation can be arranged for a single point of transfer to international congresses, sports tournaments and large conferences. Tour Operators
Tim Brown Tours cc We are an owner run Specialist Big 5 Durban Safaris and Durban Tour Operator company based near Durban. We have been operating out of Durban since February 2010 and focus our tailor made Durban Safaris and Durban Tours around the Durban and KwaZulu-Natal area of South Africa. Specialists in Nature Tours – Big 5 Durban Safaris/Drakensberg Mountain Tours, Cultural Zulu Tours and Historical Battlefield Tours. The main areas our Durban Safaris and Durban Tours are focused around are the ‘Big 5’ Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve for Safaris, Drakensberg mountains for hiking and scenic Tours. The Valley of 1000 Hills for Zulu cultural villages/Tours and township Tours as well as Dundee for Battlefield Safari Tours from Durban throughout KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Tim Brown Tours will tailor make a Safari from Durban or Tour from Durban to suit your specific requirements if you cannot find a listed Durban Safari or Durban Tour that meets your requirements. We will collect you from your Hotel in the Durban area and return you there after your Durban Safari or Durban Tour experience. We offer a high level of service and can be flexible with our Durban Day Safaris/Tours and our Durban overnight Safaris/Tours, to ensure that you our valued clients have the best possible experience on your Durban ‘Big 5’ Bush Safari, Drakensberg mountain Tour or Battlefield Historical Tour in and around our beautiful city of Durban, province KwaZulu-Natal and country of South Africa! Tour Operators