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South Africa Holiday Safari Specials -Stay 3, pay 2 at iSibindi Zulu Lodge which is an architectural celebration of the Zulu nation, the lodge is a peaceful bushveld retreat which also offers a host of activities for guests wanting to experience a combination of game viewing, battlefields and Zulu cultural experiences.

 
Isibindi Zulu Lodge scenery
 
Situated in a private game reserve iSibindi Eco-Reserve bordering the Buffalo River approximately 5km from the world-renowned battlefield of Rorke’s Drift & Isandlwana, 65km from Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal.

Pay 2, Stay 3 special offer is valid from 1st May - 30th June 2017 & 2018 and in September 2017 & 2018.
OR
Bring a friend for free in February 2018 & 2019.
Limited availability for this fantastic offer - book for a minimum of 2 nights and your Valentine is free.

Plan your trip away and enjoy a fascinating weekend learning about our rich local history and warming up by the open fire.
Come to Isibindi Zulu lodge and immerse yourself in the zulu culture.

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Accommodation:
Isibindi Zulu Lodge accommodation6 luxury beehive suites with en-suite bath & shower, architecturally inspired by the traditional beehive shape, offer panoramic views of the game reserve.

This 12 bed luxury lodge is a stone's throw away from the historically momentous Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana where Zulu and British clashed in a devastating battle which had enormous consequences for the Zulu people. The lodge also offers a choice of authentic Zulu cultural experiences.

iSibindi Zulu Lodge is situated within the 4000 acre Isibindi Eco-Reserve which offers diverse habitats ranging from montane grassland and valley thornveld to riverine forests. The reserve is home to abundant indigenous game, morning and evening game drives are offered and there is excellent bird watching. It is also quite safe to walk or take a picnic along one of the meandering river beds and view Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, etc.

Rates Per person sharing
01 May 2017 - 31 July 2017: R 1 930
01 August 2017 - 30 April 2018: R2 550
01 May 2018 - 31 July 2018: R2 080
01 August 2018 - 30 April 2019: R2 750

Isibindi rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, one daily game drive or walk and a Zulu Boma Dinner on a 2 night stay

Optional activities in the area:
Battlefield tours
Battlefields TouriSibindi Zulu Lodge offers guided tours of the Anglo-Zulu battlefields. The chilling accounts of the battles of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana present a deeper insight of the rich history in the area. Presented alongside the military narrative, a complete picture of the impact of the Anglo-Zulu campaign on both the Zulu and British nations is formed.
 
The tour includes a description of the context of the Anglo-Zulu War and events leading up to the outbreak of hostilities in January 1879. The battlefield tour starts at approximately 8h30 when guests are collected by their guide and head for Isandlwana. This battle was considered the greatest defeat in British colonial history and as the dramatic events of the day unfold, guests begin to envisage the tragedy and the bravery of this extraordinary battle that took place during a solar eclipse.
 
At approximately 12h00 guests travel to Rorke's Drift to enjoy a picnic lunch.  The events of Rorke's Drift (the battle proceeded from Isandlwana to Rorke's Drift later in the same day) are described, as well as a short tour of the museum.  Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded at Rorke’s Drift for bravery, this being the largest amount awarded to any single regiment in British history.
 
Other battlefields and sites of historical interest in the area, such as Fugitives Drift; the site of the death of the French Prince Imperial and Blood River can be visited by prior arrangement.
 
Tours usually last a day, but are tailor-made to suit your particular interests and can also be arranged as a half day activity.  This activity needs to be pre-booked.

Zulu Culture and History
Isibindi Zulu Lodge cultural experience
 
Isibindi Zulu Lodge also offers the rare opportunity of learning about the Zulu culture and traditions as they remain in Zululand today. A Zulu Boma Dinner begins just as the sun starts setting, casting our hills in soft golden light. Guests are led down a narrow path through dense bush to a clearing. As one emerges into a clearing coming across a traditional Zulu umuzi (family homestead) the dancing bodies of Zulu children make for a profound experience. The traditional dances and their role in Zulu history and culture is explained amid the energetic displays.
A Zulu meal follows comprising traditional cuisine such as phutu (stiff maize meal porridge), iSijingi (sweet pumpkin mash), uMngqush (samp and beans with butter) and iNyama (meat and potato stew) and is served in the Kraal of the uMuzi, under the night sky(weather depending). A knowledgeable guide is present throughout the experience to answer any questions and to share the Zulu traditions and customs with you.      
(Provided for any guests staying 2 or more nights. If staying only one night, must be requested on reservation). 
 
Zulu Homestead Visit
This is a half day trip departing after breakfast. We head off to Elandskraal Store first, which is a traditional Zulu trading store where you can buy pots, curios and mingle with the locals. From there we go to a Zulu Homestead to meet a family involved in subsistence farming, who will show you around and explain how they farm.  Our lead Zulu dancer at the Lodge – Linda, will escort and explain the everyday life of the people living here. Should you wish to visit a Sangoma (witchdoctor) this needs to be requested and booked ahead.  You will return to the lodge in time for a light lunch. 

Take in early morning or afternoon game drives/walks through the pretty valley, experience exhilarating Zulu cultural activities, visit the local Battlefields or simply relax by the pool and enjoy the stunning views.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge is only 4½ - 5hrs drive from Johannesburg or Durban.

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