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Underberg
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Pleasure to find this comfortable and welcoming oasis, even though the whole Zululand area is suffering from a drought. Nice accessibility to Hluhluwe game reserve. We highly recommend the Wildebees lodge.

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Haacht, Belgium
Reviewed 1 October 2015

nice and authentic small scale lodge in a safe environment near Hluhluwe. Lots of things to see nearby, like big game parks and santa lucia at 1,5 hours drive. The lodges are pretty basic (no television, but who needs that) and the pool was pretty dirty when we were here in september, but the terrace is nice and clean, the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Simple yet comfortable accommodation in lovely location, where one feels in touch with nature. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was rather average and could be improved - cereals were stale, poor quality juice, toasters need replacing, garden and plants need tending and TLC. A very pleasant stay all in all.

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Ladysmith, South Africa
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Basic but adequately equiped, spacious and clean accommodation in thatced roof cabins in pleasant palm tree and sandy setting. Communal kitchen is located to the side of the terrain but to which our cabin was fortunately conveniently close. Good value.

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Durban
Reviewed 30 July 2015

No complaints about room and service. Suggestion that the communal kitchen is updated in terms of utensils, serving bowls and pots as this was not sufficient Friendly hosts and staff very good, thanks

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Enjoyed horseback riding... Great experience! The updated family room looks great! Keep up the renovations. Would be nice to have the standby generator power all rooms during power outages. Delicious breakfast.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The accommodation is very comfortable. Interesting bird life to be seen on the self-guided walk. On the first morning the only negative was that staff was unprepared for breakfast, but once that was sorted out is was superb. Great service and very friendly. A bit far away from Hluhluwe Game Reserve if that is the purpose of the visit.

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vryheid
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We had a very enjoyable time at wildebees and would definitely go back there in the future. The staff went out of their way to insure a relaxing and comfortable vibe The food was excellent. I can recommend this to anyone

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Aalst, Belgium
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Friendly staff , Nice rooms / "huts" Breakfast and dunner in lodge are good but expensive for what you get.... Internet is poor and you only het little Megabites for free. Near HLuhluwe and iMfolozi reserve

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Very nice lodge just next to Isimangaliso national park. Kind personnel and good rooms with good beds. The trip in Hluhluwe national park (north part) is not to be missed (ask Christopher as guide). I'll go back any time, thanks again to the entire team! Eric

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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a lush tropical garden, Wildebees ecolodge offers cottage accommodation and a lagoon-style pool framed by palm shrubs. Wildebees is part of the UNESCO-protected Greater iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Wildebees Ecolodge features an outdoor restaurant with a charming bonfire. Guests can enjoy local and international cuisine under the stars, while enjoying the sounds of the African bush. The lodge also offers a garden lounge bar, and a barbecue area to prepare a traditional South African braai. Before heading out to explore the region, guests can request a packed lunch. The thatched accommodation of the Ecolodge is surrounded by large trees and flowering shrubs. It is decorated in rustic style, with wooden furniture and mosquito nets. We are proud to offer you the difference, this is not only noticed by our personal service, relaxed atmosphere and value for money accommodation, but it also includes our measures to conserve the environment and sustain the well-being of local people with our ecolabel projects. Wildebees ecolodge is owner managed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wildebees Ecolodge

Address: False Bay Road C20 (D540), Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: €42 - €78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wildebees Ecolodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms we saw were about the same age, size and its a quiet, very quiet place”
 of 5 bubbles JimW14, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We had chalet 10 (with double bed and full bathroom), coffee/tea facilities and lovely outside seating area and chalet 6 (twin bedroom with shower en suite). Can recommend both these rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 372janet, 25 Sep 2012 | Read review
“We had no 4 and that was next to the community kitchen and close enough to the Dining and Bar areas. We had no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles EstelleRussell, 25 Jun 2012 | Read review
“If you are coming with a fam, ask for lodge nr 15.”
 of 5 bubbles Blubd, 6 May 2012 | Read review
“Second floor in the family room is perfect for children.”
 of 5 bubbles BurkiThai, 12 Jan 2012 | Read review
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