Overview of Biyela Lodge

Biyela Lodge is built into the hillside of the untouched mFulaWozi wilderness, perfectly positioned to maximise the sweeping views of the imposing flood plains of the White Imfolozi River below. After a day of exhilarating activities, return to the carefully curated comforts awaiting you in your suite. Focused on protecting the wilderness and respecting the legacy of the land, when you stay at Biyela lodge your travel spend assists in protecting rhinos against poaching and contributes to local, community upliftment programs.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including the “Big 5”, as well as species such as African wild dog, cheetah and hyena and is one of the oldest reserves in South Africa. Biyela Lodge is also one of the few places in the world where you can see a thriving population of vultures – watch them as they launch to the skies from rocky cliffs.

Game drives, birding, wilderness hikes, and other activities make for active and adventurous days. For relaxing, you can unwind in your suite’s private infinity plunge pool while taking in the sights and sounds of the natural world. Alternatively, treat yourself to a traditional massage at the wellness spa and rejuvenate mind, body & soul. For cultural immersions, you can join guided tours that will give you fascinating insights into the might of the Zulu nation.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Enjoy twice daily game drives
  • Traverse the land on guided safari walks
  • Embark on historical tours of the mighty Zulu nation
  • Savour exceptional local cuisine
  • Exceptional bird watching of over 400 species
Guided walks

Guided walks

Private game-drives

Private game-drives

Private guide

Private guide

Rooms at Biyela Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Luxury Suite

    Biyela has luxury stand-alone suites, some of which featuring their own private plunge pools. Each suite takes in the richness and abundance of the surrounding landscape. You’ll be mesmerized by suite doors which open onto private enclosed decks, providing unmatched views of the wildlife that transverse daily down to the river. The suites have 100% cotton linen on emperor or twin beds, spacious bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers as well as free-standing bathtubs. Each suite is air conditioned and comes with a fully stocked mini bar for convenience and comfort.

    General Facilities

    Indulge in delicious local meals at the dining area or lounge and viewing deck. When you’re not out on a riveting game drive, you can browse the literature in Biyela’s very own library or take a dip in your own private plunge pool. At night, you can sit around the fire pit, under the stars recounting the day’s tales. During the day, you can recharge with a peaceful in-house wellness massage and treatment while surrounded by the purity and tranquillity of the woods. There is Wi-Fi throughout the lodge that features solar power.



    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Viewing deck

    Viewing deck

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available


    Revel in local cuisine at the on-site restaurant using ethically sourced organic ingredients. Meals are paired with the best of South African wines.

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