Best KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

Offering incredible service, magical locations and fine cuisine, our list of KwaZulu-Natal accommodation includes safari lodges tucked away in remote reserves; seaside hotels and beach lodges; country homes on grand estates; and guest houses overlooking the historic battlefields of Zululand.

KwaZulu-Natal’s famed attractions such as the Drakensberg Mountains, the Battlefields region and the rustic Midlands provide the setting for a selection of exclusive and luxurious accommodation where adventures abound. There is excellent accommodation in big game country too – and several of KwaZulu-Natal’s parks and reserves rank among the best in the country.

Consider combining a few days in KwaZulu-Natal with a Big 5 safari in Kruger or even a lazy beach holiday on the island on Mauritius; our experienced Africa Safari Experts can easily recommend accommodation and itineraries based on your requirements.

Recommended KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

The Oyster Box

From $275 per person sharing
KwaZulu-Natal Coast, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Beach activities Day tours Local village visits

Phinda Forest Lodge

From $735 per person sharing
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Aerial view of the lodge main area and firepit. Experience the lodge's renowned bush banquets. Children are welcome at Phina Forest Lodge and can enjoy the immersive WILDchild children's safari programme. An optional addition to your safari - take part in various conservation programmes on the reserve. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment or massage at the lodge spa. At an additional cost, book one of the reserve's specialised photographic vehicles. The lodge lounge and viewing deck.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Beach activities Bird watching Canoeing Game drives

Kosi Forest Lodge

From $175 per person sharing
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Exterior of tented suites. Boat Cruise of Kosi Lake. Take in the lake views while enjoying sundowners. Canoeing on Kosi Lake. Dine under the stars. Spot your favourite African animals at The Hide Lodge. Immerse yourself in nature with guided forest walks.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Bird watching Boat excursions Canoeing Cultural visits

Phinda Mountain Lodge

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Bird watching Canoeing Game drives Guided walking safaris

Thonga Beach Lodge

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Animal tracking experience Bird watching Boat excursions Cultural visits Dune walks & drives

Fugitives' Drift Lodge

From $285 per person sharing
Battlefields, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Biking Bird watching Day tours Guided walks

Makakatana Bay Lodge

From $405 per person sharing
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
A perfect getaway for adventurous honeymooners, Makakatana Bay Lodge adds that special touch.
Enjoy long beach walks at Makakatana Bay Lodge.
The lodge is constructed with environmentally safe materials, like wood and reeds.
Game drives are a fantastic way of discovering the reserve - including spotting some big game!
Take your binoculars and spend time watching the local hippo pod.
Once on your game drive, stop and enjoy a delicious snack and admire the views.
A nature lover's paradise, Makakatana Bay Lodge's rooms overlook the wetlands.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Bush dining Cultural visits Deep sea fishing

Fordoun Hotel & Spa

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The spectacular restaurant overlooks the picturesque gardens.
Enjoy the homely feel, and classic farm-style decor of the Fordoun Spa.
The freestanding suites are spacious and privare, perfect for families.
Walk around the beautifully designed gardens.
Relax in front of the fire on a cool evening.
The rooms are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.
Rejuvenate yourself with the ultimate of pampring at the award-winning Spa.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Biking Cultural visits Day tours Fly fishing Golf