Hluhluwe Accommodation Umfolozi Accommodation Ama Zulu Guest House

Ama Zulu Guesthouse & Safaris is in the heart of Hluhluwe on the beautiful untamed Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal.

This newly renovated house offers comfortable accommodation in a relaxing atmosphere at affordable rates. The tastefully furnished and decorated bedrooms all have private entrances, en-suite bathrooms and are equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, bar fridge and colour TV (M-Net).

Continental or full English breakfasts are served daily. Dinners on request.

Guests are welcome to relax in the courtyard or the pool and jacuzzi area and enjoy the fresh air and sunny skies. Braai/ barbecue facilities are available!  Laundry service available!  Children welcome!

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This Guesthouse's greatest asset is its ideal situation between the world-renowned Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park where the untamed wildlife and marine reserves meet, creating an eco-system of unparalleled bio-diversity.

Ama Zulu Guesthouse is also within easy reach of Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, Cape Vidal, Lake Sibaya, Mkuze Game Reserve as well as Ndumo Game Reserve, Tembe Elephant Park and Lake Josini.  The safari company, "umHluhluwe Safaris", arranges three, six and nine hour safaris into the game reserve.

Champagne breakfasts, bush braais, lunch packs as well as picnics in the park can also be arranged on request. Qualified field guides will take you on safari in comfortable, modern open game-drive vehicles.

Cultural Activities

  • Traditional Zulu dance - performed during evenings on request at Hluhluwe Hotel

  • Traditional villages - situated near Hluhluwe

  • Thembalethu Craft Village - a live-in museum: experience firsthand basket weaving, wood carving, beading and other crafts

  • Shakaland - near Eshowe

  • Ilala Weavers - age-old Zulu women's tradition of handcrafts

Activities/Day Trips

  • Game Drives

  • Guided walks through False Bay Wildlife Reserve and others

  • Visit the Cheetah & Serval Project

  • Horse riding (2-hour)

  • Golf at Umfolozi Country Club or Monzi Country Club

  • St Lucia Crocodile Centre and Snake Park

  • Sodwana Bay Diving Adventures

  • Charters Creek Launch Tours

  • Boat Cruise on the Hluhluwe River and Dam

  • Launch tours at St Lucia Estuary

  • Deep-sea, game, bill, bottom or fresh water fishing

  • Whale watching

Contact Maralize or Llewellyn

e-mail: info@amazuluguesthouse.co.za phone: +27 (0)35 562 3132 cell: +27 (0)72 867 6525



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From Johannesburg (about 500 km)

Take the N17 South past Springs, Bethal, Ermelo, Pongola, into Hluhluwe. Turn left into the road just past the Engen filling station. At the yield sign turn right; at the T-junction turn left into Nyala Street, travel to the end of the road and on the left is Ama Zulu Guesthouse.

From Pretoria

Take the N4 towards Middelburg, turn off to Ermelo, then continue as above.

From Durban (about 300 km)

Take the N2 north past Richards Bay and Mtubatuba, then take the Hluhluwe turn-off to Hluhluwe.  In the village continue as above.

By Air

Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Richards Bay by SA Express Airlines.



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