Luxury Hotels in KwaZulu-Natal

To learn about the battlefields, a stay at the charming Fugitives Drift is a must and when travelling through the Drakensburg Ampitheatre, the hotel with the best views is the Montusi Mountain Lodge. Along the coast, you can’t go wrong with the tree-house chalets at Rocktail Bay Lodge, but for a slice of rustic-chic beach life combined with great turtle and whale sightings, Thonga Beach Lodge is just the thing.

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The Oyster Box

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

We absolutely adore The Oyster Box, with its stunning coastal views, famous red and white lighthouse, and of course the legendary Durban curries. Indulge with this hotel’s exceptional service, and inject some good old-fashioned decadence to your KwaZulu-Natal adventure.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Beach

Fugitives Drift

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

The beautiful, historic Fugitives’ Drift lodge offers fascinating tours of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, the sites of famous battles during the Anglo-Zulu wars.

Best for: History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Walking & Trekking, Luxury Hotel

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Phinda is a seven-habitat tapestry where you can encounter The Big Five, and experience South Africa in its wondrous diversity. Tracking the rare Black Rhino through scrub, canoeing past Buffalo on the Mzinene River, and following elephants through mountainous jungle... finally a reward for being indecisive!

Best for: Setting & Views, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Thonga Beach Lodge

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Thonga Beach Lodge is a luxurious hotel resort in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, with the golden sands of Mabibi Beach on one side and thick forest on the other. This is South Africa’s only tropical dive site, and the ocean is teeming with life including turtles, whale sharks and manta rays; nature walks are on offer back on dry land, too.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Rustic

Karkloof Spa

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Combining safari adventure with indulgent spa treatments, Karkloof Safari Spa is perfect for those looking to explore the wilderness without any compromise on comfort. Surrounded by pristine wilderness as far as the eye can see, game drives here promise the opportunity to spot rhino, zebra and giraffe among other iconic African animals.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Honeymoon

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Montusi Mountain Lodge, owned and run by the Carte Family, sits on a 1,000 hectare estate overlooking the stunning Ampitheatre escarpment of the Drakensburg.  It is blissfully peaceful and quiet, and ideal for anyone who wants to get away from it all in gorgeous surroundings.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking, Riding

Rhino Ridge

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Perched on a ridge overlooking the southern section of the Zululand Rhino Reserve, the aptly named Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is a contemporary and captivating retreat in Africa’s oldest proclaimed reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

Best for: Eco-tourism, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Rocktail Bay

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Situated in the secluded and unspoiled northern reaches of the Maputaland coastline, Rocktail Bay offers raised, tree-house like chalets set back from one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkelling. A rustic-chic camp shaded by coastal forest, this little slice of seclusion presents a unique mix of relaxation, action and once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Snorkelling & Diving


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