Helen Grange
3 minute read
14 Mar 2020
10:57 am

Emdoneni Lodge: African bush on a budget

Helen Grange

There’s nothing like being pampered to the sounds of the bush teeming with animals.

Emdoneni Lodge. Picture: Supplied

The name Hluhluwe invokes an image of gentle, rolling KwaZulu-Natal hills covered with verdant bush and fringed by the St Lucia marine reserve, a place dear to many of our South African hearts, so an invitation to immerse myself in its embrace wasn’t going to go amiss. This is the land of Zulu culture in its most romanticised form, set in arguably the most beautiful stretch of the country (sorry Capetonians) between iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe– iMfolozi game reserve, with its abundance of wildlife on land and in water. It’s Africa at its most bucolic and the best way...