Malala Lodge Game Lodge Accommodation in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal

Malala Lodge

Game Lodge at Directly off the N2, 10 Km South of Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Malala Lodge

Malala is a bush lodge on a 140 hectare (340 acre) private nature reserve, accommodating a maximum of only 18 guests, thereby ensuring a tranquil African bush atmosphere and experience.

Our lodge is located in the Hluhluwe area, in the centre of the Elephant Coast in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. We are ideally positioned between the world-renowned Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Sodwana Bay and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Malala has been owned and managed by the Harvey family since 2001 and we, together with an enthusiastic team of staff, are always on hand to provide the personal attention one would associate with a small intimate lodge.

Our property has a variety of vegetation types, including lowland forest, woodland, grasslands and wetlands. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll through these diverse habitats on well-maintained and marked walking trails. You may come across some of our game, which includes Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Nyala, Reedbuck and Red and Grey Duiker. Other smaller wildlife that may cross your path are Large-spotted Genet, various mongooses, Vervet Monkeys and dung beetles. You may even spot the rare Suni Antelope or the unusual Four-toed Elephant Shrew.

In addition, Malala Lodge is at the centre of the birding hotspot of KwaZulu-Natal with over 500 species of bird having been recorded in the Elephant Coast area. The Malala Lodge birdlist currently has over 270 recorded species.

Main Lodge

The main thatched lodge is centrally positioned within the camp and overlooks indigenous forest. Here guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in the cosy bush pub or take a dip in the palm-fringed swimming pool.

Meals are available, by prior arrangement, in the lodge dining room:
Dinner is a home-styled three-course set menu with cheese and biscuits and tea / coffee
Breakfast is a full English breakfast including cereals, fruit salad, yoghurt and tea / coffee
Lunch is not available at the lodge, but lunch options are available in the towns of Hluhluwe and St Lucia

Adjoining the dining room is a small reading lounge where a variety of magazines and books are available for your interest.


Malala Lodge can accommodate guests on a self-catering basis or, if you would prefer, indulge yourself in genuine home-cooked meals in the attractive thatched dining room. All of the accommodation units are supplied with tea/coffee facilities and all linen and towels are provided. Our accommodation, which nestles within the forest fringe, comprises:

Open Plan Chalets:
Four private, thatched, open plan chalets all with en-suite shower facilities. The chalets are 1-bedroom units which can accommodate 2 adults, or 2 adults and a child. All the chalets come with fully equipped kitchenettes, ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities.

Semi Detached Chalet:
A semi-detached chalet equipped with en-suite shower facilities, separate lounge, kitchenette and ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. The chalet accommodates two adults sharing.

Family Cottages:
Two family cottages each comprising two bedrooms (en-suite), lounge and kitchenette and equipped with ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. These units accommodate family groups of up to 4.

A family cottage comprising two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen and equipped with ceiling fans and braai/barbeque facilities. This large unit accommodates a family group of up to 5.

Activities & Attractions

Malala is ideally positioned between the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Sodwana Bay and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

We provide game drives, by prior arrangement, in our open game-viewing vehicle into the world renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, providing guests with a superb opportunity of viewing a multitude of mammals, birds, reptiles and plants.

Other Activities Include:
Self-drive day trips to the parks and beaches of St. Lucia, Sodwana Bay and Cape Vidal for boat cruises, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and whale watching
Walking and horse trails through nearby parks and reserves
Cultural Zulu Village tours - gain firsthand knowledge of traditional Zulu culture and lifestyle

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Malala Lodge)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.098611110777778
Longitude: 32.28638888855556

Closest airport(s)
Richard's Bay Airport - 100km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00

Check-in no later than 18h00.

Listed on
April 2002 - 5 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

A great place to stay. Pity the weather was not too good. Very friendly hosts and excellent food, made a special effort to accomodate a vegetarian meal...

Walter, Jill and Amy, East Sussex, UK Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

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