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Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we were going to an authentic Zulu village, not! It’s built as a tours trap, and nothing is authentic. The supposed chief did stand at the door of the bus expecting tips upon our departure. souvenirs are available but pricy.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the DumaZulu cultural village was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. We arrived on a soggy morning, so there weren't many people around. The staff and performers gave us their undivided attention, taking extra time to teach us Zulu words,...More

Thank jakane1
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We were not sure what to expect. And so the experience was really mind-blowing. The Zulu culture was explained and enacted. Customs suddenly made sense. Each and everyone taking part had a smile on their face.. Not being able to walk well, they supplied me...More

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip to Dumazulu and had a pleasant lunch. There are some snakes and crocodiles to look at but the main purpose of the visit is to see the Zulu village. It feels desperately touristy and those involved looked as embarrassed as...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge for four nights and enjoyed our stay. The traditional huts are great to stay in, better to have a large double to yourself than one of the “semi-detached” huts. Game drives from here are stunning. The food is good and...More

Thank Peter Y
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US$93 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"All rooms are encased in a Rondavel. Each one painted the colours of the tribes, I understand."
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"Stay away if you want a nice hotel"
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"Come in a group of 4 so that you can get a good rate on the Hluhluwe game drive."
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"units close the swimming pool, if you have children, so as to keep an eye over them."
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