- Air conditioner
- Bar / Lounge
- Car parking
High on a mountainside overlooking the rolling hills of the brand-new Babanango Game Reserve, the completely reimagined Zulu Rock Lodge offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the distinctive heritage of the Zulu people in the centre of their cultural heartland.
Offering truly breathtaking panoramic views over some of the most spectacular scenery in KwaZulu-Natal, this comfortable, fully catered lodge draws its inspiration from the vibrant Zulu culture and is surrounded by Babanango Game Reserve’s 22,000ha of African wilderness.
This malaria-free reserve is home to a stretch of the legendary White Umfolozi River and a wealth of wildlife species, from plains game like kudu, zebra, bushbuck and giraffe to hippo, leopard, buffalo, rhino and hyena
What to pack
The secret to packing for an African safari are to include as many layers as possible and to select neutral coloured clothing, especially when you are going out game viewing on game drives or walking safaris. Good staple items to pack include shorts, T-shirts, three-quarter cut-off/cargo pants, long trousers and a long-sleeve shirt (in summer these are invaluable for keeping biting insects at bay during the evenings), flip-flops, walking shoes/trainers, a jersey and rainjacket/fleece. A hat is an absolute must at any time of the year, as is sunblock and sunglasses. Don’t forget your swimsuit so you can take advantage of our beautiful, sparkling swimming pool. Add to the packing list a camera and binoculars and, of course, any prescription medication you will need while travelling.
Our climate is sub-tropical meaning that summers are hot and tend to be humid, especially at night, while our winters are dry and warm during the day and cold at night. In the winter months it can get very cold while out game viewing, so bring a fleece, beanie-style hat, scarf and gloves. Even in the summer, being on an open safari vehicle early in the morning and in the evening can be chilly due to the wind factor, so it’s always best to pack a lightweight jersey or windbreaker. The rainy season starts in November and lasts until the end of autumn as a rule, and is typified by cloud build-up in the late afternoons leading to spectacular evening thunderstorms and sometimes heavy downpours. Winter and spring are the dry season when the bush is at its most sparse, making it ideal for game viewing as wildlife is easily seen, often congregating around waterholes, dams and along the river.