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3.5 / 5Good
4 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    False Bay Park
    35 min drive
  • Airport
    Phinda (PZL)
    48 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake St. Lucia Viewpoint
    79 min drive

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  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Standard Cottage, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
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  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area


Located in Hluhluwe, Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village is in a rural location. Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre - 5 min drive
  • False Bay Park - 35 min drive
  • Lake St. Lucia Viewpoint - 79 min drive
  • Cape Vidal - 93 min drive
  • Cape Vidal Lighthouse - 93 min drive

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 154 min drive


  • Venue 1 – Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village

3-star lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
This lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. All rooms are individually decorated and offer ceiling fans and showers. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LED TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include coffee makers and down comforters.
Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature down comforters. 32-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
1 bar

Things to do

24-hour pool access
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Outdoor pool


Gift shop/newsstand
No elevators

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


Designated smoking areas
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan
Down comforter


Free toiletries
Hair dryer (on request)


32-inch LED TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Individually decorated
Turndown service



Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Dumazulu
  • Dumazulu Lodge
  • Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village
  • Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Hluhluwe
  • Dumazulu Traditional Village
  • Dumazulu Traditional Village Hluhluwe
  • Dumazulu Village
  • Dumazulu Lodge Traditional Village Hluhluwe
  • Dumazulu Lodge Traditional Village
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge Traditional Village Hluhluwe
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge Traditional Village
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Traditional Village Hluhluwe
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Traditional Village
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Lodge
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Hluhluwe
  • Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge & Traditional Village Lodge Hluhluwe

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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Unfortunately we arrived too late for the crocodile and reptile viewings. Thry coe at 5pm. We also missed the traritional zulu dancing and handicraft demonstrations as they were only during the day. I am disappointed about that as it was the reason for going there. The huts are lovely, and the grounds very pretty, but the pool could use some cleaning.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Quite close to Hluhluve-Umzilogi game park

The staff was really friendly. We had breakfast and dinner included, both were buffettype and excellent.The room or little round house was nice. We complain of poor lights, kitchenlight was not working all the time and it was too dark to read (we are more than 60). The airconditioner was not working properly, but anyway somehow, the showerroom and toilet were ok, warm water, no bidet. Anyway, we liked the place. The friendliness of the staff helped a lot.


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Der Sauberkeit in der Dumazulu Lodge lässt zu Wüns

Das Zimmer und speziell die Kücheneinrichtung waren leider nicht sauber. Speziell die Küchenschränke schienen mir schon seit Längerem nicht mehr gereinigt worden zu sein. Es lage Krümel uns Staub hierin. Ich habe darauf verzichtet Gläser oder Teller aus den Schränken zu benutzen. Auch der Pool war nicht sauber. Ich hatte diesen Umstand der Rezeption morgens mitgeteilt, mit dem Hinweis, dass ich den Pool gern am Nachmittag benutzen möchte. Leider wurde den Tag über nichts getan. Das Frühstück und Abendessen waren großzügig und lecker. Dieser Umstand ändert aber nichts am Gesamtergebnis " Nicht empfehlenswert ".

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Accueil très agréable et les cases

Accueil très agréable et les cases zouloues sont extremement bien équipées. Très bonne situation qui permet de visiter le village culturel zoulou très interessant et aussi la reserve hululwe-umfolowzi magnifique. Le dîner et le petit déjeuner étaient excellents. Très bonne étape.

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