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Overview of Ukuthula Lodge

Ukuthula Lodge

3.5 star property
8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Otto's Bluff Road, Karkloof Safari Spa, Ihlanze Ranch, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, 3231

Explore the area

  • AirportPietermaritzburg (PZB)48 min drive
  • Popular LocationUmgeni Valley Nature Reserve55 min drive
  • Popular LocationHowick Public Falls57 min drive
  • Popular LocationKarkloof Farmer's Market58 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Howick, Ukuthula Lodge is in a rural area and in the mountains. Msunduzi Museum and Macrorie House Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include The Old Prison and Nelson Mandela Capture Site Monument. National Botanical Gardens and Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - 55 min drive
  • Howick Golf Club - 55 min drive
  • Howick Museum - 56 min drive
  • Howick Public Falls - 57 min drive
  • Karkloof Farmer's Market - 58 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 88 min drive


  • 68 on Main - 58 min drive
  • KFC - 57 min drive
  • The Treatery at Yard 41 - 57 min drive
  • Wimpy - 56 min drive
  • Nando's - 57 min drive

About this property

Ukuthula Lodge

3.5-star lodge in the mountains
You can look forward to a terrace, a garden, and a playground at Ukuthula Lodge. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a massage or a manicure/pedicure. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like kayaking and fishing. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a business center, guests can connect to WiFi in public areas (surcharge).
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • English breakfast (surcharge), a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), and babysitting (surcharge)
  • A front-desk safe, barbecue grills, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Ukuthula Lodge boast thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and separate sitting areas, as well as amenities like free bottled water.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 20-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Patios, separate sitting areas, and kitchenettes


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (ZAR 60 per hour)

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on request
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee: ZAR 65 for adults and ZAR 65 for children

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Game drive
  • Gym
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free crib
  • In-room kitchenette
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Separate bedroom


  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • In the mountains
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massage


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Free crib
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom


  • 20-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchenette
  • Limited room service
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate sitting area



Check-in from 2 PM - 6:30 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 8 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 250.00 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: ZAR 750.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for English breakfast: approximately ZAR 65.00 for adults and ZAR 65.00 for children
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 60 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 1400.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 250.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Ukuthula Lodge Pietermaritzburg
Ukuthula Lodge
Ukuthula Pietermaritzburg
Ukuthula Lodge Howick
Ukuthula Howick
Ukuthula Lodge Lodge
Ukuthula Lodge Howick
Ukuthula Lodge Lodge Howick

Frequently asked questions

Does Ukuthula Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Ukuthula Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Ukuthula Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Ukuthula Lodge?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 6:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Ukuthula Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Ukuthula Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 7:00 AM–6:00 PM on request. A fee of ZAR 1400.00 per vehicle applies.

Where is Ukuthula Lodge located?

Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 20 mi (32 km) of Hindu temples, Msunduzi Museum, and Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Tatham Art Gallery and statue of Gandhi are also within 20 mi (32 km).



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 3 out of 8 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 38%
Rating 8 - Good. 3 out of 8 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 38%
Rating 6 - Okay. 1 out of 8 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 1 out of 8 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 13%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 8 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
animals around, nice and relaxing stay, friendly owners, was really nice
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ukuthula Lodge was our last stop of our December Holiday and what a disappointment. The views are beautiful and the animal walking around was nice. But the accommodation and the facilities on the lodge was a great disappointment. The little cottages where we lived in for the three days was not clean, the bedding was not replaced after the previous guests. My daughter found cookie crumbs in her bed. The next morning when we contacted the owners of the place to inform them that the place was not clean we received attitude from the staff that had to clean the place. The grass around the pool was not cut when we arrived there and the pools water was green, the paving around the pool was not clean. It is not worth paying so much money to stay at Ukuthula Lodge.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Game viewing on foot, rest and felaxation
A lovely weekend destination at which to take a break from city life. Very generous hospitality! Some of the chalet furniture needs some attention, and some of the chalet woodwork needs fresh coat of varnish. The spa treatments are very affordable too. We left after our two night stay feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely chalet in a stunning setting
Lovely chalet in the middle of the bush. My patio overlooked a watering hole and there was a constant stream of game coming by. Warthogs, waterbuck, zebras and giraffes came to visit. The cottage was well appointed and far away from anyone else. If you are looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful; something different from the usual business hotels, this is the place. I will definitely be making a stop here on my next trip!

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service
Great Escape - Value for money
Hotel Staff were very accommodating. Stay was pleasant. Perfect for a getaway from the city. The Chalets are apart which provides privacy. Giraffe and Zebra can be seen from the chalet. Kids loved it! Chalet is equipped with BBQ kettle grill. Firewood and charcoal was provided.

10/10 Excellent

Antony, Rotorua

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay near Pietermaritzburg
Great stay. Looking forward to returning some day.

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
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