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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
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2 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationBenvie Garden12 min drive
Popular LocationCrystal Lake15 min drive
Popular LocationUmgeni Valley Nature Reserve57 min drive
AirportPietermaritzburg (PZB)82 min drive

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  • Rondaval

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Log Cabin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family House, 5 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Blue House: Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 4 Twin Beds
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  • Honeymoon Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Blue House: 4 bedroom unit

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 4 Twin Beds
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  • Stables: Double Room (En-suite)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Stables: Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Executive House: Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 6 Twin Beds
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About this area


The Zunguness is located in uMshwathi. Benvie Garden is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Craigie Burn Dam and Crystal Lake.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Benvie Garden - 12 min drive
  • Crystal Lake - 15 min drive
  • Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - 57 min drive
  • Howick Museum - 58 min drive
  • Howick Public Falls - 58 min drive

Getting around

  • Pietermaritzburg (PZB) - 82 min drive

About this property

The Zunguness

3-star lodge in uMshwathi with free parking
This lodge features spa services, conference space, and wedding services. Self parking is free. Additionally, a garden, a TV in a common area, and a banquet hall are onsite. All 18 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer separate bathtubs and showers and coffee makers. Safes, desks, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Zunguness offers 18 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and bathrobes. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily

Things to do

  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Banquet hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space


  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe



Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

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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 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.

Property is also known as

Zunguness Lodge uMshwathi
Zunguness Lodge
Zunguness uMshwathi
The Zunguness Lodge
The Zunguness uMshwathi
The Zunguness Lodge uMshwathi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Zunguness and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Zunguness offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Zunguness cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at this lodge?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this lodge located?
Situated in uMshwathi, this lodge is within 9 mi (15 km) of Benvie Garden, Craigie Burn Dam, and Crystal Lake. Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve and Howick Museum are also within 25 mi (40 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Zunguness

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One look at the room and we went home

I booked a night away using my Hotels Rewards free night. Comparing the cost of a night at the Zunguness to competitors such as Protea Hilton I really expected something lovely. We arrived and were taken to the Rondawel. It smelt damp and musty, there were cobwebs hanging from the open thatch roof and there was a towel laying on the floor. The bathroom had a basic shower, toilet and basin set a makeshift melamine counter top. There was a cheap liquid soap dispenser on the counter with a dent in it. No other toiletries. The bin had flowers on it and looked like it was from Pep Stores. Most importantly there was no TV. My husband and I were planning on a quiet night in with our 3 year old son. I was so overwhelmed with disappointment we just walked out and drove home.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Beautiful place, lovely accommodations, service great but disappointed no wifi.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2017