Protea Hotel Simunye Zulu Lodge Melmoth
Tucked away in the magnificent Mfule
River Valley, in the sheltering embrace of a high cliff, lies Simunye. Here,
one can experience the fascinating cross-cultural influences that have
emerged since Zulu and Western culture first interacted, back in the pioneer
days. On arrival at the old trading store, guests park their cars in a
guarded security area. After receiving a short overview of the history of
the area, they proceed either by horse, ox-wagon, donkey cart, on foot (or
by 4x4 on request) on a 1-hour trail accompanied by a guide. Feel the pulse
of yesteryear as you journey to the secluded lodge at sunset. After
sundowners and dinner, sit spellbound round the fire as Zulu legends unfold
and the rhythmic drumbeat of Africa fills the night. Soak in your very own
steaming rock bath and drift off to sleep in stone-walled rooms to the
tranquil sounds of Zululand. Journey with us in the footsteps of early
pioneers, visit old ruins that speak from the past and be part of the
vibrant culture that lives unto this day.
Hotel Rooms: Accommodation has a real pioneer feel to it. Each room is uniquely crafted ... Zulus build by instinct, with no plans and comprise six rock rooms in the pioneer settlement, 5 lodge rooms and 5 contemporary Zulu huts in the Zulu muzi.
Hotel Attractions: An in-depth look into the lifestyle of today`s rural Zulu, with the rolling hills of Zululand as a backdrop, the rivers and ravines are rich in bird life and small game.
Visits to Zulu homes and ceremonies when they are available.
Getting to know a true Sangoma and the use of natural remedies, herbs and medicines.
Vibrant Zulu dancing - join in if you wish - or just relax as the drumbeat draws you into the pulse of Africa.
Discover the mysteries of Zulu courtship, love and marriage and the messages hidden in beadwork and learn the symbolism of a bride carrying a spear, a lantern and wearing a leopard skin.
Hotel Facilities: Simunye is a Zulu lodge that offers adventure and relaxation away from it all. Different cultures come together in an atmosphere of yesterday. Breakfast is a typical farm breakfast and dinner is either a barbecue or traditional Zulu food.
Sporting and Leisure Facilities: Include swimming, trails, farm life, horse riding and culture tours.
Conference Facilities: A new conference centre built up into the cliffs, overlooking a magnificent sweep of the river, caters for up to 40 delegates.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates: e-mail
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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