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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Hotels

Babanango Valley Lodge

  • Off R68 Map It
  • Babanango
  • Local Flavor


  • Ultra-friendly, knowledgeable hosts
  • Great personal service


  • Quite remote but worth the drive

Updated 11/07/2014

Fodor's Review

This tiny guest lodge sits at the head of a steep valley, in a 2,000-acre nature reserve that's far from any other buildings, and has tremendous views of acacia-studded grasslands and hills. It lies at the end of a very bumpy rutted dirt roadbut a sedan is okay if you drive slowly. Rooms are decorated in contemporary style with fluffy white comforters (duvets) and raw-silk lamp shades—simple, comfortable, and elegant. The home-cooked four-course table d'hôte dinner

focuses on traditional South African fare, including fresh farm produce, but there's no liquor licence so bring your own hooch. Picnic lunches and battlefield tours can be arranged.

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Hotel Information


Off R68, Babanango, 3000, South Africa

Map It


082-709–7951; 086-619–7180

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 9 rooms, 1 cottage
  • Some meals

Updated 11/07/2014


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