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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Hotels

Babanango Valley Lodge


  • Ultra-friendly, knowledgeable hosts
  • Great personal service
  • Delicious home-cooked meals


  • It's a long, bumpy road from the main road to the lodge

Fodor's Review

This tiny guest lodge lies at the end of a rutted dirt road on an 8,000-acre cattle farm. Obviously, it's not the sort of place where you constantly pop in and out, but that's okay—you probably won't want to leave anyway. The lodge sits at the head of a steep valley, far from any other buildings and with tremendous views of acacia-studded grasslands and hills. John and Meryn Turner, the charming hosts, and their very hospitable team, go out of their way to make you feel

at home. John is a registered guide, and many people stay at the lodge as part of his battlefield tour. Rooms are decorated in contemporary style with fluffy white duvets and raw-silk lamp shades—simple, comfortable, and elegant. The four-course table d'hôte dinner focuses on traditional South African fare, including fresh farm produce. Battlefield tours, including a picnic lunch, cost R870.

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Hotel Information


15 km (9 mi) off R68, near Babanango, Babanango, South Africa



Hotel Details:

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


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