Stay with a Zulu Family

Your Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge guide (who remains with you for the entire stay) will take you to to the Nkosi Family Home. The family will host you and invite you to join them in their daily tasks such as basket weaving, collecting thatching grass and wood and bringing the cattle home for the evening at sunset. You’ll also be able to visit local crafters or consult the sangoma (traditional healer).

As the sun goes down, you’ll gather with the guide and family around the open fire to enjoy the magnificent view over the hills of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park while listening to stories of bygone times, asking questions, making friends and enjoying Zulu Beer, cold drinks and traditional snacks. A traditional Zulu meal observing all the rituals of the Zulu home is served in the dining hut. You’re then free to retire to your hut, listening to the soothing sounds of rural Zululand.

Sunrise heralds the new day with roosters crowing and the happy singing of neighbours’ in the distance. It is time to take the cattle out to graze and go about daily chores after enjoying a hot bucket shower. A breakfast of fresh, locally-grown fruit, farm eggs and traditional maize meal porridge is served at 8am. When it’s time to bid farewell to the family, it will feel like saying goodbye to old friends.