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Nxala Ranch

Guest House / Weekend Breaks Durban - 4 Bedrooms
TGCSA 4 Star
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After a welcome cup of tea and melktert with Dora on the stoep, I set off for a walk on their farm, spotting different antelope species - Springbok, Gemsbok, Bushbuck and many others. Farm style dinner and breakfast the next morning on the thatched veranda overlooking the dam fuelled me for an exciting day ahead, re-living the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift nearby.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Nxala Ranch

Located 43 km from Dundee, in Rorke's Drift Environs in the Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal, Nxala Ranch offers serenity and is set on a working farm amidst willow and paperbark trees. Stylish rooms offer spectacular views across the plains abundant in game and birdlife, one with private bathroom.

Tasty home-cooked meals on the verandah. Game viewing, San rock art, hiking, bass fishing and an opportunity to view Simbra stud cattle. Ideal half-way stop between St Lucia, Hluhluwe and Drakensberg. Central to the Battlefields of Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift and Elandslaagte.

A 2-night stay is recommended | TGCSA 4-Star Lodge

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Sleeps 2
4 Units
Rates include breakfast, dinner and 1 game drive. Dinner, bed and breakfast: R1 350.00 per person per night. Children stay for 50% of above rate.
Valid: Seasonal from (2019/01/01 - 2019/12/31) From R 1,350.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Self Catering Lodge-4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Self-catering: R450.00 per person per night for 4 people or less. Then R250.00 per person extra up to 8 people – R2 800.00 in total per night for 8 people.
Valid: Seasonal from (2019/01/01 - 2019/12/31) From R 450.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Room Only
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Nxala Ranch
13 Feb 2018

"We thought our stay at Nxala Ranch was one of the Highlights of our trip. The Lodge is fabulous with a superb location and to be looked after by such super people as Dora and Frans was a truly memorable experience. And how Dora can cook!!!!! Nxala Ranch is definitely a place where we would like to stay again and would recommend to others. "

Douglas & Rosemary Hutcheson
2 day stay
03 Dec 2013

"Wow! What a wonderful place to stay and what hospitable hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the game drive and the individual attention which was extended to us. Many thanks it was the highlight of our trip."

Richard Harrison from United Kingdom
Nxala Ranch
26 Nov 2012

"Excellent in every respect. The setting, views, quality of the accommodation, food and the helpful and welcoming approach of Dora and Frans were all terrific. We will definitely recommend friends to stay here."

James Alain Russell from South Africa
Guest feedback about Nxala Ranch
04 Oct 2010

"We stayed her for 2 nights in January.Could not fault the accommodation or service.Food was excellent with brilliant fillet steak first night and delicious lamb chops second night. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and when the weather was a bit chilly 2nd night they light a fire to ensure that we were warm.I left some trosers and they contacted me and sent them on to were I was staying later in the holiday at no charge. A brilliant place to stay we would recommend iut to anyone"

Guest feedback about Nxala Ranch
04 Oct 2010

"Dear Organisation, Ones more we have had a wonderful experience by travelling through South Africa. This was our 4th time and we took all the adresses from your booklet Portfolio,which is send to us every year. By studiing the books we came to a remote area in Kwazulu Natal and had the best stay ever in the magnificent lodge of Nxala Range where we were treated as a king by Frans and Dora. This will not be our last visit to your beautifull country.! Thanks and kind regards ,Rob and Ida van der Erve"

Guest feedback about Nxala Ranch
04 Oct 2010

"Just a message to thank Portfolio and all the establishments we stayed in during our 5 week holiday to South Africa. The quality of accomodation and friendliness of the people we met was definitely in line with your claims in the various books we received from you."

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From Dundee

  • Take the road to Vryheid (R33).
  • Measured from the last robot in Dundee (on the Vryheid Route), it is 5,5 km before the turn-off to Nqutu/Ulundi/Melmoth (R68).
  • Travel on the R68 for 26,5 km until you reach the Rorke's Drift turn-off.
  • Turn right on this gravel road.
  • Continue for 7,4 km until you reach the Rorke's Drift / Dundee T-Junction.
  • Continue through the junction slightly to the right on D571.
  • Follow the Nxala Ranch directions for 6,2 km up to the lodge.

GPS Coordinates
S28° 20' 08.1" E30° 25' 18.9"