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Ukuthula Lodge

3.5 star property
Mountain Howick lodge with outdoor pool

8,0/10 Very good

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Otto's Bluff Road, Karkloof Safari Spa, Ihlanze Ranch, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, 3231

Guests rated this location 8.4/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Pietermaritzburg (PZB) - 48 min drive
  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 88 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 68 on Main - 58 min drive
  • KFC - 57 min drive
  • The Treatery at Yard 41 - 57 min drive
  • Wimpy - 56 min drive
  • Nando's - 57 min drive

About this property

Ukuthula Lodge

Ukuthula Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 1400.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool and indulge in massages or mani/pedis. A fitness center and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Wildlife and game drive
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 750.00 per night

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 60 per hour (rates may vary)
  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 65.00 for adults and ZAR 65.00 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1400.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 250.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Ukuthula Lodge Pietermaritzburg
Ukuthula Lodge
Ukuthula Pietermaritzburg
Ukuthula Lodge Howick
Ukuthula Howick
Ukuthula Lodge Lodge
Ukuthula Lodge Howick
Ukuthula Lodge Lodge Howick

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ukuthula Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Ukuthula Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Ukuthula Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Ukuthula Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ukuthula Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 1400.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ukuthula Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Ukuthula Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a fitness center and spa services. Ukuthula Lodge also has a picnic area and a garden.
Does Ukuthula Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
Does Ukuthula Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.



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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

animals around, nice and relaxing stay, friendly owners, was really nice
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Peter, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Ukuthula Lodge was our last stop of our December Holiday and what a disappointment. The views are beautiful and the animal walking around was nice. But the accommodation and the facilities on the lodge was a great disappointment. The little cottages where we lived in for the three days was not clean, the bedding was not replaced after the previous guests. My daughter found cookie crumbs in her bed. The next morning when we contacted the owners of the place to inform them that the place was not clean we received attitude from the staff that had to clean the place. The grass around the pool was not cut when we arrived there and the pools water was green, the paving around the pool was not clean. It is not worth paying so much money to stay at Ukuthula Lodge.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Game viewing on foot, rest and felaxation
A lovely weekend destination at which to take a break from city life. Very generous hospitality! Some of the chalet furniture needs some attention, and some of the chalet woodwork needs fresh coat of varnish. The spa treatments are very affordable too. We left after our two night stay feeling relaxed and refreshed.
June, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely chalet in a stunning setting
Lovely chalet in the middle of the bush. My patio overlooked a watering hole and there was a constant stream of game coming by. Warthogs, waterbuck, zebras and giraffes came to visit. The cottage was well appointed and far away from anyone else. If you are looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful; something different from the usual business hotels, this is the place. I will definitely be making a stop here on my next trip!
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6/10 Good

Great Escape - Value for money
Hotel Staff were very accommodating. Stay was pleasant. Perfect for a getaway from the city. The Chalets are apart which provides privacy. Giraffe and Zebra can be seen from the chalet. Kids loved it! Chalet is equipped with BBQ kettle grill. Firewood and charcoal was provided.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay near Pietermaritzburg
Great stay. Looking forward to returning some day.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Geen woorden
Geweldig en unieke locatie.
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