REVIEW: Ngoye Lodge

Situated north of Durban, nestled almost exactly halfway along Kwa-Zulu Natal’s coastline, Mtunzini is a small town offering peace and tranquility.

It is perfect for those who are looking to escape the busyness of their lives or as a stop along the way further north.

Mtunzini is home to Ngoye Lodge, where guests can enjoy a holiday-style accommodation. The main lodge sleeps 10 and are able to host individuals, couples or families while the cottage sleeps up to 4. There is unlimited WiFi, table tennis and a swimming pool. The lounge and kitchen are communal and allows guests to cater lunch and dinner for themselves.

Durbanite Contributors, Bianca and Brett had this to say about the lodge:

“If you love nature and the outdoors as we do, you will immediately feel at peace at Ngoye Lodge. The lodge is surrounded by tall leafy trees and lush greenery that strikes you as you arrive.

Lucas, the friendly caretaker, will give you a warm welcoming and make sure you know your way around the lodge. He will be around if you need anything and will see to your breakfast in the morning. Sonto and Thandeka are the two cleaning ladies who make sure the house and cottage are serviced daily and also help prepare breakfast for guests.

Each of the rooms has its own en-suite bathroom and private entrance from outside. Rooms have another door that opens to the main lodge where you can go through to the common areas.

Breakfast is served in a neat, little dining area. You can fill out a simple tick-box menu that Lucas will use to whip up your order.

If you are looking for somewhere quiet and relaxed, that feels like a home-away-from-home, Ngoye Lodge is definitely worth checking out.”

Taryn de Billot, Manageress of Ngoye Lodge, is the perfect person you want to be dealing with when going away! Taryn is friendly, professional and efficient, always ensuring everything is in order during your stay.

While you are exploring Mtunzini, some other things worth looking at include, the Mangrove Swamps and a raffia palm forest while activities such as fishing and kayaking can be done in the ocean or at the picturesque lagoon that meanders for a few kilometers parallel to the sea.

There are also various hiking trails to chose from and a barge trip up the river, where it winds its way inland through sugarcane fields or towards the mouth through the coastal forest.

Restaurants such as The Clay Oven offer guests a beautiful view, great service and fulfilling meals. Other restaurants that offer guests a great experience include; The Fat Cat, The Hungry Fish and The Prawn Shack. Mtunzini is a hidden gem and anyone who visits will want to come back.

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