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Lazuli Bush Lodge, Hluhluwe (Private Villa)

Lazuli, short for lapis lazuli a deep blue gemstone, is truly part of the East Coast treasure chest. Specifically the ultramarine stone, its character emanates similar qualities of healing, awareness and self-care. It is regarded as a good-luck stone, offering infinite possibilities – akin to the feeling one gets when staying at the lodge.

Lazuli Bush Lodge is a forest haven; a discreet and tranquil experience in the Kuleni Game Park of Kwazulu Natal. Located in the heart of the Elephant Coast, the lodge has access to iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and Sodwana Bay, each area offering a range of entertainment and activities during your stay. From whale watching to classic game drives to turtle observation and snorkelling, you have endless options for outdoor excursions!

Your Experience

Nestled amongst trees and held in dappled sunlight, the 8 person private villa is the essence of exclusivity and seclusion in nature. The villa is designed to welcome in views of the wild from every angle, open-planned and light-filled, with large sliding glass panels making nature accessible.

Simply relax by the pool or take a stroll around the property, exploring the forest and its landscape. If you wish to adventure beyond the lodge boundary, there are national parks, wetlands and the ocean waiting for you, inviting outdoor excursions from safari to sea.

The Elephant Coast, Kwazulu Natal, is an area abundant in a variety of habitats and ecosystems. Named after South Africa’s largest herd of elephants who have lived in the indigenous sand forests for centuries, it boasts wild landscapes as well as access to long stretches of unspoilt beaches. Kuleni Game Park is situated in the region, a stronghold of four ecosystems of sand forest, wetland, grassland and thorn scrub. The ultimate destination for nature lovers of all-terrain.

Lazuli Bush Lodge sodwana snorkelling tour

Sodwana Bay Snorkelling Safari

Lazuli Bush Lodge forest bathing

Forest Bathing

Lazuli Bush Lodge Crocodile farm tour

Hluhluwe Snake and Croc Farm

Lazuli Bush Lodge Turtle tour

Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtle Tours

Lazuli Bush Lodge whale watching

Whale Watching Isimangaliso Wetland Park

Lazuli Bush Lodge iSimangaliso Mission Rocks

Mission Rocks View

Lazuli Bush Lodge Cape Vidal tour

St Lucia Estuary and Cape Vidal Cruise and Tour

Lazuli Bush Lodge Kuleni walk

Game Walk in Kuleni Game Park

Lazuli Bush Lodge Hluhluwe River Cruise

Hluhluwe Game Reserve and Cruise Safari

Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve


Nestled within the 150 hectares of the Kuleni Game Park, Lazuli Lodge is the perfect destination for a holiday of safari and sea. Only 30 minutes from the Pinda Private Nature Reserve and Hluhluwe National Park, the area and its surrounds honour the beauty and diversity of South African landscapes and wildlife. A 1 – 1.5 drive will deliver you to Cape Vidal, Greater St Lucia Wetlands, as well as the marine wonders of Sodwana Bay. A mere three-hour drive will have you arriving at Durban airport, ready for home, or your next adventure.


From ZAR1035 per person sharing. Minimum stay of 2 nights, self-catering. Accommodates 8 people.

Safari Collection

Each of our Hideaways collections have been designed to deliver an extraordinary safari experience, in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique conservation areas. With over 30 years of travel experience, unprecedented hospitality and the finest bespoke eco-offering, we ensure that our guests experience the best of Southern Africa in absolute comfort and style.

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Lazuli Bush Lodge, Hluhluwe (Private Villa)

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Privacy and peace embrace you into the lap of luxury. The lounge, farm-style kitchen, and dining area are designed in a spacious and flowing style, open-planned to enhance time together, as well as offering options for privacy.

An indoor fireplace setting is amplified with the view of the forest, perfect for cosy winter nights.
An outdoor deck and pool fringe the villa, a space that calls for relaxation and surrender beneath the trees.

Four ensuite bedrooms greet the wonders of the forest through large sliding doors. Each bathroom boasts double windows which welcome both light and natural vistas, as well as outdoor showers amidst the elements.

  • Four ensuite rooms
  • Outdoor showers
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Farm-style kitchen
  • Open plan lounge & dining room
  • Surrounding sliding glass doors
  • Prive pool & outdoor deck area
  • Braai Grid


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