We once again had an amazing time here, everyone was awesome, friendly and helpful. We will be back soon and plan on coming back every year for our wedding anniversary. Thank you for a great weekend.
to our secret valley
Amid the lush backdrop of KwaZulu-Natal’s picturesque terrain, you’ll find iNsingizi Game Lodge & Spa tucked away in a beautiful secret valley.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Eston/Mid-Illovo, iNsingizi Lodge & Spa offers an unrivalled African bush experience within a 100km radius of Durban, with something to offer even the most jaded urban-dweller—an invigorating retreat, a romantic getaway, or just a weekend escape.
Set on a 350-hectare private estate and working cane farm that’s steeped in colourful history, our African-themed lodge is conveniently situated between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, offering a close-by, value-for-money destination with nine en-suite chalets that sleep up to 32 guests.
From the moment you drive up our signature “red brick road” to the main lodge, feel your stresses and strains melt away as you enter a heavenly place of tranquillity that’s made it a prime destination of choice for returning visitors since we opened our doors in January 2000.
a five-star experience in a three-star lodge
With our gracious hospitality and personal service, iNsingizi has become KwaZulu Natal’s best-kept secret, with more and more people finding it the ideal venue for weddings and other celebrations.
Our menus are simple and reflect the seasons – using local ingredients where possible.
Whether you’re enjoying al fresco dining under the stars or skies, experiencing a private bush dinner in a secluded corner of the wildlife sanctuary, or rejuvenating in an indulgent spa treatment at our on-site spa, iNsingizi Lodge & Spa is the ultimate destination for burnt out city-dwellers seeking the perfect retreat to recharge their batteries and disconnect from the hectic demands of life.
INSPIRED BY NATURE THAT SUITS ALL PREFERENCES AND POCKETS
Set in spectacular surroundings, iNsingizi’s tailored accommodation options make it the ultimate destination for business conferences, spa retreats, weekday getaways, or weekend escapes.
Boasting nine beautifully appointed en-suite chalets that sleep 32 guests, iNsingizi Lodge & Spa brings nature to the doorstep of your room, providing homely accommodation in warmly decorated, African-themed chalets that not only blend in with the surrounding environment, but are out of the top drawer.
Covered verandas with seating, and en-suite bathrooms with showers, come standard with all our thatched chalets. Three feature outdoor showers. Breakfast and dinner is served in a rustic-chic dining room.
A separate self-catering guest house sleeps up to 20 guests, with seven simply furnished bedrooms, a full kitchen and braai stand. Set in secluded surroundings, it’s perfect for a relaxed family getaway or retreat with friends.
Home to a superb range of birds and wildlife, iNsingizi’s varied landscapes offer richly diverse ecosystems, ranging from grasslands and scrub to dense bush and indigenous forests.
Our network of track-and-trails, for both serious and casual nature-lovers alike, as well as adventure cycling/running/walking enthusiasts, capitalises on the breath-taking beauty we’ve been gifted with.
We invite you to join us for an intriguing getaway and immerse yourself in our secret valley hideaway.
Within easy reach of all main cities—Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg
Located just 15km from the R603, in the Eston/Mid-Illovo farming district, iNsingizi Lodge & Spa is just over an hour’s drive from Durban and just under an hour from Pietermaritzburg.
Travelling to iNsingizi Lodge & Spa from…
Durban: 89.5km, or a 1hr 11min drive, via N3
Pietermaritzburg: 52.7km, or 50min, via N3, R603 and R624
King Shaka International Airport: 115.2km, or a 1h 36min drive, via N3
Ladysmith: 223.5km, or a 2h 29min drive, via N3
Richards Bay: 253.3km, or 2h 52min, via N2 and N3
Johannesburg: 542.9km, or a 5h 51min drive, via N3
We look forward to welcoming you.
A little bit of everything. A whole lot of wonderful!
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Fabulous iNsingizi Lodge
5 Start Excellence
Would love to return as often as possible.
An Awesome Experience – I would rate this 5 star.
Love being here.
Love iNsingizi, always have positive things to say about this place. Keep up the good work. You guys helped make my wedding last year an amazingly special day!
This place is a hidden gem! Our one night stay was outstanding. We went for a beautiful MTB ride on magnificent trails which are very well marked. Delicious lunch and then the most amazing massage and facial.