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Summer wedding tips and trends

Summer wedding tips and trends

It’s exciting times for summer brides and grooms ~ take a look at some of the most inspiring trending summer-wedding tips to make your day just perfect! Stretched florals Flower bouquets, centrepieces and aisle decorations no longer have to be extravagant, you can literally ‘stretch your petals’ with loose, organic floral designs that take up as much space but don’t cost an arm and a leg! Fewer blooms can still have that drop-jaw effect. Floral cakes Gone are the days when wedding cakes were towers of white; today couples are being far more adventurous and using their wedding cakes to...

Spa specials to make you smile

Spa specials to make you smile

With the year nearly done, it’s time to “pat yourself on the back” with a well-deserved spoil before the end of year madness truly descends on us. Indulge and rejuvenate with our invigorating November spa special! Girl’s Night Out Spa special ~ Save R600pp! Nothing beats a night out with your girl posse, so grab your tribe and join us for a Girls’ Night Out Package for just R1800pp. Begin your day with a two-course lunch at 12pm, followed by three revitalizing African Spa treatments in the afternoon, before heading off to our gorgeous pool for sundowners, followed by a...

Get cycling on Sunday, 15 December

Get cycling on Sunday, 15 December

Enjoy an exhilarating morning of cycling followed by a hearty lunch with us on Sunday, 15 December. For just R200pp join us for either a 20km or 40km ride through the indigenous bush, forests, grasslands, gum and wattle plantations and sugarcane fields of iNsingizi ~ the perfect way to get up and close to nature, get in a great workout/ training session and enjoy a delicious meal that warms your heart and soul! Sunday Ride details Cost R200pp Price includes a ride and 2 course lunch ~ kids under 12 pay half price. Track opens: 6:30am Distances: 20km (Cut-off start...

Save big with our end-of-year African Spa specials

Save big with our end-of-year African Spa specials

As we head into the last leg of a very busy year we’ve come up with a host of unbeatable African Spa specials to get you through this last haul! October African Spa special ~ save R460! Be deliciously pampered with our Night Spa Package for just R1700pp Arrive at our secret valley in the early evening and begin your evening’s spoils at 5pm with two rejuvenating treatments, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush getting ready for bed. Then enjoy a warm, delicious dinner (that you haven’t had to cook!) at 7pm, before heading back to the...

2019 Halloween Night Run

2019 Halloween Night Run

Are you brave enough to face what’s lurking in the forest? If so, join us for a ghostly night run on Saturday 12 October through our 5km and 10km trails! For just R150, runners enjoy a freaky night run on either our 5km or 10km trails, and a hearty 2-course dinner afterwards. If you are not running, sit back, relax and keep fingers crossed that the runner you are supporting makes it back from their eerie adventure! Prizes for best-dressed and other great spot-prizes are to be won! So, start planning your costume now! Sounds good? Well then book now...

Corporate Wellness Packages

Corporate Wellness Packages

Looking for that ideal spot for your business’ year end function, or for a unique corporate wellness getaway to thank your team for a hard year’s work? Here at iNsingizi our passion is shaping tailormade corporate wellness packages for companies, big, small, and everywhere in-between, focused on helping busy people have fun, de-stress and just breathe…… Our vast property, set in the undulating hills and valleys of the little hidden gem Mid Illovo, boasts various indoor and outdoor venue options ~ an African Spa, delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners (all prepared by our in-house chef) and mountain-biking, running and walking...

Our focus on the elderly this Mandela Day

Our focus on the elderly this Mandela Day
Our focus on the elderly this Mandela Day
Our focus on the elderly this Mandela Day
Our focus on the elderly this Mandela Day
Our focus on the elderly this Mandela Day

Our mobile spa therapists spent Mandela Day 2019 pampering the elderly at a nearby retirement home, Lincoln Haven, in Eston as our salute to the great Madiba. Foot and hand massages, nail treatments and a lot of TLC were the order of the day ~ leaving Lincoln Haven residents feeling special and our therapists feeling good; a win-win situation! Here at iNsingizi we’re all about family and as such, treasure the elderly community in the area, taking immense pleasure in providing them with some personal care and attention every so often. If you aren’t familiar with Lincoln Haven, it is...

Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…

bush wedding
Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…
african bush wedding
Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…
Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…
Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…
Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…

We recently played host to an incredible wedding photoshoot with the talented duo from African Bear Photography to showcase the endless creativity that we can provide as a venue. We love working with couples that like to do things a little differently hence the dream team we put together to create an inspirational photoshoot unlike anything we’ve ever done (or seen) before! As mentioned we had the honour of working with husband and wife renowned local photographers, African Bear Photography, and added a few other “greats of the industry” namely makeup experts, Kiss and Makeup; local flower and décor specialists,...

Father’s Day feast and craft rum experience

Father’s Day feast and craft rum experience

This Father’s Day we aim to celebrate the dad(s) in your life with an unforgettable day of cycling or running (for the energetic dad!), a Caribbean feast and a rum tasting experience like you’ve never seen (or tasted) before...

Other Stirring iNsingizi Stories

Other Stirring iNsingizi Stories

The story behind iNsingizi’s “Red Brick Road” iNsingizi’s 2km-long drive to the lodge, known as the “Red Brick Road”, was built in the year 2000 by the late Albie Reid, who personally laid every brick by hand, 10 metres a day, at the advanced age of 75! It took him roughly 10 months to complete. Albie was an invaluable asset to the iNsingizi team and shall be remembered dearly for his contribution, which is sorely missed. A chapel Baptised in Water iNsingizi’s wedding chapel was conceived from an epiphany the Dohne family had while staring at the farm dam closest...

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name “iNsingizi, the foolish looking ground hornbill, amused the tribespeople with its apparent pomposity. There seemed no doubt that the female had good reason for her cry. ‘Ngiyemuka, ngiyemuka nqiya kwabethu’ (‘I am going away, going away to my people’). To this the male replied gruffly: ‘Hamba, hamba. Kad’usho.’ (‘Go, go. You have been saying so for a long time’).” – From traditional Zulu folklore iNsingizi Lodge & Spa owes its name to an old ground hornbill nesting site on the property that sadly no longer exists. Although it’s not known where the birds...

Things to do

Things to do

Things to do 30min Away… Meditation and yoga sessions Clay pigeon shooting Hot air ballooning Water-skiing Game drives Things to do 1 Hour Away… Sharks Board (learn about sharks) Phezulu cultural and safari park Midlands Meander – south Ushaka Marine World Diving with sharks Umgeni Bird Park Whale watching Deep sea diving Beaches Things to do 1 T0 2 Hours Away… Drakensberg Trout fishing Things to do 3 Hours Away… Hluhluwe and iMfolosi Big 5 game reserves St Lucia – hippos and crocodiles Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve Turtle watching Battlefields