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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...

Wedding shoot dreams are made of these…
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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...

Other Stirring iNsingizi Stories
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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....

The “bird of inspiration” Behind iNsingizi’s Name
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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.’...

Things to do
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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...

Putting down iNsingizi’s roots
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Putting down iNsingizi’s roots

Nestled in a secret valley IN THE ESTON/MID-ILLOVO DISTRICT, “TORQUAY” The original farm on which iNsingizi Lodge & Spa was built in 1996, has been held in the Dohne/Killian family for more than 85 years and is currently farmed by Nigel, Di, Ryan and Kyle Dohne. The founder of iNsingizi Lodge & Spa, Nigel Dohne,...

Our farm story…from past to present
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Our farm story…from past to present

Sowing The First Seeds It was the year that John Logie Baird demonstrated the first mechanical television system (January 26); Alan Cobham established the first commercial air route to South Africa (March 6); Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, and American actress Marilyn Monroe were born (April 21 and June 1, respectively); a weather map...