blogTraditional Zulu Homestay

Posted on:May 24, 2018

I can’t wait to wake up in this warm and caring place – a traditional homestay at a Zulu homestead bordering the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi wildlife reserve. Now when you stay at Rhino Ridge Safari lodge, the only luxury lodge set right within this vast game reserve, you can book a homestay with the Nkosi family, who love nothing more than to share their world with guests. You may learn the traditional art of mat weaving, or you might herd the cows, feed the chickens and taste delicious home cooked food. Photographer’s delight, you will find texture and colour at every turn.


Try your hand at the traditional art of grass mat-making, or join an indaba (discussion group) under the trees. Images by Teagan Cunniffe, published in Getaway Magazine.

Within this experience you might even gain something more valuable – finding goodness in this complex world of ours – a restoration of hope and trust in the simple kindness of human beings who take pleasure in the wellbeing of others and pride in traditional ways of life.


Simple warmth and kindness in a ‘rondavel’ – by Teagan Cunniffe

Getaway magazine’s Teagan Cunniffe, talented photographer and creative adventurer, published an article on this homestay in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. You can read about his experience at:





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