Biyela Lodge nestles low on a spectacular ox-bow bend on the White Imfolozi River. On the other side of the river, the dramatic cliffs are used by vultures in the early morning to launch to the skies upon thermals. On the banks of the river, the scarce sighting of wild dog has been noted amidst the steady stream of animals who come to quench their thirst. Crocodiles and hippo rule the waters, and the roar of lion punctuate the wilderness night.

The Private Villas

exclusive luxury in the umfolozi wilderness

On the doorstep of nature at work, a mere 32 guests at most can enjoy their luxurious private stand-alone suites,
with access to a central lodge with pool, restaurant, bar, spa and viewing decks. Biyela Lodge is ideal for those who
enjoy indulgent luxury and comfort and especially suited to safari-goers that yearn from privacy.

Biyela Lodge is set to open its doors in January 2019 to offer a private safari for mature travellers and families.
Elevated on an embankment of the White uMfolozi River, optimal views over the landscape towards the mountains.
Villa locations offer optimal views and located some distance from the main lodge, golf carts and rangers are
on-hand to escort guests through the property. Families with children are encouraged to stay in the Family Villas for comfort.
Children 10 years and older are welcome.



  • generous viewing deck
  • bath
  • shower
  • air conditioning
  • stocked mini bar
  • coffee and biscuit tray
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