"Nongoma Lodge is situated in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom "

and boasts 3 star accomodation with all the attractions and facilities fit for a King.

About us

Feel what it’s like to live like a ‘King’ and let us give you royal treatment in the district where the Zulu King, His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzul lives.

Nongoma Lodge is situated in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom. 300 km north of Durban and a mere 56 km from Ulundi, one of the most prominent cities in the province.

Surrounded by the Ngome forest, famous battlefields, rich and wonderful naturall life, Nongoma Lodge is truly an African Experience. Having recently earned 3 Star status, we continue to build and better our services and prides ourselves in providing you; our guest with an experience you will treasure for years to come.


Our lodge boasts 10 fully equipped thatched en-suite rondavels and 10 Modern Western-type rooms.

All of them are beautifully furnished with an African theme and have telephone and DSTV Television facilities.

Nongoma Lodge is famous for it’s delicious ensembles of local cuisine. A delicious 3 course dinner is available on request, while the early birds can start the day with a full English breakfast.

We offer affordable rates, so do please join us and experience the “best of our African taste”.


Nongoma [from Ngome (‘the mother of songs’)] was established in 1888 on the boundary between two warring Zulu factions – the uSuthu and Mandlakazi – in the hope that it would engender peace in the area. Needless to say one of the factions eventually burned it to the ground. Today, it is a busy trading village.

Near the town is the Ntendeka Wilderness Area. Adjacent to the area is the Ngome State Forest, a series of precipitous cliffs (‘Ntendeka’) that afford marvellous panoramic views of the countryside. There are more than 180 tree and shrub species and the whole area is one of peace and tranquillity. There are hiking trails and picnic spots.