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We often get asked for a description of the accommodation and have found it easier to say what it is not than what it is! You will not be staying in a chalet, rondavel or tent. Each en-suite design is unique and has been built in unity with its immediate environment. We have used river stone, reed and canvas as materials. Larney lane is ideal for couples while Hotel & Aloes are more suitable for family groups or friends who know each other. J. camp is an extension of main camp but as it has its own bush kitchen and dining area, it does double up as a Bed &Breakfast or self-catered camp for those who prefer that option. The recently refurbished House On Hill is the original Zingela farmhouse. Perched on a cliff overlooking the river, it is just down stream from J camp. We use it for both those who want catered accommodation as well as for groups who would prefer to self cater and join the main camp for selected meals. We can comfortably host groups of forty and erect extra tents for larger parties. As an example, Zingela has been the venue for weddings and adventure races where we have catered for over a hundred guests guests. Our permanent campsite situated between Main camp and James camp is open all year round while wild camping at Warthog island is best in the dry season.

Please note that our indicated prices are per person sharing. We have a once off Community Conservation Fee which is charged at R50 per adult and R25 per child.

This fee is allocated to conserving river health, maintaining hiking trails and increasing the conservation footprint in the Tugela valley. Members of the local community are employed to fulfill these rolls.

Please contact Zingela directly for accurate quotes and reservations on

Contact us to find out more about our Mid-week Specials on fully catered accommodation in Larney Lane.


We are known for our good food! It wouldn't be a safari if you didn't experience true South African food!

You can opt for the self-catering option or you can join us for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes a full English as well as cereals and fruits. Lunches vary and could include wraps, pizza, lasagna, salads and much more. Dinner is the main event and starts with snacks on the deck. We serve up wild boar, Mozambique chicken, curries, roasts and much more. Please enquire upon booking.

Breakfast - R125 pp

Lunch - R100 pp

Dinner - R180pp

Jeqe Zulu Bread - R45


Do not attempt our rocky roads without a map, a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle! Zingela is an hour from Weenen or Colenso and transfers from both towns can be arranged upon request.

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