FAQ

HOW TO GET HERE

ROUTE TO FOLLOW: 
N2, Route 22

GPS:
-26.93573 (Latitude) , 32.83326 (Longitude)

FROM:
Durban, King Shaka Airport  |  Gauteng, Oliver Thambo Airport  |  Cape Town, CPT International Airport.
4×4 Vehicle is not a necessity – normal vehicles are suitable to reach Chinderera Eco Lodge.

CHINDERERA ECO LODGE IS CENTRAL TO:
Sodwana Bay, 1 Hour  |  Thembe Elephant Reserve, 1 Hour  |  Ponta Do Ouro (Mozambique VISA Required), 1 Hour Hluhluwe, 2 Hours  |  St Lucia, 3 Hours  |  Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, 3 Hours.

EN ROUTE:
Pongola Game Reserve, 2 Hours
Kruger National Park
Swaziland

AMENITIES AVAILABLE:
Closest Town – Mangusi is 15 minutes from Chinderera Eco Lodge.
Banks & ATMs  |  Petrol Stations  |  Supermarkets & Clothing Stores  |  Pharmacy  |  Doctor  |  Hospital

WHAT TO PACK

Dress is casual and comfortable as the climate is sub tropical. It can be cool in the winter evenings.

Summer temperature averages 25’C to 35’C – November to April, while winter temperature can vary between 15’C to 25’C – May to October.

HIKING TRAILS

Comfortable clothing & walking shoes, a day backpack/waterproof pouch, light waterproof jacket (during rainy season), swimwear, sun cream, and a sun hat/cap and sun glasses.

Optional – personal snorkelling gear although we can provide.

ECO LODGE MENU

At Chinderera we provide 3 meals a day. Breakfast is continental/English and lunch is usually packed as you will be out on a trail. Bottled water is provided. 

Our dinner set menu specializes in cuisine from around Africa. Comprising of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts, seafood, meat and poultry dishes, and on occasion curries and chillies.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Our Kitchen can accommodate certain dietary requirements, if notified in advance, please email us with your specific requirements so that we can prepare accordingly.

CHINDERERA IS BORDERING ON THE iSimangaliso Marine Reserve, A 30 MINUTE WALK FROM THE LAKES. BEACH ACCESS IS BY GUIDED TRAILS ONLY.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

AN EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

Wild yet peaceful, truly unique

''Not easy to describe Chinderera, as it is a very special place,

even after having seen a lot of Southern, Eastern and Central Africa, the heartwarming welcome, and only two Chalets.

Pam, Bill, and Trevor, their deep love of nature, lovely food, bush and lonely white-sandy beaches, amazing snorkeling spots, ... this place has got everything to become a legend.''

R. Weber
Graz, Austria
"At night you can sit at the Dining area, at the Bar, by the Fish pond or by the Fireplace, and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Pam's cooking is amazing! You can feel the love in every dish.

The quality of the ingredients, the creativity of the dishes, the presentation, and the whole ambiance in which it is served, is just a delight, knowing they are located in a very remote part of South Africa, where it is not easy to find certain ingredients.

We will definitely be back!''

Renard Antwerp
Belguim
''Unforgettable African experience in wild natural beauty...

In this amazingly beautiful area of natural beauty, there are some awe-inspiring hiking trails with Trevor, who has an unrivaled knowledge of local flora and fauna, as well as the amazing snorkeling spots.''

Simon Geschwindt
Cape Town, South Africa
''Our snorkeling adventure with Trevor, in Kosi Bay was unlike what you would experience with a tour operator.

Trevor had us wait for the perfect tide coming in from the Ocean, as we swam with the gentle current viewing the ''Aquarium'' of tropical fish, coming into the Estuary.

...an experience like no other.''

C . Bevis
California, USA