Zululand Country Lodge is a Classic Cape Dutch double story house siuated at the crest of the one acre property overlooking the Indian Ocean to the East and the oNgoye Hills to the West. We offer 7 upmarket, airconditioned bedrooms with Percale Linen. Our amenities include a swimming pool, braai area with 3,5m braai stand, mango-beach boma (2m circumference fire pit on 100m2 of beach sand and outdoor table seating for up to 23 people. Relax in our garden or around the pond, all nestled in an indigeneous bush under several 11m high 75 year old giant trees.....
Lucia and Humphrey moved into the house in 1986, when it was a 2 bedroom single story house. This house, they were told was in the 'old side' of Mtunzini, these were the first houses built in Mtunzini. The Pencharz family had their family store on the one border. Mr Pencharz went to the beach by ox wagon in those days, he also spoke Chinese.
They were both moved by the garden and the views of both the sea and the oNgoye hills. The house was big enough for their only child Zeno, who was 3 months old when they moved in.
Three years later their second child, Lucien was born and the house changed in one afternoon when Humphrey knocked down a couple of walls to make a large living area and doubled the kitchen. The two bedrooms, became three bedrooms with two bathrooms.
Five years later, their third child, Serena was born and the house became double storey with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This was to accommodate a family who were both on holiday and living in the house.
Many people gathered in the house over the years eating food from the kitchen in generous quantities. It became known for the best pizzas in town. At the various Primary school parties the children called for pizzas from 'mama Lucia's kitchen. The kitchen was and is called 'the multiplying of the loaves' as there was always more than enough to feed everyone that entered.
Many evenings were and are spent lying on the grass and looking at the stars at night by the fire. The fires lit at the bottom of the yard are stirring and have become entrenched in the way of life. Heart rendering stories and laughter are heard from those around the fire with the glass of wine in hand.
The moon rises from the sea, and the sun sets over the hills, simultaneously during July and this is an experience from the sundeck, never to be forgotten.
Breathing fresh air into ones being, and synchronising ones heart beat to that of nature is what is so amazing. Walks on the beach, sunrises and sunsets, or picnicking at the Estuary, most of all rejoicing in our Creator's blessings.