Hotel Protea Simunye Melmoth
Tucked away in the magnificent Mfule River Valley, in the sheltering embrace of a high cliff, lies Simunye. Here, one can experience the fascinating cross-cultural influences that have emerged since Zulu and Western culture first interacted, back in the pioneer days. On arrival at the old trading store, GUESTS park their cars in a guarded security area. After receiving a short overview of the history of the area, they proceed either by horse, ox-wagon, donkey cart, on foot (or by 4x4 on request) on a 1-hour trail accompanied by a guide. Feel the pulse of yesteryear as you journey to the secluded lodge at sunset. After sundowners and dinner, sit spellbound round the fire as Zulu legends unfold and the rhythmic drumbeat of Africa fills the night. Soak in your very own steaming rock bath and drift off to sleep in stone-walled rooms to the tranquil sounds of Zululand. Journey with us in the footsteps of early pioneers, visit old ruins that speak from the past and be part of the vibrant culture that lives unto this day.