Itâs almost impossible not to gasp when youâre confronted by two large tigers as soon as you walk in the door of a jungle bungalow. The wow-factor is biggest in the five bungalow suites, built inside the enclosures of lions, tigers, bears and cheetahs, with only centimetres of very strong glass separating the animals from your four-poster bed, bathtub or sofa. Who needs a television? There are also six treehouses built to overlook the home of Humbekahli, a curious giraffe whoâs likely to poke his head into your balcony.
In the main building, uShaka Lodge, are seven suites, one with windows into the five-metre (16-ft) deep aquarium, others into the hyena, meerkat, or lemur enclosures. All rooms are luxuriously appointed and African-themed, with animal prints, artworks and sculptures, even down to the music thatâs playing when you arrive.Â