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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge or Private Game Reserve / On Lake, Lagoon or River - 6 River Suites, 2 Honeymoon Suites and 1 Private Villa
TGCSA 5 Star
Weddings & banquets
Conference venue
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The Mkuze River and lush cliffs opposite create a beautiful backdrop. Birding and Big 5 game viewing are excellent, as is the cuisine served under the stars. And after a massage you can retreat to your luxurious thatched suite along the river and let the flow of water lull you to sleep.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Amakhosi Safari Lodge

*** Due to planned maintenance Amakhosi will be closed from 15 June to 15 July 2021***

AmaKhosi Safari Lodge “Place of the Kings” in Zulu, is ideally situated 4 hours from Durban in KwaZulu Natal and 5,5 hours from Johannesburg. On the banks of Zululand’s Mkuze River in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, Amakhosi Safai Lodge is home to the Big Five including cheetah, 15 species of antelope, crocodile, hippo and over 400 bird species.

The luxury river suites rest on the riverbank overlooking magnificent views of Mkuze River's rushing waters and tranquil landscape. High thatched ceilings and glass walls are complimented by a large bathroom with unique bath made for two, and al fresco shower. In addition, two honeymoon suites offer the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity for newly weds, with private plunge pools and hammocks. This, combined with a choice of splendid pampering massage treatments in the Amakhosi River Spa, makes Amakhosi the perfect place for romance.

Activities include game drives, birding and seasonal frogging safaris under the expert guidance of experienced rangers. Bush walks are another option to interact with nature, especially in the cooler months. The lodge invites relaxed living at the pool, outdoor lounge, or on the deck overlooking the river. Outstanding cuisine is served. On some evenings, dinners in the traditional cattle kraal around the campfire under the star-studded African sky are memorable. The high level of service enhances the royal experience.

TGCSA 5-Star Lodge | WiFi hotspot | Children welcome | Conference venue | Specials offered | Amakhosi River Spa

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Luxury River Suite
Sleeps 2
6 Units
From R 3,420.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
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Umntwana River Suites
Sleeps 2
2 Units
From R 3,888.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
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IsiGodlo Private Villa
Sleeps 4
1 Unit
From R 18,330.00 per unit All meals and activities
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Amakhosi Safari Lodge
27 Aug 2014

"This was hands down the best safari experience we have ever had! From the time we arrived to the time we left we were treated like royalty. The game viewing was amazing - we had lion running alongside the truck, were surrounded by 20 plus elephants, watched two male cheetahs eat their dinner, buffalo and giraffe so close you didn't need a zoom on your camera, amazing bird life, etc., etc. This made all the more special by the ranger and tracker who were skilled and knowledgeable. Food and lodging was top class with dinner and zulu dancing in a boma on our final night that was very special. Staff very friendly and willing to do anything to enhance our stay.. A WOW five star experience which we would highly recommend"

Brian & Megan Zietsman from United States

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From the N2

From the N2 outside Pongola take the R66 for 24 km and then turn right to Vryheid on the R69, after 3 km turn left at the Amakhosi sign.

Take the gravel road for 16 km.

GPS Coordinates

S27° 39' 45.16" E31° 38' 01.17"