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KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa
Mkuze Falls Lodge
- All the rooms have a breathtaking view of the river, bush and mountains
- Private plunge-pools & outside showers
- The peace, scenery and style of the lodge allows for a calm atmosphere amidst the elegant decor
Facilities includeAir conditioner and overhead fans Air conditioner and overhead fans Swimming pool Private plunge pools Spa Lounges flow onto outdoor patio
- Health Spa
- Fishing Trips
- Day Game Drives
- Sunset Cruises
- Night Game Drives
- Bush And Bird Walks
Seasons in South Africa
About Mkuze Falls Lodge
The Mkuze Falls Lodge is located along the northern bank of the Mkuze River, in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. Overlooking the Mkuze Waterfall, the lodge features eight luxuriously appointed thatched chalets and one safari suite, accommodating eighteen guests in utmost comfort and style. The thatched chalets and a central lodge complex are built on raised wooden platforms and provide stunning views of the falls, the Mkuze River and the hills beyond. Private plunge-pools and an outside shower provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the gratifying luxury of the air-conditioned bedroom.
The peace, scenery and style of the lodge allows for a calm atmosphere amidst the elegant decor. Relax in the spacious lounge, view animals from the wooden deck, sip cocktails in the swimming pool or recount your sightings of the day in the bar!
Taste South African food with a sophisticated flair under a star strewn sky or in the boma to the sounds of tribal dance and song.
The Mkuze Falls Big Five Private Game Reserve is beautifully situated in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal. The reserve is located on land that once formed part of the 'Boer Republic', created when the pioneer leader, Piet Retief, bought the land from Dingaan, half brother of the great Zulu-king Shaka.
The Mkuze Falls Game Reserve is a haven to the African 'Big Five': lion, elephant, white and black rhino, cape buffalo and leopard. Cheetah, hippo, crocodile, spotted hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and numerous species of antelope are also resident in the reserve. The elusive Nyala occurs in greater numbers here, than anywhere else in the world.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
One to four daily SA Express flights connecting Johannesburg International Airport to and from Richards Bay
Private Charter flight straight to and from the Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve Airstrip. You will be collected (or transferred) to your Johannesburg Hotel or Johannesburg International Airport by luxury Quantum for a one hour drive to Pretoria Airport, from where you will enjoy a 1½ hour flight by a propelled aircraft
King Shaka International Airport is approximately 370km from Mkuze Falls Game Reserve
On arrival it is your choice to either Rent-a-Car (Avis) for a 250km self-drive, however the lodge will gladly transfer you in their luxury Quantum
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
1st December - 30th April
1st October - 30th November
1st May - 30th September
Mkuze Falls is considered to be in a low risk malaria area. It is recommended that you visit your doctor/pharmacist for advice on the use of prophylactics. It is also advised to make use of insect repellent and to wear long sleeved clothing and trousers, especially during the early morning and evening hours. Mosquito repellent is made available in all rooms.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome
Children aged 6 and over are permitted on the daily game drives
Children aged 12 and under may share a room with parents, with a maximum of 1 child per chalet and a maximum of 2 children in the Luxury Safari Suite at 50% of the adult sharing rate
Make an enquiry
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What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.