Situated in the heart of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal, Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the ‘Big 5’ as well as nearly 430 species of birds are resident.

Overlooking the Mkuze Waterfall, the lodge features 8 luxurious thatched Chalets and 1 Safari Suite, accommodating guests in utmost comfort and style. All Chalets are built on raised wooden platforms and the spacious veranda of each unit provides fantastic views of the river, the waterfall and the surrounding hills.

The 8 characteristic thatched, twin-bedded chalets are spacious and each bed is fitted with its own mosquito net. Each Chalet has its own entrance and is equipped with telephone, air conditioning, fan and mini-bar. Luxurious en-suite facilities offer a bath, toilet, secluded outside shower and plunge pool. Each Chalet is completely private although panoramic vistas of the river and beyond can be enjoyed from some of the adjoining decks.

A romantic and beautifully decorated suite for anyone who would like to experience African luxury in the purest sense. Magnificent views from the private veranda, the Safari Suite is ideal for special occasions and honeymooners or those who want to experience something a little extra.
The Mkuze Falls Safari Suite consists of a spacious living and sleeping area, both with views up and downstream the Mkuze River and the waterfall. This suite has a small but comfortable and well-equipped kitchen and, of course, all the features of the other chalets like fans, air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. The adjoining private outside shower and splash pool area is spacious and secluded. The Safari Suite also has its own outside terrace with a unique view over the river. A better place to enjoy your intimate dinner will be hard to find.

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.

Guests are invited to join the open-vehicle safaris with experienced field guides and rangers who also conduct bird, bush and game walks on request. Enjoy two game drives daily in this Private Big Five Reserve, one in the early morning where our visitors will meet for coffee and tea before going out on an adventure, returning for a scrumptious breakfast. In the afternoon high tea is served in the lounge area, which boasts an array of delightful and delectable treats, after which you are invited to join the afternoon drive. This is an exciting time as the sun slowly slips away and you may be lucky to see some of the night creatures as they start to make an appearance. Your guide will find an ideal spot to enjoy a sun-downer which is traditionally an African safari experience to listen to the sounds as night approaches and watch a beautiful sun down as the day ends. The game vehicles are comfortable and are at a height which presents good game viewing and ample opportunities for photography.

Game and bird walks are conducted professionally and safely bringing the bush alive in a close encounter with the knowledge of the guide. The unique ecosystems of riverine, wetland, lowveld bushveld and montane grassland provide the diversity and large quantity of bird and animal species, big and small.

Valid from 01 December 2017 to 30 November 2018

Room Type High Season
01 Dec 2017 – 30 Apr 2018  & 01 Oct 2018 – 30 Nov 2018
Low Season
01 May 2018 – 30 Sept 2018
8 Luxury Chalets  R 4 850 R 3 250
1 Luxury Safari Suite  R 5 450  R 3 750

*All rates are per person per night sharing

At a Glance

Rooms – 8 Chalets and 1 Luxury Safari Suite
Child Policy – All ages accepted
Spa – Yes
Malaria Area – No
Conference – No
Big 5 Area – Yes
Location – Pongola – Kwa Zulu-Natal
Drive Time – 5.5 hour drive from OR Tambo, Durban in 4.5 hours, Richard’s Bay in 2.5 hours

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