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Amafu Forest Lodge
Amafu Forest Lodge is a dream location in the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area. It is stylishly and creatively designed to create a warm and relaxing ambiance truly capturing the African spirit.

Each cottage is named after various Cycad┬Ł species and these are surrounded by magnificently designed gardens show-casing these indigenous age-old, exquisite plants in rock gardens beautifully landscaped by a professional, cycad expert.

Amafu Forest Lodge is situated in the northern Drakensberg Mountains and is nestled on the foothills of the Mariepskop Mountains. The sheer krantzes of these mountains act as a backdrop to our five spacious, private units and three luxurious, intimate tented camps, which make for a perfect honeymoon getaway. These units are all equipped with satellite television and are fully serviced daily by our friendly, professional staff.

We also offer a magnificent restaurant, deck, al-fresco bar, boma and infinity swimming pool overlooking the endless bush veld.

Amafu is situated 28 km outside Hoedspruit and within short driving range of many of the area`s splendours such as the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. Other attractions in close proximity are Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Kapama Cheetah Project, Khamai Reptile Park, boat trips on the Blyde dam, and also river rafting on the Blyde River. The team at Amafu can assist you with all your holiday requirements and touring arrangements on request.

We welcome birding enthusiasts as this is a perfect environment for prolific bird life boasting over 500 species of birds. With our breath-taking scenes of natural beauty and our unique attention specific needs we will ensure that every return visit will be a unique experience.

Amafu Forest Lodge is a getaway where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

Accommodation at Amafu Forest Lodge:
Our rooms and cottages are clean, cosy and comfortable - a real home-away-from-home atmosphere. We have the best beds and high-class linen.

All our kitchens are stocked with cutlery and crockery. We also offer magnificent 360 degree views.
R806.00 pps

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  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Laevi Cottage Interior
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Nubi Cottage
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Cerinus cottage
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Pauci Cottage Interior
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  • Amafu Forest Lodge - View from the tented camps...
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Kisambo Luxury Tent
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Breathtaking mountain views
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Rainforest Cafe
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - Rainforest Cafe Interior
  • Amafu Forest Lodge - The Boma

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Limited Room Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Other
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Tswana / Sotho
  • Other Language
  • Other


Cupi Cottage: A fantastic honeymoon cottage- as it's name suggests, it is the "Home of Cupid..." Very secluded and private with its own deck- under the tree-tops.

Pauci Cottage: Also a very secluded and romantic unit with a lovely bath in the bedroom and outdoor shower! Very classy cottage...

Cerinus Cottage: This is the largest cottage at Amafu Forest Lodge- sleeping 8 people. It is a double-storey unit with 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and 2 open-plan sleeping areas on the top floor. Cerinus also boasts 2 lovely patio areas with breath-taking views.

Nubi Cottage: This is the original house that was on the property when Amafu was developed however it has undergone a make-over and is a very neat, tidy 2 bedroom unit with its own patio!

Laevi Cottage: A newer "model" of Nubi Cottage- more comfortable and luxurious!

Ituri 1: (Luxury Tented Camp) This is a spectacular unit with breath-taking views all around. Air-conditioned and private making for a wonderful, romantic getaway!

Ituri 2: (Luxury Tented Camp) This, too, is a fantastic tented unit- air-conditioned and with amazing views.

Kisambo: (Luxury Tented Camp) This is a super luxury spacious tent with en-suite bathroom and outside private shower. Fantastic views of the mountain.

Amafu Forest Lodge Activities:

- Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
- Blyde River Canyon
- Mariepskop Mountain
- Hiking
- Birding
- Elephant-Back Safari's
- Cheetah Research Centre
- Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
- Kloofing
- Tubing
- River-Rafting
- Abseiling
- Paintball
- Kruger National Park
- Boat-Trips
- Golf and much, much more

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Amafu Forest Lodge Guest Review

Average Guest Rating: 
  5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review.

What a lovely place! We did not want to leave.
 Reviewed by Judith Ljubeko over a year ago

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