Amafu Forest Lodge Amafu Forest Lodge Laevi Cottage Interior Nubi Cottage Cerinus cottage Pauci Cottage Interior Amafu Forest Lodge Kisambo Luxury Tent Breathtaking mountain views Rainforest Cafe' Rainforest Cafe Interior The Boma Cerinus Cupi's Bedroom Splash pool at the Ituri 01 & 02 tents View from Ituri 01 Kisambo's Bathroom Nubi's Kitchen Pauci's Bathroom Pauci's Kitchen Woodii Woodii
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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 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.

Nubi Cottage: This original old farm house is the smallest of the chalets. Its comfortable with a real farm-feel and consists of 2 bedrooms, with 2 single beds and a double bed. They share a beautiful newly renovated bathroom. Its an open plan chalet with a fully equipped kitchen, beautiful dining area and lounge with a braai area in front, parking close to the chalet and is closest to the swimming pool.

Laevi Cottage: This is the more luxurious and spacious replica of Nubi Chalet, with beautiful finishings and classy interior. It consists of two stylish bedrooms, one with two three quarter beds and the main bedroom with a Queen size bed. It has a spacious, well-appointed bathroom with a huge shower and oval bath. It has a very comfortable open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, an outside shower, braai area, veranda and parking.

Cerinus Cottage: This is a spacious, double storey unit with a large bathroom with a shower, bath and toilet. The downstairs consists of two bedrooms (two three quarter beds and one queen size bed), an outside shower, an open plan, fully equipped kitchen with roomy lounge, dining area and breakfast nook. The top floor consists of a loft unit divided by a bathroom (a shower and toilet) into two sleeping areas, one with a king size bed and the other with two three quarter beds, a private lounge and a top-story veranda with breathtaking views. This beautiful chalet is great for families.

Cupi Cottage: Nestled in the bush, as the name suggests, the room of cupid, is our honeymoon cottage, purely because of its romantic interior design and secluded location. Being the only structure on the back part of the property, Cupis privacy is guaranteed. This is a cosy double story log cabin on stilts, just big enough for two. It has a beautiful bathroom with one sided glass, an outside shower and a small open plan kitchen and lounge area with a romantic loft-unit bedroom. An absolute must for honeymooners.

Pauci Cottage: The one with flair. Romantic and classy with exquisite views of the Lowveld from the balcony, this stunning one bedroom log cabin with an open plan kitchen and lounge area, a breakfast nook and veranda with a spectacular view. It has a one bedroom with a queen size bed, a beautiful bath on stands, toilet and outside shower. It is a private and lovely chalet, ideal for a very romantic getaway.

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.

Woodii Cottage: Known as Woodii cottage: With 360 views of the Lowveld and Mountain, this spectacular cottage offers you the ultimate experience. This Air-conditioned open plan cottage boasts with a Huge open plan bedroom with a King size- extra length bed with Silk Sheets; Living area with a Smart television and full DSTV Bouquet and WiFi; Private bathroom with a couples bath, toilet, wash basin and a lovely outside Tree-top shower, Balcony, Huge outdoor private Boma/kitchen with a lovely view of the mountain. Extras included are private parking, dedicated cleaning services, a 45 minute massage, Food and chef, fully stocked bar fridge with a good selection of wines and much-much more.


- 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

Rooms and Units Available:

Chalet 1- Nubi Cottage
2 Bedroomed cottage with double and 2 single beds and a bathroom - toilet/shower. Full kitchen, dining room, lounge and patio. Stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glasses, DSTV flat screen and security safe.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Chalet 2 - Laevi Cottage.
2 Bedroomed cottage with a Queen size and 2 three quarter beds and a bathroom. Full kitchen, dining room, lounge and patio. Stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glasses, DSTV flat screen and security safe.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Chalet 3 - Cerinus Cottage
Double story, wonderful views and tastefully decorated. 2 Bedrooms and 2 open plan rooms with a Queen size and 2 x ¾ beds, bathroom - shower/toilet. Full Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge, stove, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and DSTV and flat screen TV.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Chalet 5 - Pauci Cottage
Romantic and classy with exquisite views of the Lowveld from the balcony. Lovely outside shower and Victorian bath in the bedroom. Full Kitchen, lounge and patio. Stove, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, DSTV and flat screen. Bathroom with outside shower.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Chalet 7 - Kisambo
Beautifully situated with incredible views of the northern Drakensberg. A wooden cottage with a full kitchen and bathroom. Outside lapa with amazing surroundings.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Cupi Log Cabin
1 Bedroomed cabin with a Dubble size bed and a bathroom. Full kitchen, dining room, lounge and patio. Stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glasses, DSTV flat screen.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Ferox Backpacker
Ferox is available for guests travelling on a tight budget. Due to the need for a budget-friendly unit, we decided built Ferox. It consists of 2 single beds in a spacious room, bathroom with shower and an undercover braai area & self-catering essentials.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Ituri Tent 01
Luxury Tent with air conditioning, en-suite and kitchenette. Own plunge pool with exquisite views over the Lowveld and beautiful deck.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Ituri Tent 02
Luxury Tent with air conditioning, en-suite and kitchenette, lovely deck with stunning views. Private and Romantic.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Villa Villosus
Villa Villosus is a 2 bedroom unit- one room with a queen size bed and the other with two 3/4 beds. There is also a possibility of 2 more beds for family stays. It has a private kitchen, verandah, lounge and is a very comfortable unit.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Facilities & Services available:

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

Cancellation Policy:

If we do not manage to fill the space which a client has booked, the deposit will be forfeited.

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