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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 5 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Amakhosi Safari Lodge is located in a blend of savannah, wetlands and mountains.

Amakhosi Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Zululand`s Mkuze River in the 12000 hectare Amazulu Private Game Reserve. Artistic dcor, African fusion cuisine and prompt attentive service, makes AmaKhosi a bush lodge difficult to match elsewhere in Southern Africa. St. Lucia Wetlands and Sodwana Bay are a mere 2.5 hours away from the lodge and are well worth incorporating into your itinerary. Mozambique and Swaziland is also in close proximity.

A royal hideaway offering exceptional service and luxury, amidst the African landscapes and breathtaking big five wildlife of the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve. Here, time belongs to the rhythm of a timeless African beat and guests are given their own private kingdom.

Amakhosi is a majestic destination where imperial treatment is customary, where no day is the same. From scintillating night safaris to culinary delight, Amakhosi offers an African Safari holiday like no other.

Accommodation at Amakhosi Safari Lodge:
6 luxury River Suites complete with lounge, bedroom, bathroom, separate shower & toilet, and private deck overlooking the river. Air conditioning, minibar, electronic safe, phone and a laundry service.

Lodge Facilities:
- Swimming pool with poolside loungers
- Library
- Curio shop corner
- Dining room
- Bar
- Inside & outside lounge
- Satellite television
- Conference facilities for 16 delegates
- Central communication center (email, phone & fax) also available at additional cost.

What to bring:
We suggest a warm jersey or windbreaker for early morning game drives, suntan lotion, a cap or hat, binoculars and camera. Amakhosi is situated in a low risk Malaria area, however, please consult your doctor for advice. Basic first aid can be administered by a staff member at the lodge.

Activities at Amakhosi Safari Lodge:
A safari is a journey of discovery in which you are one with your surroundings. Being part of life in the bush is the essence of a safari and being able to do it is a privilege one should never take for granted.

Whether it is "Big 5", birding or seasonal frogging and cultural safaris, our guides are able to tailor-make this experience to suit your personal needs.

Game Drives:
Imagine close encounters with newborn cheetah cubs, or being the prime witness to a daring lion fight. Amakhosi guides are well qualified and extremely committed to the environment, and look forward to taking you on a journey of discovery where you are at one with your surroundings.

Walking Safaris:
A walking safari brings you closer to the heartbeat of the bush, submitting yourself to the mercy of nature. Knowledgeable guides know exactly where to take their guests for exciting, yet safe encounters with pristine fauna and flora.

Frogging Safaris:
Game walks of a different kind. From November to March each year, when the rains come, Amakhosi invites guests to discover the fascinating world of amphibians. Night safaris with qualified guides take you deep into the bush to marvel the spectrum of colours and the loud calling of mating frogs.

A very powerful eagle, the Stephanoaetus coronatus, hunts mainly monkeys and small forest antelope. It kills by severing the vertebrae of its prey or will drive its very long dewclaw through the back of the monkey`s skull. This Crowned Eagle prefers forest areas, but in the Amazulu Private Game Reserve it is also found in riverine forest. The reserve has three breeding pairs.

Bush Wedding:
There is no substitute for getting married in the bush. From the moment the bride and groom arrive, until long after the ceremony held in one of the most beautiful areas of the reserve, they are transported into a dream world fit for a king and his queen. At AmaKhosi, competent staff take care of everything, all you have to do is arrive and say "I do".
Clothing and Accessories:
We suggest a warm jersey or windbreaker for early morning game drives, suntan lotion, a cap or hat, binoculars and camera.

Amakhosi is situated in a low risk Malaria area; however, please consult your doctor for advice.

Basic first aid can be administered by a staff member at the lodge.
Cancellation Policy:
30-15 days before arrival, 50 % cancellation fee
14-4 days before arrival, 75 % cancellation fee
3-0 days before arrival, 100 %
All cancellations must be done in writing.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Amakhosi Safari Lodge is a Game Lodge in Pongola KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

From Johannesburg (6 hours)

Exit from Johannesburg on the Witbank N4
Take the Middelburg exit to Hendrina
Continue towards Ermelo on the N11
Continue towards Piet Retief on the N2
Drive through the town Piet Retief and continue for approx 3 km
Turn right towards Paul Pietersburg on R33
DO NOT continue on N2 due to terrible Roadworks
Continue past Paul Pietersburg towards Vryheid on R33
Turn left on R69
From here our main gate is approx 103 km. Continue on R69 past Louwsburg
2km before the junction with R66, Amakhosi main gate on the right

From Durban (4 hour)
Exit from Durban to Stanger on the N2 North
Staying on the N2 North, continue past Empangeni, past Mkuze to Pongola
DO NOT Take the R69 Candover turnoff from the N2, this is a dirt road,
continue all the way to Pongola

From Pongola ( hour)
Turn down the R66 to Nongoma
Continue for 22 km
Turn RIGHT at the R69 towards Vryheid
Continue for 2 km & turn left down gravel road.
Follow the AmaKhosi Lodge signs
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Latest Reviews
Excellent service and fine dining. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Game rangers are fantastic.
Logandran Govender Aug 2020
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