Nestled beneath the shady Karees in the heart of Mziki Private Game Reserve, just two hours’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Mziki Safari Lodge
offers a natural, affordable haven for eco-travellers seeking an authentic, unaffected encounter with the African bush.
Set on 12 500 acres of prime malaria-free bushveld, Mziki Private Game Reserve is home to three of the “Big Five, and over 50 species of mammals and 372 species of birds, making it one of the best birding areas in South Africa.
Perfect for families with a range of engaging activities for children of all ages, Mziki Safari Lodge offers a genuine home-away-from-home, individualistic bush experience combined with charming South African hospitality.
Enjoy luxury accommodation, each room individually decorated to reflect the natural bushveld environment, excellent local and international cuisine and days spent admiring the great African outdoors from the comfort of the Outdoor Safari Lounge and crystal-clear swimming pool, as the squirrels scamper hurriedly past and children play contentedly on the jungle gym set within beautiful, lush indigenous gardens.
Watch as the eland compete with brazen guinea fowl for a space at the nearby waterhole or relax on a sundowner cruise on the mighty Hex river which weaves its way through the reserve and into the magnificent Vaalkop dam.
Mziki Safari Lodge is yours to enjoy at your pace, a relaxed environment for both young and old, extending the true hand of friendship to all those who visit it.
Accommodation at Mziki Safari Lodge: Thatched Chalets:
Perfect for families, the three thatched twin- or king-size chalets are set within Mziki Safari Lodge’s beautiful indigenous gardens and can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children under the age of 12 years. Individually decorated and incorporating rustic natural elements, the chalets are unique in style and spacious, each incorporating a sleeper couch and large en-suite bathroom including separate shower and bathroom.
Spacious and quaint, Mziki Safari Lodge’s two thatched twin- or king-size bed rondavels each with their own veranda overlooking the quiet indigenous gardens and bushveld beyond. Italian linen bedding of the finest quality, spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower and creative natural finishings incorporating the African bushveld within, create a cosy space for couples and individual guests to enjoy.
Main Lodge Rooms:
Gaze out on to Mziki Safari Lodge’s crystal-clear swimming pool and the busy waterhole beyond from the comfort of one of four Main Lodge Rooms, uniquely decorated to reflect the surrounding bushveld and the animal species from which each room derives its name. Offering large king-size or two twin beds with delicate Italian linen, en-suite bathrooms and the convenience of pool-front access, these rooms are ideal for families with older children, couples or individual guests.
Facilities at Mziki Safari Lodge:
- Mziki Shop
- Ha Lolo Beauty Spa
- Private Conference Room
- Kiddies Playground
- Outdoor safari lodge and swimming pool
- Reception and Lounge
- Open air bush boma
- Selous Boma
Activities at Mziki Safari Lodge:
- Birding - Mziki Safari Lodge is a bird lover`s paradise.
- Barge Cruises
- Bush Walks
- Game Viewing
Home to three of the Big Five – Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino – Mziki Safari Lodge offers a malaria-free environment in which families can enjoy safari viewing in a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment. Mziki Safari Lodge does not have an age restriction for game viewing with families catered for on their own game vehicles so as to ensure their comfort and that of other lodge guests. Explore the wonders of the African bush by day, or night, with your expert game ranger, from the area’s prolific birdlife, to mammals, trees and even insects.
The reserve’s strategic location alongside the 2,000-hectare Vaalkop Dam ensures guests have access to one of the top three birding destinations in South Africa with several hundred species of bird in the area.