Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve

  • Guest Rating: (6)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Overlooking the Hlonhlela pan with its hazy green border of fever trees, in the Mkuze Game Reserve, the Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve is a bird-watchers paradise.

Echoing to the call of the African fish eagle, hippos and crocodiles float in the green shallows and a diverse range of animals move around the shore to graze, brows and drink.

Visitors needs are attended to by staff who cook and clean and a field ranger who accompanies guests on walks into the savannah and sand and fig forests of Mkhuze Game Reserve.

Visitors to this private and tranquil piece of the African bush can enjoy the area reserved for their exclusive use, go walking, or they can visit one of the three excellent hides to watch the constant procession of wild animals coming down to the water holes for their daily drink.

Visiters must bring all their food and drink requirements with them though limited supplies can be bought at the camp shop at Mantuma. The lodge is served by solar powered lighting. Good torches and a gas light are recommended.

Mkhuze is a malaria area so suitable precautions must be taken.

Accommodation at Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve:
Four two bed sleeping units with en-suite shower and toilet are connected to the central lounge and dining area by wooden boardwalks.

A sun deck and fully equipped kitchen complete the facilities.

Gate Opening and Closing Times at Mkuze Game Reserve:
November to March - 05h00 to 19h00 
April to October - 06h00 to 18h00. 
Reception hours are in line with the gate times.  
An entrance fee is payable at the gate on arrival.  
Kindly ensure that you have  enough cash as there are  no card facilities at the gate.

Cancellation Policy:
All bookings are confirmed once payment or partial payment is received.
Cancellations greater than 45 days prior to arrival = 10% of amount (min R100)
Cancellation within 45 to 30 days of arrival = 25% of the amount.
Cancellation within 29 to 15 days of arrival = 50% of the amount.
Cancellation within 14 days & arrival date = 100% of the amount.
Amending booked dates is as good as cancelling a booking if it falls within the cancellation period. Same policy applies to amending a booking.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Self-Braai / Barbecue

Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve is a Self-Catering and Game Lodge in Mkuze KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

For visitors from the south, the turn off t the Mkhuze Game Reserve is signposted 35 km north of Hluhluwe.
From this point, the road is gravel. Approximately 15 km further is another signposted road through the Lebombo mountains. The entrance to the Reserve is 10 km along this road, and the route is clearly signposted.

Visitors from the north must travel to Mkuze Village, which is 18 km from the entrance gate and 28 km from Mantuma camp. The road is well signposted.

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Rooms and Units Available at Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve

8-Bed Bush Lodge
4X 2-Sleeper units, en-suite and connected by board walks. Communal lounge and kitchen. A cook/caretaker and a field ranger is in attendance. This lodge is served by a solar powered lighting system. Good torches and gas lights are recommended.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Latest Reviews
Whilst rustic, the accommodation was clean, neat and reasonably well maintained. The accommodation huts could do with a little maintenance here and there. The staff were friendly, helpful and kept in the background so as not to seem to be intruding on the visitors.
Colin Scott Jun 2015
Lovely setting but the establishment is requiring some maintenance. It is looking tired. Board walk rotten, septic tanks overflowing and solar lights not lasting the evening. We knew that from last years experience so had our own lighting. Saying all that, the staff are fantastic and I would book again.
Maureen van den Bergh Oct 2014
Beautiful location and setting, wonderful views. Great lodge for a group. Friendly staff: Lindiwe and Joel. Bathrooms in need of attention. Indications of which roads in the reserve are only to be used by four wheel-drive vehicles would be useful. Thank you.
Amanda Diener Sep 2014
The setting, being away from the main camp was fantastic. The assistant, Jester was very pleasant, in the background but we did not require her services in terms of cooking, but she did offer. The only negative I feel is that the facilities should be checked before visitors arrive, The deep freeze was not working and the curtains had fallen off the tracks, very simple to rectify and would create a better first impression. If the staff are aware that visitors are due the deep freeze and fridge should be switched on before their arrival so that they are already cold. Besides that I would go back tomorrow and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Maureen
Maureen van den Bergh Sep 2013
Beautiful venue plus excellent and friendly service from the housekeeper and the tour guide.
Rina van Vuuren Oct 2012
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