is a distinctive 300 hectare private game reserve in the Karkloof Foothills overlooking Albert Falls Dam.
With 6 x 4 sleeper thatched self catering chalets, each elegantly decorated and furnished in neutral African colours making them a restful and relaxing space. Airy rooms, opening downstairs onto wooden viewing decks, where you will find the wildlife almost close enough to touch.
Wildlife roaming the reserve includes Nyala, Kudu, Waterbuck, Zebra, Giraffe, Eland, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Impala, Grey Duiker, Serval, Caracal, Genet, Black Backed Jackal, Warthog and an abundance of birdlife. Our non-hunting policy allows for fantastic close sightings on foot.
A favourite spot is the main deck perched over one of our dams, where the shy marsh terrapins sun themselves on the bank to the chatter of Red Bishops amongst the reeds and the larger mammals from the tallest giraffe to the diminutive baby warthogs gather to drink.
Our river boma situated at the confluence of the Karkloof and Umgeni Rivers where the otters play and often the call of the African Fish is heard overhead. With numerous fishing jetty`s, the avid fisherman will spend hours fighting Carp and other local fish species. Perfect for kayaking and the more adventurous can paddle through several sets of rapids directly into Albert Falls Dam.
Trails transverse the reserve, so for the more energetic an ideal place for hiking, trail running and cycling.
Our Capture Cafe and Conference Centre still retains the unique features of a time gone by when buffalo and rhino where kept there. The staff fondly refer to it as the creche
as a popular birthing site for the Nyala and Impala antelope.
Evenings are spents relaxing at your chalet braaing or standing over a potjie pot sipping cocktails whilst the African sun sinks behind the mountains.
Accommodation at Ukuthula Lodge:
Each room has tea, coffee, sugar, milk and basic condiments. They are all quipped with basic cooking equipment like microwave, toaster, induction plate, coffee machine and pans, utensils and crockery.
Linen and towels provided along with a charcoal braai and a gas skottel braai. Need anything then please feel free to ask as we will almost certainly have it available for you.
Ukuthula Lodge Activities:
- Game viewing from a vehicle, guided walks, fishing, hiking, bird watching, cycling and running trails throughout the farm.- Kayaking on the river or our dams for the less adventurous.
- Try our gym facilities and sauna or perhaps our beauty room for a massage, mani or pedi.
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Clothing & Accessories:
Ukuthula Lodge has many tracks and paths so if you are keen on walking bring good hiking shoes or trainers. A sun hat is also a good idea.
Other Accommodation near Ukuthula Lodge:
Accommodation options within 8km from Ukuthula Lodge include:
Karkloof Safari Villas, located just 24 kilometers from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal's magnificent Midlands offers guests an opportunity to absorb the sights and sounds of Africa in a private enclave.
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