The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is 10,000 hectares situated in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, and is one of only 2 Private Game Reserves in the province where you can view the Big 5 - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant - as well as many other African mammals and nearly 400 species of bird.
Game drives take place early morning and late afternoon, and are led by experienced game rangers and trained nature guides, and the evenings are enjoyed under the stars or in the comfortable dining area where tales of the days adventures are swapped amongst the guests.
The main lodge has a comfortable lounge, which leads onto a spacious viewing deck built over the sloping riverbank, providing panoramic views of the winding Mkuze River and the wild, untamed landscape beyond.
In the heat of the day, relax under the shady palm trees and take a refreshing swim in the sparkling pool.
In the evenings, enjoy some lively entertainment provided by the energetic, traditional Zulu dancers.
The Mkuze Falls Game Lodge consists of 8 luxuriously appointed thatched chalets, built on raised wooden platforms with spacious private verandas, providing stunning views of the river, bush and mountains.
The twin-bedded chalets all have telephones, air-conditioning, a mini bar and overhead fans. The en-suite facilities include an outside shower and a private plunge pool.
The separate Safari Suite has its own kitchen and unique views over the reserve.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Mkuze Falls Conservation Fee (pp per stay)
1 January 2019 to 30 November 2019
GBP 9 USD 12 ZAR 170 EUR 11
pp per stay
All meals; the Conservation Fee; tea/coffee; morning/afternoon game drives; bush walks; and beverages/snacks on the game drives are included. For guests staying 2 nights or more, a boat cruise is also included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years of age are not permitted to go on game drives.
Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on bush walks.
A short “Baby Game Drive” after breakfast can be arranged upon arrival.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Mkuze Falls Game Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge
Mkuze Falls Game Reserve
Montusi Mountain Lodge
Destination: South Africa.
A magical mixture of peaceful mountainsides, cosmopolitan coastal resorts, historical insights and show-stopping safaris, this 11 night itinerary will leave impressions that last a lifetime. You’ll stay in battlefield lodges and safari suites as well as boutique mountain and beach hideaways.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Durban, Mkuze Falls Game Reserve, The Battlefields and The Drakensberg.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings
I have to say that we really enjoyed Mkuze Falls. It was a great recommendation - thank you! The room we had was fabulous (and situated right over the waterfall). There was one day that we were the only guests and were absolutely given VIP treatment. We ended up taking the staff on safari with us on that day, which was great fun. I should also mention that the food there was absolutely fantastic. Memorable!
The staff was incredibly nice and accommodating. We had a wonderful time, no complaints!
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge - The resort and the staff were excellent, everything from the service to game drives were flawless....and an unexpected birthday surprise for my wife, from the staff was the icing on the cake so to speak.
Just wanted to say thank you for helping us organise Mkuze Falls Game Lodge - we had an absolutely awesome time - such a lovely place and lovely people. We will have a trawl through the many photos and see if there is anything we can add to the competition when we meet up with our fellow travellers this weekend.
Many thanks again, would highly recommend your service and the game lodge to anyone going on safari.
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Location
Directions For Drivers
From Durban or Johannesburg: Travel along the N2 towards Pongola, and take the R66 (situated between Pongola and Nongoma). The lodge is signposted from either direction.
Travel a further 2 km along a dirt road until you arrive at the main entrance of the Reserve. From there, it takes about 10 minutes to reach the lodge.
Please note that you drive through the reserve to get to the lodge - do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstanance.
PLEASE NOTE : MKUZE FALLS PRIVATE GAME RESERVE and Mkuze Game Reserve are NOT the same reserves and should not be confused with one another!
General Information For Guests
All chalets have a viewing deck with views of the river, bush and mountains. Room amenities include a mini bar, telephone, safe, an overhead fan, air conditioning, mosquito nets, an en-suite bathroom, a secluded plunge pool, and an outside shower.
The Safari Suite consists of a spacious lounge area, a small well-equipped kitchen, a viewing deck, along with a mini bar, telephone, safe, an overhead fan, air conditioning, mosquito nets, an en-suite bathroom, a secluded plunge pool, and an outside shower.
The main lodge has a swimming pool, a spa, bar, wooden viewing deck and a boma.
Game walks, bird walks and bush walks are on request after breakfast, subject to the ranger's discretion.
A babysitting service can be arranged (additional cost).
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.
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