Mthembu Lodge is set on a low embankment along the White iMfolozi River and offers refined accommodation with beautiful furnishings, and the finest amenities, allowing you to relax in comfort and immerse yourself in the perfect balance of luxury and wild. The lodge has been built was the very spot where famous conservationist Dr.Ian Player began his effort to save white rhino species from extinction, which continues to this day.
The uMfolozi Big Five Game Reserve, with its rolling hills and lush valleys,
Guests will have the opportunity to explore this incredible reserve either in open game vehicles or on foot, with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable guide and tracker to answer any questions you may have.
This intimate lodge consists of only 7 private villas, and another and 2 family villas, one of which has its own plunge pool. Each private villa has been hand-built by members of the local Mthembu clan and with its floor to ceiling glass doors, you will have uninterrupted views of the bush and river, from the the lounge to the bedroom, to the bathroom.
Lying back on your private deck, watch as a host of different wildlife appears as they come to drink at the riverside.
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Save 15% when you book 180 days before you stay at Mthembu Lodge in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
Save 10% when you stay for 3 nights at Mthembu Lodge in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
Valid: 1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020.
Book Before: 27 April 2020.
Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:
Example price based on staying in a Luxury Suite between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020.
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Mthembu Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From King Shaka International Airport via N2: Exit King Shaka International Airport and turn left onto Ldlot Street. Travel for 2.3 km and merge onto the N2, heading north. Travel for 126 km and then take the 327 exit onto the R34 towards Empangeni. Travel through Empangeni on the R34 for approximately 23.3 km, and drive past the first Thula Thula sign. Continue straight until you see signs for uMfolozi, and keep following this signage to uMfolzoi. The Umfolozi Big Five Game Reserve entrance will be on your right. Upon arrival, sign in at the gate and leave your vehicle at the secure parking area. You will then be transferred by game viewer to the lodge.
The Biyela Gate closes at 18:00. If you are flying into Durban, please ensure that you have catered for enough travel time after your flight as the drive to uMfolozi takes 3 hours.
Please drive with caution. The road to uMfolozi is uneven. It is recommended that you only travel by 4×4 vehicle if driving yourself. Please also be conscious of wildlife on the road at all times.
General Information For Guests
Each of the villas have a bath and shower, and also feature a large viewing deck, a stocked mini bar, hairdryers, an in-room electric safe, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.
The lodge has a dining room, guest lounge, viewing deck, a boma, bar area and a swimming pool.
Activities that are available include morning/afternoon game drives, birdwatching and stargazing.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the main lodge.
There is mobile/cell phone coverage throughout the lodge.
There is secure parking for your vehicle at the Biyela gate.