|Mkuze Falls provides a unique and authentic taste of the African bush, in the heart of one of South Africa's most diverse conservation regions.|
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Location
Mkuze Falls has a strategic position right on the Kruger Park-Swaziland-Durban and Johannesburg-Richards Bay-Durban routes, between Pongola and Nongoma, overlooking a dramatic waterfall about 50kms from the mouth of the Mkuze River. The Lodge enjoys majestic views of the falls and river where hippo and crocodile abound.
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Activities
Wildlife Game Drives Self Drive Walking Conference Facility Photography Birding Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $200 - $400
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Attractions
Mkuze Falls Game Reserve is a haven to the African 'big Five': Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo and Leopard. Cheetah, Hippo, Crocodile, spotted Hyena, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra and numerous species of antelope are also resident in the reserve. The elusive Nyala occurs in greater numbers here, than anywhere else in the world.
For ornithologists or bird lovers Mkuze Falls is absolute heaven. There are more than 400 species of bird in the area, many of them can be observed in the Mkuze Falls Wetlands.
This wealth of birdlife provides hours of interest for the keen birdwatcher. The reserve is home to fish eagle, giant kingfisher and many other bird species, especially the Narina Trogon and the purple-crested Lourie.
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Facilities
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge consists of eight luxurious Chalets and one Safari Suite. All Chalets are built on raised wooden platforms and the spacious veranda of each unit provides fantastic views of the river, the waterfall and the surrounding hills.
The characteristic thatched, twin-bedded chalets are spacious and each bed is fitted with its own mosquito net. Each Chalet has its own entrance and is equipped with telephone, air conditioning, fan and mini-bar. Luxurious en-suite facilities offer a bath, toilet, secluded outside shower and plunge pool.
Each Chalet is completely private although panoramic vistas of the river and beyond can be enjoyed from some of the adjoining decks.
The Safari Suite consists of a spacious living and sleeping area, both with views up and downstream of the Mkuze River and the waterfall.
This suite has a small but comfortable and well equipped kitchen and, of course, all the features of the other chalets like fans, air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. The adjoining private outside shower and splash pool area is spacious and secluded.
The Safari Suite also has its own outside terrace with a unique view over the river. A better place to enjoy your intimate dinner will be hard to find.
The centrally located Main Lodge houses all the entertainment facilities. You will find a pleasant dining area, indoor pub and a shady terrace and swimming pool.
The large lounge leads onto a spacious viewing deck which is built over the sloping riverbank. This verandah provides panoramic views of the winding Mkuze River and the wild, untamed landscape beyond.
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge employs highly experienced kitchen and waiting staff who have been trained to indulge and delight the most discerning guests.
The menu varies daily and features a host of South african dishes including local venison specialities during the hunting season. Vegetarian meals are prepared on request. When the weather is fine, dinner or a South African 'braai' (barbecue) is served in the Boma, highlighted by Mkuze Falls Zulu dancers.
The Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge, situated 5 kms away, is for an adventurous experience in five Hemingway style East African Tents, each overlooking the Mkuze River. The tents are built on wooden decks raised on stilts with beautiful views of the lush countryside. The facilities include a lounge, bar, boma and swimming pool. Starlit evenings are enjoyed in the boma and the sounds of the Zulu drumbeat beckon the pure spirit of Africa. The evening air is broken by the call of the Night Jar, the sounds of Zebra in the distance, the unexpected roar of the Lion and the trumpet of the Elephant. The pure sounds of Africa at her best!
Each tent has a private viewing deck mini bar safe overhead fan air-conditioning mosquito net en-suite bathroom double or twin beds private shower
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Additional Information
Safaris or game drives take place in the early morning, late afternoon and early evening.
The game drives are led by experienced game rangers and trained nature guides. Guests are encouraged to involve themselves in the safari experience by asking questions and interacting with their ranger.
Mkuze Falls only admits a limited number of safari-vehicles to traverse the reserve at a time, no 'Bush-Rush' hours! 'Take five' in the heart of this beautiful landscape and enjoy your sundowners!
You will find that the expertise of the rangers and guides is invaluable as they have an amazing ability to spot game in situations where the untrained eye sees nothing.
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge Children Policy
Children under 12 years pay approximately 50% of adult rate. Maximum one child per chalet or tent and 2 children per Suite.
Children under 6 years are not permitted on game drives.
Nearest City: RICHARDS BAY
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM