Mkuze Falls Game Lodge is situated on a dramatic waterfall about 50km from the mouth of the Mkuze river in northern Natal. The luxurious 18 bed Lodge, enjoys a majestic view of the falls, where Hippo’s and Crocodiles can be seen. Mkuza Game Reserve is a haven to the African 'big Five': Lion, Elephant, white and black 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.
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge consists of two main facility Lodges, eight luxurious Chalets and one Safari Lodge. 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 main lodge has a superbly situated sitting room, bush bar and dining area, large viewing deck and swimming pool.
The Safari Lodge 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. Night drives are available, and enjoy a traditional B.B.Q.dinner in the boma. On request you can enjoy traditional tribal dancing. Thanda Private Game Reserve is situated just north of Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game reserve, and is a mere 2.5 hours from Durban. The word "Thanda" means LOVE in Zulu, and the area falls within the Zululand Rhino Reserve, surrounded by other well know Game reserves, like Leopard Mountain Lodge and Bayete Zulu Boutique lodge Since its beginning in the 1990's, of a mere 5000Ha, more land has been purchased over the years and added to the game reserve to around 15000Ha, and plans are to extent it further. The accommodation is superb, and has beside very luxurious main lodges, a tented Safari Camp in colonial style, including a very luxurious "Honeymoon suite", complete with paraffin lanterns and candle lit rooms. Electricity is supplied a few hours a day, and if needed on request from the guests at specific times. Villa iZulu In all accommodation facilities, which is five-star, the kitchen is world class, and lunches and dinners are held in the assigned dining rooms or out in the boma's at the camps, or on many an occasion under the stars away from camp after the night drives, surrounded by camp fires. It is well stocked with many animal species, including the "Big Five", which will be tracked in open Land Rovers on daily game drives. As a general rule, all inclusive rate applies here, consisting of 2 Game Drives a day, all meals, coffee and teas, snacks, drinks of the afternoon game drives, and local house wines. Please contact us for special rate packages! Shayamoya Game Lodge is situated just south of the border of Swaziland, and overlooks the Pongola Game reserve, and has a magnificent look over the Pongola Lake, which is 40 km long, and is the only lake in South Africa that holds tiger fish. Daily excursions consisting of game drives in open vehicles, boot cruises on the lake, Elephant tracking and walks can be enjoyed. During the boat cruises, you have very close encounters with Hippo and crocodiles, and many different bird species can be seen
The accommodations are superb, and well designed, and the food that is served, in the form of a B.B.Q or in the unique restaurant is very tasty. The game reserve hosts 25 animal species: White Rhino, elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck, common reedbuck, red duiker, grey duiker, waterbuck, Steen buck, suni antelope, black backed jackal, wild dog, cerval cat, warthog, bush pig, banded mongoose, legavaan, terrapin and the occasional spotting of leopard which roam the slopes of the Lebombo mountains
The Pongolapoort Lake which covers 16000 hectares is the only lake in South Africa which is home to tiger fish, scientifically known as Hydrocynus vittatus, or commonly known as the "stripped water dog". It is the third largest lake in South Africa - 30km long and up to 7km wide, not counting the 10km gorge leading to the dam wall, with a depth in the gorge of 60 meters. The largest tiger fish recorded to date is 8,3kgs caught by angler Franz Grey of Pongola in 1997. Tiger fish are everywhere at Pongolapoort, from shoals of fish no bigger than your thumb to trophy specimens
This area is a bird watchers haven boasting over 300 species of birds with the advantage of hosting the variety of bush birds, raptors and water birds which nest on the edge of the Pongolapoort Lake. Among the rarer species we are privileged to site the Hueglins robin, Pink backed pelican, Painted Snipe, Bat Hawk, Green sandpiper, Mangrove and Half-collared kingfisher, Osprey, the soaring Bateleur, Southern banded snake and Matial eagles. A resident at the lodge itself is the Scops owl
Set in a restful sub-tropical garden with picturesque views across the Pongola River, the cottage is self-contained and has a lounge with satellite television. There are 2 double bedrooms, 3 twin and one singe room, with private bathrooms. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning and ceiling fans to make your stay comfortable. The cottage operates on a Bed and Breakfast basis with dinners being served by prior arrangement at "Shayamoya Game Lodge" only 4km away. Self catering: The cottage is equipped for self catering, sleeping maximum of 11 people.