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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were amazing, and very polite. The food was fantastic, and the game guides and trackers knowledgeable and good company. Accomodation was nice and private and game sightings were out of this world. Limited number of guests, so very personal, All round the place to go.

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Lovely surprise for a Friday to find a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and for the kind words, this is much appreciated by the entire team and hope that next you are in our area, you do in fact return for a visit. Fond regards the Amakhosi team

Dongen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had only two days to explore the vast game territory of Amakhosi Safari Lodge. But with the super ranger Daglan and tracker Jeremy we've spotted all animals. Not only the big ones like the rhino's, buffalo's. giraffes and elephants, but also the lions, cheetahs and hyenas, and even a chameleon in pitch dark. Thank you Jeremy and Daglan for...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for taking the time to post this, it is so important for the team to hear that they made your stay a memorable one. We have passed on your compliments to our management for their action and we hope that you do return for a longer stay.. Fond regards the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about our stay was perfect - the rooms were divine : roomy , comfortable , luxurious (relaxing in the spa whilst a hippo walked by) The food was excellent - the wine list was small , the wines excellent , the prices very reasonable. The staff were outstanding. Our guide , Jacques , was funny , friendly , hospitable...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Great way to start my Friday with such a lovely review, thank you so much and we are so happy that you did enjoy your stay and even managed to relax with a hippo sighting!! We appreciate you mentioning all the departments that made your stay a memorable one and we have passed on your compliments to our management and...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience. From the start we were welcomed with big smiles. The hospitality is amazing. This lodge definitely pays attention to detail. The food is exceptional. The rooms are very spacious and private with an outdoor shower. The rangers are very professional and I felt very safe with the rangers even when we had close encounters with the...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you and thank you again for taking the time to post such a lovely review we really appreciate it and really happy that you had a wonderful experience. We hope that next time you are in our area you visit us again. Fond Regards the Amakhosi Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a bush experience like no other, where you are guaranteed outstanding service from arrival to departure, food that will delight your taste buds, restful nights sleep and game viewing sightings beyond your wildest imagination - look no further. Amakhosi not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. I would highly recommend it to anyone who was...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for your kind words and for taking the time to post this lovely review, we really appreciate it and so do the entire team, it is what motivates us even more to give of our best, as we want our guests to leave as friends and with memorable experiences. Hope to see you soon again Fond...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most beautiful stay at Amakhosi. On arrival, we felt welcome immediately and for the entire stay the staff were friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much for them. Our ranger S'bu was so professional and so kind. We felt completely safe with him on our game drives and were in awe of his knowledge of the bush...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow what a stunning review, thank you for taking the time to post it, we are really happy that you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed every aspect of our property, we hope that this has left you wanting more and that we see you soon again. Fond Regards the Amakhosi team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Tucked away just outside of Pongola is the authentically African Amakhosi Safari Lodge. Cold towels and a fresh juice upon arrival were happily welcomed as the sun and heat favour Amakhosi. The entrance into the lodge brings with it an earthy feel. As one walks out onto the deck, the view of the Mkuze River is a sight to behold,...

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Amakhositeam, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to post this detailed review on your stay, from what we read you have many, many memorable moments and this is what makes our work worthwhile, knowing that our guests enjoyed every aspect of their stay and we hope this leaves you wanting more and next time you need an escape...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Everything was perfect, from the accommodation to the food and game tours. The staff were efficient and friendly and the entire experience was superb. Our ranger Declan, and spotter Jeremy were both absolutely wonderful and Declan's all-round knowledge of the flora and fauna was shared with both intelligence and humour and was the 'cherry on the top' of our Amakhosi...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review, we are so happy that you have left Amakhosi with great memories and and all round good experience. Thank you for your comments our our tracking team and food and a copy of this review has been sent to management, so thank you again. I did have a giggle at your tip on our mischievous bush...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Oh Wow, this place is just incredible in every way. Let me start off by saying the Managers are incredible they are there and spoil you non stop. The Chef, is probably the best kept secret, the food is phenominal, modern without being OTT. The fresh Strawberries at breakfast were the best and sweetest and freshest I have ever eaten,...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonderful way to return to work today with all these great reviews, THANK you for taking the time to post this AMAZING review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. Thank you for your comments on our management and staff ( I do personally think the best team around...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing experience! Really nice safari and knowledgeable rangers. Have been to many safaris and NEVER have I been as close to the animals as at Amakhosi. There is a reason why I have been to Amakhosi 5 times! It's just an incredible place, also the food is top notch!

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We loved your review and so happy that you keep coming back for more, please don't stop! This is what is all about and makes our work all that more worthwhile, making sure that guests leave as friends with great memories. Till we see you again, fond regards the Amakhosi Team

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amakhosi Lodge is one of those destinations that you need to visit at least once in a lifetime! Translated as a ‘place of kings’, it is exclusive, offering a unique and personally rewarding safari experience. Situated on the banks of the Mkuze River in the heart of Zululand, this small yet absolutely charming Lodge is not only about experiencing a ‘Big 5’ safari. It is far more than that as the guides pride themselves in sharing their intimate knowledge of this unique and pristine bushveld with their guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Address: Vergelegen Farm | R69, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: €365 - €1,334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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