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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Our group of four stayed at Amakhosi Safari Lodge 2 weeks ago for 2 nights. My friend and I stayed in a River Suite which was made up as a twin room. With the signature netting over the beds, a spacious sitting room and a luxurious bath in the modern bathroom we were very impressed. Out on our balcony, which...

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

All we can say is 'WOW" what a super review, thank you for taking the time and effort to post it and we appreciate it a great deal, we would also like to apologise for taking so long to respond, we had seen the review but we were away at trade shows. Thank you for mentioning all the aspects and...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The lodge over looks the Mlkuze river and is in a lovely spot. Its decorated in an magical African style and has a wonderful outdoor area for meals. Staff were the most friendly we had met, the food was excellent a combination of fine dining and home cooked cakes. Our lodge overlooked the river and had its own lounge and...

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

Wow, not sure what to say other than a huge WOW! thank you for taking the time to post this amazing review and we are truly humbled that you voted us the best part of your trip! The team were literally beaming reading this review and it already graces the notice board in all departments. We have passed on your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Fantastic safari lodge located on the Mkuze River in northern KZN. The lodges themselves are very comfortable and spacious. Fully functional although wifi a bit patchy. Animal sitings are superb and we saw all the Big Five, plus cheetah. Safari guides are excellent and they offer walking safaris too. Food is very good. Hospitality excellent. Well worth the detour to...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review we really appreciate it and the fact that you recommend us for future travellers. The wifi is a never ending challenge in the bush, as is all technology. We have had endless experts come through and have erected various dishes etc. If we could convince someone to...

Rustenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We had the privilege of visiting the exquisite Amakhosi Safari Lodge for 4 nights and we felt so welcome from the very first second we traversed onto their concession. The hospitality is like we have never encountered before!! A big plus for them!! The accommodation was just superb and the food is out of this world!! Above 5 star quality...

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

We are truly humbled by this review, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and amazing review. We loved hosting you both and thank you for sharing some of the BEAUTIFUL images that you took at the lodge. The team love to hear these reviews as they all work so hard to make sure...

Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Our trip to the amakhasi safari lodge probably was the best trip of our lives. My husband Bill and I along with our best friend Jeff, decided we wanted to achieve one of our bucket list dreams beginning in 2016. We ended up booking a flight to Johanasberg and driving to the well praised Amakhasi lodge. When we arrived, we...

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

What a treat to open up the mail and see a notification of a review and wow what a great review. We loved hosting you all and the best is that you left with great memories and as friends. Your game experience, we can say were really extraordinary and that you managed to capture the lion vs wildebeest on camera...

Reviewed 30 January 2016

One large cottage per couple with view of the river. Delicate interior and excellent homemade food. Nice staff and clean facilities. Safari with lots of animals. Came close to most of them. Professional guides on the safaries.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, this mean a great deal to us and we appreciate this lovely review, as it motivates the team to know that they have managed to make your stay with us a good one. Hope that the next time you are in our area you come back for a...

Reviewed 28 January 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was simply magnificent. The rooms are huge with a large bedroom area and a living room area. Outside is a deck with chairs and a hammock over looking the river. The Safari drives are great as their over a variety of terrain you get to see lots of different animals. The stop...

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

Firstly we apologise for the delay in responding, we have had a busy time with guests as well as projects on the reserve. We really thank you for the lovely review and the great compliments on all aspects of your experience, this is valuable information for us as we always strive to please our guests. We certainly hope that next...

Hasselt, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The lodge is very luxury, delicious breakfast, fine high tea and a great dinner. The game drives are the best. We had a very good ranger Zicco and a good tracker King . They did everything to find the big five for us. We did several game drives before we came in amakhosi , these were the best ones.

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

Firstly we are do profusely apologise for the very long delay in responding, this is not in line with our policy, especially since you made the time to review our property. Thank you for the lovely compliments and so pleased that you enjoyed the drives as well and the great food. Have sent a copy of your review to our...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This wonderful lodge has great game viewing and the rooms are huge with bedroom living room huge bathroom and an a fantastic deck with seat , chairs and a hammock it overlooks the watering hole as well. The food is top restaurant quality served outside on the covered terrace at the main. Hotel it is quite a small lodge but...

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

Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, we really appreciate each and every comment. Reviews both help other guests when making a decision and of course are of great assistance in keeping our levels of service up and motivating our wonderful team, who love hearing that they managed to make your stay a memorable one. A copy...

London
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We travelled as a family in August this year and spent 5 nights here. We have been to many safari resorts in South Africa and pleased to say this one is special. For its price point this offers a great experience. They really know what they are doing across the board... and some of the small details e.g. mini grills...

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

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and for taking the time to post it. The compliments are really wonderful and very much appreciated and glad to know that we made your stay a memorable one. Our ranger teams are amazing and a copy of this review has been sent to them and our owner for their perusal....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
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: €361 - €1,207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in the villa which was amazing but we understand that all of the rooms are very good.”
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“All the rooms are great!!”
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“small intimate safari but quietest rooms away from main reception if preferred”
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