We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Amakhosi Safari Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Amakhosi Safari Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 172: English reviews
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Done a few safaris before and each has been great. This location is out on its own geographically and experience wise. It is a relatively small private game reserve but still has more than enough wildlife to keep you amused. Our guide was amazingly enthusiastic and knowledgable, he made every turn interesting even if there were no animals around. There... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank adebrod
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Another lovely surprise on a Monday! thank you for such a lovely review and taking the time to post it we really do appreciate it, we also grateful for the lovely compliments on the team and you really did have eventful game drives. We do have the most amazing elephant herds and they do tend to entertain and thrill the... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Wonderful, isolated safari lodge - idea for family trip or to unwind for a few days Rooms were large spacious and well appointed. Very smart bathrooms and big large verandas looking out over the river and surrounding bush. Wildlife right at your door (with a fence between) Food was wonderful. Beautifully presented and very tasty, served in the main hotel... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tim N
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to post and especially such a nice detailed review that I am sure will be helpful to other travellers. Thank you for mentioning the staff that made your stay a great one for you and your family. We were very touched to hear that you children cried all... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I was the winner of the win your dream wedding competition last year. Amakhosi Safari Lodge sponsored two nights as part of the wedding prize package. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for this wonderful prize! My husband and I opted to use the prize for our one year wedding anniversary and Amakhosi was... More 

Helpful?
Thank RienBez
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this incredible review. We are so happy that you were the winner of this amazing prize and that you enjoyed every aspect of the lodge and being spoilt. After all getting married is a wonderful and special occasion with so many highlights and we are pleased that you waited until... More 

Howden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Hotel is down long track deep in the reserve. The lodges are beautifully furnished. The service is exceptional. Where else can you sit on your terrace with a glass of wine in hand watching the eagles fly pass, monkeys playing in the trees and hippos wallowing in the river. This is even before you go out on the safaris -... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Lorna L
Amalfione, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. We so appreciate hearing from our guests and what a lovely review. THANK you!! The team worked so hard on the refurbishment of the rooms, each person was involved from beading the chandeliers to painting and to read that you enjoyed the new look, is very rewarding for us all.... More 

Brewood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2015

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and had an excellent safari experience. The riverside suites are beautifully designed and tastefully furnished. The ranger and tracker were so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The staff and management made us very welcome and the quality of service was very high.

Helpful?
Thank montmerency
Amalfione, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a positive and lovely review, we appreciate it when our guests take the time to review us. The team so love hearing that all their hard work pays off and that the end goal of making our guests, "happy guests" is achieved. We hope that next time you are in the area you... More 

Leamington Spa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This was my first experience of going on safari. And what an incredible time we had full of excitement, fun and many amazing sightings of all sorts of animals and birds and excellent luxurious accommodation. Myself and three single friends are so grateful to our Ranger/ Guide called Gary and his Tracker, King. It was fabulous that it was just... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CharlieLeamingtonSpa
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful, wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to post the review in such detail. The team were ecstatic to read the review and so happy that they managed to make your fist safari a memorable one, hoping that this will give you a taste for more. ( a copy of your review already graces... More 

Pfeffingen, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

you really want to enjoy holiday? away from business and stress? you search for a perfect landscape, wild animals but you do not want to miss perfect food, 5 * accomodation and the most friendly people? AMAKHOSI than is your place! Maria and I spent already our 3rd time there. Now with our adult daughter and her boy friend. this... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Hans R
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are so humbled by your review and what a way to start our week! wow, thank you so much for coming back to see us again and this time for longer! We were very excited to show you all the changes and that you enjoyed each one made the team so happy. Thank you for the kind comments on... More 

Durban
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in August 2015 on our honeymoon. I am so glad we chose Amakhosi, it was the bets game drives we had ever experienced, it was also the best food we have ever eaten. The Amakhosi team were all very attentive, our rooms were beautiful. I think the only negative I can... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Craig N
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Amakhosi for your honeymooning Safari and for the lovely comments on the food, drives and accommodation. Attention to detail is what we pride ourselves in and we are so sorry to hear that you had issues with the water odour. Thank you for providing us with the information of your stay so that we... More 

Liverpool, England
Level Contributor
31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a beautiful lodge which serves the best food we tasted on our whole trip. Top marks to the chefs. We even had hot food on our game drives when our tracker cooked some gorgeous meat kebabs on a camping stove while we sipped wine and watched two rhinos come for a drink at the waterhole. Our accommodation was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank bluesy
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We cannot begin to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review, we really appreciate it and so does our team. We are so pleased to hear that you liked the food, we are so fortunate to have our wonderful Chef Lauren, its really great to hear that you enjoyed our accommodation and also taking the time... More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The friendly arrival, immaculate state of the lodge with its own plunge pool nyala grazing around the lodge. Personalised menu's with excellent dining. The safari experience was exceptional, especially seeing the lions hunting a herd of buffalo and not the least our close meeting with the elefant breeding herd. Thanks to Gary and King for our safari drives. The high... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Karl N
Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Amakhosi, we really do appreciate this. Thank you for the lovely comments and we are so proud of our new and improved look. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the game viewing as much as the setting of the lodge, we are really fortunate to live in this beautiful... More 

287 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (227)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (168)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (60)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (31)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Pongola
40.1 km away
Ghost Mountain Inn
Ghost Mountain Inn
#1 of 1 in Mkuze
335 reviews
23.6 km away
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
35.0 km away
White Elephant Safari Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
44.7 km away
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge
38.4 km away
African Spirit Game Lodge
0.0 km away
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge
#5 of 8 in Pongola
66 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: €369 - €1,189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com and Odigeo so you can book your Amakhosi Safari Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Amakhosi Safari Lodge staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Amakhosi Safari Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in the villa which was amazing but we understand that all of the rooms are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles TrevDomandDen, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!!”
 of 5 bubbles GandTRiyadh, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“small intimate safari but quietest rooms away from main reception if preferred”
 of 5 bubbles capetoenian, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All good, clean and beautiful view and as well as private.”
 of 5 bubbles 448leighannm, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Private house allows a private family environment. 2 x double en-suite rooms with a lounge and wrap around deck with rim-flow pool!”
 of 5 bubbles LesmarieW, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay