Guests per Safari Vehicle
Amakhosi means “The Place of Kings” and this luxurious safari lodge delivers nothing less than a royal bush experience to all guests. Perched along the banks of the Mkuze River in the heart of Zululand, Amakhosi Safari Lodge is surrounded by lush valley bushland, rolling savannahs, majestic mountains and thriving river wetlands. It boasts abundant wildlife and a diverse ecosystem that can be seen while enjoying a scintillating game drive or a walking safari that allows you to soak up the magic of the landscape while on foot. Get ready to spot everything from cheetahs, to giraffes, warthogs and numerous species of antelope.
There are six palatial, thatched chalets, as well as two honeymoon suites that are tastefully and beautifully furnished. Expansive viewing decks that overlook the river provide the ideal platforms for watching a spectacular African sunset or simply surveying the animals that roam the untouched plains. Breathe in the sweet smell of jasmine as you relax and unwind in the comfort of your private chalet. Amakhosi is truly a royal hideaway and it provides visitors not only with a taste of Zulu heritage, but also unprecedented luxury, exceptional service and a unique safari experience. It’s a private game lodge that is dedicated to taking care of your every need and ensuring that all guests are treated to an unforgettable bush adventure.
Six luxurious river suites capture nature through ceiling-high windows and private viewing decks across the river. Each suite accommodates two adults with an air-conditioned lounge, bedroom, separate shower and toilet, safe, bath robes, fully stocked mini-bar and a tea and coffee tray. Built in a shape of a Zulu shield and decorated in a typical Zulu style with a colourful modern touch, all suites are easily accessible from the main lodge.
Umntwana, means "a child of Royalty" in Zulu. Slip into a nirvana in this 'private kingdom' with high thatched ceilings and glass walls. An open-plan design with spacious deck, a private bubble pool and hammock overlooking the river, truly spell 'royal dwellings', whilst an air-conditioned bedroom and lounge, fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom made for two, transports lovers into a fantasy world of their own where nothing else matters.
IsiGodlo Private House
The "IsiGodlo" meaning a Chief residence, is our private house which overlooks the meandering Mkuze River and is perfectly positioned to capture every African sunset which adorns the rolling hills in this pristine Zululand wilderness. Exclusive, private and located a leopard's leap away from the main lodge, this hidden gem accommodating four deserving guests offers a share of paradise. The spacious lounge entices with large leather sofas, a centred fireplace and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms all opening onto a large wooden viewing deck, giving sweeping views of the valleys and wildlife below. The splash pool provides cool relief on warm days.
The Amakhosi Private Game Reserve is made up of a varied ecosystem. This diversity includes savannah, mountains and wetlands which makes it the ideal home to the "Big Five" as well as giraffe, warthog and hyena not to mention over 15 different antelope species, hippopotamus and crocodile. The wetlands offer no less than 400 bird species, a place of paradise and comfort.
All ages welcome
6 Luxury Thatched River Suites
2 Umntwana Honeymoon Suites
1 IsiGodlo Private House
All ages welcome
Children under 8 years are not allowed on game drives unless a private vehicle is booked at an additional cost
Richards Bay Airport
5.5 hours from Johannesburg
2.5 hours from Richards Bay
3.5 hours from Durban
Amakhosi Safari Lodge, R69, Magudu, South Africa
All ages welcome