Mkuze Falls Private Game Lodge
Safari Lodge overlooking the Mkuze Waterfall in The Mkuze Private Game Reserve
Mkuze Private Game Reserve, northern Kwa-Zulu Natal
Situated in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant and for bird lovers, nearly 430 species of birds are resident. Experience the unique richness that this peaceful part of Africa has to offer. It is a place of pure tastes and simple delights, celebrating the thrill of nature. This is the place with the sound and beauty of water falling seeps into your soul…
Overlooking the Mkuze Waterfall, the lodge features 8 luxurious thatched Chalets and 1 Safari Suite, accommodating guests in utmost comfort and style. Private plunge-pools and an outdoor showers provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the gratifying luxury of an air-conditioned bedroom.
Guests are invited to join the open-vehicle safaris with experienced field guides and rangers who also conduct bird, bush and game walks on request. Enjoy two game drives daily in this Private Big Five Reserve, one in the early morning where our visitors will meet for coffee and tea before going out on an adventure, returning for a scrumptious breakfast. In the afternoon high tea is served in the lounge area, which boasts an array of delightful and delectable treats, after which you are invited to join the afternoon drive. This is an exciting time as the sun slowly slips away and you may be lucky to see some of the night creatures as they start to make an appearance.
Your guide will find an ideal spot to enjoy a sun-downer which is traditionally an African safari experience to listen to the sounds as night approaches and watch a beautiful sun down as the day ends. The game vehicles are comfortable and are at a height which presents good game viewing and ample opportunities for photography.
Game and bird walks are conducted professionally and safely bringing the bush alive in a close encounter with the knowledge of the guide.
For ornithologists and bird-lovers, Mkuze Falls and its wetlands are an absolute must. There are more than 400 species of birds in the area. More specifically the reserve is home to the Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, Narina Trogon and the spectacular Purple-crested Lourie to mention a few.
All Safari Activities
The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is host to an impressive variety of wildlife. The unique ecosystems of riverine, wetland, lowveld bushveld and montane grassland provide the diversity and large quantity of bird and animal species.
Relax in the spacious lounge, view wildlife from the elevated wooden deck, sip cocktails in the swimming pool or recount your sightings of the day in the bar!