The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is situated in the heart of Zululand in the beautiful province of KwaZulu Natal. The reserve is located on land rich in history, it was part of the 'Boer Republic', Piet Retief bought the land from Dingaan, the half brother of the great king Shaka Zulu.
The accommodation at Mkuze Falls game lodge consists of 2 main facility Lodges, 8 luxurious chalets and one Safari Lodge. Built on raised wooden platforms with spacious verandas, each chalet provides awesome views of the Mkuze River, the waterfall and the surrounding hills beyond.
The Mkuze Falls Game Reserve is home to the big 5; Lion, Elephant, white and black Rhino, Leopard and Cape Buffalo. Game drives take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon, led by experienced game rangers and trained guides. Cheetah, Hippo, Crocodile, spotted Hyena, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra and numerous species of antelope such as the Nyala also inhabit the game reserve.
The twin-bedded chalets are spacious and each bed is fitted with a mosquito net. Each has its own entrance and is equipped with telephone, air conditioning, fan and mini-bar. Luxurious en-suite facilities offer a bath, toilet, secluded outside shower and plunge pool. Each Chalet is completely private with panoramic vistas of the river.
Activities and Facilities
Guests are invited to join the open-vehicle safaris with experienced field guides and rangers who also conduct bird, bush and game walk 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 beautiful sundown 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. The unique ecosystems of riverine, wetland, Lowveld bushveld and montane grassland provide the diversity and large quantity of bird and animal species, big and small.
A complimentary Wildlife & Bird-life Checklist booklet is handed out to guests to record their viewing on the game drives and walks.
Airport nearby 15min
All major credit cards accepted
Game Viewing On-site
Hiking trails nearby
Airstrip nearby Nearby