AmaKhosi Safari Lodge located on the banks of the Mkuze river in KwaZulu-Natal. The main lodge offers a swimming pool, dining room, lounge, satellite television, library and curio shop. Six river suites, boast views of the Mkuze with air-conditioned lounge, bedroom, bathroom , separate shower and toilet, safe, bath robes, fully stocked mini-bar and a tea and coffee tray & Hammocks Two honeymoon suites a true seduction of pleasure, with a private splash pool and hammock overlooking the river.
Amakhosi also has a private house experience with the beautiful house called “IsiGodlo”, accommodating four guests. Amakhosi is a place of kings and with our Amakhosi River SPA, there is no better place to Relax, revitalise and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in this unique romantic African surrounding.
Cuisine at the lodge is a combination of an African fusion style and European flair with attention to dietary requirements. Brunch and high tea are relaxed affairs whilst dinner is usually an elegant multi-course offering.
AmaKhosi teems with ‘Big Five’ & over 400 bird species. Safari options including game viewing safaris, walking & seasonal frogging safaris.
AmaKhosi Safari Lodge is an extraordinary destination where royal treatment is a part of each day.
FI: Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities DS: Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Included
Situated in northern KwaZulu Natal, the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve is comprised of 6000 hectares of spectacularly scenic wilderness characterised by riverine forest, savannah, rugged mountains and lush wetlands. Bordered by the magnificent Mkuze River, this unspoilt African landscape is home to abundant wildlife including the sought after ‘Big Five’ (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard) and over 400 bird species. Visitors to this pristine sanctuary can look forward to some excellent bird watching, game viewing safaris, guided bush walks and even seasonal frog safaris.
You have a private transfer to your next lodge, the five star, family owned and operated Amakhosi Lodge.
Some time during the afternoon or evening of your last day at Bayala, your guide lodge manager will tell you what time you will depart next day. If this information is not provided to you proactively then please follow up with them before you retire.
This is the normal routine. Schedules for ground transfers and charter flights are all locked in at about 4pm the prior day. This allows for late bookings and changes. The arrangements are then transmitted to each lodge and camp, who then inform the guests.
Amakhosi is one of my favourites. The first time I stayed here, I drove myself. After passing through the security gate I followed the verbal directions to the lodge. Driving along the dirt road, I had not really adjusted my sense of place to where I was. So as I rounded a bend in the road I should not have been surprised to find a lioness lounging on the road. We were both startled. It occurred to me that in Australia and many other countries, I would have passed many ugly signs warning me to "Stay in your vehicle". Not here. You're expected to have that common sense.
Note that the meal plan here is a little different from other properties. You will have tea or coffee and snacks in camp before your early morning game drive. After you return from your game drive you will have a substantial late morning brunch. You can then enjoy the spa (additional cost for treatments) or simply relax around the lodge before your afternoon game drive. Dinner will be served after you return from your game drive. - Neville Jones
Accommodation, brunch (Late breakfast), dinner, tea, coffee, game drive drinks & activites.