Amakhosi KZN Big 5 Royal Hideaway Safari

Amakhosi KZN Big 5 is located the banks of the Mkuzi River offering exceptional service and luxury

Amakhosi is located in a blend of savannah, wetlands and mountains. The Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Zululand &  Mkuze River in Amakhosi private game reserve. Artistic décor, African fusion cuisine and prompt attentive service, makes AmaKhosi a bush lodge difficult to match elsewhere in Southern Africa. A safari is a journey of discovery in which you are one with your surroundings.

Feel the caring touch of Amakhosi splendour in the main area consisting of a Dining room; Inside lounge; Bar; Swimming pool with comfortable deckchairs; Library; Curio shop corner; Satellite television; Central e-mail facilities (additional cost); Phone and fax facilities (additional cost); Wi Fi.

Relax the body and bring harmony to the spirit in one of the most beautiful spa’s in Zululand with expansive lawns, infinity pool, two treatment rooms; Africology range; Snack bar; Fully equipped gym; Tranquility area, adults only; Sun garden; Showers and change room.

Flavours offer a combination of an African fusion style with European flair.
– Brunch is a buffet style comprising a hot and cold smorgasbord, with only the freshest of ingredients.
– High Tea is traditionally served on the veranda with platter after platter boasting vegetable wraps, chicken kebabs, mini pancakes with salmon and caviar, pâtés, quiches, chocolate and mini cheesecakes.
– Dinner is an elegant candle-lit, multi-course menu accompanied by free-flowing South African wines. Alternatively (weather permitting) dinner may also be enjoyed in the open-air boma under the stars.

Life in the bush is an exhilarating, unique experience with well-deserved moments of relaxation being the order of the day.
– Game drive Safaris – This doyen of safari experience (early morning and late afternoon) allows guests to observe the Big 5 as well as shy nocturnal animals, along with a variety of flora and fauna.
– Walking Safaris are offered from the lodge this includes a combination of bush walking and game viewing safaris.
– Seasonal Frogging Safaris (Nov – Feb) Wade through water ponds and reeds at night in search of 33 different species of frogs. With headlamp and gum boots, as many as 15 to 20 of these slippery little amphibians can be sighted in one outing.

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, bathroom with a bath for two, 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.

Honeymoon Suites: Umntwana, means a child of Royalty 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.

Umntwana, means child of Royalty in 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 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 sofa a centred fireplace and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms all opening up onto a large wooden viewing deck, giving sweeping views of the valleys and wildlife below. The splash pool provides cool relief on warm days.


R3 290.00 per person sharing per night for SA residents only.  Min 2 night stay.


R3 600.00 per person sharing per night for international residents.  Min 2 night stay.


Low Season – May, June, July, August, September 2022

River Suites:  R3 600.00 per person sharing per night

Honeymoon Suite R3 900.00 per person sharing per night

Private House R19 500.00 per night for the two bedroom house (max 4 adults)

High Season – October, November, December, January, February, March, April 2022

River Suites:  R4 150.00 per person sharing per night

Honeymoon Suite R4 450.00 per person sharing per night

Private House R21 000.00 per night for the two bedroom house (max 4 adults)

Seniors SA mid-week Sun-Thu retreat Jan – Dec 2022

From R3 250.00 per person sharing (over 60 years) per night, SA residents only


Included: Accommodation; brunch (late breakfast), high tea (late lunch), tea/coffee, dinner; Game drives with qualified guides, sundowners included.

Excluded: Drinks, Spa treatments, transfers to/from the reserve, R200 per room per night conservation levies.

Single supplement – add 50%.

Children:  0-7 yrs free of charge, 8-12 yrs 50% of the adult rate if sharing with adults, 13+ yrs and above full adult rate accommodated in a separate suite. Children under 8 yrs are not allowed on game drives unless a private vehicle is booked at an extra cost. Babysitting facilities on request at an additional charge.

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