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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Hotels.comUS$ 404*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 416*
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Howden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Hotel is down long track deep in the reserve. The lodges are beautifully furnished. The service is exceptional. Where else can you sit on your terrace with a glass of wine in hand watching the eagles fly pass, monkeys playing in the trees and hippos wallowing in the river. This is even before you go out on the safaris -...

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Amalfione, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. We so appreciate hearing from our guests and what a lovely review. THANK you!! The team worked so hard on the refurbishment of the rooms, each person was involved from beading the chandeliers to painting and to read that you enjoyed the new look, is very rewarding for us all....

Brewood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and had an excellent safari experience. The riverside suites are beautifully designed and tastefully furnished. The ranger and tracker were so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The staff and management made us very welcome and the quality of service was very high.

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Amalfione, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a positive and lovely review, we appreciate it when our guests take the time to review us. The team so love hearing that all their hard work pays off and that the end goal of making our guests, "happy guests" is achieved. We hope that next time you are in the area you...

Leamington Spa
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This was my first experience of going on safari. And what an incredible time we had full of excitement, fun and many amazing sightings of all sorts of animals and birds and excellent luxurious accommodation. Myself and three single friends are so grateful to our Ranger/ Guide called Gary and his Tracker, King. It was fabulous that it was just...

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful, wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to post the review in such detail. The team were ecstatic to read the review and so happy that they managed to make your fist safari a memorable one, hoping that this will give you a taste for more. ( a copy of your review already graces...

Pfeffingen, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 September 2015

you really want to enjoy holiday? away from business and stress? you search for a perfect landscape, wild animals but you do not want to miss perfect food, 5 * accomodation and the most friendly people? AMAKHOSI than is your place! Maria and I spent already our 3rd time there. Now with our adult daughter and her boy friend. this...

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are so humbled by your review and what a way to start our week! wow, thank you so much for coming back to see us again and this time for longer! We were very excited to show you all the changes and that you enjoyed each one made the team so happy. Thank you for the kind comments on...

Durban
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in August 2015 on our honeymoon. I am so glad we chose Amakhosi, it was the bets game drives we had ever experienced, it was also the best food we have ever eaten. The Amakhosi team were all very attentive, our rooms were beautiful. I think the only negative I can...

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Amakhosi for your honeymooning Safari and for the lovely comments on the food, drives and accommodation. Attention to detail is what we pride ourselves in and we are so sorry to hear that you had issues with the water odour. Thank you for providing us with the information of your stay so that we...

Liverpool, England
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a beautiful lodge which serves the best food we tasted on our whole trip. Top marks to the chefs. We even had hot food on our game drives when our tracker cooked some gorgeous meat kebabs on a camping stove while we sipped wine and watched two rhinos come for a drink at the waterhole. Our accommodation was...

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We cannot begin to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review, we really appreciate it and so does our team. We are so pleased to hear that you liked the food, we are so fortunate to have our wonderful Chef Lauren, its really great to hear that you enjoyed our accommodation and also taking the time...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The friendly arrival, immaculate state of the lodge with its own plunge pool nyala grazing around the lodge. Personalised menu's with excellent dining. The safari experience was exceptional, especially seeing the lions hunting a herd of buffalo and not the least our close meeting with the elefant breeding herd. Thanks to Gary and King for our safari drives. The high...

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Amakhosi, we really do appreciate this. Thank you for the lovely comments and we are so proud of our new and improved look. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the game viewing as much as the setting of the lodge, we are really fortunate to live in this beautiful...

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Good Food, Good Siting, Good rangers! Good everything. this place is a must visit if you are looking for a safari park to go to, family friendly. offers great experiences and friendly staff. a good range of accommodation options, from the isigoldo villa to the honey moon suite.

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Great way to start a Sunday with two lovely reviews, thanks so much for taking the time to review our property and for the great comments. We love the "good everything" but that is due to the "good guests" the we have that make our work worthwhile.. Hope that you visit us again soon. Regards The Amakhosi Team

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Fabulous food, incredible safari experience with plenty of close up game encounters. Day & night game drives - bush walks - critters great & small. Beautiful rooms, attentive service, knowledgable staff. All around great experience.

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review and also for sharing some of those amazing pictures. We are so pleased that you had a good time and hope that you come back and visit us soon. Please also remember to enter our guests competition and send us your favourite pictures to sales@amakhosi.com

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 6 July 2015

It’s been almost two months since our wedding weekend away at Amakhosi Safari Lodge and I am still struggling to find the words to do it justice. It was a weekend that will remain in the hearts and minds of not only my hubby and I but also those of our friends and family who we were privileged to have...

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Amakhosisafari, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are also at a loss for words and the entire staff was very emotional when they read the review, the wedding was magical and we are so honoured that you chose to marry at the lodge and share the experience with us. We hope we see you back again soon and wish you many, many years of happiness. Thank...

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Highlights
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amakhosi Lodge is one of those destinations that you need to visit at least once in a lifetime! Translated as a ‘place of kings’, it is exclusive, offering a unique and personally rewarding safari experience. Situated on the banks of the Mkuze River in the heart of Zululand, this small yet absolutely charming Lodge is not only about experiencing a ‘Big 5’ safari. It is far more than that as the guides pride themselves in sharing their intimate knowledge of this unique and pristine bushveld with their guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Address: Vergelegen Farm | R69, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: ₹ 23,800 - ₹ 86,389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“I loved the River Suites. They are the entry level rooms, but they feel like 5 star luxury.”
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