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Amakhosi Private Game Reserve

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2 nights 3 days

Amakhosi private game reserve is home to an award-winning lodge set on the banks of the Mkuze River in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Knowledgeable Guide

Private air-conditioned vehicle

Quality product offering

Fun & Informative experience 

Authentic memorable Africa

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Amakhosi, meaning ‘Place of Kings’ in the Zulu language, offers a luxurious five-star safari experience for the whole family. One of the reasons that make this lodge so special is the ‘home-away-from-home’ feeling you get from the moment of arrival. The staff are warm and friendly and welcoming (many who have worked there for decades) and for those needing a break from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living, the Zen-like atmosphere will instantly put you at ease.

The lodge offers six river suites, two honeymoon suites and an exclusive two bedroomed private villa situated a short distance from the main lodge. During your stay all your meals are served on the enchanting lodge deck. This includes a delicious breakfast, high tea in the afternoon and a five-course dinner of ‘African fusion cuisine’. In the evenings, guests come together by the fire pit and share stories of their sightings from their game drives that day. Two game drives depart daily, in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are other seasonal activities on offer, which you can sign up for at reception.

For those wishing to re’treat’ a little more, the Amakhosi River Spa is just the place for a bit of R&R. In between treatments you can relax by the infinity pool that offers panoramic views of the river and there is also a small gym where you can let off some steam after your game drives.

This reserve is home to all of Africa's Big Five animals (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, rhino) and other species such as giraffe, warthog and antelope. 


Day 1

  • Arrive at Amakhosi Safari Lodge for check in at 14h00pm

  • Enjoy High Tea on the veranda

  • Depart on afternoon game viewing safari with sundowners during the drive

  • Return and freshen up before dinner

  • Pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner either in the dining room or boma

  • Overnight: Amakhosi Safari Lodge DBB

Day 2

  • Wake-up call by your ranger

  • Early morning coffee on the veranda, before heading out on game viewing safari

  • Depart on morning game viewing safari with a stopover in the bush for coffee/tea

  • Return to the Lodge for brunch

  • Thereafter, at leisure (enjoy a massage, relax at the pool, or embark upon a bush walk with your ranger

  • High Tea on the veranda

  • Depart on afternoon game viewing safari with sundowners

  • Should you be keen to experience a frogging safari in the summer months, this can be incorporated with prior arrangement

  • Return and freshen up before dinner

  • Dinner in the dining room or boma

  • Overnight: Amakhosi Safari Lodge DBB

Day 3

  • Wake-up call

  • Early morning coffee followed by game viewing safari

  • Depart on game viewing safari and stopover in the bush for coffee/tea

  • Return to the Lodge for brunch

  • Check out

  • Porters will collect your luggage from your suite

Included in tour:

  • 2 nights Amakhosi Safari Lodge

  • Brunch, High Tea, Dinner

  • 4 open-vehicle game drives

  • Bush walks

Excluded from tour:

  • Transfers

  • All drinks

  • Any purchases of a personal nature

  • Gratuities

  • Spa treatments

  • Additional activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Conservation levies (R250 pppn)

What to bring:

  • Swimming costume

  • Sunscreen & sun hat

  • Camera

  • Light jacket and fleece for the game drives

  • Binoculars

Please note:

It is approximately 4 hours from Durban to Amakhosi Lodge and transfers can be arranged @R4000 each way from Durban & Surrounds.

Chartered flights can be arranged from Johannesburg onto the private airstrip – please contact us for rates.

Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements

All ages welcome, however, children under 8 are not allowed on game drives unless prior arrangement is made and a private vehicle is booked (extra charge).

Amakhosi is situated in a low-risk Malaria area; however, please consult your doctor for advice.

This is an ideal destination to pair with a trip to Eswatini (Swaziland) so please contact us for a specialised itinerary combing the two countries

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