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eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

What an outstanding and stunning Private Safari Lodge. The warm welcome and Happy Anniversary from Sonja, Zindile and the rest off the staff the moment we arrived made us feel very special. But the surprises did not end there. Thank you for the congratulation card and sparkling wine in our beautiful suite on our arrival day, but what made it...

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

That is what it is all about!! reading reviews like this that make our work so worthwhile, it is knowing that our guests special occasion was a memorable one. Thank you for choosing Amakhosi to celebrate your special anniversary and we are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. We have passed on your review to all...

cape town
Reviewed 28 September 2016

In addition to the very well appointed safari rooms catering to every comfort the beauty and soul of Amakhosi are the staff. Our game drive was brought to life by the skilled and very animated Declan who is highly recommended and made our experience complete. The staff at the lodge must be complimented for their hospitality, willingness to please and...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review and we love the title.. that is what it is all about after all coming on safari and not only relaxing and unwinding but also feeding the soul. We really appreciate your kind comments and we have already passed on your compliments to the entire team....

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an absolute gem of a place. Everything is just right and it's the little touches that make it stand apart. The game drives were great, with a special mention to Sibu and Present, our ranger and tracker respectively. The experience of being literally within a herd of elephants is something we will never forget. The rooms are lovely,...

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

Lovely Monday to open up with such a great review, good news we had a little bit of rain and praying really hard for some more. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and the team really appreciate all the compliments, we still don't get used to the privilege of being surrounded and in the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wow!!!!!!!! What an amazing find. This has to be the best kept secret in Kwa Zulu Natal. We arrived to a warm welcome and Happy Anniversary from the staff. A bottle of " bubbles" in the room, nice touch and most appreciated. The rooms are beautifully located over looking the river. We met our ranger Dex who was Irish, he...

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

Wow, thank you for taking the time to post this amazing review. The team are so pleased that you had a wonderful anniversary, after all that is our aim to make sure your special moments are just that. We have passed on your compliments to all departments and your review is already printed and on the notice board! Hope to...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wow!!! What an experience !! From the ranger, the tracker, to the food and service. What impressed me was the attention to the smallest detail was so impressive. Like personalised menu's, delicious food, the rooms were so beautiful, the treats next to your bath, the snacks and and coffee in the bush, the drives etc......... Thank you!! This was one...

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

We are so pleased that you chose Amakhosi to spend such a special occasion and so glad we made it a memorable one. Thank you for taking the time to post the review and it has made the team very happy to hear you had fun. We hope that you come back to see us soon. Fond regards the Amakhosi...

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Our trip has been the best holiday experience we have ever had. We stayed for three days at the start of our holiday and have had the most amazing time ... thank you! And a special massive thank you to Zak and Jock (sp?) ... top guys and we genuinely missed them when we left . Excellent and a memory...

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

Love Monday mornings with such beautiful reviews, thank you so much for posting this lovely review and it has made our day to know that you left with great memories of Amakhosi, this is after all what it is all about. Have passed on your compliments to the guiding team and a copy has been sent to our owners. We...

City
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great food, great location, great animal sightings. We were fortunate enough to stay in the villa (which was incredible). On level for what you would expect from this type of safari. They really seemed to try hard to make everyone happy (we had one fellow guest on our safari who was extremely demanding). I'd go back just to experience the...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and glad you enjoyed your stay at the Villa, the view alone is enough to win anyone over. Thank you for your kind comments on our team and yes we want everyone to have a wonderful stay and leave with great memories even the most difficult...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have mixed feelings about Amakhozi Safari Lodge. The Good Stuff The lodge is very nice. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The lodge is well maintained. The food is absolutely fabulous and probably the best feature of our experience. The spa is also very well run and the massages were good (not great, but solid and worth the...

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Amakhositeam, General Manager at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed review, we value each and every guest and we take each review very seriously, hence we have tried to contact you via Trip Advisor to request your details, as well as your actual dates of travel so that we could investigate your comments and reply accordingly, but we were unable...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We arrived at Amakhosi Safari Lodge with me directly out of hospital and still very unwell - it was like being at home and being looked after by family! We had booked the house on the river (we have teenagers who we wanted to have under our roof in a big 5 lodge) and we had the most amazing view...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and really hope that you are much better as you were extremely ill during your stay with us. We are so happy that the family enjoyed the experience and we thank you for the many compliments these have been forwarded to our owners. The team send...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had the most Memorable experience at Amakhosi Safari Lodge. Very Friendly & Warm Staff! The Lodge is Beautiful overlooking a River And a Mountain making it easy to Spot the animals. It has Very neat and comfortable rooms. It becomes very difficult to check out as you feel like you have been at home with your family.

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We were so pleased to read your review and so happy that you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome and we enjoyed having you. We hope that you return soon and best regards from the Amakhosi Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: $528 - $1,916 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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