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12 Km's West Of Mkuze, Zululand Rhino Reserve, Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/09/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 8 Speciality lodging in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
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African Spirit is a privately owned Big 5 game lodge situated 12 km's west of Mkuze. We invite guests to come and experience true luxury and warm African hospitality. The lodge is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand, and situated within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains.Manyoni Private Game Reserve is an endangered species reserve of 24 000 hectares. It was recently proclaimed as a nature reserve and received international recognition for the introduction of 28 black rhino in 2005. The reserve hosts the BIG 5, over 70 mammal species and a diverse bird life of over 450 species.African Spirit Game Lodge accommodation is intimate and consists of 4 quaint, fully serviced chalets. Each comfortable and stylish chalet accommodates 2 people with an en-suit bathroom, air-conditioner, mini bar, ceiling fan, tea/ coffee facilities and a private veranda. The paths are well-lit and connect the chalets to the main lodge. We also offer accommodation in the form of two self-catering units - one 6 sleeper unit and one 4 sleeper unit. These units are fully furnished and fully equipped for self-catering purposes. No meals are provided for these units. Guests supply their own food. Our main lodge features a comfortable and relaxed dining room, cozy lounge, bar with viewing deck, open fire place attached to the lodge and a swimming pool with a thatched gazebo, offering our guest a welcome retreat after a day in the African bush. Our meals are your typical South African cuisine which ensures that you will never go hungry and will enjoy every bite that is carefully prepared by our cooks.Guests can spend time relaxing in their own privacy or indulge in any of the activities offered in our area including game drives, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, animal interaction, Zulu Culture Educational Tours, Horse Riding, Boat Cruises, Scenic Flights, Tiger fishing and so much more. We are in driving distance of internationally renown game parks like Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Thembe Elephant Park.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Billiards
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
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Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
Darts
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Blackout curtains
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Private bathrooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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12 Km's West Of Mkuze, Zululand Rhino Reserve, Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa
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203sonia wrote a review Yesterday
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
I loved that the folk at hand were genuine and kind and were so eager to build and also extremely accommodating. Thank you. Cuisine could be a little more improved at the tariff in comparison to other lodges. Rusks were stale both on the drive and at the tea station. As were the cinnabon at high tea. Pity that wifi is only available at the main house and the main house was closed off early so did not allow for working late. Definitely more for the guest who is not seeking luxury. Very quiet and peaceful. Stayed one night and got to see lion!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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U9914HGchris wrote a review Mar 2021
Westville, South Africa1 contribution
We had a wonderful weekend. The staff were friendly and gave us personal service. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and went to great lengths to track and locate game for us. The lodge is situated in beautiful surroundings. Overall it was very good value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from African Spirit Game Lodge, General Manager at African Spirit Game Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time in writing a review. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great experience with us and hope to see you again in the near future. All the best, The African Spirit team
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TrailBlazer814724 wrote a review Feb 2021
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The African Spirit team went out of their way to create a relaxed environment, making us feel like family., this includes the chef, Tanya and most of all Marli. The personalized game drives were the highlight of our trip; thank you Marli.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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AngieDerman1201 wrote a review Feb 2021
Durban North, South Africa1 contribution
lovely accommodation, just perfect for our family. the pub has a great lookout area. the friendliest staff, very helpful. they even escorted us along the gravel road because of the heavy rain. highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 23 Feb 2021
Dear Angie, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future. Kind Regards, African Spirit Team
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Maryna M wrote a review Jan 2021
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Thank you African Spirit and staff. This was a "recharge" after a hectic 2020!!! Our highlight of the weekend was our game drive, 4 of the Big 5!! we are so blessed in South Africa, our home. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 11 Jan 2021
Hi Maryna, It was a pleasure to have hosted you and your family. & Friends. Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, African Spirit
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US$75 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalManyoni Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Spirit Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at African Spirit Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at African Spirit Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at African Spirit Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at African Spirit Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Spirit Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does African Spirit Game Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, African Spirit Game Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at African Spirit Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.