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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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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, on its own private game reserve and close to the Swaziland and Mozambique border, 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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Hidden Gems
Great View
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Special Rate:R 3 300 (ZAR)
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Vergelegen Farm R69, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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Getting there
Zulu Inyala Airport70 km
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Pierre & Zakhele our Ranger & Tracker made this a very memorable safari. Their knowledge, their sense of humour & their ability to make each drive better than the previous one made our stay at Amakhosi special. Our honeymoon lodge was perfect. Chilled champagne on arrival, a
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Property's Favourite Review
The 250+ reviews are close to unanimous and I can only confirm it; this lodge really goes out of its way to make your stay a memorable one. My (young adult) kids already assured me they will come back with their kids (or sooner!). In short, the food, the people, the 'rooms'
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 19 Aug 2018
Wow we are truly humbled and what a way for us to start our week with a notification of a TripAdvisor Review and not just a review but this wonderful and inspiring review. We don't just say this but we mean it! it is knowing that our guests have left as friends with many great memories is what drives us and makes our work all that more worthwhile. A copy of this review has been send to all departments and to our owners. Thank you so much for this and taking the time to post such a detailed review and we are really looking forward to your return. fond regards from the entire AMA TEAM!!
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We were unfamiliar with South Africa and Safari. We used a local travel agency (Get Africa Travel) that is run by a Norwegian lady. The joy was therefore great, when we arrived at the Amakhosi Safari Lodge. The place was amazing and fell in love with it right away. The service
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
What a lovely way to start this extremely hot and humid day, looking out at full river and reading this great review. We are so honoured that you chose Amakhosi as your introduction to South Africa and to your first safari. We are even more pleased that we met your expectations and that you have left us with wonderful memories, we hope that you return to visit us one day again. If you have any memories you wish to share with us for our guest gallery on facebook we would love to see them and you can email them to sales@amakhosi.com Fond regards the Amakhosi Team
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Driving out feeling heavy hearted, missing Amakhosi already. What an amazing experience, a once in a lifetime break away. Everything was perfect! Very well thought out, food amazing! Staff very helpful and friendly, going above and beyond. Chalets stunning! A very special
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Wow sitting here in the heat which is reaching nearly 40 degrees today and reading this amazing review which just makes all our work just worthwhile, to hear that you are leaving as friends and that we have given you some memorable moments, Thank you for taking the time to post and we have made sure all departments have a copy of this beautiful review. We thank you and hope that you return one day. We would love to see some of the memories for us to enter in our guest gallery so if you have any images you wish to share please forward them to sales@amakhosi.com Fond regards the Amakhosi Team
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On arriving we were truly looked after, we were a group of 4 taking 2 lodges. They are fabulous lodges albeit a little cold as the weather wasn't too good. But the house maids turned the electric blankets on to warm the beds for our arrival back from the evening game drive. And
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 22 Nov 2018
What a lovely way to end the evening with such a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time to review we do really appreciate it and makes the team all the more happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. We are also not enjoying this weather , this is the time of lovely warm evenings and hot days.. we do get the rains this time of year but NOT this awful cold. Thank you for all your comments, we have sent a copy to all departments and look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Best Regards the Amakhosi Team
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Honeymoon Suite
Wow thanks for answering the question for us Bobannieo! Fully agree one night is very short and we do have transfer companies that we can recommend, the inclusions are accommodation, all meals , game drives and game drive drinks. You can contact us on our email (sorry unable to post our email address, but you can find it on our website or the TripAdvisor page) and we are more than happy to send you more info
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Does Amakhosi have a gift shop?
Hi there, yes there is a small gift shop with branded clothing, curio, jewellery and some art work, hope this is helpful
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"Suite 1 og 2 has a good location with view over the river below"
"All lodges are fabulous"
"We had the Honeymoon suite - tranquil and fairly remote from the hotel."
"8 is one of the honeymoon suites, furthest from the lodge - a few minutes walk along a well-lit path."
"All rooms are stunning - honeymoon suites are best"
US$446 - US$1 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
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