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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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US$420*
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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from three amazingly wonderfull days at Amakhosi lodge. As we drove into the lodge our safari started, we saw elephant, giraff, zebra, worthog and many antilopes on our way in. We were lucky to have Pierre as our safari guide and Mangla as our tracker. Pierre has an impressive knowledge of animals, birds, trees and tracks. He is...

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

Wow what a wonderful way to start my morning after the Easter weekend, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this wonderful and detailed feedback, this makes it all worthwhile knowing that you have returned home with amazing memories of your stay with us. We have made sure that a copy of this review is sent to all...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amakhosi will always stay in our hearts! I planned to propose my girlfriend in Amakhosi Safari and was so thrilled that it all went according to plan. Sonja, Lindo and the team were incredible and made our 3 nights stay so memorable in this amazing Honeymoon Suite. The food was so tasty and was different every day, they also pleased...

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

Now this made my day! We are all so happy that your special occasion was just that and we wish you all the best for the future. Thank you for taking the time to post the review we really appreciate it and we have passed a copy of your review to all department heads and our owners for the well...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amakhosi is special - you feel it as you drive up to it and the accommodation is fantastic. The view of the river from the main reception and the river lodges is wonderful and make for some good game viewing. The really special feature for me was the game drives with Sipho. One has to appreciate you cannot see game...

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

Wow what a lovely review and thank you ! we think Amakhosi is special but makes our day to hear it from someone else. Sipho is wonderful and we never get tired of hearing his stories, as they are so fascinating and they are stories from his incredible family history! in fact we are thinking of giving him a feature...

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Staff were amazing, and very polite. The food was fantastic, and the game guides and trackers knowledgeable and good company. Accomodation was nice and private and game sightings were out of this world. Limited number of guests, so very personal, All round the place to go.

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

Lovely surprise for a Friday to find a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and for the kind words, this is much appreciated by the entire team and hope that next you are in our area, you do in fact return for a visit. Fond regards the Amakhosi team

Dongen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had only two days to explore the vast game territory of Amakhosi Safari Lodge. But with the super ranger Daglan and tracker Jeremy we've spotted all animals. Not only the big ones like the rhino's, buffalo's. giraffes and elephants, but also the lions, cheetahs and hyenas, and even a chameleon in pitch dark. Thank you Jeremy and Daglan for...

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for taking the time to post this, it is so important for the team to hear that they made your stay a memorable one. We have passed on your compliments to our management for their action and we hope that you do return for a longer stay.. Fond regards the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Everything about our stay was perfect - the rooms were divine : roomy , comfortable , luxurious (relaxing in the spa whilst a hippo walked by) The food was excellent - the wine list was small , the wines excellent , the prices very reasonable. The staff were outstanding. Our guide , Jacques , was funny , friendly , hospitable...

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

Great way to start my Friday with such a lovely review, thank you so much and we are so happy that you did enjoy your stay and even managed to relax with a hippo sighting!! We appreciate you mentioning all the departments that made your stay a memorable one and we have passed on your compliments to our management and...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What an amazing experience. From the start we were welcomed with big smiles. The hospitality is amazing. This lodge definitely pays attention to detail. The food is exceptional. The rooms are very spacious and private with an outdoor shower. The rangers are very professional and I felt very safe with the rangers even when we had close encounters with the...

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

Thank you and thank you again for taking the time to post such a lovely review we really appreciate it and really happy that you had a wonderful experience. We hope that next time you are in our area you visit us again. Fond Regards the Amakhosi Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you're looking for a bush experience like no other, where you are guaranteed outstanding service from arrival to departure, food that will delight your taste buds, restful nights sleep and game viewing sightings beyond your wildest imagination - look no further. Amakhosi not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. I would highly recommend it to anyone who was...

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

Thank yo so much for your kind words and for taking the time to post this lovely review, we really appreciate it and so do the entire team, it is what motivates us even more to give of our best, as we want our guests to leave as friends and with memorable experiences. Hope to see you soon again Fond...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had the most beautiful stay at Amakhosi. On arrival, we felt welcome immediately and for the entire stay the staff were friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much for them. Our ranger S'bu was so professional and so kind. We felt completely safe with him on our game drives and were in awe of his knowledge of the bush...

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

Wow what a stunning review, thank you for taking the time to post it, we are really happy that you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed every aspect of our property, we hope that this has left you wanting more and that we see you soon again. Fond Regards the Amakhosi team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Tucked away just outside of Pongola is the authentically African Amakhosi Safari Lodge. Cold towels and a fresh juice upon arrival were happily welcomed as the sun and heat favour Amakhosi. The entrance into the lodge brings with it an earthy feel. As one walks out onto the deck, the view of the Mkuze River is a sight to behold,...

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Amakhositeam, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to post this detailed review on your stay, from what we read you have many, many memorable moments and this is what makes our work worthwhile, knowing that our guests enjoyed every aspect of their stay and we hope this leaves you wanting more and next time you need an escape...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • 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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  • 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: R4 871 - R17 419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are amazing”
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“All rover view suites face the river”
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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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