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

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

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a day at the Lodge. It was beautiful on the river banks, the room and the service was Royal. We were greeted warmly when we arrived; served lovely lemonade and delicious high tea with tarts, sandwiches, mini pizzas, so much more. The safari drive was the highlight. Guide was very knowledgeable and took care to ask what our...

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

Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful review and thank you for taking the time to post it, it really means a great deal to the team. Even though your stay was a brief one we really enjoyed hosting you and your lovely family and so glad the children enjoyed their experience with the African Bush. We hope that...

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed in room number 4.Although the river was not flowing due to the drought, the view is still spectacular. The rooms are big and have a lounge area which was converted into a double bed for our two boys ( 7 and 9 yrs). The deck off our room was big with a wonderful double hammock and comfy outdoor...

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

This wonderful review has made my Monday!! Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review and we are so happy that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us as much as we enjoyed having you and your family. We are so pleased that your Australia family will go home with great memories of their...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Everything about this lodge was exceptional, from the moment we arrived until we departed. I have been to numerous big 5 safari lodges in southern Africa and this one has really stood out and made a lasting impression. The food was excellent, the accommodation gorgeous and the game drives exceptional with outstanding sightings. I am already planning a return visit!

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

Wow thank you so much for the lovely review and for taking the time to post it, the team really appreciates your kind words and this makes our work even more worthwhile. We have sent a copy to our owners and we are really looking forward to your return visit. Best regards from us all, The Amakhosi Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Amakhosi is and remains one of my favourite bush lodges in South Africa. Wonderful team always great food. Most importantly the Safari experience always offers some unique experience ! Lodge is perfectly positioned over looking the Mkuze river, with the Spa and pool offering the same outlook Peace and tranquility !!

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

Another lovely Monday morning surprise to new reviews being loaded over the weekend. We are so happy to hear that Amakhosi is one of your favourite places to visit in the bush. Thank you for the compliments on the team, the food and of course the safari experience, your comments are much appreciated and a copy of of your review...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We recently visited Amakhosi with our family including grandchildren. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Rooms beautiful. Food exceptional and beautifully presented. The early morning and afternoon game drives were so lovely. The tracker and ranger went out of their way to show the children all the wildlife and how they tracked them. The children were fascinated and couldn't...

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

Lovely way to start a Monday with this stunning review, thank you for taking the time to post it we really appreciate it and it really makes all the efforts of the team worth while They all love to hear that their guests had a wonderful stay and want to come back. Glad the children had a good time and...

Prescott Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The service was wonderful with great attention to detail. Rooms were serviced twice daily. Upon arrival and after each game drive we were greeted with smiles and hot towels. We had great game sightings with Ranger Christian and Tracker Jeremy. They were a great team. It was interesting and exciting to watch them in...

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

So lovely to start the week with two amazing reviews, thank you for taking the time to post the reviews it is much appreciated and a copy of your review is already in the staff office! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time with all our of our team and your compliments have been passed on, the...

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We received 5 star treatment from the moment we arrived at the lodge. We stayed for 3 nights. Our suite was private and very comfortable. Our daughter (14yrs) particularly loved the hammock on our private deck. The 2 game drives per day were the highlight - we saw 4 of the Big 5 - the leopard didn't want to be...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review, this is so important for the team and also for other guests that are looking at staying with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for mentioning the team that made your stay a good one. A copy of...

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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
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 861 - R17 275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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