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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 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 16 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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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

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...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Have been to Amakhosi twice already this year. The rooms are beautiful, the staff are warm and friendly and the food is exceptional. The game reserve itself has some stunning views from on top of the mountains and beautiful spots a long the river bank. You can't fault the game viewing (Big 5) but I hope in the future that...

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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 review us and we really appreciate your support. We loved hosting you and glad that both visits were good ones. We are also hoping to expand our property, we have been looking at this for the last few years, however with the challenge of the drought this year we will have...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This place was just the greatest- the staff were wonderful so helpful and really made you feel special. We took my frail uncle along as he had been before and wanted so much to go back and they looked after him so well. I even had a fantasic pedicure in between game drives and the unbelievable meals we were serve.

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review and for taking the time to post it, we are so pleased that you brought your uncle back to visit and that you all enjoyed your stay. This means a great deal to the team to know that we have such lovely return guests and that is our aim. Arrive as a...

Durban
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Right from our booking experience, the service we received was professional and efficient. Upon arrival (a bit late), we were offered food, time to freshen up, and a lift to join our ranger on a game drive which had already departed. The game viewing is great and our ranger, Sipho, had a wealth of knowledge that made each encounter all...

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

What a stunning way to start the day after a busy week and weekend with our tourism Indaba. It was such a lovely surprise to see this stunning review and thank you so much for taking the time to post such a detailed review. If is always difficult to please everyone and to see that you enjoyed so many aspects...

Scottburgh, South Africa
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful game reserve. Staff were pleasant, game Rangers and trackers were well educated in their field. Accommodations were nice and private and kept clean. We arrived at noon and thought we would be served lunch but they only offer breakfast and dinner. It's s shame because any other game reserve served three meals. We were disappointed! I doubt I would...

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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 your review and we are really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us due to our meal policy. We appreciate each review as this does assist us in improving our service and ensuring that each guest leaves with great memories from their stay. As mentioned in our...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I can't understand why this lodge is not busier than what it is / the food is unbelievable and the staff go the extra mile to make your stay a memorable one. If anything you can eat too well! Beautiful setting, decent animal viewing and awesome food.

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

Thank you so much for the compliments and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our business is so seasonal and recently we have been unable to predict our occupancies, as we can go from being able to fill the lodge 3 times over to quiet periods. But we will always ensure that full or not...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Being South African and travelling with a friend whom had never been to South Africa,I wanted her to have a truly "South African" experience. I can honestly say, Amakhosi did not let me down. We drove to the lodge from King Shaka Airport. The drive is roughly 4+ hours but it is very picturesque. We received a warm welcome and...

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

What a stunning review and thank you for choosing us to showcase a little part of our amazing country, the best is that we did not let you down and that we managed to make you and your friends stay a memorable one. We have passed on your compliments to management and a copy has already been displayed on the...

Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place Amakhosi is, the staff are excellent, all of them. The guide "Christian" is absolutely superb, very knowledgable and at only 21, amazing guy. I was there for my 40th and they made the experience very very special for me. The surroundings and facilities are breath taking. The Food is just out of his world. You can't...

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Thank you so much for sharing your special celebration with us, we loved having you and thank you for taking the time to post the review we really appreciate it and so do the team. We have made sure a copy of your review has gone to management and this will be posted on the notice board for all to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry 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: $527 - $1,704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in the villa which was amazing but we understand that all of the rooms are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles TrevDomandDen, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!!”
 of 5 bubbles GandTRiyadh, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“small intimate safari but quietest rooms away from main reception if preferred”
 of 5 bubbles capetoenian, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All good, clean and beautiful view and as well as private.”
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“Private house allows a private family environment. 2 x double en-suite rooms with a lounge and wrap around deck with rim-flow pool!”
 of 5 bubbles LesmarieW, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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