Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

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  • Pool
  • Game drive
  • Mkuze dancers
  • Lion
  • Lions
  • Lounge
  • Spa
  • Private pool
  • Safari suite bedroom
  • Luxury chalet
  • Safari tent
  • Lounge
  • Description
  • Facilities
Big Five Private Game Reserve is a five star game lodge and luxury tented lodge. Situated between the Kruger National Park and the Zululand Coast, the same Africa, a different world. The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is located, beautifully in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Mkuze Falls is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the Big 5 lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant and for bird lovers, nearly 400 species of birds are resident.

For those seeking a little adventure, there is the magnificent Maputaland coast to explore and fishing is available on Pongolapoort Dam. The Zululand Battlefields are in close proximity and there are many sites of historical importance to visit. The Reserve is located on land that once formed part of the Boer Republic, created when the pioneer leader, Piet Retief, bought the land from Dingaan, half-brother of the great Zulu King, Shaka.

Highly experienced kitchen and waiting staff have been trained to indulge and delight the most discerning guests. The menu varies daily and features a host of South African dishes including local venison specialties during the hunting season. Vegetarian meals are prepared on request. In fine weather, dinner or a South African braai/barbecue is served in the boma.
  • Type: Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 29
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • Portfolio Collection
  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

4 Reviews on Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

I travelled with my husband, daughter and her partner. This was a first class experience in a first class resort. The staff, game driving and food were exceptional. We were treated like royalty. We missed a lion kill by about 10 minutes, our jeep was surrounded by 35 elephants, followed a cheetah, and had warthog and elephant drink in the river below our tents. Would strongly recommend this resort to all.

Jennifer Lowe, Australia
12 February 2009

There is a reason why Mkuze Falls has a 5 star rating, but personally speaking, I would sneak an extra half a star in if a could! The facilities were exceptional and the location and views were an experience in themselves. From the time we got there until the time we left, we felt like welcome "old friends". Without expecting, the staff would run baths for when you came back from game drives, to turning down beds when you returned from the evening meals, and the list goes on. The game drives were exceptional quality with a special mention for Sepho and Elliot, our driver and spotter. It is rare to see the spotters chair used by other lodges during game drives, but the professionalism of the drive meant that little went unnoticed, spotted and discussed. As regular visitors to South Africa and the Kruger Park on business from Australia, our normal schedule was changed due to heavy bookings to Mkuze Falls. A stop and place we knew little about, but not any longer! Any trip to South Africa, (and all ours from now on), MUST include a trip to Mkuze Falls. Thank you guys, we WILL be back!

Mark Kimberley, Australia
22 August 2008

Mkuze Falls Game Reserve provides beautiful bushveld and very good diversity of fauna and flora for a moderately sized reserve - we had our fill of the Big Five (albeit only leopard spoor on this occasion) and other iconic Africa beasts during our five days. The tented accommodation had a particularly good crew operating during our visit - thanks to Rachelle and Petrus especially. If you are familiar with parks in South Africa and Southern Africa, Mkuze will not disappoint as a destination in close proximity to both Jo'Burg and Durban, but with some similar characteristics of a location perhaps a little more remote. The weather during May treated us particularly well with clear warm days and cool evenings. Thanks again Mkuze Falls!

Anonymous, South Africa
26 May 2008

We had a fantastic time at Mkuze Falls private game reserve. Everyone was really helpful and made us feel incredibly welcome. I don't have a single bad word to say about the place. It was all fantastic! Having looked at a number of reserves before booking this, I also think it was very good value for money and don't think they could have done anything more to make our stay any better.

Karen Ballard, United Kingdom
09 August 2006

Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
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  • Per Unit:
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  • Minimum Stay:
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East African Safari TentX 5
Includes: All Meals & Activities
Five Hemingway-style East African safari tents built on wooden decks raised on stilts with beautiful views of the lush countryside. The facilities include a lounge, bar, boma and swimming pool. The luxurious and beautifully decorated East African safari tents enhance your bush experience in comfort and style. Each tent has double or twin beds, mini bar, air-conditioning and overhead fan, mosquito nets and en-suite facilities including a Victorian-style, free-standing bath and an inside and outside shower. They are positioned to ensure complete privacy and panoramic views of the surrounding hills and the Mkuze River below
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower
Beds Twin beds, Double beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River, Garden
 
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Falls Lodge ChaletsX 8
Includes: All Meals & Activities
The characteristic thatched, twin-bedded chalets are spacious and each bed is fitted with its own mosquito net. Each chalet has its own entrance and is equipped with telephone, air-conditioning, overhead fan and mini-bar. Luxurious en-suite facilities offer a bath, toilet, secluded outside shower and plunge pool. Each chalet is completely private although panoramic vistas of the river and beyond which can be enjoyed from some of the adjoining decks. Rooms can take up two adults and a child.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River, Garden
 
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Falls Lodge Safari SuiteX 1
Includes: All Meals & Activities
The Mkuze Falls Safari Suite consists of a spacious living and sleeping area, both with views up and downstream the Mkuze River and the waterfall. This suite has a small but comfortable and well-equipped kitchen and, of course, all the features of the other chalets like fans, air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. The adjoining private outside shower and splash pool area is spacious and secluded. The Safari Suite also has its own outside terrace with a unique view over the river. A better place to enjoy your intimate dinner will be hard to find.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower
Beds Single beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River, Garden
 
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East African Safari Tent x 5

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Five Hemingway-style East African safari tents built on wooden decks raised on stilts with beautiful views of the lush countryside. The facilities include a lounge, bar, boma and swimming pool. The luxurious and beautifully decorated East African safari tents enhance your bush experience in comfort and style. Each tent has double or twin beds, mini bar, air-conditioning and overhead fan, mosquito nets and en-suite facilities including a Victorian-style, free-standing bath and an inside and outside shower. They are positioned to ensure complete privacy and panoramic views of the surrounding hills and the Mkuze River below

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower
Beds Twin beds, Double beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River, Garden

Falls Lodge Chalets x 8

Includes: All Meals and Activities

The characteristic thatched, twin-bedded chalets are spacious and each bed is fitted with its own mosquito net. Each chalet has its own entrance and is equipped with telephone, air-conditioning, overhead fan and mini-bar. Luxurious en-suite facilities offer a bath, toilet, secluded outside shower and plunge pool. Each chalet is completely private although panoramic vistas of the river and beyond which can be enjoyed from some of the adjoining decks. Rooms can take up two adults and a child.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River, Garden

Falls Lodge Safari Suite x 1

Includes: All Meals and Activities

The Mkuze Falls Safari Suite consists of a spacious living and sleeping area, both with views up and downstream the Mkuze River and the waterfall. This suite has a small but comfortable and well-equipped kitchen and, of course, all the features of the other chalets like fans, air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. The adjoining private outside shower and splash pool area is spacious and secluded. The Safari Suite also has its own outside terrace with a unique view over the river. A better place to enjoy your intimate dinner will be hard to find.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower
Beds Single beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
Views River, Garden

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