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About African Spirit Game Lodge

African Spirit Game Lodge is a Big 5, privately owned 3 star Game Lodge, situated 12 km west of Mkuze. We invite guests to come and experience true luxury and warm African hospitality. The lodge is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains. The lodge is situated within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve (Zululand Rhino Reserve) in KwaZulu-Natal.We have two self-catering units and four chalets. The two self-catering units can accommodate six and four people alternatively. Both units are comfortable, fully equipped with open-plan kitchens. Everything you need is provided for self-catering purposes. Each unit have a stove, a microwave oven and a fridge-freezer. All linen, bedding, bath towels, toilet paper, kitchen utensils, crockery and a reasonable quantity of firewood is supplied. Please supply your own swimming towels. Cleaning services are included once a day, before midday. Sundays & public holidays there are no cleaning services. Selected satellite channels and a decoder is available in each self-catering unit. Guests can bring their own cards for full DStv. The chalets are comfortable and stylish, each chalet can accommodates two guests and comprises of two single beds, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioner, minibar, ceiling fan, and tea and coffee facilities.Game drives minimum two people, please book for game drives in advance. All game drives are conducted from our lodge in an open game viewer. We can do game drives twice a day; early morning anytime from 05h00 and late afternoon anytime from 15h30 all depending on the weather. Game drives are R450 per adult and R225.00 per child 4-11 years. No self-drives are allowed in the reserve. Guests are not allowed to bring their own alcohol on the game drive. Please note: Parents must be advised that game drives are 3 hours long and it will be appreciated if children are supervised to consider the other guests on the game drive. We have the Big 5 and it is imperative that noise levels be to the minimum for safety reasons. No children under the age of 4 are allowed on game drives. Please note: there is no meal option with self-catering and we do not have an open restaurant on the premises.Every visitor to the Manyoni Private Game Reserve will pay a conservation fee which will be added onto their account.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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

Important Information

Conservation Entrance Fee of R120.00 per Adult per Night and R 60.00 per Child per night ( 4-12 years )
Check in times must be strictly adhered to: No earlier than 14h00 unless Reception has been notified in advance and check in time will not be allowed later than 22h00 pm Mon-Sat and 21h00 pm on Sundays.

• No same day bookings due to...
Conservation Entrance Fee of R120.00 per Adult per Night and R 60.00 per Child per night ( 4-12 years )
Check in times must be strictly adhered to: No earlier than 14h00 unless Reception has been notified in advance and check in time will not be allowed later than 22h00 pm Mon-Sat and 21h00 pm on Sundays.

• No same day bookings due to catering purposes.
• If you cancel after receiving your confirmation (email or any means) or you fail arriving to the lodge on scheduled day of booking, you will lose your deposit.
• A reservation will remain provisional until it is confirmed with a deposit of at least 50%, which is non-refundable; therefore the lodge will not be held responsible for renting your unit out.
• A 50% deposit is required within 3 days of making a booking in order to confirm the reservation.
• African Spirit Game Lodge reserves the right to release any accommodation held where the required deposits or payments have not been timeously received.
• Group reservations deposits must be paid in full before arrival.
• In the event of premature departure, or cancellation during intended stay, guests will be liable for the full payment of pre-booked stay.
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice, but confirmed reservations will be honoured.
• Rates are quoted in South African Rand.
• Activity charges are non-refundable for guests who arrive after activity has started or for activities cancelled on the day of the activity.
The balance of your accommodation must be paid in full upon arrival.
Minimum of two/three nights for long weekends (depending on length) and 3 nights for school holidays.

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Reviews for African Spirit Game Lodge

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Lilian Nyandoro
03 July 2017

amazing game drive and very clean lodgings

Sharon Crawford
25 June 2017

We loved the Game Drive as well as the peace and tranquility of being in the bush.

Candice du Randt, South Africa
30 September 2014

We had a wonderful stay at African Spirit. Our guide Jesse went out of his way to show us a cheetah and her cubs and the staff were very hospitable. The house we stayed in was great - spacious and well equipped especially with the braai boma, weber, potjie etc for outdoor cooking - perfect! Thanks

Jan Venter, South Africa
19 July 2014

We had a very enjoyable stay. The staff made every effort to ensure that we had a comfortable stay. The ranger made a huge effort to find special game viewing opportunities for us.We'll happily return in future...

Myra Lourens, South Africa
08 April 2013

Verblyf en ontvangs uitstekend.Chalet skoon en baie netjies.Rustige atmosfeer in die natuur.

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African Spirit Game Lodge is 2.2km from the centre of Manyoni Private Game Reserve , the nearest airport 90.3km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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