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About Kingfisher Lodge

Kingfisher Lodge is situated in Mthatha, renowned for the world’s most-loved Nelson Mandela as he was born in the nearby town of Mvezo and spent his childhood in Qunu. Today, the main buildings of the Nelson Mandela Museum are located in Mthatha.

Kingfisher Lodge is a comfortable guest house offering accommodation in 12 rooms with either twin or double beds and all with en-suite bathrooms. After a long day, cool off in our sparkling swimming pool set in a tranquil garden. A braai area is available for your convenience and to set you mind at ease, secure parking is provided We also offer self-catering and conference facilities, and friendly staff and great service await you.

Mthatha lies in the heart of the Nelson Mandela Route, established to give structure to the area for visitors who want to explore his history. The route starts in King Williams Town where one can visit the grave of Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. The Umtata dam offers some lovely picnic spots and is a hive of water sports. There are also a number of nature reserves in the area.

Golf: Umtata Golf Club - situated 500m away. On site restaurant at the Golf Club - La Piazza

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 33
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

If you wish to bring you pet along please make arrangements.

Availability and pricing

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  • Bedroom Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 12 En-suite bedroom with either twin beds or a double bed. Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R720 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Three Sleeper Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Double Bed; 3/4 bed Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
        from R720 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults

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          Kingfisher Lodge is 1.2km from the centre of Mthatha , the nearest airport 12.8km (Mthatha Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

          Things to do in and around Mthatha

          So What Lounge

          (2.3 km from Mthatha)

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          Circus Triangle Shopping Centre

          (0 km from Mthatha)

          Circus triangle is a busy shopping mall and a popular place for Mthatha’s youths to hang out (too popular - scholars have been banned during school hours!)

          Nelson Mandela Museum

          (0.2 km from Mthatha)

          Take an inspiring tour through the life of former President and international icon Nelson Mandela. Loved and esteemed throughout the globe for his determined energy to uplift life for everyone, ‘Madiba’ insisted that the Nelson Mandela Museum...

          Mthatha Plaza

          (0.6 km from Mthatha)

          This small shopping mall has anchor stores, smaller shops and food stores. Here you will find Game, Edgars, Checkers, Musica, Clicks, Wimpy, Steers, Debonairs, as well as a fish and chips shop.