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Amakhosi Safari Lodge & Spa

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The Amakhosi Main Lodge is located on the banks the Mkuze River. The restaurant offers authentic artistic decor, African fusion cuisine, and prompt, attentive service.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Frogging Safari

With over 32 species of frogs inhabiting the AmaZulu Private Game Reserve, Amakhosi Safari Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy a unique frogging safari, along with Big Five experience!  Recent “froggers” include renowned Michelle Garforth, donned their wellies and flashlight in hand and enjoyed the night calls of all that goes “ribbit”.
A frogging safari introduces the Amakhosi guest to a very different bush experience. Guests are supplied with a frogging kit and head out into the reserve at dusk with a guide in search of as many frog species as possible. As frogs are identified, they are caught briefly for everyone to observe these fascinating creatures before being returned to their nightly rituals.   

Come and enjoy this increasingly popular safari option while experiencing the ultimate in luxury lodge setting!

Game Viewing

Experience a true African Safari at Amakhosi Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This Safari Lodge boasts all of the Big 5 as well as over 400 species of birds as well as giraffe, crocodiles, and hippos.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Amakhosi Safari Lodge is in the Malaria free area on the Mkuze River in KwaZulu-Natal.

    The diversity found in this reserve includes savannah, mountains and wetlands which make it the ideal home to “Africa’s Big Five" as well as giraffe, warthog and hyena beside the over 15 different antelope species, hippopotamus, and crocodile. The wetland surroundings offer no less than 400 bird species

Available Rooms

River Suite

# Rooms:

There are six river suites at the Amakhosi Safari Lodge. These luxurious suites have ceiling-high windows and a private viewing deck which overlooks the river. Rooms are decorated in traditional Zulu colors and are built in the shape of a Zulu shield.  Each suite can accommodate two children and comes standard with convenient amenities.

Luxury River Suite features:

  • Separate sitting area
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Safe
  • Robes
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities.
Single Room R5440
Double Room R7260

Honeymoon Suite

# Rooms:

The Umtwana Suite is the Honeymoon Suite at Amakhosi Safari Lodge. This private suite has high thatched ceilings and glass walls.  The ultimate privacy is ensured when staying in the African suite. Umtwana means "a child of Royalty" in Zulu. The suite is laid out in a planned open fashion with a bedroom, sitting area, en-suite bathroom as well as a private jacuzzi and hammock which overlooks the river.

Amenities in the Umntwana suite include:

  • Separate sitting area
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Separate bath and shower made for two
  • Safe
  • Robes
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities.
Single Room R5850
Double Room R7800

Private House

Single Room R17020
Double Room R17020

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -27.582466

Longitude: 31.664674


Johannesburg OR Tambo International
Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

1. Head south 550 m
2. Slight left 220 m
3. Take the 1st left 17 m
4. Turn left 150 m
5. Take the ramp onto R21 4.5 km
6. Take exit 429A to merge onto N12 toward Witbank 113 km
7. Continue onto N4
Partial toll road 28.3 km
8. Take exit 133 for N11 toward Hendrina 500 m
9. Turn right at N11 (signs for Hendrina) 94.4 km
10. Turn left toward Voortrekker Ln/N2 120 m
11. Turn left at Voortrekker Ln/N2
Continue to follow N2 204 km
12. Turn right at R66 21.9 km
13. Turn right at R69 2.5 km
14. Turn left at D496 1.5 km
15. Turn left 450 m

Amakhosi Game Lodge
Amazulu Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

From Johannesburg (5 1/2 hours):
Exit from Johannesburg on the Witbank N4
Take the Middelburg exit to Hendrina
Continue towards Ermelo on the N11
Continue towards Piet Retief on the N2
Stay on the N2 North until you reach Pongola

From Durban (4 1/2 hours):
Exit from Durban to Stanger on the N2 North
Staying on the N2 North, continue past Empangeni to Pongola

From Pongola (half an hour):
Turn down the R66 to Nongoma
Continue for about 22 km
Turn right at the R69 towards Vryheid
Continue for 2 km and turn left down gravel road
Follow the AmaKhosi Lodge signs


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


The five-star Amakhosi Safari Lodge has achieved the following accreditations:

- Five-star rating by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

- 2011 Finalist in the Safari Awards

- 2012 Nominee in the Safari Awards


  • SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association)
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa