Mthembu Lodge

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Be ready to feel unreservedly spoilt by staying at Mthembu Lodge, on the Umfolozi Game Reserve, in KwaZulu-Natal with stunning views and equally as luxurious as, its close by, sister lodge Biyela Lodge. Lifted higher off the river than its sister its panoramic views of the waters and the forest, giving you a broader perspective of the African bush.

Lodge Features:

  • 7x One Bedroom Private Villas
  • 2x Two Bedroom Family Villas
  • Dining Room
  • Guest Lounge with viewing deck
  • Each private villa features a private pool
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • WiFi throughout
  • Swimming pool at the main lodge
  • Local, international and USB sockets
  • Solar powered.

The famous international conservationist Dr Ian Player who stabled his horses in the spot where Mthembu Lodge now stands, which led to this area becoming the first wilderness area to be protected in South Africa and leading to the initiative to save the rhino from extinction.

With the option of both morning and afternoon safari drives focusing on tracking a multitude of species that make the reserve their home. The beautiful morning sunrise is a special memory in its own right, added to this is the possibility of following a pride of lions starting their day hunt.

An early evening safari traditionally has a sundowner stop to take in the beauty of the surrounds as you watch the colours of the African veld change in front of your eyes. Leading from this a night-drive with a 4x4 designed to give you a magical glimpse of the lesser known night rituals of those creatures who move by the light of the stars.

By sitting outside during a full moon evening in the bush listening to the sounds of Africa speaking through the sounds of the wildlife is a sound that will remain with you for eternity. Choose to take a safari by foot with an experienced tracker and get to see up-close the flora and fauna and a range of tiny creatures otherwise often overlooked.

Be capsulated by the stories from Zulu culture told by the trackers, be guided by their animal experiences, the Zulu history, and their inter-connection to this magical space.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Viewing Deck

More Information on Mthembu Lodge

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Opening Special: Stay 3 pay 2 special

Opening special at Mthembu Lodge. Stay 3 nights and pay for 2.

Included in the rate:

  • Inclusive of all meals, two game drives per day, option of guided walk, selected local beverages and 14% VAT.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Excludes premium branded beverages, telephone, transfers, laundry, spa and curio shop purchases, and any additional expenses are for settlement on departure.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2020
  • Subject to availability