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African Spirit Game Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Portion 5 of the farm Mkuze Wes | No. 14403, Mkuze 3965, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, friendly and they provide amazing game drives! The room was cosy and the kitchen fully equipped. We spent only one night but I wish we'd have stayed more to discover other parts of the reserve and the sourronding area.

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Moore Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time spending a week at the African Spirit Game Lodge and getting to know Mike and the other wonderful people we met. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The game viewing was outstanding and Mike did his best to get us to see everything we wished for. The accommodations were very... More

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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a huge come down to get back into the routine of the normal mill of things.Had a wonderful 4 night stay at the lodge in July.We stayed at the self catering units closest to the reception.We found the unit to be comfortable and more than suited our needs.We specifically chose the area as this is a great central location... More

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Madelaine O, Manager at African Spirit Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this time to inform you we really appreciate you writing such a heartwarming review for us. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your friends here. Thank you also for being such lovely "down to earth" friendly people. We loved having you all here. We are glad that you enjoyed your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best time at this cozy lodge, staying for two nights in October 2011. The hosts Hank and Lizel and their staff were so friendly, it felt like staying in a family home more than a "hotel". We were lucky enough to have the game drives all to ourselves! The house and our bungalow were spotless and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother and I stayed at the lodge for nine days at the beginning of March 2014 for a hunting safari. I was extremely pleased with everyone at African Spirit Game Lodge, from Henk and Liezle, Jessie and Madelaine, everyone in the kitchen, to Elias and James everyone was friendly, polite and fun to be around. My room was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the lodge for six nights. We were very impressed by the service and quality of the food. Jessie, our safari guide, did an excellent job. He went out of his way to make sure that we saw all of the big five animals. He devoted his entire day to serving us and taking us to the numerous... More

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MadelaineO249, Manager at African Spirit Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your raving review that you wrote for us! We sincerely appreciate it! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your Safari with us and that everything was to your liking. We hope that you will treasure all your memories for years to come and please remember; our doors are always open! Thanks again and... More

Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The lodge was beautiful and the rooms and baths quite nice. Service and people first class. My only suggestion is a small one--serve meals buffet style instead of plated--that way we can pick and choose.

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Mkuze, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went on a afternoon into evening game drive. Jessie was excellent and time was no problem. Tracked a lion for ages. Saw a herd of buffalo, rhino, impala, As night was falling stopped for drinks, the Amorella was great.

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Impendle, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a fantastic 3 night stay at African Spirit Game Lodge, we were pleasantly surprised and found the lodge, staff, service and catering excellent! From beautiful game drives to sumptuous dinners we had a fantastic and relaxing stay, the perfect place to recharge!

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Madelaine O, Manager at African Spirit Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We just want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us a review. We appreciate it and we appreciate the kind words. It is very inspiring and it warms the heart knowing our guests had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again in the near future. You are welcome to... More

Pasco, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I used to call this a trip of a lifetime. Before our 7 days were up, my wife and I were already planning our next trip. The animals and scenery were awesome, but we enjoyed our hosts and accommodations more than anything. We were made to feel right at home. The food was fantastic and the staff's hospitality was extraordinary.... More

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Dear Guests, We would like to thank you for the review that you wrote for us! It is always fantastic to get good ratings and reviews for our lodge but it is even more important that we know that we have met and made new friends for life. It was great having you here and getting to know you. We... More

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Address: Portion 5 of the farm Mkuze Wes | No. 14403, Mkuze 3965, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mkuze
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Hotel Class:3 star — African Spirit Game Lodge 3*
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African Spirit is a privately owned Big 5 game lodge situated 12 km's 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, and situated within the Zululand Rhino Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains.Zululand Rhino Reserve is an endangered species reserve of 24 000 hectares. It was recently proclaimed as a nature reserve and received international recognition for the introduction of 28 black rhino in 2005. The reserve hosts the BIG 5, over 70 mammal species and a diverse bird life of over 450 species.African Spirit Game Lodge accommodation is intimate and consists of 4 quaint, fully serviced chalets. Each comfortable and stylish chalet accommodates 2 people with an en-suit bathroom, air-conditioner, mini bar, ceiling fan, tea/ coffee facilities and a private veranda. The paths are well-lit and connect the chalets to the main lodge. We also offer accommodation in the form of two self-catering units - one 6 sleeper unit and one 4 sleeper unit. These units are fully furnished and fully equipped for self-catering purposes. No meals are provided for these units. Guests supply their own food. Our main lodge features a comfortable and relaxed dining room, cozy lounge, bar with viewing deck, open fire place attached to the lodge and a swimming pool with a thatched gazebo, offering our guest a welcome retreat after a day in the African bush. Our meals are your typical South African cuisine which ensures that you will never go hungry and will enjoy every bite that is carefully prepared by our cooks.Guests can spend time relaxing in their own privacy or indulge in any of the activities offered in our area including game drives, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, animal interaction, Zulu Culture Educational Tours, Horse Riding, Boat Cruises, Scenic Flights, Tiger fishing and so much more. We are in driving distance of internationally renown game parks like Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Thembe Elephant Park. ... more   less 
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