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Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   On the R66, 30km South of Pongola | Magudu, Pongola 3170, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
spin251 Cambridge, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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307 reviews 307 reviews
45 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Fantastic staff. Amazing room (#8) with tremendous views. Knowledgeable Rangers. Superb spotters. Out of the world service and food. Stay for at least 3 nights as less is a waste. We were treated like royalty during our 5 night stay. We did not want to leave. We will go back. Norman & Elliot were awesome. THANK YOU all for making... More

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Bordeaux, France
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was our very first Safari, a treat for my 60th birthday, and I doubt we could have chosen a better reserve. The food was excellent, the staff extremely efficient, nothing was too much trouble, and we were totally spoiled. The location is perfect with amazing views from the veranda's and we were treated to the sight of Nyala sleeping... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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52 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We spend three nights here. We have seen over sixty game reserves and lodges in Africa but Mkuze Falls Game Lodge reached the top. The level of management, staff efficiency and quality is definitely worth an example to many other places in South Africa and even right up to Kenya. From arrival until we left, we were looked after without... More

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Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Despite many luxury game lodge options available, we find ourselves going back to Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve (not to be confused with the state owned Mkuze Game Reserve). On each visit, we have managed to see Cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo as well as the elusive leopard. The rangers are amazing; they are friendly, keen to share information and very... More

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Took my husband here to celebrate his 60th birthday and was rewarded with the experience of a lifetime - or certainly the first sixty years! We spent three nights here, took advantage of all of the twice daily three-hour game drives, and enjoyed every minute. Our rangers, Pen and Norman, were phenomenal: knowledgeable about flora and fauna, and with incredibly... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Heavy rains Prior to my arrival meant not only the the lodges name sake, the Mkuze Falls, were in full flow, but the bush was also lush and thick. This I thought would make game viewing difficult. However the skills of Jabulani, our ranger and Mbuso our tracker meant that we got to see so much. Even elephants are not... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Arlene Welsh of Little Milton Guest House in Nottingham Road booked us into this Game lodge for two nights ! we have two words to explain this experience ! PERFECTION AND BLISS! The staff is to complimented firstly ! they went above and beyond to make these two short days perfect! from Sipho and Elliot the game wardens to Vuyo... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we felt like royalty. The tranquility was abundant. The food far too much, but far too good. The hotel spoilt my partner as it was his birthday with a happy birthday song and a delicious cake on our door step as well as a very romantic turndown. Our guide was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

From the first moment when we contacted the hotel to ask for additional information the service was nothing but outstanding. Location - Sympathetically built into the landscape overlooking the falls. Accommodation - Excellent Meals - Superb and too much great food. Service - The staff at this location pull the vacation today and make it a success. Animals - The... More

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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The place is ideally located: just a 5-6 hours drive by car from Joburg. No crowd. Exactly what we were looking for. My wife and I stayed three days at this wonderful out-of-time lodge in the middle of a gamepark that has it all. We saw the Big 5 including the unpredictable leopard. Our suite was spacious with a great... More

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Address: On the R66, 30km South of Pongola | Magudu, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mkuze Falls Game Lodge 5*
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