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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here as part of a tour around KwaZulu Natal visiting Protea Hotel Edward for 2 nights, Durban; Alpine Heath, Drakensberg for 3 nights; Isandlwana Lodge for 2 nights; Mkuze Falls Game Reserve for 3 nights; and Imvubu Lodge, Richards Bay for 2 nights. We flew into Durban via Jo'berg and hired a 4 x 4 (Toyota Fortuner) from... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived much later than planned due to wrong directions (from tour agent and Google Maps who have the wrong location - not Mkuze Falls own website which shows it correctly) and fell into bed. From next morning on things improved greatly. Accommodation is good and comfortable with fine views, and the restaurant/bar are excellent. But best of all are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I went to Mkuze falls as part of our honeymoon and we truly loved every moment off it. The whole experience was perfect, we manage a lodge on a game reserve ourselves and can highly recommend this lodge to other guests. The food is delicious and there is plenty of it, the rooms are beautiful, each having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very welcoming, excellent food and attentive service. Rooms fabulous with all you could possibly want. Plunge pool and outside hot shower thoroughly enjoyed by my teenage son. Loved the hot bath which was run and welcomed you back from an evening game drive. Hot water bottle for the morning game drive also a treat. Game drives good with attentive guide/driver... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 10
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