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Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

On the R66, 30km South of Pongola | Magudu, Pongola 3170, South Africa
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed the weekend at Mkuze Falls and the most / best experience were the Original Safari Style Lodges, truly Africa at its best! The staff compliments it as the best Game Reserve we have ever visited! Well Done keep it up and we will be back with our friends!!

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Piet Retief, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Lodge is tired and requires attention. Walkways rotting, dangerous. Thatch ceilings filthy. Decor upgrade needed. No management visible during whole weekend. Staff need to wake up - deck not swept the whole weekend; dirty ashtrays left overnight; debris such as plastic bottles, serviettes in bush near buildings. Unit plunge pool not cleaned. Game reserve very pretty with a wonderful variety... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I loved this game reserve. The location is superb and perhaps the most beautiful private owned game reserve. it was unforgettable experience to see wild buffaloes, Wildebeest, Rhinos, Elephant herd, Giraffes, Lions and Cheetahs. Our Chalets were located near the fall and you can hear the animals sound when they come to drink water. Our ranger had a great knowledge... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place may be a bit out of the way but it is worth the effort to get here. We drove but you can also be picked up from several regional airports or if you want to splurge, they have a private airstrip. The lodge and setting are breathtaking! We were upgraded to the family chalet and it was amazing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

OMG loved this place. I was with friends who drove us from Johannesburg (make sure you have good directions) and we were given a warm welcome on arrival and straight into lunch. The dining view looks over the falls and is spectacular. We were then shown to our chalet which was beautiful. In particular i became obsessed with the outdoor... More 

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the netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We loved this game reserve. The location is superb in terms of views and perhaps the most beautiful reserve where we have ever stayed. The chalets are beautifully located over the waterfall and river. As noted in other reviews, the chalets and especially the bathroom could use a makeover. Especially the toilet with wooden (old) toilet seat can use some... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mkuze Falls is a top notch private game viewing experience with stunning accommodation in Raised rooms overlooking the falls. Jabulani & Elliot were our Ranger & Tracker and they did an awesome job with both large & small animals & birds. Excellent food & service. They also have a Bass dam in the reserve which was a huge amount of... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We spent an absolutely superb 3 nights at Mkuze Falls Lodge in December. Really relaxing lodge with gorgeous rooms and we particularly enjoyed the game drives due to our knowledgeable guide & tracker - Jabulani & Eliot, as well as the dramatic scenery. The kids had a fabulous time and are bugging us to go back already! The food was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Have just spent 3 nights at Mkuze Falls at the end of December with the family. The location of the lodge is awesome, you look over the river & falls which is gorgeous. The staff were all amazing, especially our guide Jabulani & tracker, Elliot. We saw so many wonderful animals! They were both amazing & have eyes that would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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