We booked this trip from Australia in Jan 2012 and chose this area because of the low risk of Malaria. We were unsure which safari parks to stay at however looked at reviews on Tripadvisor so chose Amakhosi based on the reviews and they were all true.
The staff at Amakhosi lodge were fabulous and food was great.
Sam the food and beverage manager knew his wines and had a great collection considering how remote we were! Mandie and Gert and the rest of the team were also fantastic.
We also loved Mandie's pet Warthog who had just adopted a baby Warthog that day from local wild Warthog's and we were amazed how much it behaved like a pet dog!
We initially stayed in the River Suite which was great however we then moved to the Umntwana Honeymoon Suite which was much better and although we are glad we experience both if we ever go back we would stay just in the honeymoon suite.
We had Phillip as our ranger and Jeremy as our tracker and they were both fantastic. We got to see all the animals except a leopard over the course of the four days of morning and evening safari's. An amazing experience that is very unique. They were both very good at getting us up close and personal to the animals.
We also highly recommend Bronwen Delamere from Sure MAP Travel in Durban. We were sceptical about using a travel agent from so far away but she and her team at the travel agency were fantastic in helping us plan our trip schedule from the time we landed in Cape Town until we flew home and they got us some great deals at the safari parks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amakhosi Lodge is one of those destinations that you need to visit at least once in a lifetime! Translated as a ‘place of kings’, it is exclusive, offering a unique and personally rewarding safari experience. Situated on the banks of the Mkuze River in the heart of Zululand, this small yet absolutely charming Lodge is not only about experiencing a ‘Big 5’ safari. It is far more than that as the guides pride themselves in sharing their intimate knowledge of this unique and pristine bushveld with their guests. ... more less
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