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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
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, on its own private game reserve and close to the Swaziland and Mozambique border, 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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Special Rate:ZAR 3,300 (ZAR)


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Vergelegen Farm R69, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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Getting there
Zulu Inyala Airport43 mi
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There are just too many special touches to name them all so all I can recommend is that you visit yourself and enjoy them. My wife and I were treated like VIPs at Amakhosi. We've been to a few safari lodges in the past and we had the best elephant and lion sightings that we'd
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and we are so happy that you both had wonderful experiences with us and hope that you return soon again. Best regards the Amakhosi team
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Property's Favorite Review
The 250+ reviews are close to unanimous and I can only confirm it; this lodge really goes out of its way to make your stay a memorable one. My (young adult) kids already assured me they will come back with their kids (or sooner!). In short, the food, the people, the 'rooms'
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded Aug 19, 2018
Wow we are truly humbled and what a way for us to start our week with a notification of a TripAdvisor Review and not just a review but this wonderful and inspiring review. We don't just say this but we mean it! it is knowing that our guests have left as friends with many great memories is what drives us and makes our work all that more worthwhile. A copy of this review has been send to all departments and to our owners. Thank you so much for this and taking the time to post such a detailed review and we are really looking forward to your return. fond regards from the entire AMA TEAM!!
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We stayed 2 nights at Amakhosi. A very pleasant stay. Fantastic game drives with morning coffee or sunset drinks. Great food, and a very friendly and nice athmosphere. We can absolutely reccomend the lodge!
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to post it. We really appreciate it and hope that you visit us one day soon again - All the best from Team Amakhosi
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What a stay. We chose this lodge for its size and based on previous reviews - they certainly did not disappoint. Whilst there are only a small number of lodges, this does not make the lodge itself feel small - it is extremely spacious and feels very personal. The
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Wow what a wonderful review, this has certainly made our day and we thank you for all the great details you have included. We have sent this to our management and our owners and of course all departments. Sipho is a wealth of knowledge and we all love listening to his many tales. We certainly hope that you visit us soon one day Fond regards the Amakhosi Team
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Pierre & Zakhele our Ranger & Tracker made this a very memorable safari. Their knowledge, their sense of humour & their ability to make each drive better than the previous one made our stay at Amakhosi special. Our honeymoon lodge was perfect. Chilled champagne on arrival, a
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Response from AmakhosiTeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
WE are so sorry we missed this amazing review and thank you for taking the time to post it, reviews like this really make our work all that more worthwhile hope we see you back soon
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Wow thanks for answering the question for us Bobannieo! Fully agree one night is very short and we do have transfer companies that we can recommend, the inclusions are accommodation, all meals , game drives and game drive drinks. You can contact us on our email (sorry unable to post our email address, but you can find it on our website or the TripAdvisor page) and we are more than happy to send you more info
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Does Amakhosi have a gift shop?
Hi there, yes there is a small gift shop with branded clothing, curio, jewellery and some art work, hope this is helpful
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"Fantastic location."
"Suite 1 og 2 has a good location with view over the river below"
"All lodges are fabulous"
"We had the Honeymoon suite - tranquil and fairly remote from the hotel."
"8 is one of the honeymoon suites, furthest from the lodge - a few minutes walk along a well-lit path."
$379 - $1,146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
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