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 easy to spot but we encountered several including one particularly big bull in musth. In very long grass a pair of cheetah were spotted. They did not to be botthered at all by our presence and only lifted their heads to check us out. When navigating the reserves airstrip there was always something to see. Bird life including Plovers, Guinea Fowl and Whalbergs Eagles were there during the day. Warthogs, zebra and impala plus jackals were also present in numbers. As darkness fell it was a different story. With three lions appearing from the long grass and laying down close to our vehicle it explained why no other animals were present. The lodge itself has a rustic outer appearance and luxurious interiors. My room was big and looked over the falls below. There was also a private plunge pool and outdoor shower. The food was excellent and includes, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. I did feel a little guilty about having impala for dinner but it was excellent!