Review: Mkuze Falls Game Lodge and Zululand

 

For any hotel to acquire a five star rating is to say the least a tedious ordeal. For a hotel or lodge to acquire a five star rating in the middle of the South African bush would be almost impossible, but there is one such lodge? Mkuze Falls Lodge and Game Reserve.

Situated in the upper regions of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Zululand), built on rolling green hills overlooking the inspiring Mkuze Falls, the lodge is a manifestation of some very creative individuals dream.

Abundant in wildlife, including the big five, lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant & leopard, the huge reserve offers a unique African experience? The luxury of a five star lodge with it’s authentic African decor and design, superb, elegant dining, and unforgettable views of the Mkuze Falls as it roars over jagged rock cliffs to form an inviting pool for the hundreds of wild animals. It’s hard to imagine such visual delights from the comfort of a five star lodge, anywhere in the world.

A pride of lions stalks invigoratingly close to our safari truck.

A pride of lions stalks invigoratingly close to our safari truck.

The majority of the Mkuze Falls staff are from the local Zulu tribes and add even more to their African atmosphere. Their warm and genuine friendliness is hard to surpass as they make you feel like one of the family.

The lodge is a blending of connected building as the reception, souvenir shop, formal and informal dining areas, a well stocked bar, a relaxing lounge, indescribable views from their deck and in the center of the landscaped flora is an inviting pool. The chalets are separated, offering total privacy and are connected by wooden walkways. Each chalet is a true masterpiece of African art and decor and are fully equipped. Each has a deck overlooking the falls and for the ultimate enjoyment…a private cooling off spa in the courtyard beside the chalet. Excellent amenities and design offer the utmost in quality lodging in the entire area.

Two rhino residents of the game reserve.

Two rhino residents of the game reserve.

The Mkuze Falls is more than luxury, it’s a unique opportunity to get close and personal with the African wildlife. The open-air land rover game drives are available twice a day, once at 4:45am for the best possible animal viewing. The lions are usually sighted enjoying the last evenings kill. The evening and early night drive leaves at 4:45pm and viewing the sunsets from the bush are phenomenal.

Our Traveler’s Digest crew spent three entirely unforgettable days and nights and if at all possible, we would gladly award the Mkuze Falls Game Lodge with a sixth star. We are pleased to welcome them to the family of quality businesses advertised and promoted by Traveler’s Digest and they are now a Premium Member.

Mkuze Falls Lodge and Game Reserve is a must do for anyone visiting locally or from afar and we promise that you will never regret your visit to this unforgettable lodge or its unforgettable African experience…

Spend your vacation and your money in support of the worlds wildlife and make memories to last a lifetime at The Mkuze Falls Game Lodge.

Visit their website at www.mkuzefalls.com

A sleepy lion takes a rest on a track in the reserve.

A sleepy lion takes a rest on a track in the reserve.

 

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Michael Smith was the touring editor for Traveler’s Digest. His journeys took him across the world and on a series of unforgettable adventures!