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Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A place of unspoiled pleasures and simple delights, the Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is first and foremost a celebration of nature. This hospitable retreat is situated in the heart of South Africa's peaceful and historic Zululand, between Kruger National Park and the Zululand Coast. In this breathtaking region of riverine, wetland, lowveld, bushveld and montane grassland ecosystems, the landscape graciously hosts creature comforts. Stay in either the Falls Lodge, Safari Suite or Tented Lodge, providing an authentic bush camp experience.

Although resort pleasures are bountiful - from the sparkling pool to the traditional South African cuisine - it is wildlife that plays a starring role. The lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant share their surroundings with cheetah, hippo and nearly 400 species of resident birds, including the spectacular Purple-crested Lourie. Along with unforgettable game drives, you are also invited to explore the nearby historical Zululand Battlefields, fish on Pongolapoort Dam and enjoy evening entertainment provided by traditional Zulu dancers.

Location of Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve
PO Box 238, Pongola
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nearest Airport: JNB

Amenities for Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

  • General Information
  • 15 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Dining Room
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Heliport
  • Live Entertainment
  • Lounge
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Private Pools
  • Private Decks
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

The rooms at Mkuze have a unique view out over the river and waterfall. Always perfectly clean and equipped rooms help you to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. We had Nyala come right up to the pathway to our chalet, monkeys paid the hotel a visit too! Our ranger was very knowledgeable and not afraid to get us up close to the animals, especially the lions and cheetahs. The food will blow you away, simply incredible. If you are looking for a place to go for big game viewing and delicious food in an authentic African destination then this is by far the best place to go!!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

We were lucky to be given the super sized suite for our four night stay at Mkuze. The room was very tastefully furnished in the old colonial style, with comfortable seating. The view was fantastic and within minutes of our arrival we watched an elephant enter the river below us to drink. It was a magical and very private sighting. Service is excellent and all staff extremely friendly. The chef went out of his way to cater for us, as we don't eat red meat. Our ranger, Norman was very knowledgeable and we experienced great game drives with viewings of 4 of the big five plus many fantastic bird sightings. A true testament to the lodge is that a number of staff have been there for many years. I have no hesitation in recommending Mkuze Falls, it is a delightful place .

Pam B - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 months ago

I loved the morning and evening game drives. Norman our great ranger was hilarious, the food was amazing, the views spectacular and our fellow patrons we're a real treat. As you wake up in the morning on your way to breakfast you could bump into a Nyala what a special place.

Lindo X - Randburg, South Africa

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 months ago

The room was beautifully decorated in true African style - cleaned three times a day and spotless. Our view over the falls was amazing and we loved the privacy of our very own plunge pool and outdoor shower. We were treated to champagne and our room beautifully decorated with petals and a warm foam bath ready on the return of one of our late afternoon game drives - we were celebrating our anniversary and they went the extra mile! The staff were friendly always pleasant yet extremely professional and the service was outstanding. Compliments to the chef - wow the meals were amazing - wish we could have eaten more!!! Our games drives were the best ever with two incredible game rangers Norman and Njabulo whose determination and passion for the bush and the animals is just so wonderful to observe and we we never disappointed always coming back at the end of the drive with more knowledge after experience amazing sightings - all in all we could not fault the Mkuze team - just outstanding and we cant wait to go back!

Debbie B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 months ago

This property is one of the best private game reserves I have ever visited only 9 lodges so maximum of 2 vehicles out on the morning or afternoon drive. The accommodation and facilities are authentic Africa and the staff there are fantastic with great knowledge from the rangers.

kevincamfield - Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

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