If you think of KwaZulu-Natal, endless sandy beaches probably come to mind. This diverse landscape has a lot to offer, including the magnificent mountain peaks of the Drakensberg mountains and various popular game reserves.
In today’s article, we are going to look at some of the luxury game lodges in KZN and safari accommodation on offer. Let us help you plan your next vacation escape.
Here’s a list of 6 Luxury Game Reserves & Safari Accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal
Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Animal lovers can try to spot the big five, as well as 15 species of antelope and over 400 types of birds. The luxurious blend of river frontage and spectacular views makes this a must-see destination. Relax in your villa surrounded by the Mkuze River, or take a boat trip to explore more of the island.
The villas are decorated in the native Zulu style that will give you the unique experience of African culture. The sunsets are worth the trip alone.
Elephant Rock Lodge
If you’re looking for a private, intimate setting then you have come to the right place. Accommodating a maximum of 10 guests, Elephant Rock overlooks a waterhole where wildlife come to drink. The animals can be viewed from your own private viewing area, or from the fully catered outdoor bar.
The lodge features outdoor showers, an inviting rock pool, an outdoor entertainment area, and a lounge featuring a firepit. For under R 3000/night, it would make the perfect honeymoon destination.
Leopard Mountain Lodge
This award-winning 4-star lodge lies within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Guests can expect to see the Big 5 as well as various other animals. Rooms feature indulgent hammocks, a plunge pool and the most spectacular views. Your private balcony is the perfect place to watch the unbeatable African sunset.
Mthembu Game Lodge
Go on an amazing adventure for less than R35 000 / night which includes all meals, game drives and a selection of drinks. Mthembu Lodge is situated on the embankment of the White iMolozi River that is home to thousands of species of birds and animals.
Once you embark on the game drive, rangers will focus on tracking and spotting all the animals that call this reserve home. A unique point of interest is that each villa was built by the uMolozi community.
Rhino Sands Safari Camp
This tented camp is more for the rustic at heart and allows you to experience the unique African safari lifestyle from as close as you can get. Each of the four luxury tents are able to accommodate eight guests.
Don’t think just because you’re in a tent, you need to forgo luxury. Each tented suite has its own private living space, spectacular pool and open-air shower.
Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve
Love is the language of the Zulu people, and you will fall in love with Thanda Safari. Not only are the views spectacular but this reserve has a deep commitment to the Zulu culture and environmental conservation. Immerse yourself in the experience by staying in one of the Thanda tented camps. Each camp features a private sundeck and en-suite bathroom.
These are only some of the amazing places to stay on offer in KwaZulu-Natal. If you’re planning a holiday, take as much time as you can to explore this diverse African landscape. You’ll love the memories and look at the selfies with fondness!
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