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African Spirit Game Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the lodge in early May 17 for 2 nights on a dinner & breakfast basis. The Chalet we stayed in was very well appointed and very comfortable. The main lodge was beautifully decorated and definitely made you feel like you were in the wild. The view from the top balcony was amazing. Both the dinner and breakfast...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful six day stay at African Spirit Game Lodge. We saw a lot of game on our twice daily drives and the guides were very knowledgeable and eager to share what they knew about the reserve and all of it's plants and animals including many birds. The food was excellent and plentiful and the chalet accommodations were...

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Asker, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great stay with good food and excellent service, thanks to Tanya, Kurt, Mike and Natasha and the rest of the very friendly staff. Excellent animal and bird sightings due to knowledge of the bush and thorough tracking - got to see 5 of the "Big 6" (counting both black & white rhino), only the leopard eluded us this time....

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TanyaDuPlessis, Manager at African Spirit Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Runar. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always a lot off fun to have the Vikings visiting us at the Lodge and we cant wait for your next visit. The watering hole is busy being tended to , and will be up and running soon. Regards Tanya du Plessis

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farm is nicely located with a broad view over the African fields. The staff is nice and service minded, the rooms are of high quality and the food is plane, but of high quality. If you want a safari seeing lions, elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, impalas and others animals from a quiet and homelike location, this is for you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

top location with great views and excellent service and very, very friendly staff. We liked the game drive with a top informed ranger very much. The rooms were great and we slept in absolut silence. the breakfast was a hit and Ambiente top

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

מקום מעולה ומומלץ לכל מי שמטייל ליד הגבול של דרום אפריקה וסוואזילנד, ובכלל באיזור הזולו. This was a super place! We enjoyed it so much! The breakfast, and especially dinner, were beyond any of our expectations! The managers, Tanya and Kurt, are so nice, attentive and fulfill any request or need for help. The rooms are extremely comfortable and the...

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TanyaDuPlessis, Manager at African Spirit Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shaul. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always great to see that our guest enjoyed their stay with us.

Savona, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Had a great time at the lodge, very friendly and helpful staff and very knowledgeable guides. Very peaceful and would spend more time in future. Very nice setting and great view from our accommodation

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Lovely location. Very relaxing. Highlight was seeing the lion in the tree and mike making our drive time a little extended so we got to see the lion. A pity our stay was so short, but a great stopover on our way back to Durban.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We came un from the diving center. Two days absolutely perfect. Rois clean and staff available with a guide who went out between our two visit of thé park in order to find éléphants. He événements rename wildbeast (Thomas Buffalo) Thanks a lot it was perfect

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a very short stay, overnight. Next time it will be longer. Lovely friendly helpful people. It was very good to see the bush so green and lush again. The room had everything anybody would want, all very clean. Meals also very tasty

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African Spirit is a privately owned Big 5 game lodge situated 12 km's west of Mkuze. We invite guests to come and experience true luxury and warm African hospitality. The lodge is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand, and situated within the Zululand Rhino Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains.Zululand Rhino Reserve is an endangered species reserve of 24 000 hectares. It was recently proclaimed as a nature reserve and received international recognition for the introduction of 28 black rhino in 2005. The reserve hosts the BIG 5, over 70 mammal species and a diverse bird life of over 450 species.African Spirit Game Lodge accommodation is intimate and consists of 4 quaint, fully serviced chalets. Each comfortable and stylish chalet accommodates 2 people with an en-suit bathroom, air-conditioner, mini bar, ceiling fan, tea/ coffee facilities and a private veranda. The paths are well-lit and connect the chalets to the main lodge. We also offer accommodation in the form of two self-catering units - one 6 sleeper unit and one 4 sleeper unit. These units are fully furnished and fully equipped for self-catering purposes. No meals are provided for these units. Guests supply their own food. Our main lodge features a comfortable and relaxed dining room, cozy lounge, bar with viewing deck, open fire place attached to the lodge and a swimming pool with a thatched gazebo, offering our guest a welcome retreat after a day in the African bush. Our meals are your typical South African cuisine which ensures that you will never go hungry and will enjoy every bite that is carefully prepared by our cooks.Guests can spend time relaxing in their own privacy or indulge in any of the activities offered in our area including game drives, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, animal interaction, Zulu Culture Educational Tours, Horse Riding, Boat Cruises, Scenic Flights, Tiger fishing and so much more. We are in driving distance of internationally renown game parks like Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Thembe Elephant Park. ... more   less 

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Address: | 12 km's west of Mkuze, Zululand Rhino Reserve, Mkuze 3965, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mkuze
Price Range: $95 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — African Spirit Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“A (close) group of 4-6 should aske for the hunters lodge (also self-catering). The lower 2-bed chalets are close to the animal sightings”
RunarF, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“The chalets are quaint and romantic and the houses would suit a family well.”
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smazza68, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms were well situated and I didn't see any advantage to any room.”
U6543BRroberth, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is no such thing as a bad room at African Spirit!”
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K2Kelly, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2 and 3 overlook a waterhole. Lovely big verandas too!”
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