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Wevelgem, Belgium
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Very Nice Lodge situated in a private game reserve. We had a beautiful suite with a stunning river view. We could see hippo's from our balcony! Diner was great! Consisting of a 3 course menu the first evening and a buffet the Next day. Great place to talk to People also staying in the Lodge as it is quite small....

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Good day from a rainy Zululand, we would like to say a huge thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and we really appreciate all your comments which we have passed on to management. We are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects and left us with good memories of your stay. We hope that next...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had booked Amakhosi based on a recommendation by a friend and were so pleased that we did. The service was friendly, welcoming and professional. The food was fantastic, the accommodation superb but the game drives were the highlight. This was the third safari lodge that we have stayed at and, although the first lodge will always be special for...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review we really appreciate it, we have already passed on your lovely compliments to all departments and our owner. We love to hear that you will be back and we will love having you back. We have had some rain, not enough but it is most welcome and...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I deliberately waited 4 weeks to write this review so that I am able to get over that elated feeling that we had whilst we were there. It has not gone away!!! From the initial email correspondence to the extremely professional warm welcome we knew that we were in for a great experience. ALL of their staff are absolutely amazing....

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely, lovely detailed report, thank you so much and what a wonderful treat to read that the memories of your stay have lingered on long after your stay. Sadly the rain has not come as yet in our area and not even 60- 100 km away the rain is falling beautifully on the coast and should be coming...

eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

What an outstanding and stunning Private Safari Lodge. The warm welcome and Happy Anniversary from Sonja, Zindile and the rest off the staff the moment we arrived made us feel very special. But the surprises did not end there. Thank you for the congratulation card and sparkling wine in our beautiful suite on our arrival day, but what made it...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

That is what it is all about!! reading reviews like this that make our work so worthwhile, it is knowing that our guests special occasion was a memorable one. Thank you for choosing Amakhosi to celebrate your special anniversary and we are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. We have passed on your review to all...

cape town
Reviewed 28 September 2016

In addition to the very well appointed safari rooms catering to every comfort the beauty and soul of Amakhosi are the staff. Our game drive was brought to life by the skilled and very animated Declan who is highly recommended and made our experience complete. The staff at the lodge must be complimented for their hospitality, willingness to please and...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review and we love the title.. that is what it is all about after all coming on safari and not only relaxing and unwinding but also feeding the soul. We really appreciate your kind comments and we have already passed on your compliments to the entire team....

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an absolute gem of a place. Everything is just right and it's the little touches that make it stand apart. The game drives were great, with a special mention to Sibu and Present, our ranger and tracker respectively. The experience of being literally within a herd of elephants is something we will never forget. The rooms are lovely,...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Lovely Monday to open up with such a great review, good news we had a little bit of rain and praying really hard for some more. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and the team really appreciate all the compliments, we still don't get used to the privilege of being surrounded and in the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wow!!!!!!!! What an amazing find. This has to be the best kept secret in Kwa Zulu Natal. We arrived to a warm welcome and Happy Anniversary from the staff. A bottle of " bubbles" in the room, nice touch and most appreciated. The rooms are beautifully located over looking the river. We met our ranger Dex who was Irish, he...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for taking the time to post this amazing review. The team are so pleased that you had a wonderful anniversary, after all that is our aim to make sure your special moments are just that. We have passed on your compliments to all departments and your review is already printed and on the notice board! Hope to...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wow!!! What an experience !! From the ranger, the tracker, to the food and service. What impressed me was the attention to the smallest detail was so impressive. Like personalised menu's, delicious food, the rooms were so beautiful, the treats next to your bath, the snacks and and coffee in the bush, the drives etc......... Thank you!! This was one...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you chose Amakhosi to spend such a special occasion and so glad we made it a memorable one. Thank you for taking the time to post the review and it has made the team very happy to hear you had fun. We hope that you come back to see us soon. Fond regards the Amakhosi...

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Our trip has been the best holiday experience we have ever had. We stayed for three days at the start of our holiday and have had the most amazing time ... thank you! And a special massive thank you to Zak and Jock (sp?) ... top guys and we genuinely missed them when we left . Excellent and a memory...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Love Monday mornings with such beautiful reviews, thank you so much for posting this lovely review and it has made our day to know that you left with great memories of Amakhosi, this is after all what it is all about. Have passed on your compliments to the guiding team and a copy has been sent to our owners. We...

City
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great food, great location, great animal sightings. We were fortunate enough to stay in the villa (which was incredible). On level for what you would expect from this type of safari. They really seemed to try hard to make everyone happy (we had one fellow guest on our safari who was extremely demanding). I'd go back just to experience the...

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Amakhositeam, Director of Sales at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and glad you enjoyed your stay at the Villa, the view alone is enough to win anyone over. Thank you for your kind comments on our team and yes we want everyone to have a wonderful stay and leave with great memories even the most difficult...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amakhosi Lodge is one of those destinations that you need to visit at least once in a lifetime! Translated as a ‘place of kings’, it is exclusive, offering a unique and personally rewarding safari experience. Situated on the banks of the Mkuze River in the heart of Zululand, this small yet absolutely charming Lodge is not only about experiencing a ‘Big 5’ safari. It is far more than that as the guides pride themselves in sharing their intimate knowledge of this unique and pristine bushveld with their guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Address: Vergelegen Farm | R69, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: $528 - $1,860 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amakhosi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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