Safari & sun en route to St Lucia & Sodwana

An exuberant blend of riverine wetlands, savannah, and emerald mountains collide in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve. Overlooking the wildlife sanctuary’s trickling Mkuze River is Amakhosi Safari Lodge—promising a 5-star safari experience perfectly located as a stopover for those travelling to St Lucia, Sodwana, and even Mozambique and Swaziland.

Aside from the Big 5 which can be spotted on the 6,000ha reserve via walking safaris and game drives led by experienced guides and rangers, the unique biodiversity has ensured that a plethora of other wildlife has flourished. This is a terrific area for birding and for studying the reserve’s amphibian population attraction to this subtropical climate. As a result, visitors can also enjoy frogging and birding safaris.

AmaKhosi accommodates guests in its 6 River Suites and 2 Honeymoon Suites. The former have floor-to-ceiling windows, private viewing decks, air-conditioning, a minibar, en suite bathroom, and tea/coffee facilities. The latter has the added benefit of a hammock, lounge, and bubble pool. Those wanting more privacy will enjoy the 4-bed IsiGodlo Private House.


  • Terrific safari stopover when travelling to or from St Lucia Wetlands, Sodwana Bay. Mozambique and Swaziland
  • Onsite amenities include a spa, swimming pool, library, curio shop, dining room, bar, and inside and outside lounge
  • The reserve’s landscape was once occupied by a Zulu king
  • Rates include accommodation, brunch, tea, dinner, 2 game drives/day, bush walks, frogging, and transfers between the airstrip and lodge


Vergelegen Farm, R69

Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, 3170

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