Located in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, this intimate tented bush camp offers an open air boma, a bar and an outdoor pool with sun loungers. Featuring a patio with views over the reserve, each tent has an en-suite bathroom and is equipped with a ceiling fan and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The expansive dining room and lounge areas offer ample space to sit and relax while the upstairs bar enjoys stunning views over the reserve. Outside, the open air boma is the ideal place to enjoy a clear African night’s sky and the swimming pool offers much needed respite on a warm Zululand day. Activities at the camp include game drives with experienced guides and bird watching. Mavela Game Lodge is situated 9.3 miles from Mkuze Town.
Pros: Clean, well equipped self-catering unit, decent internet access in a fairly remote location, excellent value ( ~ $65 USD/night for three night stay).
Cons: The 12 KM access road was a bit rough -- mild to moderate corrugations, large rocks -- in a passenger sedan. Would have been nice if this were noted in the property description so we knew about it BEFORE we booked. .
This lodge is located within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains. It offers morning and afternoon games drives, and an outdoor pool with a thatched gazebo. All accommodation offered at The African Spirit Game Lodge has a fan, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom. Some accommodation features a living room and an open-plan kitchen. The chalets and the villa are fully self-catering. Guests can enjoy typical South African dishes at the lodge. The bar offers a variety of local and international drinks. Game drives should be pre-booked through the lodge. The offered game drives allow guests to get close to Africa’s wildlife in an open vehicle with a trained guide. The lodge can also help with arranging a variety of nearby activities, including horse riding and diving. The Zululand is an endangered species reserve of 240.000.000 m2. It features over 70 mammal species, including elephants, leopards, giraffes, and cheetahs and a diverse bird life. African Spirit Game Lodge is 7.5 miles west of Mkuze.
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