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Hotel African Spirit Game Lodge (Mkuze, South Africa)


Hotel African Spirit Game Lodge (Mkuze, South Africa)

About African Spirit Game Lodge

African Spirit Game Lodge, situated 12 km’s west of Mkuze, invites guests to experience true luxury and warm African hospitality. The lodge is personally managed by the owners, Henk & Liezle Brink and is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand. The lodge is situated within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains. Manyoni Private Game 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 has over 70 mammal species and among them are Elephant, White and Black Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Wild dog, Spotted hyena, Brown hyena, Cheetah, African wildcat, Serval, Caracal, Black back jackal, Giraffe, Zebra, Blue wildebeest, Nyala, Impala, common Reedbuck, Warthog, Waterbuck, Bush pig, red & grey Duiker, Steen buck, Bush buck, Mountain Reedbuck, Ostrich, Red hartebeest and a diverse birdlife of over 450 species. ACCOMMODATION: Serviced: Non-smoking 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 and coffee facilities. The paths are well-lit and connect the chalets to the main lodge. Our main lodge features a comfortable and relaxed dining room, cozy lounge, bar, 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 style which ensures that you will never go hungry and will enjoy every bite that is carefully prepared by our cooks. Self-catering: Idube (6-8 sleeper) and Intibane (4 sleeper) Non-smoking IDUBE: Our self-catering 3 bedroom unit has a spacious comfortable lounge area with a separate dining area, fully equipped open plan kitchen with electric stove, microwave oven and fridge/freezer. All linen, bedding, bath towels, kitchen utensils, crockery and a limited quantity of firewood is supplied. DSTV can be activated at an additional cost per day. Please bring own swimming towels. Your own private barbeque area is available. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MEAL PLAN WITH THIS OPTION. CUSTOMERS SUPPLY AND PREPARE THEIR OWN FOOD. INTIBANE: This unit has two bedrooms with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom (shower only) It consists of a fully equipped open-plan kitchen/lounge with satellite TV at additional cost per day. All linen, bedding and towels are provided. It also has its own barbeque area. A limited amount of firewood is provided, after that you have the option of buying from us. Please bring your own swimming towels. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MEAL PLAN WITH THIS OPTION. CUSTOMERS SUPPLY AND PREPARE THEIR OWN FOOD. ACTIVITIES: Guests can spend time relaxing in their own privacy or indulge in any of the activities offered in our area. Game Drives We offer morning and afternoon game drives which will allow you to get close to Africa’s wildlife in an open vehicle with a trained guide who will not only ensure your safety but who will guarantee a wildlife experience that will capture your imagination, refresh your soul and help to conserve our natural heritage. Please note: No self-drives are allowed in the Game Reserve! Visit any, or a combination of these fine destinations available as day trips from our lodge: • National Parks and game reserves Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve (45 km) Thembi Elephant Park (140 km) Ndumo Game Reserve Mkuze Game Reserve (30 km) Ithala Game Reserve Pongola Game Reserve Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (150 km) • Zulu Cultural Villages (50 km) • Horse riding • Health Spa’s • Boat cruises on Lake St Lucia, a wetland estuary (150 km) • Tiger fishing and boat cruises on a lake surrounded by a game reserve (45 km) • Deep-sea fishing and whale watching (Indian Ocean). • Scuba diving and snorkeling • Curio and jewellery shopping • Elephant interaction / educational tour (25 km) • Golf trips. All transfers, airfares, laundry, telephone and are available at extra cost. DIRECTIONS: Driving from Durban on the N2, (do not take the first turn off that says Mkuze/Leopard Mountain Game Lodge – keep driving for 20km’s) take the P234 (Bangonomo) road opposite the Mkuze town turn-off. Drive for 1.1 km on the GRAVEL road and turn left onto the D240. Go straight until you get to the security gate for the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Keep on driving for another 11.7km on the dirt road until you see our sign board on the left. Please use the “Lodge” road and not the “Private” road. Driving from Pongola on the N2, turn right onto the P234 (Bangonomo) road opposite Mkuze town turn-off and follow the same instructions as above. DO NOT USE THE GPS WHEN YOU ENTER THE GAME RESERVE , PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 47  reviews from:
  • Expedia(9.0/10),
  • SafariNow(8.0/10)
  • Location
    Excellent  8.7 / 10
  • Rooms
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  9.0 / 10

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Hotel bar
Room amenities
  1. Fireplace
  2. Shower
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows
Sports facilities
  1. Billiards
  2. Hiking trail
Wellness / Spa
  1. Hot stone massage
  1. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Portion 5 of the farm Mkuze West, no 14403 , 3965 , Mkuze , South Africa
Telephone: +27 355958255 | Fax: +27 866409571 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about African Spirit Game Lodge

  • Is there a pool area at African Spirit Game Lodge?

    No, African Spirit Game Lodge doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at African Spirit Game Lodge?

    No, African Spirit Game Lodge doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at African Spirit Game Lodge?

    Yes, African Spirit Game Lodge provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at African Spirit Game Lodge?

    Check-in at African Spirit Game Lodge is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is African Spirit Game Lodge located?

    African Spirit Game Lodge is located in Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Portion 5 of the farm Mkuze West, no 14403, 3965, Mkuze, South Africa.

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