About African Spirit Game Lodge
African Spirit Game Lodge is a Big 5, privately owned game lodge situated 12 km’s west of Mkuze within the Zululand Rhino Reserve. We invite guests to come and experience true luxury and warm African hospitality.
The lodge is magnificently set in the heart of Zululand against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains.
Zululand Rhino Reserve is a Big 5 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, lynx, 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 diverse birdlife 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 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, cosy 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 style which ensures that you will never go hungry and will enjoy every bite that is carefully prepared by our cooks.
Our self-catering units are comfortable, fully equipped, with open plan kitchens. It has everything you need for self-catering purposes including stoves, microwave oven and fridge/freezer. All linen, bedding, bath towels, toilet paper, kitchen utensils, crockery and a reasonable quantity of firewood is supplied. Please bring your own swimming towels. Selected DStv channels available in both units with decoders. For full DStv channels please bring own card and decoder if “married”
Please note: There is no meal plan for this option. Customers bring their own food and supplies. The restaurant at the main lodge is for Dinner, bed & breakfast guests only. Cleaning services is included, once a day, before midday except on Sundays & public holidays.
Guests can spend time relaxing in their own privacy or indulge in any of the activities offered in our area.
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 within 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
• Thembi Elephant Park
• Ndumo Game Reserve
• Mkuze Game Reserve
• Ithala Game Reserve
• Pongola Game Reserve
• Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
• Zulu Cultural Villages
• Horse riding
• Health Spa’s
• Boat cruises on Lake St Lucia, a wetland estuary
• Tiger fishing and boat cruises on a lake surrounded by a game reserve
• Deep-sea fishing and whale watching (Indian Ocean).
• Scuba diving and snorkeling
• Curio and jewellery shopping
• Elephant interaction / educational tour
• Golf trips
All transfers, airfares, laundry, telephone and internet are available at extra cost.