About Spurwing Lodge
Spurwing is a pretty thatched lodge set in an exclusive private game reserve in Albert Falls, KwaZulu Natal. Recently modernised, it provides the comfort of modern living but retains the essence and character of the African bush experience.
Found within Emanzini Private Reserve, Spurwing occupies an elevated and private position, commanding great views of the valley below and Albert Falls Dam. It is a secure destination and not available to the general public as a game reserve, leaving you to relax and enjoy the ebb and flow of the days in relative seclusion.
Self Catering Accommodation
The accommodation comprises three comfortable bedrooms to sleep up to six, with queen size beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers. A fully equipped open plan kitchen and living room extends out to the large tiled deck and gazebo. The kitchen has a gas and electric stove, microwave and all facilities. A DVD player and stereo is provided in the lounge.
A gas braai can be found on the deck and a fire pit can be used (subject to fire restrictions) in the garden. Outside seating is provided and there is an indigenous garden area which merges into the bush.
Complimentary tea and coffee is provided. All linen and towels, loo paper and soap are also included. There is a hairdryer and also an iron and ironing board (if you really feel the need!). Electricity is provided by Eskom, well mostly. There is ample parking.
Emanzini is home to a wide range of plains animals including giraffe, wildebeest, eland, oribi, kudu, ostrich, zebra and warthog. If you are a ‘twitcher’ then there are over 300 different birds that have been spotted, including Secretary birds. The resident fish eagles can often be seen perched below the Lodge. You can watch from the deck or take your own game drive on the network of roads in the reserve.
Not to be missed are those big African sunsets over the dam. Take a walk around the reserve and take in the flowers and wildlife, maybe try the same on bikes. In the evenings, turn out the lights and watch the fireflies dance.
Albert Falls Dam
The dam is famous for its international bass fishing competitions and is also used as a water sports venue. A kilometre of exclusive access to the dam frontage is included in your stay. Launch a boat to fish or water ski or just throw in a line from the water’s edge.