Accommodation in Magudu at Makongo Hills Game Lodge in KwaZulu Natal
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests11
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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Makongo Hills is a highly recommended KwaZulu Natal game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Zululand.

About Makongo Hills

Across the great Mkuze River, deep in the lines of a historic Zulu battle, stretches 15 thousand hectares of untouched African wilderness, Mkuze Valley Wilderness Reserve. Here you’ll find a malaria-free, secluded, biodiversity hotspot, Makongo Hills, offering accommodation and activities suited to the whole family.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Conservation fee applicable
  • Game drives by arrangement

Accommodation

Makongo Hills offers affordable accommodation for 10, suited to couples, small groups, or families.

It has a communal lounge area, fire-pit in the Boma, as well as deckside pool.

Please see the individual room descriptions with photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

Homestead Facilities

• Communal Lounge
• Fire Pit
• Deckside Pool

Please Note

To drive to the lodge, you require a vehicle with relatively high clearance; 4x4 will be required in wet weather.

Breakfast and Dining

All meals are included in the Homestead rates and served daily. Homestyle meals are meticulously prepared by Alice, Makongo Hill’s warm-hearted hospitality manager and cook.

Activities

Two game drives per day is included in the rates. Experience the diverse fauna and flora in our custom-made 4×4 game viewer. You can choose from an early morning adventure ending with tea/coffee and rusks; an afternoon drive with a sundowner at one of our amazing viewpoints; or a night drive, experiencing the nocturnal species and magnificent Zululand skies.

In addition Africa's Big 5, Mkuze Valley Wilderness Reserve is home to nyala, impala, bushbuck, grey and red duiker, the elusive kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, bush pig, baboons and monkeys. Predators include leopard, spotted hyena, brown hyena and a number of smaller cat species, such as genet, caracal and African wild cat.

Our trees and bush are teeming with birdlife. Some of our most sought after species include; Narina Trogan, Gorgeous Bush Shrike, Eastern Nicator and the Pink-throated Twinspot. The reserve hosts nesting Southern-Bald Ibis and Cape Vultures. Our guide will naturally inspire you with his knowledge and passion for the bush – from animals tracks, to trees, birds, history and mammals – our game drives allow you to immerse yourself in the wild.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Fire pit
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Halaal Friendly
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Other transfers available

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Nyala Room is furnished with two double beds and one single bed. The bathroom is fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. This suite is perfect for families. There are tea / coffee making facilities in the rooms as well as linen, towels and water.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

The Zebra Room is furnished with a King-size bed and has a private deck, and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. You will wake up to great views of the iconic Amaqongo Hills. There are tea / coffee making facilities in the rooms as well as linen, towels and water.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Sundowners Rondavel

In the Sundowners Rondavel you have your own space while being close to the house. The rondavel is furnished with is a Queen-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. There are tea / coffee making facilities in the room as well as linen, towels and water.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Eagles Nest Rondavel

This rondavel is at the bottom of the garden, where you will be perfectly private. It is furnished with a Queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. There are tea / coffee making facilities in the rooms as well as linen, towels and water.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

This lovely light room overlooks the Amaqonqo Hills and early wildlife grazers on the lawn. The Giraffe room is furnished with a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. The room has a private deck.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

RATES INCLUDE:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Teas and coffees
Two guided game drive per day
Laundry service
Wi-Fi

RATES EXCLUDE:
Softdrinks and alcohol
Any additional snacks
Airport transfers
Staff gratuities
Travel insurance
Conservation Levy per person

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Ven Africa is simply fantastic. With significant variation in topography, the reserve incorporates three different biomes. There is open montane grasslands at higher altitudes, teeming with wildebeest, zebra, and giraffe. As one drops from the plateau, you encounter savanna thornveld, hiding elusive kudu, nyala and waterbuck. Descending further into the shaded gorges, you have riverine forests and a paradise of running water, enormous trees, and abundant birdlife. For history buffs, the Maqongqo Hills are located on the property, site of a battle that changed the Zulu monarchy and ultimately the history of South Africa. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and not meant to be five-star luxury – but is more authentic and better for it. I cannot say too much about the hospitability we were treated to; Grant and Megan were amazing hosts and their staff efficient and friendly. What makes Ven different is that it is an evolving project with great ideas and ambitions. Surrounded by Big 5 reserves, I relished the opportunity to walk freely and do some superb mountain biking (as in an absolute hidden gem!), especially those who relish a bit of technical riding. I often think visitors forget how much of the bush experience one foregoes when you are limited to a game vehicle.

September 2020

Brandon Z. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

My husband and I spent two nights at Makongo Hills three weeks ago... We really enjoyed it. Megan went out of her way to make our time most enjoyable. Alice cooked delicious meals and Kholiwe served us with her shy smile. Megan catered for my special dietary needs. We loved the game drive Megan took us on and she treated us to an amazing sunset drive. Megan's optimism and enthusiasm to everything that is happening on the reserve and future plans is infectious. We are looking forward to our next visit.

September 2020

Rina W. (Nelspruit)

Need to Know

Response timeMakongo Hills typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the property Mastercard, Visa, American Express, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2020

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