Welcome to African Spirit Game Lodge & Photographic Safaris
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 Zululand Rhino Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains.
Zululand Rhino 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, as well as introducing lion onto the reserve, which has made it a BIG 5 GAME RESERVE. 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, bushpig, red & grey duiker, steenbuck, bush buck, mountain reedbuck, ostrich, red hartebeest and diverse birdlife of over 450 species.
We have two self-catering units available (sleeping 6 and 4).
Self-catering: 6-Sleeper unit: “Idube House”
Our 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, toilet paper, kitchen utensils, crockery and fire wood is supplied. Please refrain from making all night “bon fires” We supply a generous amount of firewood but will charge if we need to fill up every day. A TV and decoder are available with Easy view channels. If guests want full DSTV, please bring your own card and decoder. It has its own outside barbeque area and weber. Please bring your own swimming towels as well as charcoal and firelighters. The closest town to buy supplies such as cigarettes are Hluhluwe and Mkuze.
1st Bedroom: 2 x single beds, separate bathroom and toilet (bath and shower)
Family room: 2 x twin beds with 1 x single bed and en-suite bathroom (bath and shower)
3rd Bedroom: 1 x Double bed with en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet and basin)
There is also an extra single bed in the lounge for 1 person.
Self-catering: 4-Sleeper unit: “Intibane unit”
This unit has two bedrooms with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom (showers only). It consists of a fully equipped open plan kitchen/lounge. All linen, bedding, bath towels and toilet paper are provided. It also has its own barbeque area. Firewood is provided. Please refrain from making all night “bon fires” We supply a generous amount of firewood but will charge if we need to fill up every day. Please bring your own swimming towels as well as charcoal and firelighters. A TV and decoder are available with Easy view channels. If guests want full DSTV, please bring your own card/decoder. The closest town to buy supplies such as ice and cigarettes are Hluhluwe and Mkuze.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MEAL PLAN WITH THESE OPTIONS. CUSTOMERS SUPPLY AND PREPARE THEIR OWN FOOD. WE DO NOT SUPPLY MEALS AT THE RESTAURANT FOR SELF-CATERING GUESTS.
Chalets (non-self-catering units):
4 x Chalets which accommodates 2 adults each (Total – sleeps 8)
African Spirit Game Lodge accommodation is intimate and consists of 4 quaint, fully serviced chalets.
Each comfortable and stylish chalet accommodates 2 people each (twin beds – can be converted into a king size bed or be separated if singles are required) with an en-suite bathroom (showers only), air-conditioner, mini- bar fridge, ceiling fan, tea and coffee facilities. Each chalet has a private veranda where guests can relax in their own privacy and enjoy the tranquillity of the bush. The paths are well-lit and connect the chalets to the main lodge. A single stretcher bed can be added per chalet for children 12 and younger.
Includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with 1 Daily Game Drive.
Please note: THERE ARE NO TV’S IN THE CHALETS.
Any reservation not confirmed with a deposit within the stipulated period (3 days) will be cancelled automatically.
Cancellation of any reserved booking must be made in writing to our e-mail address.
To change an already confirmed or reserved booking to another date; subject to availability, an admin/amendment fee will be charged of 40% of deposit paid.
During peak seasons (long weekends, Easter Holidays, School Holidays), there are no refunds on deposits for bookings and once you have made a booking and don't show, we can require at least a full nights fee or the total booking fee for your entire stay, if we can't find a replacement booking.
In the event of premature departure, or cancellation during intended stay, guests will be liable for the full payment of pre-booked stay.
An administration fee of 7% will be charged on all cancellations for existing bookings for admin and bank charges to do refunds.
Our cancellation fees are as follows:
4 weeks prior to arrival - 25% of full amount
3 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of full amount
2 weeks prior to arrival - 75% of full amount
1 week prior to arrival - 100% of full amount
Arrival & Departure Times
Check in time: 14h00 and NO LATER THAN 22H00
Check out time: No later than 10h00 am
Terms Of Payment
Payments can be made by credit card (Visa/Master Card only) or direct deposit to the following:
Name of account holder:African Spirit Game Lodge
Bank Name: First National Bank
A copy of your payment must be e-mailed or faxed to our reservation office:
Fax number:086 640 9571
All correspondence must have your name and or invoice (reservation) number on it.
No cheques will be accepted.
We only accept Visa/Master credit cards and cash.
All deposits must be paid in full before arrival.
The balance of your accommodation must be settled in full, upon arrival, and all extras can be settled at the end of your stay.
CONSERVATION ENTRANCE FEE:
This is compulsory for overnight guests and will be added to your account. R 50 per Adult per night and R 25 per Child per night ( 4-12 years)
We do not have an open restaurant to order food from. We have set kitchen hours for breakfast and dinner only. Self-catering guests must please bring own food and supplies.
Same day bookings: We need a deposit before arrival. Dinner must be booked before 13h00pm on the day for catering purposes, otherwise we advise guests to book for bed & breakfast only.
Self-catering guests are to pay a R200 deposit fee for breakages which will be refunded after the premises have been vacated, and we have checked the units. Money will be transferred via bank transfer.
Sundays & public holidays, self-catering units will not be serviced.
No self-drives are allowed in the Game Reserve. Game drives are offered from our lodge. Please ask for details. Book in advance at time of booking. No children under 3 years allowed on game drives.
We have a strict no smoking policy in any of our units.
Minimum booking of 3 nights over peak seasons