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.
Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for up to 8 people in a self-catering, fully serviced, upmarket lodge. A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the surrounding bush
The lodge has been sensitively built into pristine African sandforest, carefully preserving this fragile ecology. The focus is on conservation through education and environmental awareness.
Experience the only Game Viewing and Tiger Fishing Houseboats in South Africa on one of its largest dams, Lake Jozini (aka Pongolapoort Lake), on the KwaZulu- Natal North Coast, 3.5 hrs drive from King Shaka International Airport, north of Durban..
"Relax. You're in the bush" - You are in the heart of Zululand having reached the village of Mkuze, nestled alongside the N2 highway approximately 300 kilometres from Durban.
The village lies on the banks of the Mkuze River which eventually reaches the coast in The Greater La Lucia Wetland Park, passing along the edges of the Mkuze Game Reserve in the course of its journey.
While each Game Sanctuary in this "Land of Nature Reserves", has its own unique charm, Mkuze is somehow special. The 40,000 hectare Reserve, with its yellow Fever trees, wide spreading Sherbet trees and Red Heart Trees is an ever changing Wonderland to which visitors return time after time.
With over 600 bird species having been recorded here, including Pelicans, Spurwing Geese and various Fish Eagles, Mkuze is a bird lover's Mecca. Add to that, giraffe, both rhino species, prolific herds of buck, zebra, leopard and cheetah and you have enchanted guests traversing the 100 kilometres of wide sandy tourist roads in the Reserve.
Natural pans, several well chosen picnic sites and protected viewing hides make for a rich and rewarding game viewing experience.
Be warned though, if you go to Mkuze once - You'll be back!