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Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge

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Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge, located within Mkuze Game Reserve, is an exclusive bush lodge catering for up to eight guests in four separate en-suite chalets. The reserve offers 100km of public roads within 40 000ha of natural habitat and is incorporated into the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park.

Located in northern Zululand, uMkuze Game Reserve is ideally placed - approximately 340km from Durban and 480km from Johannesburg - offering easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique.

The reserve offers a great diversity of natural habitat, with exceptional wildlife and bird watching opportunities.

Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge at a Glance

  • Self-catering bush lodge 
  • Accommodation – 8-bed lodge
  • 4 x 2-bed, en-suite units (shower & toilet)
  • Maximum 8 guests
  • Central fully equipped kitchen area
  • Central lounge area
  • Sundeck
  • Solar powered lighting
  • Cook/caretaker
  • Field ranger
  • Game Walks



Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge overlooks the Nhlonhlela Pan, which is lined with fever trees offering the perfect view over which to enjoy a sundowner or early morning coffee on the deck, while watching the wildlife pass by.

There are four x two bed units all of which are en-suite (with shower and toilet), and connected by wooden board walks branching out from the communal lounge and kitchen area. This lodge is served by a solar powered lighting system. Good torches and gas lights are recommended.

Guests at Nhlonhlela are required to bring their own food and beverages, although there are limited supplies of basic food stuffs and a small selection of curios available at the camp shop at Mantuma.

There is a cook/caretaker in attendance at Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge as well as a field ranger, available to take visitors on guided game walks. There is also a small take-away outlet at the main camp which is open during office hours.

Activities at uMkhuze Game Reserve

An entrance fee is payable by guests at the main Mkuze Game Reserve entrance gate, on arrival.

No pets are permitted and no firewood may be collected in the reserve.

The camp water has been chlorinated and is safe for drinking but is a bit salty in taste. Visitors may prefer to provide their own drinking water. There is a swimming pool at Mantuma Main Camp which guests can make use of.

We are only a booking service to secure accommodation at a number of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife park accommodation venues. We are in no way responsible for the condition of the facilities, which due to severe budgetry cuts from our Provincial Government, has resulted in a lack of general maintenance over the years, with many of the accommodation facilities severely jeopardised and in need of urgent repair or closure.
The Park authorities are well aware of this inability to carry out basic necessary maintenance and are endevouring to source the necessary funds which to date have not become available. Far and Wild Safaris has no control over the allocation of units and their condition. Should you choose to visit these venues and subsequently find fault with the accommodation and or service, we are only able to forward your comments to the Park authorities. There is no compensation for this status quo should it not meet your expectation. Please contact ourselves should you require further clarification.

Fuel can also be purchased.

Visitors to this private and peaceful piece of African bush can either enjoy the exclusive use area of the lodge or visit some of the excellent hides, pans and public roads within the reserve which is renowned for its diversity of habitat, variety of wildlife and in particular its excellent birding opportunities.


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