Situated in the heart of historic Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal, Mkuze Falls is located among unique ecosystems of riverine, wetland, lowveld bushveld and montane grassland that provide the diversity required for large quantity of bird and animal species. The reserve is home to the big five, cheetah, hippo and a vast number of plains game. For ornithologists, Mkuze Falls and its wetlands are an absolute must. There are more than four hundred species of birds in the area. More specifically the reserve is home to the fish eagle, giant kingfisher, narina trogon and the spectacular purple-crested lourie to mention a few.
The Falls Lodge has a central complex built on raised wooden platforms with spacious verandas. The facilities include a dining area, a comfortable lounge and pub, a shady terrace and a swimming pool. The large lounge leads onto a spacious viewing deck which is built over the sloping riverbank. This veranda provides panoramic views of the winding Mkuze River and the wild landscape beyond. In the heat of the day, you can relax under the shady palm trees and take a refreshing swim in the sparkling pool. In the evenings, enjoy some lively entertainment provided by the energetic, traditional Zulu dancers.
Accommodation is in nine beautiful chalets or for the romantically inclined there is the spectacular safari suite. All these rooms have a breathtaking view of the river, bush and mountains. Private plunge-pools and an outside shower provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the gratifying luxury of the air-conditioned bedroom.
Highly experienced kitchen and waiting staff have been trained to indulge and delight the most discerning guests. The menu varies daily and features a host of South African dishes including local venison specialities. Vegetarian meals are prepared on request. In fine weather, dinner or a South African 'braai' (barbeque) is served in the boma. There is also a fully equipped health and beauty centre.