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.
Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge offers an adventurous experience in five "Hemingway" style East African Tents, each overlooking the Mkuze River. The tents are built on wooden decks raised on stilts with beautiful views of the lush countryside. The facilities include a lounge, bar, boma and swimming pool. Starlit evenings are enjoyed in the boma and the sounds of the Zulu drumbeat beckon the pure spirit of Africa.
The elegance of the tented design is reminiscent of a bygone era. The tents are completely private and well spaced, tucked into the bush and providing an eco-friendly retreat. Each tent is air-conditioned and has a private game viewing deck with spectacular views of the bushveld and river. En suite bathrooms boast a freestanding Victorian bath.
The atmosphere at the tented camp is relaxed and guests can enjoy starlit evenings in the boma, or on the bar deck or make use of the cosy dining room.