After breakfast at the hotel
Day enjoying activities arranged from the lodge at an additional cost.
Explore the wildlife, history, scenery and cultural wealth of Zululand and the Elephant Coast with Ghost Mountain Safaris.
Join our enthusiastic and knowledgeable rangers on a variety of excursions. From Game Drives or boat cruises and Tiger Fishing on Lake Jozini, to hikes and Zulu homestead visits. Our qualified guides are able to tailor-make itineraries for you.
Game Drive in UMKHUZE GAME RESERVE (Full Day or Half Day)
The reserve harbours an astonishing diversity of habitats ranging from the eastern slopes of the Lebombo Mountains to stretches of rolling acacia savannah, swamps, woodlands and riverine forest.
Wildlife includes black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and a multitude of plains game. Lion were reintroduced to the park in 2013 making it a Big 5 reserve.
The birding is exceptional – 420 species recorded. uMkhuze offers a Fig Forest Walk (5-6hrs) which is highly recommended.
uMkhuze Game Drive - Half day
Duration: +/- 4 hours
uMkhuze Game Drive - Full day with lunch
Duration +/- 6 hours
MANYONI WALKING SAFARI
Explore Manyoni on foot with a focus on the ‘smaller things’ in the reserve; tracks, plants, insects but there is a possibility of coming across some of the big 5 wildlife. Walks are limited to 4 guest above the age of 16 due to the dangerous game in the reserve
Morning: 7:30 am in Winter and 5:00 am in Summer
Afternoon: 14:00 pm in Winter and 16:00 pm in Summer
ZULU CULTURAL WALK
Immerse yourself into the rural community of the Lebombo mountains and enjoy a memorable walk with remarkable views, while learning about rural Zulu customs and living as it is today.
This walk is a cultural treat and allows for interaction with the people of the area, as well as gives a greater insight into life in rural Zululand.
LEBOMBO SCENIC DRIVE
A leisurely drive up the Lebombo Mountains through enthralling scenery with magnificent views of Lake Jozini allows guests to unwind and inhale the wonder and grace of rural Africa. If the drive is arranged in the evening, sundowners in this gorgeous location should not be missed!
Duration +/- 4 hours
GHOST MOUNTAIN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
A unique experience and one of authenticity, the Myeni Cultural Experience includes a visit to a local homestead as well as the chance to interact with members of the Myeni family. With prior arrangement one can also experience an unforgettable visit to a Sangoma with a bone reading if desired
Stick fighting, and/or a sampling of traditional food and drink. Finish the experience with a drive through the Lebombo Mountains taking in some of the area’s awe-inspiring views as well as the rural life that surrounds you. Optional extras that include food & beer tasting, a Sangoma visit and reading or Zulu stick fighting can be added to a cultural homestead visit, by prior arrangements.Duration +/- 4 hours. with an overnight stay.