KwaZulu Private Game Reserve - Aberfeldy Lodge

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KwaZulu Private Game Reserve - Aberfeldy Lodge, accommodation in Pongola, Kwazulu Natal

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Name of hostsKwaZulu Private Game Reserve
Tel:+27 (0)34 414 1175

KwaZulu Private Game Reserve - Aberfeldy Lodge
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Kwazulu Private Game Reserve is a place of splendour in Northern Kwazulu Natal, once home to Zulu kings Shaka and Dingaan. Comprising 15,000 hectares of unspoilt bushveld, from savannah grasslands to steep cliffs and towering canyons in the mountains, this majestic reserve welcomes the traveller in search of a unique and fulfilling experience.

Our game reserve is an idyllic retreat, where elephants wander and rhinos mix with herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and antelope, offering wonderful sights of Africa's beautiful soul.

The Reserve aims to protect and use the wildlife resources in a sustainable way and to benefit the Zulu population in the area, while simultaneously offering unforgettable memories to visitors.

Aberfeldy Lodge offers accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests in 5 luxury double rooms and 1 suite. All are connected by wooden walk-ways. There is a large wooden sundeck with a swimming pool and a fireplace and lounge bar with distinctive African elegance.

Next to the separate dining room and a covered veranda is a place where visitors can enjoy a "braai", a typical South African barbeque, on the fireplace on the deck.

Each meal is a gastronomic experience offering a fine array of exclusive flavours to the discerning guest. Sunrise breakfast, lantern-lit dinners, delightful tailor-made picnics and tempting desserts add to the natural beauty, serenity of the surroundings and one of the finest culinary experiences under African skies.


Game drives

Our photo safaris are conducted in open 4 wheel drive vehicles, accompanied by a game ranger and a tracker. We cover much of the 23,000 ha, where the Big Five can be seen and most other animals typical of Kwazulu Natal, even spotted hunting dogs. Animals close to extinction and very rare.

Guided game walks

Game walks, accompanied by a game ranger and a tracker, bring you close to animal life on the savannah and the mountainous and riverine areas of the reserve. For your protection only the game ranger and tracker carry firearms.


Bass and fly fishing in the Mkuze river or in our well stocked pools

Bird watching

More than 350 species of birds have been recorded.


Adventures, like abseiling into the Mkuze river canyon, followed by a short canoe trip down the Mkuze river gorge. Have a picnic lunch in breath-taking mountainous surroundings.
We will be happy to arrange any combination of our reserve activities for you.
Trip to Masihambisane to view beadwork produced by villagers.

If you can inform us before arrival, we will be happy to arrange bookings for any activities outside the reserve. Rates will be confirmed.

  • Trip to the Zulu, Boer and Anglo battlefields
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling on the Sodwana Bay Reefs
  • Tiger fish fishing and cruises on Lake Jozini.
  • Day trips to St. Lucia and Cape Vidal
  • Flights over St. Lucia
  • Deep sea fishing at St. Lucia
  • Whale watching during july and november


Kwazulu Privage Game Reserve is reached by air from all major cities in South Africa. SA Express flies daily from Johannesburg to Richards Bay. We can charter return flights from Richards Bay to our air-strip as well as charter directly from Johannesburg. We arrange all road transfers from Richards Bay. By road: from Johannesburg - 5 hours # exit Johannesburg on the Witbank N4 # take the Middelburg exit to Hendrina # continue towards Ermelo on the N11 # continue towards Piet Retief and Pongola on the N2 By road: from Durban ( 5 hours) # exit from Durban to Stranger on the N2 North # continue past Empangeni to Pongola on the N2 North By road: from Richards Bay (2 1/2 hours) # exit Richards Bay to Pongola on the N2. By road: from Pongola (30 minutes) # turn down the R66 to Nongoma # continue for about 22 km past the Magudu sign on your right # turn right at the R69 towards Vryheid # continue towards the entrance of Kwazulu Private Game Reserve # follow the road and after 2 km turn left at the sign Aberfeldy.