Ghost Mountain Inn

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Ghost Mountain Inn Hotel / Lodge accommodation in Mkuze Kwazulu Natal

4 Star
Name of hostsChristine
Tel:+27 (0)35 573 1025

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At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain lies the privately owned 4 Star Ghost Mountain Inn, a perfect setting for taking time out to relax and experience the charms of Africa in comfort and style.

Unwind by the pool or indulge your senses with a skin or body treatment in our Spa.

For the more adventurous our Safari company offers a variety of guided tours to explore this diverse region with a variety of game drives, birding walks, hikes, tiger fishing, boat rides and Zulu cultural trips.

Relax in one of our 52 tastefully appointed, en suite bedrooms complete with television, telephone and air conditioning or take in the golden African sunset from your very own garden patio.

The Inn provides good food and friendly service either in the air conditioned restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the expansive grounds and swimming pool. Also two pubs, Tshaneni and Mtwazi, the original pub from when the Inn was built in 1962. Our Health Spa offers skin and body treatments, an indoor gym and a steam room.

We cater for meetings and conferences with programmes tailor-made to suit many events. For intimate Weddings, our lush garden sets the perfect country scene.

Situated in picturesque Northern Zululand near the historical and legendary Ghost Mountain, the Inn prides itself on personal service, a home away from home.

Game drives, elephant tracking, boat cruises, fishing, cultural excursions and acclaimed birdwatching are offered.

Ghost Mountain Inn is central to several game and coastal reserves and is an ideal base to explore the cultural and ecological wonders of Maputaland, either as a self-drive or with our guided tours.

Comfortable en suite bedrooms have air-conditioning, television and private patios.

Tailor-made conference packages for up to 60 people.


The Ghost Mountain Inn offers 50 guest rooms, including a large Suite, 26 Executive Rooms and 23 Standard rooms. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, television, telephone, air conditioning, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Furnished patios offer guests a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature. Each guest room has been tastefully decorated to give a residential feel with a touch of Africa.

executive suite

Our spacious Suite offers great comfort and privacy. It features a large bedroom with an extra length king size bed and a comfortable down duvet. Both the bedroom and separate dressing area have large retractable doors to maximise the view of the Lebombo Mountains.

The luxurious bathroom with a freestanding bath leads out into a private garden with an outside shower, while the living area has a separate guest bathroom.

executive rooms

Recently added, the Executive Rooms have been designed to maximise comfort with carefully selected fabrics, furnishings and linen. All rooms look out over the rolling lawns and stretch of water that runs in front of the hotel towards the soaring Lebombo Mountains and Ghost Mountain.

Well lit bathrooms have separate bath and shower. For business guests the desks are large to allow more workspace. All rooms have twin beds however these can be combined into a double bed should you so request. There are a variety of Executive Rooms including 7 larger family rooms with sofa beds for children.

standard rooms

The original rooms of the hotel provide comfortable accommodation with private patios that face either parts of the garden or pool area. Bathrooms feature combined shower and bath.



In addition to the safaris offered by Ghost Mountain Safaris there is a wide range of activities to keep you busy. Tennis Courts and Mountain Bikes are available for our guests use as well as a Games Rooms offering pool, table tennis and darts.

The Elephant Coast, situated in the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, borders Swaziland in the north-west and Mozambique in the north. This area is commonly known too as Zululand and Maputaland. The Area offers an unforgettable opportunity to retrace the paths of past traders, explorers, and tribesmen, to view traditional homesteads amongst tribal communities and to revel in the areas unspoilt beauty. Ghost Mountain Inn provides an idea base to explore all that the area has to offer.

Why not go south to Lake St Lucia, a World Heritage site and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, north to Ndumu Game Reserve or Tembe Elephant Park, home to the last wild elephants of southern Africa, or view traditional fish kraals at Kosi Bay?

A trip eastward will lead you to Lake Sibaya or Sodwana Bay, where endless golden sand hugs the coastline of Maputaland and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving reefs are to be found.

Border Cave

Border cave has been occupied by humans, virtually continuously, for about 190 000 years and is one of only a few archaeological sites in the world with a complete stratigraphic record. More than a million artefacts have been excavated from the site including the Lebombo Bone, dated to 35 000 BC making it the oldest known artefact linked to the basic mathematical activity of counting.

Muzi Pans

Muzi Pan is a 15km stretch of water within the greater St. Lucia Wetland Park forming a natural boundary between the park and the KwaJobe Tribal Land. The southern end of the pan borders Mkuze Game Reserve. Both shores of the pan boast a wide variety of bird species (The possibility to add a Pel's Fishing Owl to your list). The pan is a base for a wide variety of game, as well as the numerous resident hippo, and offers a magnificent nature experience either on a canoe or guided walk.


Apart from the Hluhluwe Game Reserve pay a visit to Illala Weavers' Zulu craft museum. There is an African cat rescue centre near the town as well as a Zulu cultural history village.

Tembe Elephant Park & Ndumu Game Reserve

Before being proclaimed as a Park in 1981, elephants roamed freely in this area. Tembe offers a Big 5 experience and is accessible by tar road but you need a 4x4 to drive in the park or one can arrange for game drives. The Ndumu Game Reserve is one of the most interesting and most attractive in South Africa. It lies on the flood plain of the Pongola River, an expanse of wetland with tropical and subtropical habitats.

Kosi Bay

Kosi Bay, near the Mozambique border in the north, has a system of four lakes that run parallel to the sea for 18km. For those with a 4x4 visit the Kosi river mouth for a beach experience bar none.


Rated as one of the ten best diving sites in the world, Sodwana offers something for the more adventuresome. Activities such as diving, snorkelling, quad biking and horse riding can be arranged. In season, turtle watching at night is also available. Sodwana is about an hour and a half's drive from Mkuze if you need to stay on tar or about an hour on a much shorter dirt road.

St Lucia
Situated within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park which was listed for its outstanding natural values as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1999. These natural values are exceptional biodiversity, ecological processes and superlative scenic beauty. The town of St. Lucia is a beautiful South African village. Enjoy a cruise on St Lucia Estuary. Visit the Vidal Game Reserve set between the estuary and the ocean. Whale and Turtle tours are available in season. Deep sea fishing, snorkeling and canoeing can be arranged.


The Ghost Mountain Inn is 500km east of Johannesburg and 300km north of Durban, en route to Swaziland, Mpumalanga and Mozambique. driving directions from johannesburg (5 hours) * N4 or N12 towards Witbank and Middleburg * N11 to Hendrina and Ermlo * N2 to Piet Retief - Pongola - Mkuze * At Mkuze turn left off the N2. Continue straight past town to a T Junction and then make a left. After 400m the hotel will be on the right hand side. driving directions from durban (3 hours) * N2 North past Empangeni - Mtubatuba - Hluhluwe - Mkuze * Be careful not to take the first brown sign. This is the road that leads to Mkhuze Game Reserve. Take the Large Green sign which is about 15km further north. * At Mkuze turn right off the N2. Continue straight passed town to a T Junction and then make a left. After 400m the hotel will be on the right hand side. mkuze airport * 2km from the Ghost Mountain Inn * Coordinates: * S 027 38.0 / E 032 03.0 * ICAO code: F A M U * Runway Length: 1846m * Runway width: 29m * Height: 121m / 400ft * Surface: ASP Road and Air transfers from Durban and Richards Bay are available on request.