Mziki Safari Lodge is a charming escape in the African bush

Mziki Safari Lodge

Mziki Safari Lodge, found in the heart of the Mziki Private Game Reserve, is the perfect place to be for an authentic African bush experience yet within reach of the city of Johannesburg.

The lodge offers families and couples alike the perfect chance to get away from the busy city of Johannesburg and enjoy the natural, affordable haven combined with charming South African hospitality.

The Mziki Private Game Reserve is home to over 50 species of mammals, including of course three of the ‘Big 5’ and 372 species of bird – a total bird-lovers paradise!

Director of Mziki Safari Lodge, Manuela Pallamar, promises that guests will have a memorable experience.

“We would be delighted to welcome you to Mziki. We are located close to Johannesburg and very children friendly,” she said.

“Your stay can be filled with activities such as bush walks, game drives, archery or air rifle shooting, or it can be a very relaxing one with some Spa treatments. Mziki is known for its good food and personal ambience.”G


Mziki Safari Lodge

Mziki Safari Lodge has three different accommodations on offer, namely the Main Lodge, the Chalets and the Rondavels. Each of the nine rooms is named after one of the many animals that can be found at the lodge.

The Main Lodge rooms are equipped with either a King-sized bed or twin single beds with delicate Italian linen and can accommodate a maximum of two people; perfect for couples. The rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, air-conditioner, hairdryer, safe, ceiling fan, electric blanket, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

These rooms are perfect for those travelling with older children, couples or individual guests. The rooms have excellent views of the swimming pool, which is easily accessible, and the waterhole where the wildlife gather.

The Thatched Chalets are perfect for families, with twin or King-sized beds; it can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children under the age of 12. The rooms are equipped with a sleeper couch, an en-suite bathroom with a corner bath tub and shower, coffee and tea-making facilities, safe, ceiling fan, electric blanket, air-conditioner, and hairdryer.

The spacious and luxurious Rondavels rooms each have their own verandas overlooking the gardens and bushveld. They can accommodate a maximum of two people which makes it perfect for couples or individual travellers.

The Beds are fitted with the finest Italian linen; the bathroom is semi-open plan with a shower, bath tub and double basin. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioner, hairdryer, safe, ceiling fan, electric blanket, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Free Wi-Fi is available as well as secure parking on the premises and a cleaning service. Rates at Mziki Safari Lodge range from just R1 750 to R2 000 per person per night.

“We loved our stay at Mziki. Geyser, Byron and the team were exceptional. Lovely hearty home cooked meals and total relaxation! Lovely sunsets and great game viewing, even from the Lodge. Highly recommend Mziki for families… the ideal holiday or weekend getaway.” – Cheryl Schmidt TripAdvisor.


Mziki Safari Lodge

Mziki Safari Lodge has a beautiful Outdoor Safari Lounge and Swimming pool, the perfect place to wind down and relax or spend time with the family during your stay. The pool is surrounded by loungers and the lush indigenous gardens.

While cooling down in the pool you might spot a squirrel running across the field, hornbill searching for some grub or the buffalo and elephants going for a drink at the nearby watering hole.

Mziki Safari Lodge’s new spa, the Ha Lolo Beauty Spa offers a wide range of treatments that guests can enjoy either in the spa or in the comfort of their own rooms. From massages to facials, their spa menucovers it all.

“Overall this was a great experience. The food was great and staff are all wonderful and friendly. The safari drive we did was a good experience but the bush walk was incredible. In our two walks we saw elephants and buffalos up close among all the other beautiful creatures this reserve has to offer. Byron was a great guide as he was knowledgeable of the animals and an even better person to talk to.” – Vincent TripAdvisor.

Mziki Safari Lodge received a Certificate of excellence for 2017 from TripAdvisor.

Other facilities include a Kiddies Playground, an Open-Air Bush Boma, the Private Conference Room, the Mziki Shop and Lounge.

The Selous Boma Restaurant and Bar is the place to gather after a long day of activities and game drives. Here guests can enjoy a sundowner at the honesty bar, warm up around the fire pit, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Activities that can be enjoyed at Mziki Safari Lodge are birdingarcheryfishingbarge cruisesmini-ranger courses for the kids, bush walks and game viewing.

To make a booking at Mziki Safari Lodge, call them on 082 902 2058 or email Visit their website at

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