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      Below is a list of our news and happenings at Amakhosi Safari Lodge. This section is continually updated keeping you informed at all times.

      03 May, 2022
      Posted inBirds

      Amakhosi Newsletter November

      Amakhosi Newsletter November November 2009      Amakhosi Newsletter November                              November 2009 News from our Private Kingdom Dear Amakhosi friends and supporters. We have had a  Read More

      20 Apr, 2022
      Posted inAnimals

      The Beautiful and Majestic Nyala

      The Beautiful and Majestic Nyala October 2018     Images courtesy of Mike Currie There is a type of antelope that likes to welcome our guests as they come through the gates of the lodge more than any other. This antelope is  Read More

      20 Apr, 2022
      Posted inFood

      Chef Rejoice

      Chef Rejoice November 2018   Working with passion is more encouraging than depending on experience!     My name is Rejoice from Magudu area near to Pongola town, started working at Amakhosi Safari Lodge in 2000 when it was a camp. There’s actually a  Read More

      20 Apr, 2022
      Posted inFood

      CHEF LAURENS BOBOTIE

      Chef Laurens Bobotie November 2018 Bobotie is a tradtional South African dish, it first appeared in a dutch cookbook in 1609. It is thought that this spicy flavourful mince dish may have originated from Indonesia. It is also one of those dishes  Read More

      20 Apr, 2022
      Posted inAnimals

      The Mystical Waterbuck by Ranger Jacques

      The Mystical Waterbuck by Ranger Jacques December 2018 Waterbuck   According to bush fundi’s the trademark white ring around the rump of a waterbuck acts as a “follow me” sign. Females and their young live in herds, when they flee  Read More

      20 Apr, 2022
      Posted inCheetah

      The Elusive Cat

      The Elusive Cat March 2019   Leopard - Amakhosi   Incredibly stealthy, powerful and amazingly beautiful, the leopard seems to have no flaws. They can however be difficult to spot on safari. None the less we have had some incredible  Read More

      20 Apr, 2022
      Posted inFood

      Easter Treats by Chef Lauren

      Easter Treats by Chef Lauren April 2019 Easter Cake - by Chef Lauren   Orange and Thyme Cake topped Marshmallow Icing and Easter Eggs 4 eggs 6TBL oil 1 c water 2 c flour 1 ¾ c sugar Pinch of  Read More

      21 Mar, 2021
      Posted inBirds

      Guess Who is Back?

      Guess Who is Back? March 2021 Phillip Khumalo   We at Amakhosi are very happy to have Phillip Khumalo back on the team , Phillip has a passion for wildlife and a special talent in sharing his knowledge and teaching people  Read More

      19 Feb, 2021
      Posted inCheetah

      New Arrivals: Cheetah Cubs!

      New Arrivals: Cheetah Cubs! February 2021   Cheetah cubs approx 2 months old   There has been much excitement at the lodge as your beautiful young female gave birth to 4 cheetah cubs and Ranger Jacques managed to see them  Read More

      19 Jun, 2020
      Posted inBirds

      Rescue of a Crowned Eagle

        Rescue of a Crowned Eagle June 2020   Rescued Crowned Eagle   Crowned eagles are some of the most majestic eagles found in Africa, they occur commonly in thickly wooded and forested areas where they hunt mainly monkeys and  Read More

      19 Jun, 2020
      Posted inFood

      World Bunny Chow Day – 26 June

      World Bunny Chow Day - 26 June June 2020     Amakhosi Style Venison Bunny Chow   If you have visited Kwa Zulu Natal I am sure you have indulged in our famous Bunny Chow - there are many versions  Read More

      19 May, 2020
      Posted inCheetah

      Cheetah Darting and Relocation

      Cheetah Darting and Relocation May 2020 Cheetah Mum and cubs - image by Esther Currie Even though we are in lockdown conservation does not stop. This week the Amakhosi Team headed by Alwyn Wentzel reserve general manager along with EWT  Read More

      20 Apr, 2020
      Posted inAnimals

      The Bushveld Choir

      The Bushveld Choir April 2020   In the bushveld, there is a choir made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. This choir only plays on special occasions when everything is just right when good rains have fallen in the  Read More

      20 Apr, 2020
      Posted inBirds

      Hamerkop – by Ranger Jac

      Hamerkop - by Ranger Jac April 2020 Hamerkop Bird by Ranger Jac   Good morning to the rest of the world from Amakhosi Safari Lodge! Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! It is Ranger Jacques here trying to  Read More

      19 Apr, 2020
      Posted inAnimals

      Humorous Look at the Chameleon

      Humorous Look at the Chameleon April 2020   The Way of the Very Odd And Confused Chameleon. The incredible Camouflage of a Chameleon   As we all know it the life of a chameleon seems very of odd and also  Read More

      19 Apr, 2020
      Posted inFood

      Bier Brood Bush Style

      Bier Brood Bush Style April 2020     Bier brood (Beer bread) in the Bush   The Wentzel family took their daughter Ine fishing in the reserve for her 14th birthday and they spent the day feasting bush style.  Mom  Read More

      20 Sep, 2019
      Posted inBig five

      Five Reasons to go on Safari in South Africa

      Five Reasons to go on Safari in South Africa September 2019   Written by Harriet Nimmo. South Africa is a brilliant, easy introduction to Africa. It is a fantastic destination for your first-ever safari …or your fiftieth. It is an efficient, well-developed  Read More

      20 Apr, 2019
      Posted inAnimals

      Chama Chama Chama Chama Chama Chameleon!

      Chama Chama Chama Chama Chama Chameleon! April 2019 Image by Mike Currie   More often than not it is the bigger animals that draw all the attention in the bush. One will never get tired of listening to the powerful  Read More

      20 Mar, 2019
      Posted inCheetah

      Cheetah Fever by Ranger Jacques

      Cheetah Fever by Ranger Jacques March 2019   Cheetah Fever- Image Ranger Rowan Poortier   Not too long ago lion fever took over Amakhosi with the arrival of our five beautiful lion cubs. I am delighted to announce their mother  Read More

      20 Oct, 2018
      Posted inAnimals

      Animal That Commands Great Respect!

      Animal That Commands Great Respect! October 2018 AN ANIMAL TO BE RESPECTED! We stopped for sundowners at one of my favourite spots after another exciting safari. A section of the river where a natural pool forms, a firm favourite for  Read More

      03 Oct, 2018
      Posted inFood

      Chef Lauren’s Vegetable Cake

      Chef Lauren's Vegetable Cake October 2018 Chef Lauren is legendary, her high tea's are always a highlight of most stays. Recently Chef decided to try out this new invention and trust us when we say it is deliciously healthy!  Vegetable  Read More

      03 Sep, 2018
      Posted inSpa

      Amakhosi River Spa – Treatment of the Month

      Amakhosi River Spa - Treatment of the Month September 2018   Amakhosi Signature Treatment  Khombi's just loves to pamper our guests and this month she suggests that you book a 75-minute Amakhosi Signature Treatment.   Balance your mind, body and  Read More

      03 Aug, 2018
      Posted inAwards

      Please Vote for Team Amakhosi Safari Lodge

      Please Vote for Team Amakhosi Safari Lodge August 2018 We have the honour of being one  the official participants of World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 The team works very hard all year round and this award is for them, please  Read More

      03 Jul, 2018
      Posted inTeam

      Meet the Team – This is Their Story

      Meet the Team - This is Their Story June 2018 I am Zinhle Lungile Mahlinza from small town called Jozini. I started working at Amakhosi in February 2010, so it has been 8 years now. I started working as waiter for 4  Read More

      03 Jul, 2018
      Posted inAnimals

      Old Spots

      Old Spots July 2018 Old Spot   There is hardly a better way to start off a day in the bush than to see a leopard mother and her cubs, it was a crisp winter morning in Zululand with everybody in the vehicle curled  Read More

      03 Jul, 2018
      Posted inAwards

      World Ranger’s Day 31 July

      World Ranger's Day 31 July July 2018 World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures  Read More

      03 Jul, 2018
      Posted inAnimals

      Dance of Dominance

      Dance of Dominance July 2018    On one of our morning game drives, we were lucky enough to come across this sighting. Giraffe are not territorial and have to develop a local status hierarchy. This is established through ritual necking  Read More

      03 Jun, 2015
      Posted inAwards

      We Need Your Vote!!

      We Need Your Vote!! June 2015 We Need your vote!! June 2015 The Team has worked really hard this year and we are so honoured that they have made the finals for the World Luxury Awards for 2015. We could  Read More

      03 Dec, 2014
      Posted inAwards

      BUSH BEAT

      Bush Beat December 2014   We come to that time of year again where we start slowing down, spend time with our loved ones and just try and remove ourselves from the hustle of making a life. A time to  Read More

      03 Jun, 2014
      Posted inAwards

      VOTE FOR AMAKHOSI SAFARI LODGE

      Vote For Amakhosi Safari Lodge June 2014     Vote for Amakhosi Safari Lodge June 2014 Vote for Amakhosi   We are so proud to announce that Amakhosi has been nominated for the World Luxury Awards, the voting period is  Read More

      03 Sep, 2012
      Posted inBig five

      BUSH BEAT NO 25

      Bush Beat no 25 September 2012     Bush Beat No 25                                                   September 2012    Read More

      03 Mar, 2012
      Posted inBig five

      BUSH BEAT NO 24

      Bush Beat no 24 March 2012      Bush Beat No. 24                                                          Read More

      03 Nov, 2011
      Posted inBig five

      BUSH BEAT NO 23

      Bush Beat no 23 November 2011      Bush Beat No. 23                                                          Read More

      03 Jul, 2011
      Posted inBig five

      BUSH BEAT NO 22

      Bush Beat no 22 July 2011  Bush Beat No 22 July 2011 Winter is in full swing and we must say it has been unusually chilly in Zululand, but it has been very busy for all and once again time  Read More

      03 Feb, 2011
      Posted inBig five

      BUSH BEAT NO 21

      Bush Beat no 21 February 2011    Bush Beat No. 21 February 2011 Summer is a wonderful time of year , the abundance of rains have brought new life to the reserve, as well as spectacular scenery. From the latest  Read More

      03 Oct, 2010
      Posted inBirds

      BUSH BULLETIN NO 20

      Bush Beat no 20 October 2010        Bush Bulletin No. 20           October 2010 Summer is just around the corner and with that the arrival of the much needed rains and the Amakhosi reserve is  Read More

      03 Aug, 2010
      Posted inBirds

      INTRODUCING – ISIGODLO

      Introducing Isigodlo August 2010    Introducing - IsiGodlo August 2010 IsiGodlo - Private Villa Experience Amakhosi is proud to launch something new and exciting and an alternative to offer your clients - “IsiGodlo” which in Zulu means a Chief residence,  Read More

      03 Aug, 2010
      Posted inBig five

      BUSH BEAT VOL 19

      Bush Beat Vol 19 August 2010    Bush Beat vol 19 August 2010 What a transformation we have seen on the Amazulu Game Reserve in the past couple of months! Winter has settled in with the cold early morning and  Read More