Mziki Safari Lodge

Recharge and reconnect with Mother Nature

Cozy Lodging in the South African Wilderness

Family friendly

Eco friendly

Malaria free

Top location

Great weather

Explore the beauty of
South Africa

Enquire now and experience an exquisite escape at Mziki Safari Lodge – your perfect oasis near Johannesburg. Our cozy lodge will ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime.

Get ready for an adventure

Whether you’re looking for a thrill, a relaxing day in nature, or an opportunity for your kids to learn more about our environment, we have something for everyone.

Our Story

Nestled beneath the shady Karees in the heart of Mziki Private Game Reserve, just two hours’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Mziki Safari Lodge offers a natural, affordable haven for eco-travellers seeking an authentic, unaffected encounter with the African bush.

Perfect for families with a range of engaging activities for children of all ages, Mziki Safari Lodge offers a genuine home-away-from-home, individualistic bush experience combined with charming South African hospitality.

Rates & Specials


Direct Booking Special

Book direct and save. 15% off for bookings made before 30 November 2024, book now!

Stay 4 Pay 3

Bookable throughout the year on standard rates, excluding long weekend and peak season.

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Escape to the wilds of South Africa and book your stay at our
family-friendly lodge, where adventure and relaxation await. Book online now!

Read our stories

 Take a deeper look into the experiences, wildlife, and culture you’ll encounter during your stay at Mziki Safari Lodge.

Frequently asked questions

Set on 6000ha of prime malaria-free bushveld, Mziki Private Game Reserve is home to four of the “Big Five, and over 50 species of mammals and 372 species of birds, making it one of the best birding areas in South Africa.

We are an all year around destination and do not close. However, the most popular months from Europe is the high season Oct to March, from the US is mainly May-Sept season.

The best time for a safari in South Africa is generally during the dry winter season, which occurs from May to September. This period offers mild weather with cooler temperatures and minimal rainfall, making it easier to spot wildlife. The vegetation is less dense, and animals tend to congregate around water sources, increasing the chances of exciting wildlife sightings. It’s a popular time for game drives and wildlife photography. However, the wet summer season from October to April also has its own advantages. The landscapes are lush and green, many animals give birth during this time, and birdwatching is particularly rewarding with the arrival of migratory bird species. Additionally, the shoulder seasons of April/May and September/October can provide a balance between fewer crowds, pleasant weather, and excellent wildlife sightings. Ultimately, the best time for a safari in South Africa depends on your preferences and the specific experiences you are seeking.

Mziki Safari Lodge is a family-friendly destination that caters to children with a variety of engaging activities. One of the highlights is our mini ranger courses, where kids can participate in hands-on learning experiences about wildlife, conservation, and bush skills. We also offer thrilling game viewing activities that allow families to embark on exciting game drives together, spotting and learning about the diverse wildlife in the area. Additionally, we have a dedicated playground where children can have fun and interact with other young guests in a safe environment. At Mziki Safari Lodge, we prioritize creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for families, ensuring that children have a fantastic time during their stay.

Absolutely! At Mziki Safari Lodge, we are more than happy to accommodate special dietary requirements. We understand that every guest has unique dietary needs and preferences, and our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring that everyone’s dining experience is enjoyable and tailored to their specific requirements. Whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or any other dietary restriction, our chefs are skilled at creating delicious and satisfying meals that cater to your needs. Just let us know about your dietary requirements in advance, and we will take care of the rest, ensuring that you have a delightful and inclusive dining experience throughout your stay.


Our check-in time at Mziki Safari Lodge is 1:00 PM, allowing guests to settle in and start their safari adventure comfortably. For check-out, we kindly request guests to vacate their rooms by 11:00 AM. These timings are designed to ensure a smooth transition for both arriving and departing guests, allowing us to provide excellent service and maintain our high standards for each visitor’s experience.


More Information

We're Temporarily Closed For Renovations

Mziki Lodge is temporarily closed for some exciting renovations. You can still browse our website and enquire as normal. The lodge will be opening again on the 8th July 2024.