About Us

Welcome to Mziki Safari Lodge, a charming family-owned and family-friendly lodge that embodies the essence of personalized hospitality. We take pride in creating memorable experiences for our guests, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere amidst the breathtaking beauty of the African wilderness.

Our Story

Werner Pallamar, an Austrian Mountain Climber who previously also climbed in the Himalaya mountains, embarked on an expedition through Africa in the year 1965, conquering all mountains of a higher altitude in Africa.  27 months later and back in Vienna he decided to immigrate to South Africa with one suitcase. Being a great nature lover he started to create the Mziki game reserve in 1981 with the first farm, which today is home to our lodge, the only one on our reserve. Mziki was expanded over the decades with the addition of several farms, where private investors bought into the concept of preserving the land, and over time introducing more game species which always lived in this space. Werner’s wife Manuela and their two sons Philip and Christopher continue in his legacy. In 2023 most bedrooms received an upgrade and 3 new 2-bedroom units are added with the introduction of Sable and Cheetah this year. We believe in a very personal ‘away from home’ approach and cater for children as our future guests. We preserve our space and our purpose is to look after our environment, our un-spoilt nature, and our great team of staff.

The Mziki team

At Mziki Safari Lodge, our team is the heart and soul of our operation. Led by Manuela, along with her two sons Philip and Christopher, we are a close-knit family dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for our guests. From our talented chef Kego who crafts delicious culinary creations, to our knowledgeable guides who share their passion for wildlife and nature, and our diligent gardeners who maintain the beauty of our surroundings, every member of our team plays a vital role in making Mziki who we are. Click the button above to learn more about the incredible individuals who bring our lodge to life and ensure that your stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary.

Responsible tourism

At Mziki Safari Lodge, responsible tourism lies at the heart of our values. We are deeply committed to looking after the pristine nature and abundant wildlife that call our reserve home. Conservation is not just a concept to us; it’s a way of life. We implement sustainable practices, minimize our ecological footprint, and actively contribute to the well-being of our local communities. Through various initiatives, such as recycling programs and community partnerships, we strive to make a positive impact on the environment and foster a sense of responsibility among our guests. To learn more about our dedication to responsible tourism, click the button below.

Family Friendly Safari

At Mziki Safari Lodge, we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly destination. We believe in the importance of getting the whole family on safari to inspire a love for nature in children. With activities like the Junior Ranger Course, swimming pool, playground, and family-friendly game drives, we ensure that children are entertained and engaged throughout their stay. Experience the magic of the African bush together at Mziki Safari Lodge, where unforgettable family memories are made. Read more about how Mziki Safari Lodge caters for families with the link above.

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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.