Faq

We have prepared comprehensive answers to our most frequently asked questions to ensure your visit to Mziki Safari Lodge is seamless. If you have any remaining inquiries or concerns prior to your arrival, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team is here to assist you and provide the information you need for a memorable safari experience.

Frequently asked questions

Absolutely! Our rates are inclusive of an incredible safari experience. You’ll enjoy three delicious meals a day and two daily safaris, which encompass thrilling game drives and immersive bush walks.

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. In 2023 we are also introducing Cheetah and Sable to the reserve!

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.

As long as possible!

Safaris can range from a few days to a couple of weeks. It’s common to find safari packages that offer 3 to 7 days of guided game drives and wildlife viewing activities. We recommend people spend at least 2-3 nights at Mziki Safari Lodge.

Accommodations on a South African safari can vary from luxury lodges and tented camps to more budget-friendly options. Luxury lodges often provide spacious rooms or private suites with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable furnishings, and amenities like swimming pools, restaurants, and spa facilities. Tented camps offer a more immersive bush experience with canvas tents equipped with beds and basic amenities, allowing you to be closer to nature. View our accommodation options to see what Mziki Safari Lodge has to offer.
Before going on a safari in South Africa, it’s advisable to consult with your healthcare provider or a travel medicine specialist regarding any necessary vaccinations or medications. They may recommend vaccinations such as tetanus, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and malaria prophylaxis, depending on the specific region you’ll be visiting. It’s also important to carry insect repellent and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. Luckily at Mziki we are in an area where there is no malaria to worry about.

It is possible to self drive to Mziki Safari Lodge. When going on safari one of our experienced safari guides will take you out in an open safari vehicle so you can see the wildlife. Guided game drives with experienced rangers are often recommended for a more informative and safe safari experience. 

The access road to Mziki Safari Lodge is easily passable without a 4×4 vehicle. There is a 1.2km stretch of gravel road to our south gate, with two bends that may be a bit rockier. From the gate, there is another 1.5km of a well-maintained sand road leading directly to our lodge. Rest assured, a normal car can comfortably navigate this route, although there may be a few potholes on the tar road.

 

 

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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.