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.
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.
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.