Ghost Mountain Inn
Mkuze - Zululand - KwaZulu-Natal
- South Africa
foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze, northern KwaZulu Natal lies
the privately owned 4 Star Ghost Mountain Inn - a perfect setting to experience
the allure of Africa in stylish comfort. Zululand hotel accommodation at
Mountain Inn provides affordable alternatives to Zululand bed and breakfast
accommodation and Zululand guest house accommodation.
intimate and beautiful hotel is the ideal location from which to explore
the array of wildlife and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant
enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of wildlife and the scenic splendors
of this rich and diverse region during game drives, guided walks and boat
cruises in the company of knowledgeable rangers.
Mountain Inn provides affordable alternatives to bed and breakfast accommodation
in Zululand and guest house accommodation in Zululand.
the hotel, the spa offers a range of skin and body treatments and healthy
lunches in a tranquil environment. Those who prefer the relaxing sound
of birdsong and the warmth of the African sun will find their respite at
the poolside within the glorious gardens of Ghost Mountain Inn.
the ideal Zululand venue for weddings and special events. The spacious
gardens provide an ideal setting while our professional staff will assist
with all areas of planning and execution of your function. Meetings or
conferences can be catered for in a variety of venues depending on size
and specific requirements.
to our Spa for a couple of hours or the entire day. Pamper your body, revitalize
your mind and leave with a renewed sense of wellbeing. Indulge yourself
with a massage, facial, manicure, or luxurious body wrap treatment. All
performed by highly qualified therapists.
Mountain Inn provides healthy food and friendly service. Breakfast, Lunch
and Dinner are served on the terrace or in our air conditioned Restaurant.
are two bars on the premises; Tshaneni outside on the terrace and Mtwazi
which is air-conditioned and has DSTV to catch up on sporting fixtures.
a variety of curios from beaded artefacts, carvings to Nguni Cow hides
and clothing the curio shop also offers toiletries and other sundries you
may have left at home. The curio shop is located in the reception area.
offers two pools
of the two situated in the garden in front of the hotel surrounded by umbrellas
and loungers. The second, a rock pool in a more secluded area of the Spa.
5 acres of beautiful gardens stretch down to the water on the boundary
of the property. Our goal is to keep the garden as indigenous as possible.
All new planting is indigenous and we are slowly removing the remaining
exotics and replacing them with indigenous species. The beautiful old trees
and fruit attract many of species of birdlife for which Mkuze is well known.
The garden also features a bird hide and jetty for birding or relaxing.
Mountain Inn offers 50 guest rooms, including a large Suite, 26 Executive
Rooms and 23 Standard rooms.
have en suite bathrooms, television, telephone, air conditioning, hair
dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
patios offer guests a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Each guest room has been tastefully decorated to give a residential feel
with a touch of Africa.
spacious Suite offers great comfort and privacy. It features a large bedroom
with an extra length king size bed and a comfortable down duvet. Both the
bedroom and separate dressing area have large retractable doors to maximise
the view of the Lebombo Mountains. The luxurious bathroom with a
freestanding bath leads out into a private garden with an outside shower,
while the living area has a separate guest bathroom.
added, the Executive Rooms have been designed to maximise comfort with
carefully selected fabrics, furnishings and linen. All rooms look out over
the rolling lawns and stretch of water that runs in front of the hotel
towards the soaring Lebombo Mountains and Ghost Mountain.
lit bathrooms have separate bath and shower. For business guests the desks
are large to allow more workspace.
rooms have twin beds however these can be combined into a double bed should
you so request. There are a variety of Executive Rooms including 7 larger
family rooms with sofa beds for children.
original rooms of the hotel provide comfortable accommodation with private
patios that face either parts of the garden or pool area. Bathrooms feature
combined shower and bath.
Elephant Coast, situated in the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, borders
Swaziland in the north-west and Mozambique in the north. This area is commonly
known too as Zululand and Maputaland. The Area offers an unforgettable
opportunity to retrace the paths of past traders, explorers, and tribesmen,
to view traditional homesteads amongst tribal communities and to revel
in the areas unspoilt beauty. Ghost Mountain Inn provides an idea base
to explore all that the area has to offer.
not go south to Lake St Lucia, a World Heritage site and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi
Game Reserve, north to Ndumu Game Reserve or Tembe Elephant Park, home
to the last wild elephants of southern Africa, or view traditional fish
kraals at Kosi Bay? A trip eastward will lead you to Lake Sibaya
or Sodwana Bay, where endless golden sand hugs the coastline of Maputaland
and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving reefs are to be found.
Coast and Maputaland (Northern Zululand) offers exciting activities, many
available through Ghost Mountain Safaris in our open safari vehicles, boat
or on foot.
qualified guides are passionate about game, birds, botany, craft and Zulu
Culture. Should you have any specific interests they are able to tailor-make
itineraries for you.
aim is to help you enjoy your whole time with us and, hopefully, bring
you back to our beautiful and diverse area. Our safaris cover three main
Safaris - Boat cruises and tiger fishing on Lake Jozini:
lies in a dramatic setting at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains and is
one of South Africa's largest dams. There are several exquisite gorges
which abound with cycads and a wide variety of birds. On the western
side of the dam one might see elephant, rhino, hippo and crocodile. The
13 varieties of fish found in the dam include tilapia, catfish, mud fish,
carp and the sought after tiger fish. A catch and release policy for the
tigers is promoted and anglers are encouraged to retain only one trophy
fish each per day, releasing the live smaller ones. 3 - 4 Hours,
Half and Full Day (weather permitting).
game reserve game drives
harbours an astonishing diversity of habitats ranging from the eastern
slopes of the Lebombo mountains to stretches of rolling acacia savannah,
swamps, woodlands and riverine forest. Wildlife includes black and white
rhino, elephant, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and a multitude of
plains game. The birding is exceptional - 420 species recorded. A walk
in the fig forest is an awesome experience for both birder and those interested
in nature. Half and Full day
Mkuze rhinos in Zululand Game Reserve Safari
game reserve game drives
game park in Africa (along with nearby St Lucia), this reserve was proclaimed
to prevent the white rhino from becoming extinct. Eighty species of mammal
(including the big five) and in excess of 300 species of birds are supported
in this 96 000 ha reserve.
Half and Full Day
the African night with its magnificent skies and the possibility of nocturnal
species such as ant-bear (aardvark), leopard, genets, night jars and a
host of smaller creatures. The night also allows one the opportunity to
use other senses and to relax to the sounds and aroma of Africa
more than 420 bird species on record, Mkuze and the surrounding area is
renowned as a mecca for bird lovers. Some of the specials one might go
in search of are: Mangrove King fisher, African Broadbill, Pink Throated
Twin Spot, Blue Billed Fire Finch, Narina trogon. 3 - 4 Hours, Half
and Full day
and Scenic Safaris - Scenic drive
drive up the Ubombo Mountains through some extremely attractive scenery
with views of Jozini dam experiencing rural Africa as it is today. If the
drive is arranged in the evening, sundowners up here should not be missed.
3 - 4 Hours
one of the Zulu homesteads community in the area of the Ghost Mountain.
A real Zulu beer tasting can be arranged while we observe and learn more
about the Zulu way of life. We also visit a traditional to take a deeper
look into the mystical world of the Inyanga. 3 - 4 Hours.
today (by prior arrangement)
some of the areas problems and rays of hope. Get a glimpse of Zulu culture
in today's world. A flexible tour that takes into account the fluctuating
day to day activities of the people involved. One can organise to visit
a school and/or orphanage as well as any community projects that are happening
at the time of your visit.
Safaris - Horse trails
to experienced riders welcome, there are horses to suit every kind of rider
from very spirited to very docile.There is ample opportunity for those
who wish to trot or canter and novices can be instructed to do the rising
trot correctly. On the trail you may expect to get within 100m of Rhino,
Buffalo, Giraffe and various antelope. 2 - 3 Hours
safaris in Zululand Game Reserve Safari
the top of the Ghost Mountain (Tshaneni) and take in the expansive view
of the area including the battle grounds of the 1884 Battle of Tshaneni.
Local legend has it that the mountain is haunted and there are claims that,
at times, lights can be seen emanating from the summit and eerie sounds
can be heard. This intriguing mountain is a protected site of cultural
and historical significance. Hike up the eastern side and learn more about
the history and folk lore of the mountain and the surrounding area.
3 - 4 Hours.
Mission Air Transport (ZUMAT) was established in 1975, and is a Christian
Missionary organization. They transport doctors, health workers, patients,
and emergency cases between hospitals and to larger medical centres as
far south as Durban. Funds raised by taking guests on scenic flights help
fund their activities.
have compiled three routes around the Maputoland area that they have found
from 30 years of experience to be of significant beauty.
Ghost Mountain Inn is 500km east of Johannesburg and 300km north of Durban,
en route to Swaziland, Mpumalanga and Mozambique.
directions from Johannesburg (5 hours)
directions from Durban (3 hours)
N12 towards Witbank and Middleburg
Hendrina and Ermlo
Piet Retief - Pongola - Mkuze
turn left off the N2. Continue straight past town to a T Junction and then
make a left. After 400m the hotel will be on the right hand side.
past Empangeni - Mtubatuba - Hluhluwe - Mkuze
not to take the first brown sign. This is the road that leads to Mkhuze
Game Reserve. Take the Large Green sign which is about 15km further north.
turn right off the N2. Continue straight passed town to a T Junction and
then make a left. After 400m the hotel will be on the right hand side
from the Ghost Mountain Inn
Air transfers from Durban and Richards Bay are available on request.
38.0 / E 032 03.0
F A M U
121m / 400ft
Game Reserve - 16km
Game Reserve - 65km
Bay - 95 km
Lucia - 130km
Bay - 160km
Park (Crocodile Bridge)- 400km
available on request: