Since it was built in 1962 the Ghost Mountain Inn has been owned and managed by the same family. As such there is personal attention given to all our guests and all areas of the hotel. The history of the family and the area are well documented with various historical photographs throughout the property. Situated in picturesque northern KwaZulu Natal, within easy reach of several game and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast. This location allows for the exploration of many diverse activities and attractions, either as a self-drive, or with our Safari Company, which offers game drives, boat cruises, tiger fishing, acclaimed birding and cultural excursions. The hotel is named and built in the shadows of the historically important, Ghost Mountain. A section of the Ndwandwe tribe headed by the Gaza family lived beneath the mountain but in 1819 were driven by King Shaka into current day Mozambique. They did however sneak the bodies of Chiefs back to their traditional burial Caves on Ghost Mountain. The local people would see lights and hear voices coming from the burial chambers and believe that the mountain haunted.
Fish Eagle Road, Mkuze, KwaZulu Natal
Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00
12.6 mi / 20.3 km from city centre
- Safe deposit box
- Beauty shop/salon
Directions from King Shaka International Airport - Durban:
Travel on the N2 North past Stanger, Empangeni, Mtubatuba, Hluhluwe and onto Mkuze. Be careful not to take the first brown sign which reads Mkuze - this is the road that leads to Mkhuze Game Reserve. Take the next large green sign which is about 15 km further north. At Mkuze turn right off the N2. Continue straight past the town to a T-junction and then turn left. After 400 metres the hotel will be on the right hand side.
Directions from Johannesburg:
Travel on the N4 or N12 towards Witbank and Middleburg. Take the N11 to Hendrina and Ermelo. Take the N2 to Piet Retief, Pongola and onto Mkuze. At Mkuze turn left off the N2. Continue straight past the town to a T-junction and then turn left. After 400 metres the hotel will be on the right hand side.
Situated in picturesque northern KwaZulu Natal, within easy reach of several game and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast. This location allows for the exploration of many diverse activities and attractions, either as a self-drive, or with our Safari Company, which offers game drives, boat cruises, tiger fishing, acclaimed birding and cultural excursions.
Game Rangers are available for the following excursions :
NOTE : COSTS BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE :
BIRDING: The area is a bird watcher's paradise with the endemic Pinkthroated Twinspot, Rudd's Apalis and Neergard's Sunbird, among many other specials such as African Broadbill and Green malkoha. Enjoy a guided walk through the rare and unique giant sycamore fig forest and hear the haunting cries of the Trumpeter Hornbill echo through the treetops.
WALKING/HIKING: Hike up Ghost Mountain and take in the heart stopping view of the Lebombo Mountain Range and the plains beyond. A number of Birding Walks are available along the Mkuze River or in Mkuze Game Reserve (booking needed 48 hours before) Cost: from R80 per person
GAME DRIVES: Explore the following Game Reserves with an experienced informative Guide.
Mkhuze Game Reserve with Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and White and Black Rhino, great birding and 7 different eco systems.
Distance: 16km from Hotel.
Cost: from R290 per person (min 4 PAX) or R365 per person (min 2 PAX)
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve for Good game sightings of the Big 5
Distance: 50km from Hotel
Cost: from R400 per person (min 4 PAX) or R475 per person (min 2 PAX)
Night Drive on an 8000 hectar Private Game Reserve (advance booking required)
Distance: 5km from Hotel
Cost: R290 per person (min 4 PAX) R365 (min 2 PAX)
BOAT CRUISE: On Lake Jozini. An ideal Sundowner trip with the possiblility of seeing Buffalo and Elephant grazing on the banks of the river. Also a popular Tiger Fishing desintation.
Distance: 15 km from Hotel
Cost: R190 per person (min 4 PAX) or R305 per person (min 2 PAX)
CULTURAL TRIP: Visit a local community and experience how the Zulu people live in present day Zululand. Visit a school, homestead and a traditional Healer (iNyanga)
Distance: 15km from Hotel
Cost: R270 per person
SCENIC FLIGHTS: Charter Flights can be arranged to view this spectacular area from the Lebombo Mountain Range to the wide beaches along the coast.
Cost: On Request
HEALTH SPA: The Ghost Mountain Spa is located on premises and offers a variety of Skin and Body Treatments. There is also a Steam Room and Gym located in the center as well as a relaxation area in tranquil gardens with a plunge pool.
There are a number of Activities available for Guests wanting to Explore the area on their own.
SODWANA BAY: A fanstatic Beach with a variety of activities that can be arranged, including SCUBA Diving, Snorkelling and Kite Surfing.
ST LUCIA WETLAND PARK: A Word Heritage Site
MKHUZE GAME RESERVE:
HLUHLUWE IMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE:
NDUMU GAME RESERVE: An isolated pristine reserve with great birding
Distance: 100 KM
THEMBE ELEPHANT PARK: Home of the last Wild Elephants in South Africa
Distance: 100 KM
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