A 513 hectare game farm on the banks of the Mzimkhulu River.The area offers a huge bio-diversity of birds and natural game as wel as imported game.
We have one of the last known colonies of the great "Cape Vultures"(Cape Griffon). Their nesting and daily activities can be viewed and studied from the comfort of pampered luxury.
Stay in the bush camp
or in the
luxurious natural style lodge and be spoilt by us:
The bush camp has thatched tent finish with the sense of out door private facilities (flushing toilets & shower).
You have an open air cooking area. (night fires will be adding to the out door glammer)
You have a combination of electricity and gas to add to the camping feeling.
The great Mzimkhulu River will take the zinging out of your hearing.
All lodge facilities are available for campers.
The ranch boasts a huge lodge with dining room (30+ people) to cater for all occasions, and six secured chalets for all your family needs.
Safe drinking water, Eskom power (with generator backup) ensuring a hot shower everytime.
There'll be staff waiting on you. room service available.
DStv (satellite TV) with all sports channels at main lodge.
Place for controlled bon fires, get togethers. ("lekker kuier plek")
The origins of the name "Umzimkulu" river are cemented in Zulu tradition. "Umzi" means kraal or home, and "omkhulu" means which is big. The home the Zulus referred to was the river - not a home as you would perceive it. Legend has it that the river was given this name because in 1823 it swelled to such a point that the Zulus could not pursue the Bhacas who were fleeing King Shaka's feared army. One of the Zulu warriors said, while gazing across the fast moving stretch of water that had stopped their pursuit, "Umuzi Ubumkhulu" (the kraal -of water- has been great) and so the river became known as Umzimkulu - the Great River.