Game viewing is best in winter, when there is less vegetation, in the Mkhuze and Hluhluwe game reserves.

Durban - At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze, northern KwaZulu-Natal, lies the privately owned 4-star Ghost Mountain Inn.

This intimate and beautiful hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the wildlife and coastal reserves in Maputaland and on the Elephant Coast.

As the Zululand bush is dry in winter, visitors can enjoy clear, sunny days, and cool evenings around a crackling fire, with an ocean of stars up above.

With the vegetation being sparser in winter, game viewing is at its best in the Mkhuze and Hluhluwe game reserves.

The region is one of southern Africa’s top birding destinations, with more than 450 species.

Tiger fishing can be arranged on nearby Lake Jozini.

Those who prefer the relaxing sound of birdsong and the warmth of the African sun will find their respite beside the pool in the glorious indigenous gardens of Ghost Mountain Inn.

The spa offers a range of skin and body treatments and healthy lunches in a tranquil environment.

The inn is 500km south-east of Joburg and has easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique.



Members get 10 percent off, valid until May 31 next year, applicable to direct reservations only.

Call 035 573 1025 or see

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