Leopard Mountain Game LodgeThe Zululand Rhino Reserve
+27 86 111 4789
This Big 5, 4 Star multi-award winning game lodge is located high up in the wild secluded hills of the 23 000ha Zululand Rhino Reserve, with spectacular views overlooking a vast stretch of unspoilt bush veld and riverine forests, from the Umsunduze River meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains. Join us in an environment where conservation is of utmost importance and a priority in our everyday living.
A warm welcome awaits you at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge where we will care for your every need in a peaceful atmosphere. Relax in the comfort of our beautiful lounge and dining room or dine under the stars at night where our sought after chef has prepared traditional South African tantalising cuisine. Select a bottle of wine from our unique multi-award winning cellar.
Your luxurious well appointed stone and thatch chalet with double basins, large vanity area and open shower, provides a haven of peace and tranquility where you can watch the sun and moon rise over the African horizon. By day, relax in your hammock or private plunge pool and watch eagles soar at eye level over the plain below and by night, marvel at the magnificence of the African night sky. Entrust us with those special occasions. The picture perfect backdrop of the African bush veld lends itself as a perfect setting for a romantic wedding, honeymoon or just a well deserved break.
The highlight of your stay… Take a Big 5 game drive to get up close and personal with some of Africa’s endangered species such as the Black Rhino, Cheetah, Brown Hyena and Wild Dog. Best of all enjoy sundowners amidst the lush Zululand bush veld.
A day at Leopard Mountain begins when you are woken by the soft bush sounds surrounding your chalet as dawn breaks. After a good cup of coffee and some traditional rusks you will be escorted to your open game vehicle and introduced to your knowledgeable ranger who will enlighten you about the wildlife wonders. On return to the lodge, a delectable breakfast awaits after which you can enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace or join your ranger for an incredible wildlife experience on our midday Waterhole Lookout Activity. Relax in our superb hide and watch as an array of animals come down to drink.
In the early afternoon, you will be invited to come and enjoy an Afternoon Tea while overlooking the breath taking views from the deck. After quenching your thirst and having a bite to eat, you will be off again with your ranger to explore some different areas on the Reserve. During your drive you will be treated to a sundowner or two while you watch the sun set over the mountains and perhaps hear the distant roar of lions. On return to the lodge, you will be just in time to freshen up for a dinner under African skies. After a delicious Boma feast, guests often sit around the bonfire to share exciting stories of wildlife encounters.
Our guided walking safaris are an optional extra. This extraordinary experience offers an intimate encounter with the African bush veld and Big 5 animals on foot. Our qualified and experienced guides will take you to places beyond the reach of our vehicles.
Features & Availability
- 9 luxurious chalets
- Private Plunge Pool at each room
- Africology Spa
- Free WiFi
- Wine Cellar
- Curio Shop
- Breakfast, picnic lunch, high tea & gourmet boma dinner
- Mini Bar
- Private deck with magnificent views with hammock & seating
- Morning and afternoon Game Drives
- Waterhole Hide Midday visit
- Close to Bayete Zulu Elephant Encounter
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