Based at the Ghost Mountain Inn, we offer boat cruises on Lake Jozini, one of the few places where you can see elephant swimming.
We also offer day and night game drives and walking safaris in nearby Big 5 reserves.
There are lovely hikes around the hotel and we offer cultural excursions. We cater to guests of the Inn and non guests, but early booking is essential.
Some options are listed below:
Lake Jozini Boat Cruise.
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. For those who enjoy fishing, Tiger Fishing can be arranged.
Game Reserve Night Drive
Experience 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 smells of the African bush.
Hiking for Birds With 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.
uMKHUZE FIG FOREST WALK
Spoil the senses to a remarkable fig forest walk as you explore the spellbinding beauty of natural Africa. Although the Fig Forest Walk is only about two hours long, the walk itself is situated deep in the uMkhuze Game Reserve so the activity includes a game drive to and from the walk. This walk is not strenuous but does require traversing two short swing bridges over the beautiful uMkuze River. The walk meanders under the magnificent canopy of giant sycamore figs, the oldest of which is estimated at 450 years. The silence of the forest is broken by a multitude of bird calls typified by the wail of Trumpeter Hornbills, while special sightings have included the Pels Fishing Owl, the African Broadbill and the Blue Mantled Flycatcher.
GHOST MOUNTAIN HIKE 3-4hrs
Take a walk amongst beauty, myth and history in a hike to the top of the Ghost Mountain (Tshaneni) and take in the expansive view of the area, including the battlegrounds 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 and a hike to learn more about the history and folklore of the mountain is an absolute must.
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