Ezulwini River Lodge

GPS GPS S 24° 09' 30.9 E 30° 56' 31.7


Ezulwini River Lodge lies low on the banks of the Olifants River with a timber viewing deck under sweeping fig and mahogany trees. This luxury lodge is situated in the heart of the Big 5 Olifants West Nature Reserve.

Accommodation at River Lodge is stylish and boasts interiors inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding bushveld. There are four luxury chalets, four superior suites and one honeymoon superior suite.

All rooms have tea and coffee facilities, while luxury suites also have mini bars. The newly revamped chalets have wooden decking and balconies with views of the wilderness beyond. The four superior suites have large wooden decks, plunge pools, and views of the river.

One of these superior suites is a honeymoon suite, and the other a family room (Spelati). Interiors are chic and spacious with lounge, coffee table, and ensuite with bath, and indoor and outdoor shower.

River Lodge has a swimming pool in the main lodge area and serves delectable homemade meals under the stars in the glowing presence of lanterns and a dancing fireplace. River Lodge is centred around a superb outdoor guest area complete with a pool, shaded bar, outdoor lounge, and an indoor dining area.

A wooden walkway leads down to a viewing deck built around a tree and draped in leafy tree branches, all overlooking the riverbed and the Olifants River. A viewing tower at River Lodge offers a superb view over the reserve and a waterhole.

The safari experience at Ezulwini is centred on twice daily game drives in the lush Olifants West Nature Reserve. Boasting the ‘Big 7’, which is the Big 5 plus hippo and crocodile, and an abundance of birdlife and general game.

A recent TripAdvisor guest commented, “Our experience at Ezulwini was exceptional. The staff are extremely accommodating and professional. Our guides went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing safari adventure. We saw all of the big 5 within 24 hours…truly epic.”

Seasonal Rates Apply
1 January 2024 - 31 December 2024
From: R11 500.00 / per person
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