Accommodation rating: Luxury
Set in 7,000 hectares of private concession within the Majete Private Game Reserve, Mkulumadzi enjoys an ideal location at the confluence of two rivers just a few kilometres from the point where the magnificent Shire River plunges into the Kapichira Falls. The perfect combination of luxury and isolation, Mkulumadzi boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks of the Shire River, shaded by giant leadwood trees and wild mangos. Guests arrive by a footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River to discover a friendly welcome and many home comforts. The lodge has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge and terrace, a bar and shop, swimming pool, viewing deck and a lapa for evening campfires. Each chalet consists of a large bedroom and lounge area that opens out to a private wooden viewing deck, plus an ensuite bathroom with twin basins and a sunken bath that overlooks the river and is large enough for two people. There is also an outdoor shower, open to the surrounding bush with stone-clad walls for privacy, with a large rain shower where guests can enjoy the sensation of bathing under a waterfall.
Guests can explore the reserve on 4X4 game drives, however walking safaris are highly recommended as are the boat safaris along the Shire River. There are also opportunities to spend time in the lodge's dedicated viewing hides which overlook nearby waterholes where excellent photography of buffalo, elephant, black rhino, sable antelope and eland, among others, may be possible.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.