Privately owner, managed Lodge...

We very much pride ourselves in offering warm hospitality, friendly service & flexibility with our tailor-made packages to suit all your needs…

Welcoming all environmental enthusiasts

Visit this perfect haven & experience our breath-taking scenes of natural beauty this area has to offer, especially the Kruger!

The Team of Amafu awaits your visit

We assist you with all your holiday requirements and touring arrangements: self drive or guided, any activities & all other transfer needs.

So many accommodating options...

Offering self catering options, Bed & Breakfast as well as Dinner, Bed & Breakfast options in our beautiful restaurant- “Rainforest Cafe.”

A place to suit everyone's needs...

Spacious private units from cozy cabins or cottages for families & friends to luxury tents for that perfect honeymoon getaway!

You’ve come to the right place!

A hidden little gem…

situated near the spectacular blyde river canyon

Stylishly and creatively designed, Amafu Forest Lodge has a warm and relaxing ambience, truly capturing the African spirit. Each cottage is named after various “Cycad” species which are surrounded by magnificently designed gardens. Amafu is nestled up on the foothills of the Mariepskop Mountains. The sheer krantzes of these mountains act as a backdrop to our seven spacious, private units and two luxurious, intimate tented camps – which make for a perfect honeymoon getaway. Our units are fully serviced daily by our friendly, professional staff.

on the foothills of northern drakensburg…

We also offer a magnificent restaurant and Al-fresco bar as well as an infinity pool and boma overlooking the endless bushveld. Amafu is situated 25 km’s outside Hoedspruit and within a short driving distance of Eastgate Airport as well as the area’s splendours such as the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. Other attractions in close proximity are Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Kapama Cheetah Project, Khamai Reptile Park, hot-air ballooning, boat trips on the Blyde dam, and also river rafting on the Blyde River.

Comfy Cottages

Enjoy fully-equipped spacious old-style houses giving you that real farm-feel… ideal for families and groups of friends to spend time together… 

Cozy
Cabins

Neatly tucked away little stylish houses giving you that romantic private feel… ideal for couples and friends to enjoy that bit of flair!

Luxury Tented

These two outdoor-style luxury tents allow you to rediscover Africa… one night and it’s essence and true ambience can be heard and felt!

What else do we offer?

Our Facilities

rainforest cafe

Meet for a pre-dinner drink at our alfresco bar or on the pool deck before heading off to our comfortable restaurant- “Rainforest Cafe”- for a delicious meal prepared according to your taste… by us! If you require, we can do a truly South African ‘braai’, (barbeque) allowing you to appreciate the true African night sky…

the boma

Boma, meaning Kraal in Swahili, formed an enclosure, usually made from latte sticks, for camps and fortified villages during the 18th and 19th century when tribal wars and colonial conquests were common. However, at Amafu Forest Lodge, we use our boma to socialize… To drink a drink and have a ‘braai’, or ‘barbeque’, while watching…

gardens

Amafu Forest Lodge is a dream location in the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area. It is stylishly and creatively designed to create a warm and relaxing ambience truly capturing the African spirit. Each cottage is named after various “Cycad” species and these are surrounded by magnificently designed gardens. These age-old exquisite plants are in rock…

housekeeping

Our rooms are serviced on a daily basis or according to prior arrangement. We can also do any private laundry, if necessary and at an additional fee, by our very trusted and helpful staff.

swimming pool

We have a unique rim-flow swimming pool shadowed by the magnificent Mariepskop Mountain behind you and overlooking the endless bushveld in front of you.   

Al-fresco bar

Our intimate bar, a few metres from Rainforest Cafe, makes topping up drinks the order of the day!

What others have to say?

*We had a very good stay in Amafu. The accommodation was really good, with 2 large bedrooms and a large living room including kitchen. The view was really amazing. We enjoyed it very much.
The host is very friendly, and so are his employees. If you like, you can enjoy breakfast and dinner for a good price.
The location is just nearby Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre (at night and in the evening you could hear the roaring of the lions of Moholoholo) and the Blyderivierspoortdam, where you can walk some beautiful trails. Orpen Gate at Kruger Park is a one hour’s drive from the lodge.

R.Kok (17 August 2017)

*We where so pleased to meet Steve, his wife, Neily and Pledge that was on the top to welcome and guide us for our trip in Blide River. Guest facilities and houses are wonderful, very charming and so comfortable. Each night the hosts give their best to offer a moment based on an excellent quality and tasty food, big fire to share with other guests … a true inside country experience, very simple but deep ! Special mention for the choice of Steve selection wine that buid his own wordwilde celar Wine with passion. Thanks again for everything and also many thanks for all the staf cares.

Sabri and Dorothy from France (16 August 2017)

*Great place with great people. Thank you for your hospitality Steve. I will come back to stay longer in your new cottage. This place has a wonderful view. Cottages are huge. Lions are roaring every night wich is absolutely amazing.

Eric J (15 August 2017)

*We had a very memorable stay here – which was one of our highlights on a three-week tour around South Africa. The hosts and staff were so friendly and made us really feel at home throughout a three-night stay and it was like being part of a family. There is a welcoming and honest African ‘informality’ about the Lodge – such as us being invited to join the Lodge owner’s family for a Braai (BBQ) and sit by the fire, or just helping yourself to the bar (with an honesty list for billing at the end) – that is ever so welcoming and enjoyable, even more so than any luxury hotels we have experienced. We hope that you have the chance to experience this yourself too!

IP Wainwright, Germany (13 August 2017)

*We spent 2 nights at Amafu because it’s conveniently located close to Hoedspruit airport and the Blyde River Canyon. The lodge itself was very nicely done, staff was always welcoming and accommodating. They always had something to eat ready for us when we returned from our excursions. Love the outdoor shower! We wish we had had some more time to explore the lodge and the surrounding garden, pool etc.

Annette L (13 August 2017)

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Nature Break Package Special

Nature Break Package Special

Enjoy 4-nights in a luxury chalet / tent and soak up nature. Close to the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, you will have a chance to unwind and explore. Families and children welcome. Valid: 01 May-31 July 2019. * PRICE: R5,800 per person sharing *...

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Come join us…!

Come join us…!

Come join us...! ...for our BIG OPEN GARDENS and CYCAD AUCTION on the 25 May 2019. You can also stay over at Amafu Forest Lodge for the weekend in one of our lovely cottages here.  

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