Nestled within the awe-inspiring landscapes of ancient Zululand is Ghost Mountain Inn, a haven of tranquility and iconic African safari adventures.
For the average traveller the journey to Ghost Mountain Inn starts with a scenic three-hour drive from King Shaka Airport, Durban. For those travelling by charter, a private airstrip in Mkuze offers the ultimate in travel convenience and comfort. Stationed in the heart of South Africa’s Zululand region, the hotel offers stunning views of ancient landscapes and effortless access to a variety of the country’s most memorable destinations.
Founded in 1962, Ghost Mountain Inn has established itself as a popular tourist destination for local and international travelers alike. The hotel caters to adventurers, both young and old, providing a range of experiences from wildlife reserve exploration to adventure and cultural activities.
Guests of all ages enjoy guided safari drives or walking safaris in uMkhuze and at the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, including opportunities to participate in wildlife tracking or pangolin conservation experiences.
The hotel’s guides are dedicated to inspiring young generations and can facilitate a variety of activities like the ‘grubby nature walk’, which allows small children (between 5 and 10) to find and learn about creepy crawlies, frogs and some of nature’s other surprises in the hotel garden and the nearby dam. Other activities include Zulu crafts, finger painting and pizza making.
Guided nature walks and wilderness navigation lessons re-connect tweens and teens (11+ years) with nature, while kayaking across the nearby dam allows encounters with terrapins, water birds and fish. Stargazing and campfire cooking are an exciting end to a day of exploration.
Those with a little more time on their hands may venture further to the renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, embark on a Jozini boat cruise, or spend a day tiger-fishing on the Jozini Dam. Authentic cultural experiences offer a glimpse into both the traditional and modern ways of the Zulu community.
Making unforgettable memories
Multi-generation families seeking safe and exhilarating African safari adventures will find that the facilities at Ghost Mountain Inn exceed expectations
The deluxe hotel is fenced-off, providing peace of mind that children are safe from wildlife. Lavish suites and interleading rooms provide ample space for families to enjoy their own privacy, while still being together.
Hotel chefs curate child-friendly menus and delectable gourmet fare, to suit the taste buds of every family member. Two swimming pools, surrounded by verdant gardens and lush lawns, offer hours of South African sunshine and water play. The in-house spa invites guests to unwind and recharge with a variety of revitalizing treatments.
Ghost Mountain Inn’s latest special offerings entice multi-generational safaris for those in search of the ultimate family getaway.
Explore Zululand’s wildlife and natural scenic beauty with a stay that includes a choice of a local safari or 60-minute spa treatment. Guests enjoy a daily breakfast, lunch in the garden, and a mouthwatering dinner served in the restaurant or on the terrace.
Boat and spa package – Two nights
This indulgent two-night stay includes a game-viewing boat trip on Lake Jozini and spa pampering to the value of R 500. Guests enjoy a daily breakfast and one complimentary dinner; all other meals are excluded.
Wildlife and boat safari package – Three nights
Enjoy the highlights of the Elephant Coast with a game drive and delicious picnic in uMkhuze Game Reserve, a scenic boat cruise on Lake Jozini, and a spa treatment valued at R 500. Guests enjoy a daily breakfast and one complimentary dinner; all other meals are excluded.
Speaking of the hotel as a sublime family destination, Craig Rutherfoord, hotel owner, says, “Ghost Mountain Inn has been facilitating the re-connection between families and nature for decades. As a family-owned and family-oriented hotel in a safari wilderness, it’s the very DNA of what we do.”