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 show-casing these indigenous age-old, exquisite plants in rock gardens beautifully landscaped by a professional, cycad expert.
Amafu is situated in the northern Drakensberg Mountains and is nestled on the foothills of the Mariepskop Mountains’. The sheer krantzes of these mountains act as a backdrop to our five spacious, private units and two luxurious, intimate tented camps, which make for a perfect honeymoon getaway. These units are all equipped with satellite television and are fully serviced daily by our friendly, professional staff. We also offer a magnificent large communal lapa- perfect for conferences- as well as a unique saltwater swimming pool overlooking the endless bushveld.
Amafu is situated 28 km’s outside Hoedspruit and within short driving range of many of 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, boat trips on the Blyde dam, and also river rafting on the Blyde River. The team at Amafu can assist you with all your holiday requirements and touring arrangements on request.
We welcome birding enthusiasts as this is a perfect environment for prolific birdlife- boasting over 500 species of birds. Importantly, this is a malaria-free area. With our breath-taking scenes of natural beauty and our unique attention specific needs we will ensure that every return visit will be a unique experience.
Privately owned and managed, Amafu prides itself in warm hospitality, friendly service and flexibility with tailor-made packages to suit your needs- offering self catering, Bed&Breakfast as well as Dinner, Bed & Breakfast options- either in the privacy of your own unit or in our beautiful new restaurant- "Rainforest Cafe.".
Amafu is also the ideal place for small functions from kiddie-parties to intimate weddings with a difference! No better backdrop than the impressive mountain peaks of Mariepskop!
The team at Amafu can assist you with all your holiday requirements and touring arrangements, self drive or guided, and all other transfer needs.
Amafu Forest Lodge is a getaway where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.