About Us

Amafu Forest Lodge is a dream location in the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area.


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.

These exquisuite, age-old plants are show-cased in our beautiful rock gardens, tastefully landscaped by a professional cycad expert.

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. 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.

We welcome birding enthusiasts as this is a perfect environment for prolific birdlife- boasting over 500 species of birds. 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 Forest Lodge prides itself in warm hospitality, friendly service and flexibility with tailor-made packages to suit your needs. We offer self catering options, Bed & Breakfast as well as Dinner, Bed & Breakfast options in our beautiful restaurant- “Rainforest Cafe.”.

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- a hidden little gem on the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg!