Game Drives

Although Amafu is not set in a game reserve, we can organize an amazing “safari” trip through BIG 5 country on one of the reserves close-by- including the Kruger National Park. Speak to us at Amafu for this amazing experience!

Al-fresco Bar

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

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…


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…

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.          

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…

Shuttle Service

Ashtons has been in operation since 1993 and is a nationally bonded member of SATSA. They focus on the Greater Kruger, offering up-close-and-personal safari encounters and very affordable transfer options with their own vehicles and drivers. Experience the real Africa in prime Big Five territory under the watchful eyes of professionally trained guides. Reduce your…

Hoedspruit/ Eastgate Airport

 Just outside Hoedspruit, in the eastern reaches of South Africa’s Limpopo Province lies the Hoedspruit Airport, your gateway to the heartland of the country’s abundant wildlife in private game reserves, the world-famous Kruger National Park, and the towns of Tzaneen and Phalaborwa. Some facts about Hoedspruit Airport: Earmarked for NASA shuttle landing in the 1980’s….


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.