uMfolozi Big Five Reserve
Wildside Magazine|Spring 2019
A Unique Mantis Wilderness Safari for the Soul
uMfolozi Big Five Reserve by Mantis is a 6000-hectare tract of tribal land that has been incorporated into the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal. The uMfolozi Big Five Reserve represents forward-thinking sustainability as it blends past and present conservation models and sustainable land-use that will benefit the Zulu communities immensely.

There are two luxurious lodges, 45 minutes from each other. Mthembu Lodge opened its doors in October 2018 and Biyela Lodge welcomed accommodated its first guests from the 1st of May 2019.

Biyela Lodge is a spectacular showcase of modern safari luxury sprawled across a slanting ridge overlooking an oxbow lagoon in White uMfolozi River. The 12 glass-fronted one-bedroom Private Villas (100sqm in size) offer refreshing views over the river and adjacent cliffs dotted with ancient cave entrances.

Biyela Lodge offers more privacy and exclusivity than its sister Lodge, Mthembu, which was opened last September. The private villas are more spread apart and the central lodge houses an Africology spa with two treatment rooms, a restaurant, and a generous deck with a fire pit and views over the White uMfolozi River which is frequented by herds of elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, buck, lion, wild dog, and many other species.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM WILDSIDE MAGAZINEView All

4 Reasons Experiences Are Worth Investing In

By now, the elation and anticipation of buying the latest Apple product has lost its lustre, and as the bills pile up, buyer’s remorse settles in.

3 mins read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Spectacular coral islands, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, a stunning array of marine life and a multitude of water sporting activities are what make the Maldives the perfect holiday destination.

2 mins read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

MEERU ISLAND RESORT AND SPA

PICTURE POSTCARD PERFECT

2 mins read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

ADAARAN SELECT MEEDHUPPARU

PERFECT ISLAND ESCAPE

2 mins read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

DE HOOP – NATURE UNCHANGED BY TWO CENTURIES

“Ever wondered what it’s like to kick back in a pristine natural coastal environment so ancient and unchanged that it’s become the benchmark for measuring environmental change in South Africa?”

6 mins read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

ADAARAN CLUB RANNALHI

PARTY PARADISE

2 mins read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Captive Wildlife Attractions and Activities

Captive wildlife attractions and interactions remain a complex, contentious and emotionally charged issue.

1 min read
Wildside Magazine
March 2020

Valentine's Day ‘Month Of Love' Specials From Around The Country...

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s time to check out the fabulous Valentine’s specials* being offered at top South African hotels around the country – and to check in for that extra-special Valentine’s weekend with your extraspecial someone! *valid for the entire month of February

10+ mins read
Wildside Magazine
January 2020

It's A Dogs Life....

''Beverley Country Cottages, in the beautiful, lush green Dargle Valley is one of Milo’s favourite places along with his owners, The O’Mahony’s!

1 min read
Wildside Magazine
February 2020

Why You Need To Plan A Wine Trip To Italy

Italy offers countless options for an unforgettable, luxurious wine holiday

3 mins read
Wildside Magazine
January 2020