Ghost Mountain Inn

Country Retreat, KwaZulu-Natal


Positioned under the gaze of Zululand’s mystical Ghost Mountain, this luxurious and stylish retreat offers the perfect base to explore the nearby Elephant Coast or the abundance of wildlife in Maputaland. An intimate family-run hotel and spa in northern KwaZulu-Natal


There’s a choice of 50 gorgeous rooms - all with their own private patio, en suites and satellite TV. Newly-refurbished rooms have complimentary wi-fi and views of the outstanding outback scenery or romantic gardens. Biggest are the Suites, with freestanding tubs and private gardens, and then the secluded Garden Rooms.


Languish in the luxury spa with a massage or Terres d’Afrique skin and body treatment, or soak up some African sun by the main pool. Most relaxing of all might be stroll through the glorious five-acre gardens.  The tennis court makes a more active distraction, or you could test out the well-equipped gym or hire mountain bikes. Later, scoff local plates in the rustic dining room or outdoor boma, then make for the cocktail bar.


Wildlife areas surround Ghost Mountain Inn, including Mkhuze Game Reserve where walking safaris are possible, and the excellent Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park with a remarkable population of the endangered Rhino. The Inn offers game drives to both, plus cruises on Lake Jozini where you can watch elephants swim.  Other options include visiting a local Zulu homestead and learning stick fighting with local boys, hiking to the top of haunted Ghost Mountain itself or trying to spot some of the area’s 400 bird species.

Child Policy 

Children are made exceptionally welcome, separate activity programmes for 5-10-year-olds and those aged over 11. The former can go on nature treasure hunts and face-paint; for the latter there’s canoeing and campfire cooking classes.  A games room has table tennis and a movie screen, and there’s babysitting available.


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