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Royal Jozini: A Secluded Sanctuary Where Luxury Meets the Wild


Nestled on the edge of Eswatini, near the borders of Mozambique and the renowned St Lucia, lies a hidden gem that beckons the discerning traveller: Royal Jozini Private Game Reserve. This idyllic retreat is a mere two hours’ drive from Richards Bay Airport, offering a convenient gateway to an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Accessibility: A Prelude to Serenity and Excitement

The journey to Royal Jozini is part of the adventure. From Richards Bay Airport, the scenic route to the reserve prepares you for the tranquillity that awaits. The drive is a prelude to the serenity and excitement of the African bush.

The Reserve: A Haven for Wildlife Enthusiasts

Spanning thousands of hectares, Royal Jozini is a testament to the beauty of the African wilderness. The reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking solace from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors are reminded of the importance of carrying their passports and travel documents, as this majestic expanse crosses international borders.

Lodges and Accommodation: Featuring the Exclusive Inkwazi, Imvubu, and the Upcoming Bushwillow Lodges

Royal Jozini boasts a collection of lodges, each offering a unique vantage point of the African bush.

Imvubu Lodge is the pinnacle of luxury, designed to host up to 8 adults and an additional 4 children, with its queen bedrooms, private decks, and a rim flow pool that merges with the horizon, ideal for enjoying sunset cocktails and unwinding after a magical day, Imvubu Lodge is truly the classic “Out of Africa” experience for the discerning traveller.

Inkwazi Lodge is the epitome of an intimate bush retreat, ideal for a romantic couple retreat, with private suites that offer stunning views of Lake Jozini and the chance to witness majestic elephants frolicking in the water.

Bushwillow Lodge, currently undergoing renovation, promises to be another jewel in the Royal Jozini crown. Once complete, this lodge will accommodate up to 8 guests, offering a quiet and secluded retreat with magnificent mountain views, a stunning pool, and a Boma nestled under a flat-top Acacia tree, the perfect combination of African charm with modern elegance.

The lodges are equipped with modern amenities, ensuring that every need is catered for. Guests can expect fully furnished kitchens, comfortable lounging areas, and outdoor spaces designed to immerse them in the natural beauty of their surroundings. The attention to detail in the design and decor of each lodge creates a harmonious blend of comfort and wilderness.

Wildlife and Activities: A Symphony of Nature at Your Doorstep

The reserve is a sanctuary for over 300 species of birds, making it a bird watcher’s paradise. Guided game drives reveal the intricate bond between the rangers and the majestic elephants that roam the land. The lake offers a unique boat-based game viewing experience and the thrill of tiger fishing, a must-do for any angler. All three featured Lodges are the perfect base for these activities, ensuring that guests can enjoy the full spectrum of what Royal Jozini has to offer.

Sustainability and Living Off-grid: Harmony with Nature

In line with the reserve’s conservation commitment, the lodges are designed to coexist with nature. Solar power sustains the lodges, ensuring that your stay is not only comfortable but also environmentally conscious.

Visitor Information: Essential Insights for a Seamless Experience

Royal Jozini’s website provides essential information for those planning a visit, from directions to the lodges to a comprehensive packing list. The reserve’s commitment to preserving its pristine environment is reflected in the guidelines provided to guests, ensuring that every visitor contributes to the sustainability of this magnificent place.

A Call to the Wild: Your Adventure Awaits

Royal Jozini beckons you to embrace the wild, to create stories that will echo through time. With the hospitable hosts of Imvubu, Inkwazi and the soon-to-be-unveiled Bushwillow Lodge ready to welcome you, your adventure into the heart of nature is just a reservation away. Imagine waking up to the soft chorus of the African bush, where each day is a new canvas painted with the hues of adventure and tranquillity. This is not just a getaway; it’s a journey into the soul of the wild, a chance to reconnect with the earth and its untamed beauty.

Book Your Escape Today

Answer the call of the wild and book your stay at Imvubu, Inkwazi, and the grand re-opening of Bushwillow Lodge. Let the hospitable hosts usher you into an experience that will redefine your connection with nature.

The wild is calling. Will you answer? Make Royal Jozini your next destination and discover a world where luxury meets the wild, where every day is an invitation to adventure, and where the memories you make will be cherished forever.

Eswatini Tourism Authority continues to drive its mandate to encourage responsible travel in the Kingdom of Eswatini and promotes Eswatini as a preferred destination.