Fodor's Expert Review Ghost Mountain Inn

Fish Eagle Rd., uMkhuze, KwaZulu Natal, 3965, South Africa

Swaths of scarlet bougainvillea run riot in the lush gardens of this family-owned country inn with tastefully furnished rooms that each have a small veranda. It was here that Rider Haggard wrote some of his adventure stories, inspired perhaps by the mysterious lights and elusive flickering flames that give the mountain its spooky name. Large, invitingly restful public areas have terra-cotta tiles and comfortable cane furniture. Don't miss the enthusiastic Zulu dancing before a succulent barbecue under the stars. The friendly staff can arrange tours to the neighboring game reserves and cultural sights or will fix you up to go bird-watching or fishing.

PROS

  • good value for money
  • generous buffet
  • good curio shop
  • spa on-site

CONS

  • hotel-like atmosphere
  • tour buses overnight here
  • can get noisy in peak season

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Lively
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 035-573–1025 | 035-573–1359

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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