Ghost Mountain Inn

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Situated at the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain near Mkuze, in picturesque Zululand, this privately owned country inn is the gateway to the cultural, historical and ecological wonders of northern KwaZulu-Natal. Set in an extensive country garden dotted with enormous fig trees and private shady spots, Ghost Mountain Inn creates a sophisticated country ambience.

Spend your days exploring the selection of nearby wildlife and coastal reserves in this lush, sub-tropical area. Look for the Big 5 in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, hike in Kozi Bay, go birding in uMkhuze Game Reserve (big ticks include palm swifts, white-eared barbets, giant and malachite kingfishers, and black coucal) or fishing on Lake Jozini. When you are not out exploring, visit one of the pubs, relax in front of a log fire, or beside the swimming pool. Pamper yourself with a skin and body treatment at the health spa or unwind in the steam room.

There are plenty of optional activities for children, like a guided nature walk to the dam, a nature treasure hunt in the garden, crafting to make traditional isiZulu beading, and messing around in the kitchen to make pizzas to be enjoyed around the campfire. Adults can immerse themselves in traditional African culture by visiting a sangoma ('witchdoctor') to have your future read, watching energetic stick fighting or tasting traditional Zulu beer. Be sure to sign up for a selection of guided walks and hikes - summiting Tshaneni peak, for example, will allow you to understand why this area is believed to be haunted... perhaps you will even experience the strange lights and eerie sounds for yourself!


  • Located in the picturesque hills of Zululand
  • A comfortable and homely country-style hotel
  • Watch the sunset from the Lebombo cliffs
  • Explore Mkuze Game Reserve on foot
  • Take a boat cruise on Lake Jozini


  • Bird watching
  • Biking
  • Day tours
  • Tennis
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Scenic drives
  • Scenic flights
Lovely countryside hotel - the ideal place to explore the many wildlife and coastal reserves of northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

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Standard Room

Ghost Mountain Inn offers 50 en suite rooms in varying types, including Standard, Garden and Superior Suites.

Each suite has a private terrace facing either the garden or swimming pool, and modern comforts such as air conditioning, fans, mini-bars and under-floor heating.

The 19 Executive Rooms offer private patios with views of a stretch of water and the Lebombo Mountain range in the distance. These rooms also have en suite bathrooms with a separate shower and bathtub. One room has been specifically designed for wheelchair accessibility, including an oversized bathroom with a large shower and bathtub, and a private patio overlooking the gorgeous garden.

Garden Room

There are seven spacious Garden Rooms overlooking the garden, with a lounge area and en suite bathroom.


The Ghost Mountain Spa offers a variety of treatments using natural African products.

The spa features a steam room, relaxation area with private rock pool, gym, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

There are two bars at Ghost Mountain: Tshaneni (named after the supposedly haunted peak of native folklore) is an outdoor venue on the terrace, while Mtwazi offers an indoor venue with air conditioning and a TV with satellite channels.


The restaurant at Ghost Mountain Inn serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and offers warm and friendly services. Choose to dine indoors in the air-conditioned restaurant, or alfresco on the deck which overlooks the garden.

Dishes are a host of family favourites, like herbed chicken, fresh garden salads, homemade breads and delicious desserts like chocolate brownies with Amarula, a famous South African liqueur.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Computer facilities
  • Tennis Court
  • Wi-fi available
  • Babysitting service available
  • Bar
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Ghost Mountain Inn

Valerie Osburn

"Everything was fantastic - the staff were very professional, the manager was such a helpful person and the rooms and meals were all top class. Highly recommended."

Karen Hill

"One of the highlights, which we weren't expecting was at Ghost Mountain Inn where we did a lovely boat trip on Lake Jozini and also spent a lot of time in Mkhuze Reserve, where we self-drove and saw so much wildlife that it was a real treat."

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