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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Hotel
Category: Child Friendly

Motivation for award: We offer family accommodation, kids amenities upon check-in, a kids menu, play area and kids activities, huge gardens to run around, two swimming pools, and special kids turndown service which includes a story and cookie. During school holidays and over festive periods, we have a dedicated programme of events and activities for the whole family, including movie nights, Easter egg / Christmas cookie decorating, arts & crafts, and garden games. We consistently receive great feedback for our child friendly offerings.

Region: Kwazulu Natal / Zululand / Elephant Coast

Ghost Mountain Inn & Safaris

Zululand’s Finest Country Inn

Ghost Mountain Inn is a place where everyone can relax, discover, and play. This intimate and beautiful hotel is in the heart of South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom and is the ideal location from which to explore the array of game and coastal reserves in Maputaland and the Elephant Coast.

Unwind in the tranquil gardens, take comfort in one of the 74 guest rooms, sip on a refreshing drink and savour Zululand’s finest cuisine. Explore with Ghost Mountain Safaris, who offer boat cruises on Lake Jozini, game drives in nearby Big 5 reserves, hikes and cultural excursions, or escape and be pampered at the Ghost Mountain Spa. Enjoy body treatments using organic African ingredients or a Dermalogica facial treatment. The spa features a steam room and relaxation area with private plunge pool to rest in between treatments.

300km north of Durban, 400km south of Kruger Park and with easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique, Ghost Mountain Inn offers the ideal base, with great comfort and renowned personal service, to explore this rich and diverse region.

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Caleb Mandikonza – 30.05.2022
Ghost Mountain Inn is perfect for special occasions with special people.

Leah – 30.05.2022
Brilliant hotel!

LYNN NIELSEN – 30.05.2022
A well run family hotel with activities for the children. Staff well trained.

Lindiwe Simelane – 30.05.2022
GMH I a lovely warm friendly place for family and business. The comfort in the rooms is excellent and so well designed with that Afro-chiqe

Egbodor Austin – 30.05.2022
I love the rooms, they are so neat and clean

Egbodor Austin – 30.05.2022
Home away from home

Egbodor Mary – 30.05.2022
Their customer service is superb

Gigi – 30.05.2022
Ghost Mountain Inn

Vuyo Jali – 30.05.2022
A very fine hotel, which also does some of the best functions !

Mumsie Gumede – 30.05.2022
This is an environmentally friendly, family friendly and customer oriented vacation place that offers you tranquil relaxation zones or exciting outdoor fun depending on your mood. What I like best is how they reinvent themselves while maintaining that morden chic Zulu vibe. I need to try the spa.

Nosipho – 30.05.2022
Always look forward to away time out at GMI! Very family oriented hotel. Staff always friendly and prepared to go beyond the call of duty to delight

Marinda Spangenberg – 27.05.2022
Hidden between the raw Zululand towns is this gem of a place where you feel relaxed and where you are treated like royalty! Worth the stay over if you are visiting the nearby Hluhluwe Game Reserve or even if you are on your way to Swaziland.

Mieka Cleghorn – 08.04.2022
KZN’s finest.

Nasreen – 26.03.2022
Beautiful location..Warm hospitality.My kids keep begging to go back!

Privi Makhan – 18.03.2022
Ghost Mountain Inn- a place of sheer magic in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom

Chunky Mdluli – 18.03.2022
I love it.

Shayhista Devanand – 14.03.2022
The place was amazing. Loved the place so much

Ceciel Van der Walt – 11.03.2022
Awesome place to stay. Highly recommended. Great food, friendly staff and management going out of their way to make you feel at home.

Mzwandile – 08.03.2022
very clean and lovely place for family gate away

Londeka Ngubane – 07.03.2022
The place is beautiful and they have friendly staff , Its a good place to relax and take time out they also have a stunning setting.

Sifiso Mthembu – 07.03.2022
Ghost is number one for me, excellent service, friendly staff and amaizing food

Sthembile Thabethe – 06.03.2022
A very beautiful and peaceful place for vacation. Rooms are amazing, and a very welcoming staff.

Robert Frost – 06.03.2022
A must visit hotel that provides true relaxation on each of our holidays from the UK

Rajendrie Perumal – 05.03.2022
Stayed here multiple times…truly the best hotel in Zululand, delectable food , great service and the most comfy rooms ….cant wait to go back !

Angelaj Page – 05.03.2022
Support local

Nokulunga – 05.03.2022
They offer a great service and their stuff members are very welcoming.

Bongi Dlamini – 05.03.2022
stunning place with excellent service and I really enjoyed the food and the vibe is very friendly

Jane Argall – 04.03.2022
GMI really is a fabulous hotel. It’s beautiful and homely, yet elegant. There is so much to do and loads of services available. Service is impeccable. We have been going there for years. It’s inconceivable to us that anything else would be as good.

guguz zulu – 04.03.2022
Beautiful hotel , friendly staff & excellent service

C GOVENDER – 04.03.2022
If you want the best stay/experience ever -this is the place look no further, staff are great and service top notch.

Tino Velayutham – 04.03.2022
Amazing food, great vibes, Breath taking views!! Definitely a place you wanna be!

Thabiso Mabaso – 04.03.2022
Great Place, love everything about it. really recomend it

Cameron Svacha – 04.03.2022
Stunning setting.

Londiwe Thabede – 04.03.2022
A wonderful place in complete nature.

Lynton Apperley – 04.03.2022
Looks like a place that has everything for a good break away

Nokwanda Masuku – 04.03.2022
What a Gem of a hotel !! The staff goes over and beyond to help make your stay enjoyable.

Aubrey Gama – 04.03.2022
Small heaven on earth and excellent service,,,

Simon – 04.03.2022
No other place to be than GMI,level of service, both thumbs up

danny – 04.03.2022
very captivating scenery, you are one with Nature, very peaceful , experience was fabulous

Thobeka Dlamini – 04.03.2022
I loved everything about the hotel, the meals were mouth watering and the staff were incredible. The atmosphere is so tranquil. Highly recommended!!!!

Herman Du Preez – 04.03.2022
Excellent service and great accommodation

Simon – 04.03.2022
Wonderful place to getaway, peace place at its best

Ciska Havelaar – 04.03.2022
An amazing place to stay! Sunrise on the jetty is always stunning. The staff is super helpful and friendly. The welcome letter in your room on arrival is such a warm special touch that makes you feel so special and at home. I highly recommend GMI and looking forward to my next visit.

Sfiso Gumede – 04.03.2022
GMI is an ecstatic place to be, they hold lots of activities that always blow your mind

THOBANI NDLA – 04.03.2022
GMI a place with a warmth you feel home away from your residing, very observant friendly staff.

Allan Govender – 04.03.2022
A must ‘been there’ tour place of Zululand. An always ‘be there’ place for occasions, conventions and stays. Star-rated and genuine!

Keshnie Moonsamy – 04.03.2022
A stunning hotel with wonderful staff and excellent management. A joy to stay there.

ZANELE BIYELA – 04.03.2022
The best customer service i got while i was on holiday.The atmosphere was great from the first till the day i went back home this is the days i will never forgot in ma life , keep on shining and give the best to all service ever. hope to visit again happy client ZAZAH

Ann Proctor – 04.03.2022
No other place which can offer this true South African experience!

SIYABONGA NQOKO – 04.03.2022
Good food and friendly, helpful staff, with large and well equipped with a very comfortable bed.

Karen Meszaros – 04.03.2022
Ghost Mountain Inn is one of the best places I visited before, staff are friendly, food is amazing and rooms and views are absolutely spectacular! For a romantic getaway or family holiday, Ghost Mountain inn the place to go!

Vuyisani Maneli – 04.03.2022
stunning place with excellent service.

Kevin Treyvellan – 04.03.2022
This Inn is the Gem in the Zululand Region and is in an absolutely beautiful setting. Peaceful and tranquil surroundings lend themselves to either a quick overnight recharge or an extended stay to explore the region .

Chante Barnard – 04.03.2022
What an amazing hotel! With beautiful views and great service to match! 100% recommend GMI for a family breakaway.

Phindile – 04.03.2022
Heaven on earth and the service is outstanding

Alexia Zuma – 04.03.2022
Lovely place, when your really need a peace of mind.

Simangele – 04.03.2022
Very clean room, Amazing Staff. a best getaway especially when you want to relax with family.

Lawrence Pietersen – 04.03.2022
This is an excellent Hotel with such a warm “welcome ” feel The staff are friendly and professional and get the job of Customer service done well. set in the Heart of Zululand’s Game paradise peace and tranquillity are on offer with all the amenities one needs. GREAT HOTEL

Sifiso Gumede – 04.03.2022
A good place to relax, with a lot of activities to do around Mkuze. also a family friend hotel.

Sean Barry – 04.03.2022
Great place to stay, comfortable well appointed rooms that are a pleasure to spend time in. The location and facilities are all top notch.

Karen du Plessis – 04.03.2022
Beautiful lodge with stunning staff!

JEAN TOUCHER – 04.03.2022
love the at home welcome feel as you arrive

Bea Mtetwa – 04.03.2022
Lovely place, scenery is beautiful, lovely rooms

Karen – 04.03.2022
Definitely our country retreat of choice in KZN!

Steve Hobbs – 04.03.2022
SO SO SPECIAL. Great for Children and Families, great for Business travellers – and absolutely the best for Conferencing. A great Family legacy – embraced by the full management and staff team. A beautiful, peaceful and tranquil oasis in a busy and anxious world. Am already looking forward to my next visit …

Mohamed Gany – 04.03.2022
simply the best, the ultimate get away! very relaxed, calming and beautiful

Ron Jones – 04.03.2022
The best Hotel ever. I love this place, it is so tranquil. The staff and management are all first class. I always fell very relaxed and happy when we go there. Highly recommended.

SHOLAN – 04.03.2022
This is by far the best place i ever been too. Great food and absolutely amazing staff.

Anke Reynders – 04.03.2022
The perfect spot to base yourself to discover the treasures of Zululand

Chris Green – 04.03.2022
Favourite Hotel in South Africa. Have stayed many times over the years. Food,Accommodation and Safari opportunities first class.

Tamlyn Van Eden – 04.03.2022
Beautiful and peaceful. Such a spectacular place with beautiful scenery, great staff and good that is perfection. Often stay here when doing business up in Mkuze and Jozini.

Buyi Gumede – 04.03.2022
good place to be, for relaxation

Peggylou Arbizu Pickles – 04.03.2022
A wonderful hotel that just gets better and better.. Love the setting and the staff are amazing..

Sphephile Mabaso – 04.03.2022
I choose ghost mountain inn because it’s gives more than expected for your stay and for your holiday

juan nel – 04.03.2022
Best place!

Nicola – 03.03.2022
The ultimate Zululand getaway!

Busi Ndlovu – 03.03.2022
Tranquility at it’s best . Spacious and clean rooms . Staff friendly , helpful and very accomodating . The food is delicious and always well presented. Garden is theurapetic .

Shona Lawson – 03.03.2022
A peaceful haven, outstanding activities options, and yummy restaurant for the occasional day visit an special event.

Tyrone Butten – 03.03.2022
Stayed there a couple of times for business, absolutely awesome

Jodi Pieters – 03.03.2022
Relaxed environment where you feel at home but also feel the luxury and spoil of being away.

Suzanne Williamson – 03.03.2022
Amazing place with outstanding service! I can’t wait to return!

Craig Downing – 03.03.2022
Ghost Mountain is the most spectacular get away in northern Kwazulu Natal. The gardens are beautiful and spa top class

Tengetile Mngometulu – 03.03.2022
Ghost mountain inn and Safari…its a nice place to be….

Kate Lovemore – 03.03.2022
Best getaway with the kids Rooms were amazing with bath and shower! Service was great by the pools too. I really enjoyed the food and the vibe is very friendly

Gillian du Plessis – 03.03.2022
Looks and sounds amazing! Would love to be able to visit and experience!

Natalie Bertram – 03.03.2022
Wonderful scenic surroundings, phenomenal staff who are so friendly and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. So many day excursions and activities that can be organized. Two wonderful pools if you feel like taking it easy.

Mpendulo Mabaso – 03.03.2022
Beautiful game lodge!

Claire Roadley – 28.02.2022
Undoubtedly one of my favourite lodges ever. I have been visiting for more than 20 years and have watched GMI grow and blossom. Love the family feel – and the scenery is just beautiful – the gardens, the Lebombo mountains in the background- and of course Jozini which literally took my breath away the first time I saw it. Game drives with Jean are not to be missed – as well as the boat safari. Ghost Mountain Inn also offers incredible value for money for families. Hoping to take my boys this summer.

Alexandra Jonker – 18.02.2022
My kids love it at Ghost Mountain Inn!!

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