Imfihlo Lodge

Imfihlo – “Secret” in siSwati – is a bush retreat overlooking the Mlawula River, set amongst a grove of Timbuti trees. Utilising passive “Green” design principles, the lodge disappears into the landscape with an earth berm wall and green roof, planted with indigenous grasses. Hidden within the landscape as one approaches the river frontage of the lodge is fully glazed with sliding doors opening onto a deck and pool.

A river crossing utilized by Giraffes is situated in front of the lodge. Recycled insulation, solar water heaters, local clay bricks and a timber roof structure have been incorporated into the design.

Accommodation comprises a main bedroom with external shower, bath and toilet, a second bedroom with twin beds and independent bathroom, a guest wing with a queen bed and associated shower room and toilet, covered outside room, and a living area with kitchen and scullery.

The lodge can sleep eight in 3 bedrooms, including a sleeper couch in the living area. The interiors feature photographs of Swazi tradition and culture, augmented by tasteful furniture and craft.