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Mthatha

Mthatha is the colourful, very African and lively centre of the region.
The former Transkei is now part of the Eastern Cape province.
The greatest attraction of Mthatha, today, is the Nelson Mandela Museum.

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Kingfisher Lodge is situated in Mthatha, renowned for the world’s most-loved Nelson Mandela as he was born in the nearby town of Mvezo and spent his childhood in Qunu. Today, the main buildings of the Nelson Mandela Museum are located in Mthatha.

Kingfisher Lodge is a comfortable guest house offering accommodation in 12 rooms with either
twin or double beds and all with en-suite bathrooms. After a long day, cool off in our sparkling swimming pool set in a tranquil garden. A braai area is available for your convenience and to set you mind at ease, secure parking is provided We also offer self-catering and conference facilities, and friendly staff and great service await you.


Mthatha lies in the heart of the Nelson Mandela Route, established to give structure to the area for visitors who want to explore his history. The route starts in King Williams Town where one can visit the grave of Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. The Umtata dam
offers some lovely picnic spots and is a hive of water sports. There are also a number of nature reserves in the area.
Kingfisher Lodge Hotel
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KINGFISHER LODGE HOTEL
Lodge Bellagio
This opulent, owner-designed guest house with custom-created furniture will make you feel what it's like to live the crystal life. Staying at Lodge Bellagio is all about surrounding yourself with luxurious and modern elements.

The idea pursued by the owner was a first for Mthatha; extreme luxury and convenience while still being able to enjoy the attractions of this wonderful heritage-rich town. Extreme thoughtfulness went into creating the state-of-the-art modern fittings, and with abstract features of art and colours which were implemented will leave guests in awe.

Lodge Bellagio offers complete privacy and relaxation for the tourist or business traveller. Tourists will enjoy the comfort of this guest house, while corporate guests will enjoy the locality to nearby businesses and the central business district.

Each of the bedrooms is well equipped with TVs, work desks and plug points perfectly located for laptops and cell phones. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and underfloor heating to
ensure year-round comfort. Complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee-making facilities are some of the thoughtful touches as well as laundry bags for guests to take home.


Having been the original home of Nelson Mandela, this small town is bustling with history. The
Nelson Mandela Museum depicts his early life. This area of the country remains steeped in history with the traditions being followed. Many old buildings remain and are beautiful examples of the neoclassical style.

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