Retreat to the heart of the bush and to a time uncomplicated by the burdens of modern-day. Kick back and relax at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
, your romantic sanctuary in the exclusive 12000-hectare Mabula Private Game Reserve.
Rustic and unpretentious in every way, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
promises an unaffected, authentic bushveld experience with its five luxurious en-suite elevated tents, homely atmosphere and completely enveloping beauty of the surrounding bush.Highlights at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp:
- Five luxuriously appointed elevated tents with a full bathroom and private deck overlooking the bush
- Authentic South African bush cuisine
- Authentic, unpretentious, homely bush environment
- Access to all activities and facilities at Mabula Game Lodge, including Mabula Spa
- Only two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg
- Malaria-Free Area
- Waterberg AreaAccommodation at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Kwafubesi’s luxuriously appointed tents, which have the Big Five as their namesake, are raised on platforms each with its own private deck where you can enjoy a romantic private dinner for two or picnic breakfast.
A Minimum stay of 2 nights required over weekends
Discreetly tucked away in the surrounding bushveld to ensure guests’ absolute privacy, the comfortable furnishings, African décor and full bathroom, including shower, large stone bath and stunning views, provide a welcome sanctuary from the heat of the bush.
Gaze at the blazing bright starry Limpopo sky, and drift asleep to the cacophony of frogs and insects. Awake to the early morning cooing of the Cape Turtle Dove, then step outside on the deck to admire the Waterberg landscape.
Nature lovers will revel from the unrivalled closeness with the Waterberg’s beautiful bush surroundings.Children Policy:
Children 13 years and older are permitted at the lodge and occupy their own room at full rate.Activities:
On –site activities include the following, however guests have full access to utilise all other activities available at sister lodge Mabula Game Lodge only 20 minutes including their private airstrip for the comfort a private charter or helicopter transfer.
Children below 3 years are not permitted on game drives.
Experience the African bush with our horseback safaris. Our qualified horse trail guides will take you out on our 10,000 hectare reserve where you can experience our animals up close and personal.
Our guides will go through all the safety aspects of the trail and will show you all the tricks to be a good rider. It is requested for you to wear long trousers and closed shoes due to the terrain covered by the horse trail.
Guided Bush Walks
This 2.5 hour activity leaves from the Main lodge. Our guides will take you on a walk around our 10,000 hectare reserve, where they will be focusing on our fauna and flora and some of our big 5 animals (excluding lions). Our guides will be equipped with the necessary equipment (rifle, water, first aid kit).
Wear comfortable walking shoes and khaki coloured clothing so you can blend in with the natural environment. No bright colours are allowed.
Departure time: 05h30 (summer) – 06h30 (winter)
Minimum Guests: 02 (without backup)
Maximum Guests: 04 (without back up)
Maximum Guests: 08 (including back up)
Age restrictions: Below 16 years not permitted
Eco Adventure Trails (Quad Bike Safaris)
Experience the African bush with our quad bike safari. Our qualified guides will take you out on our 10,000 hectare game reserve where you will experience the smaller things found in the bush. Our guides will go through all the safety aspects of the trail. The quad bike trail is a 1.5 hour trail where you spend a half hour on transfers and safety procedures and 1 hour in the bush. We supply the safety gear (helmets) for your trail. Our quad bikes are semi-automatic 250 cc Suzuki bikes, you can either drive manually or in automatic gear.
Summer: 07h00 – 10h00 – 15h00 – 17h00
Winter: 08h00 – 11h00 – 14h00 – 16h00
Age restrictions: Below 3 years not permitted
Guided Star Gazing
This is a 1.5 hour drive. Learn all about the common constellations in our night sky and the myths and legends surrounding them through our Guides. This activity is at an additional cost and is not included in the stay package.
Departure time: 20h00 (summer) – 19h30 (winter)
Age restrictions: Below 3 years not permitted
Frequency: Tuesday and Thursday.Facilities at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
You could spend two weeks in Mabula Game Reserve and not experience the vast array of activities on offer for both young and old. From quad biking to bird walks, stargazing drives to dam picnics, fill your days and nights with all that the Mabula bushveld as to offer.
The Mabula Wildlife Centre is a veritable hive of activities offering such bush experiences as horse trails, quad biking, tennis, paintball, archery and even visits to the on-site Mabula Reptile Centre where visitors will learn how to avoid being bitten and come face to face with some exquisite species of local and exotic snakes, not to mention a very friendly Iguana.
Keen birders will enjoy the regular birding drives or walks, spotting such species as the Amur Falcon, Lilac-breasted Roller and Red-crested Korhaan, while guided walks provide the perfect setting in which to follow animal tracks, identify plants and insects and spot some of the area’s most beautiful birdlife.
Picnic breakfasts or afternoon bush barbecues including game drives can be arranged, as well as dam picnics and the Majuma Experience that takes visitors in to the lion section of Mabula Game Reserve at night to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, and perhaps even witness a hunt.
Set within an impressive 12 000 hectares of malaria-free Limpopo bushveld, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp is located 15 minutes’ drive from Mabula Game Lodge
, just two-and-a-half-hours’ drive from Johannesburg and a short drive from Bela Bela.
- Take N1 freeway towards Pretoria
- Turn off onto Polokwane highway. Follow the road to Bela Bela.
- Take the Bela Bela Settlers Codrington off ramp.
- Turn left at yield sign and proceed for ± 5kms to t – junction turn right.
- Go over bridge and turn left at the garage. Follow Thabazimbi Road.
- Follow road past the Forever Resorts Aventura down to the traffic circle
- At circle turn left on the Thabazimbi Rooiberg Road and proceed along for 34km.
- Look out for the “Mabula Trading Store”. 500m past the store turn right on Rooiberg Road.
- Follow Mabula signs for 11kms to Mabula gate.
I highly recommend Kwafubesi. The tents are large and comfortable although a bit noisy in a storm. The food is generally good although there is not always a choice of main meal. Being able to select an evening meal at breakfast time from a choice of two or three of those available at the main Mabula restaurant would have been appreciated. There is much more choice there and you can eat there instead if you want to. The game drives are excellent; Andrew our ranger was very knowledgeable and we saw a wide range of animals, some of which wander around the camp from time to time. The pool is nice but quite small, but again you can use the large one at Mabula Lodge for proper swimming.
Very quite place, gives you a bit of an original Africa safari feeling, good food, knoweledgable and kind rangers, we saw lots of game I recommend the place
We had a wonderfull time, thank you so much for the friendly and proffesional services for going out of your way to make our weekend spescial.