Guest Rating: 
 2 Reviews
If you prefer a small, friendly and intimate bush lodge, where the emphasis is on personal service, good traditional bush cuisine and a warm and relaxing atmosphere. You will love Kwa-Mbili!

Explore the African bush on foot and from the back of an open safari vehicle. Discover the animal world, from the smallest termite to the tall and elegant giraffe, from the cute dwarf mongoose to the moody buffalo.

Listen to the distant roar of the lion whilst relaxing around the campfire, or simply appreciate the silence, space and brilliant night skies.

By limiting guests to 10 per night we can offer a choice of accommodation in African style thatched chalets with en-suite facilities or luxury en-suite safari tents which will ensure an unsurpassed bush experience.

Kwa-Mbili is an affordable game lodge, situated in the Thornybush Nature Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

It offers a large variety of bird and game species. It is the ideal place to use as a base from which to explore this part of South Africa: Cheetah breeding project, Moholoholo rehabilitation centre, Panorama route, Nyani traditional village

The lodge offers a comprehensive infrastructure:
Accommodation in either thatched chalets or safari tents
Thatched relaxation and dining areas
Friendly bar and curio shop
Comfortable hide overlooking a water hole
Filtered splash pool
All-weather aircraft landing strip
Telephone, fax and e-mail facilities
Laundry service
R2100.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Laundry Service
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Curio Shop
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Swimming Pool
  • Other


The thatched chalets are decorated in African style.

Each chalet has its own en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. The chalets have overhead fans.

Each chalet has a patio where guests can sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.

The safari tents are furnished with either double or single beds.

Each safari tent has its own en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. The safari tents have thatched roofs over them to protect them from too much sun as well as shelter the bathroom areas from rain.

The tents also have sheltered patio areas.

Kwa Mbili Game Lodge Activities:

Late afternoon, depart on a game drive, enjoy sundowners in the bush before continuing on an exciting night game drive.

Return to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening under African skies around the camp-fire.

The next morning, after an early wake-up call, enjoy tea/coffee and traditional rusks before departing on a walking safari. The focus is on the small things in the bush - learning to track animals, how termites live, what the various trees and plants are used for, etc.

Encounters with animals while on foot are always exciting!

After the exhilarating walk, a full English breakfast is served in the lapa.

A light lunch is served around 14:00.

The day can be spent at leisure: read and relax around the filtered pool or spot birds and animals from the hide.

Alternatively, numerous attractions in the area can be visited.

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Clothing & Accessories:

Casual, neutral coloured clothes and comfortable walking shoes.
Warm jacket for the evenings.
Hat, sunglasses and binoculars are also recommended.

Health & Climate:

This is a low risk malaria area.

Kwa Mbili Game Lodge Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

This really is a TOP CLASS experience! As South Africans who know many such places we found this one the best! The game drives with knowledge of all subjects. The animals - BIG FIVE and much more.
 Reviewed by Peter Kusel over a year ago

Was pleasantly surprised when visiting the place! Would recommend it to everybody.
 Reviewed by Andre Lagrange over a year ago