Guest Rating: 
 3 Reviews
Mabula Game Lodge
Situated in Mabula Private Game Reserve and set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, the natural design and architecture of Mabula Game Lodge falls softly on the eye as it superbly blends in with the natural surroundings.

An Extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits you at Mabula Game Lodge, located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province

Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you’ll never forget.

Lodge Rooms at Mabula Game Lodge
Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishings. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African bush indoors, guests will experience unprecedented comfort while enjoying the sights and sounds that Mabula has to offer. Watch the warthogs nibble their way through the gardens and hear the incessant chatter of happy birds as you relax on your patio, or escape the African heat in your cozy lounge. Wake up refreshed and rejuvenated before boarding your morning game drive. It’s your home away from home in the African bush.

Forty-seven bedrooms boast a look that is clean, simple, elegant and follows an African flavour. Natural, bold colours stand confident and proud, enhancing an ethnic feel throughout the lodge.

Room facilities and amenities include:
- Safe
- Hairdryer
- Bible
- Bathroom amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Flat-screen Television
- Tea and coffee-making facilities

Families can share the Mabula experience in the comfort of a double bed main suite , connected via an inter-leading door to accommodate children with two three-quarter bed.

Mabula Villas at Mabula Game Lodge
Enjoy your very own private safari experience at the stunning Mabula Villa, ideal for small and intimate groups of close friends or family seeking an exclusive lodge experience on their terms.

Design your own safari break consulting with your safari host to determine your daily schedule of dining times, game drives and additional activities. You have the freedom to tailor-make your bush experience.

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Mabula Villa comprises six well-appointed, light and airy en-suite bedrooms – one double and two twins that can be converted in to doubles – each with its access to an outside deck offering spectacular views of the bush.

Wake up to nature’s wake-up call, the distinct coo of the Cape Turtle Dove, step outside on the deck to admire the Waterberg landscape and enjoy a freshly prepared cup of coffee as you fight off the morning chill.

As the day draws to a close, relax with sun downers in the private villa’s boma; an icy Amarula, warm fire and the hissing sound of cicadas provide great company. Have a braai under the stars or a long chat until the wee hours of the morning. It’s your African bushveld experience to do with as you please.

Mabula Villa comes equipped with its own chef, butler, housekeeper, Villa manager, guide and vehicle offering two game drives a day. While guests have their own facilities, including a fully stocked bar, barbecue and full satellite TV bouquet, they also have full access to Mabula Game Lodge’s facilities. Guests can also request in-Villa spa treatments ranging from pedicures to massages, while Spanish and Dutch-speaking rangers are available on request.

Additional Information:
The lodge is situated in a Malaria free area. Gate entry fees are applicable

Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room (maximum 2). Children 6 – 11 years are charged the applicable child rates if sharing with two adults. Children 12 years and older are charged full adult rates. The rooms can accommodate a maximum of two adults and 2 children under 12 sharing.

Facilities, services and activities at Mabula Game Lodge and nearby
- Curio Shop
- Ground Hornbill Project & Reptile Centre
- Mabula Spa
- Mvubu (Hippo) Viewing Deck
- Indoor and outdoor cocktail bar
- Restaurant and Whiskey Bar
- Helicopter Transfers and transfers to and from OR Tambo Airport (Extra Charge)
- Private air charters and private air strip
- Check out time 10h00 hrs/Check in time 14h00 hrs
- Credit cards accepted
- Swimming pools, tennis court, table tennis & volley ball court
- Parking facilities
- Conferencing facilities for up to 130 pax schoolroom style
- Wireless Internet
- Children’s programme involving activities to cater for all ages, as well as baby-sitting facilities
- Safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles
- Horse back safaris, Archery, Paint Ball, Star Gazing and Team Building Activities
- Eco adventure safaris (Quad bike safaris), guided bush walks and bird Walks
- Crocodile Feeding Demonstrations, Snake Demonstrations – Tuesdays
- Hot air balloon safaris on request

Dining at Mabula Game Lodge
Menus are designed to suit all palates, try local dishes like impala casserole or enjoy the exotic flavors of India with options like taste vegetable biryani.
Salads, bread, roasts, fish dishes and cold meats are aadequately complemented by traditional South African and Indian desserts that will have you lingering at the buffet for far longer that you should.
With a specialist Indian chef on-site, you can look forward to a range of delectable traditional Indian dishes, including lamb masala, moong dhal, freshly prepared rotis and chilli bites. It’s a spice extravaganza for those guests who enjoy a bit of zest and zing for lunch or dinner

Enjoy a light lunch amidst the call of Grey loeries on the terrace, retire to the lodge’s main Ko Bojelong restaurant or savour a scrumptious dinner under the stars in Mabula’s traditional boma dining venue accompanied by the rhythmic beat of traditional African dancers.

For special occasions, there’s nothing more magical than dining under the stars at one of Mabula’s legendary bush dinners; the flickering lights, the sounds of the bush, traditional South African cuisine and great company combining to create a unique dining experience.

Choose from one of three special dining venues to make your event exceptional in every way. From traditional bush-themed evening dinners under a 100-year-old Wild Fig tree to weddings at the open-air Shaya Moya offering astounding views over the plain. Small or large, sophisticated or loud, Mabula Game Lodge will create a fuss-free bush event to exceed your expectations.

• 47km from Bela Bela,
• 150km from Pretoria,
• 190km from OR Tambo International Airport,
• 212km from Johannesburg (Approximately 2 ½ hours)

Take N1 freeway towards Pretoria. Turn off onto Pietersburg highway. Follow the road to Bela Bela. Take the Bela Bela Settlers off ramp. Turn left at yield sign and proceed for ± 5kms to T – junction turn right into town. 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 34kms. Look out for the “Mabula trading store”. 500m past the store turn right on Rooiberg tarred road. Follow Mabula signs for 11kms to Mabula gate.

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Limited Room Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Conference facilities
  • Team Building
  • Dining room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • English
  • Games Room
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball

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Mabula Game Lodge Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

Staff and management were excellent. Food was excellent. The 2 mnet channels had no sound and i suggested that an additional world news channel be added to the tv package,Sky, BBC, or even RT Today.The rangers were excellent and the game drives excellent.I have one suggestion and that is that the management assist the rangers by emphasising to some sections of your clientale that game viewing is not like going to disneyland.Noisy chatter and laughter are out of place on a game drive and other parties and the bush need to be respected.
 Reviewed by Richard Shuttle over a year ago

Loved the place. Fantastic game drives, my child loved it.
 Reviewed by Christine Williscroft over a year ago

Good game drive and food.
 Reviewed by Emon Patrick over a year ago

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