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Only two short hours drive North of Johannesburg lies the African wonder that is Mabula Private Game Reserve. This 12000ha of malaria free reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife and birds, including the world famous Big Five.

Mabula Game Lodge offers a traditional outdoor experience for visitors wanting to brave the African wild, and together with Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, guests have the chance to get up close and personal with nature and encounter a new dimension in bush life.

Home to some 60 mammals, 300 bird species, 100 plant types and numerous reptile and insect species, Mabula is the Heartland of the Safari experience.

Here, all natures' wonders are revered - from the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) to the 'small five' (ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew and rhino beetle).

All activities at Mabula are expertly handled by highly qualified and experienced game rangers, and are sure to awaken the senses and quicken the pulse

For the wild-at-heart seeker of true bush adventure, nothing could compare with the excitement and thrill of big game viewing on horseback - a deliciously unique close encounter of the wildest kind.

Morning and evening game drives are daily highlights, surpassed in pleasure only by the feeling of camaraderie in sipping sundowners as you watch a truly spectacular African sunset from the luxury of one of Mabula's four wheel drive vehicles.

If keeping your feet on the ground is a particularly satisfying sensation, Mabula's informative bush walks guided by a highly professional and experienced game ranger, will impress you beyond expectation.

Accommodation at Mabula Private Game Reserve
Accommodation is offered in
Mabula Game Lodge - offers excellent service, superb facilities, and a spectacular setting in the bush.

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp - the perfect place for a romantic safari or a secluded rendezvous in the open bush.


Hot air Balloon Safaris
Bush walks
Horse riding
Game Viewing
Land rover Safaris

Clothing and Accessories:

October to March: Summer Clothes. A warm jacket or jersey for the cooler mornings and evenings.

April to September: Winter clothes. A very warm insulated Jacket for the cold morning and nights. Hats, scarf and gloves are recommended.

Comfortable walking shoes track shoes or boots are useful for the bush walks.

Sandals are useful for walking around the lodge. Shorts and t-shirt needed all year round for the warm midday period.

Swimming costume, sun block, insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses and lip balm are recommended.

Health and Climate:

Summer: Temperatures between 15 deg. C min and deg. C 35 max
Winter: Temperatures between 5 deg. C min and 25 deg. C max.

Rooms and Units Available:

Kwafubesi - Private En Suite Luxury Tents
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mabula Game Lodge - Suites
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mabula Game Lodge - Superior Rooms
Amount of similar units: 25
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Team Building
Dining room
Curio Shop
Games Room
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

0-7 days prior to arrival-50%8-30 days prior to arrival-100%

Latest Reviews

We have enjoyed the weekend very much. The only comment is that there is no information in the rooms on the activities and no numbers to call in case of emergency or to request something from reception.
Braam Louw Sep 2021


From Johannesburg or Pretoria take the N1 north.
Take the Bela-Bela / Warmbaths offramp (R516) and proceed to Warmbaths.
In town take the Thabazimbi road and proceed for 34km to the turn-off, which is clearly signposted, to Mabula.

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