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Magwena River Lodge is situated on Selwane Nature Reserve in the Letaba river valley between Tzaneen and Phalaborwa, South Africa, and expanse over 4100 hectares. Within an hour`s drive from Kruger National Park, and 5.5 hours from Johannesburg.

Comfortable, Fully catered accommodation is available for a perfect holiday, travelers on route to Kruger or for those wanting to make a memory filled holiday. We offer the little 5 and an array of general Game that makes Selwane the ideal destination for people wanting to enjoy a Game drive, Bush Walk or a beautiful - sunsets to capture that perfect sunset.

Magwena River Lodge is nestled deep in the bush on the banks of the Magwena river. The camp has a lovely bush atmosphere with the wood-smoke of the camp fire drifting through the air.

Selwane also offers day trips to the Kruger National Park to experience the Big 5 up close. We definitely encourage people to bring along their mountain bikes, walking shoes and binoculars.

The lodge has a Dining area where delicious Buffet meals are served 3 times a day. And also a bar and lounge area with a television to relax and have a drink. a lovely pool to relax and spend the day at. Our helpful management and staff will look after you while you get to enjoy those beautiful star filled African skies around the fire place.

Accommodation at Magwena River Lodge:
The rooms are en-suite Thatched Rondawels.  Classic Bush Lodge feel to it.  We have 7 rooms- they all look a little different to each other. The rooms are tastefully finished with a queen size bed, sandstone tiles, white linen, air-con in each room and a private Patio with a view at the Seasonal Magwena River.

There are a 20 km gravel road when traveling to Selwane Nature Reserve.

Come and enjoy what Africa has to offer.


- Selwane nature reserve has no dangerous game that makes it safe for Hikers, mountain bikers and Birders to explore the bush.
- Bring along your own mountain bikes please.
- Guest are welcome to go out for picnics on the reserve, please arrange beforehand.
- Photo Safaris.
- Sun downer for that beutiful Sunset.
- Kruger National Park day trips.

Clothing and Accessories:

Due to being in Malaria area we recommend loose fitting clothing that covers your arms and legs against those mozzie in the summer months.
If you feel like going for a walk in the rain - tag along those rain coats in the summer months.
Bring along your your walking shoes.
Winter time gets cold next to the river - bring warm clothing.
Binoculars and cameras are always good to tag along.

Health and Climate:

Malaria Area - we recommend you check in with your travel clinic. Cold in the evenings next to the river. Do not forget your Sunscreen and hats. Summer can get very hot.

Rooms and Units Available:

Each room has a queen size bed with a Full en-suite bathroom.  A private Patio with a seasonal river view.  Air-condition for those hot summer days.  Clothing drawer and a desk.

Luxury Room
This room has a queen size bed, with a private patio and a seasonal river view.Air-condition for those hot days. Full en-suite bathroom, clothing drawer and desk.
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Tswana / Sotho
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

- 72 hours prior - 30% of total invoice amount
- 48 hours prior - 50% of total invoice amount
- 24 hours prior - 70% of total invoice amount

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM