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Mawusi  -  An African name meaning “in God’s hands”.  Tranquility engulfs you from the moment that you arrive at Mawusi Bush Lodge.  We pride ourselves on our impeccable cleanliness and excellent friendly service.  Mawusi Bush Lodge is not just accommodation; it’s an experience.  We are disabled friendly.

Mawusi Bush Lodge is situated on the greenbelt in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.  The property has huge Lead-wood and Maroela trees, with beautiful uninterrupted views of the African bush and the majestic Drakensberg mountain.  The Estate is approximately 680 hectare.  It is well stocked with plains game including giraffe, nyala, kudu, waterbuck, duiker, impala, zebra, wildebeest and warthog which regularly visits the Lodge waterhole.  Leopards also seen on occasions and the Estate has an array of nocturnal animals.  There is a river bed running through the Estate with typical riverine forests. 

Guests of the Lodge enjoy the best of both worlds.  Whilst it is located in the heart of the bushveld it is conveniently just a few kilometres from the quaint little town of Hoedspruit.  It is just 16 kilometres from Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport which has daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.  We shuttle up to 2 persons with luggage free or we will arrange transport for you at an additional charge by prior arrangement.

The location is an ideal springboard from which to visit the Kruger National Park which is just 65 km to Orpan gate the Panorama Route which is a leisurely hour’s drive through the spectacular JG Strydom tunnel and the majestic Drakensberg mountains, or the other numerous activities in the area. 

The Lodge primarily provides self-catering accommodation.  However, breakfasts are available by prior arrangement at an additional charge and served in the dining room or on the breakfast patio.  Accommodation is provided in the luxury queen suites each with en suite bathroom.

In-Room facilities:
Mawusi Bush Lodge provides luxury self-catering modern accommodation which can sleep up to six persons in three luxury queen suites each with en-suite bathroom comprising extra-large shower, hand basin and toilet.  The third en-suite bathroom boasts a roll-in shower with large shower seat, separate adjustable shower which can also be used as a hand shower, raised toilet and grab rails for the mobility challenged.  The lounge is tastefully furnished with modern bright colours to create a vibrant look and feel while still toning in to the bushveld atmosphere.  Toiletries, slippers and face cloths are supplied.  There is also DStv in the lounge and Netflix in the third bedroom.  All the rooms open onto the patio through large sliding doors creating an atmosphere of openness, Free Wi-Fi is available.  Bottled water and milk is provided on arrival.  Tea, coffee, sugar and rusks are supplied daily.

Establishment Facilities:
* Free and secure Parking.
* Swimming Pool.
* Game drives.
* Wellness and Massage Spa.
* Vehicle Rental and Transfers.
* Safaris and Tours
* Restaurant Booking Service Bike hire.


Area Info:

No trip to South Africa or the Lowveld is complete without a visit to the world-famous Kruger National Park, home to lion elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard (known as the Big Five). Enjoy the excitement of identifying the array of other wildlife, birds amphibians insects and different plants and trees. We’re just 65km from the Orpen Gate and 75km from Phalaborwa Gate to enter the Kruger National Park. Whether you’re a day visitor or intend to spend some time in the Park, Mawusi Bush Lodge is the ideal stop over before entering. We can advise you on the most popular routes and areas or we can arrange one day open safari vehicle tours for you.


* Hiking/walks/jogging
* Bicycle Riding
* Horse Riding
* Birding
* Fishing
* Game Drives
* Hot Air Ballooning
* Blyde River Boat Cruise
* Game Drives
* Hot Air Ballooning
* Blyde River Boat Cruise Quad bikes

Rooms and Units Available:

Leopard Room

We have chosen this name because the leopard is the most elusive member of the Big Five and therefore the most sought after. The Leopard Room has a luxurious queen size bed, pedestals, dressing table, chair and plenty cupboard space.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Pangolin Room

The Pangolin is one of the most endangered animals on the planet and is fast facing extinction. Most of us will, in all likelihood, never see a Pangolin in our lifetime. The Pangolin Room has a luxurious queen size bed, pedestals, dressing table.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Rhino Room

The name was chosen to remind us of the plight of this unique member of the Big Five which is headed for extinction due to poaching. The Rhino Room has a luxurious queen size bed, pedestals, dressing table and chair. There is plenty of cupboard space.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Cots available
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 3 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 10 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.


From Ohrigstad follow the R36/R527 to Hoedspruit. Proceed though the town and turn right onto the R40. Turn left at the next intersection into Rotsvy street and drive straight to Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM