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Mfubu lodge & gallery is a small secluded lodge on the banks of Olifants River in the unspoiled wilderness of Africa. It is part of the 40 000 ha of private Balule nature reserve.

The Main Camp nestles under the green canopy of indigenous trees in full view of the river.

Three thatched timber chalets on stilts are connected by aerial walkway with two bathrooms (hot and cold water, two showers, one bath), lounge with bar, dining area with braai and fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge, freezer, stove and all crockery and cutlery.


Activities include:
bush walks with experienced ranger,
day game drives to Kruger National Park,
boat safari on Olifants River,
game drives in open Landrover in the game reserve.

Rooms and Units Available:

Each chalet has electricity, twin beds, mosquito nets, chest of drawers, ceiling fan and own deck.
Two sparkling swimming pools in the midst of tropical garden offer a refreshing dip.

The Stone cottage is thatched with own bathroom en suite, braai and a long river bank to view. A high wooden bridge leads across a deep gully to an inviting swimming pool in the middle of the bush.

Standard Chalet
The 3 chalets are part of Main camp which consists of 3 chalets, two bathrooms, lounge, dining/braai area kitchen and pool. The whole camp is on aerial walkway under canopy of lush trees right on the banks of Olifants river. Suitable for 6 people.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Stone cottage
Stone cottage is on the banks of Olifants river, with double bed, veranda, braai area, swimming pool and a kitchenette. It has en suite bathroom and A/C.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Deposit 50 percent forfeits if cancelled 1 week prior arrival.
If whole amount paid and cancelled 3 days prior whole amount forfeits.
If cancelled more than 3 weeks prior, refund less administration fee is due.


From Joburg N12, from Pretoria N4, thro' Witbank to Belfast. Left on R540 to Lydenberg, then R36 through Strijdom Tunnel following signs to Phalaborwa. Turn right onto R526 to Mica. 22km from Mica on R530 turn R on dirt road following Mfubu signs.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guest Farm and Self-Catering