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Mhangela Lodge is a small, very personal lodge, situated in the Greater Kruger National Park.  The lodge offers architecturally designed spaces for a max of 4 guests.  There are beautiful views from each suite, terraces, pool area and decks into the bush where the Big 5 roam.  Mhangela Lodge caters for vegetarians and vegans as well and we offer a very individual service.

Mhangela consists of 3 luxuriously furnished en-suite bedrooms leading down the passage overlooking the bush garden into an open air lounge and library.  The well stocked library contains renowned nature books, interesting travel information, relaxing novels and plenty entertainment reading.  The open air fire place, the stylishly furnished and comfortable lounge invites nature into the space.  Here space offers a viewpoint towards the very active water whole.

A small two seated deck offers a perfect elevation above nature and reading space or morning coffee.  Crossing the bridge one is guided to the open plan kitchen and dining area that then transfers you onto the tongue (a long terrace sliding into the bush, a comfortable seating area for day resting and evening sun downers).  The terrace offers a closer viewpoint onto the water whole and this is a magical spot and offers many close encounters with elephants and other game.


Outside of the reserve, the main attraction would be the Kruger National Park for day self drive attractions. Limpopo is rich in African culture and there are lots to explore, from ancient salt harvesting, and predator rehabilitation center visits to guided cultural village visits.

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

50% deposit required for any booking with arrival date being more than 30 days.  Balance due 30 days before arrival date.


From Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport you take the N1 to Polokwane, then the R 71 to Tzaneen & Gravelotte, in Gravelotte take the R 526 towards Mica. At the T- junction (R 526 & R 40) turn left onto R 40 towards Phalaborwa. The Grietjie Balule Gate Signage “BALULE GRIETJIE GATE” is ca. 25km towards Phalaborwa on the right hand side. Follow the gravel road to the gate and follow the signs to Mhangela (or Farm 54). The drive will be 5 to 6 hours. From Hoedspruit airport, follow the R 40 north towards Phalaborwa, about 30km before Phalaborwa turn right into Balule Reserve Grietjie gate. Motion towards the entrance gate. From Phalaborwa airport, follow the R40 South. After 30km turn left into Balule Reserve Grietjie Gate. Motion towards the entrance gate and follow the signs to Mhangela 54

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  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM