Mopane Bush Lodge is a small bush retreat of African Renaissance design. Nestling in the Mopane bushveld, it is at Mapungubwe, the most northerly point of South Africa, in the heart of the Africa part of South Africa.
The lodge is tranquil, quiet, and peaceful and managed by the owners with attentive personal service. Mopane Bush Lodge is the ideal stopover when touring the northern part of South Africa. The lodge is 2 hours from Kruger National Park and half an hour from Mashatu in Botswana.
Facilities at Mopane Bush Lodge: - One chalet is wheel chair friendly. - Shelters for all guests vehicles. - The boma, lapa and pool areas are served by an outside bar. - Eight secluded twin-bedded thatched chalets with en-suite bathroom, each situated in their own kraal with an exclusive veranda and an additional outdoor shower. - All chalets have an uninterrupted view over the mopane bushveld to the distant horizon, and no view of any other building or development. - The bedrooms offer top quality mattresses and bedding, generous cupboard space, safe in each room, tea/coffee station, hair dryer, dressing table and a laundry service. - The bathrooms have spacious showers, large thirsty towels, a large mirror and shelf space on each side and an 110v/220v shaver plug. - Sparkling pool beside the bar. - A comfortable lounge with a small library with a fireplace for the wintry nights. - Delicious meals, simply prepared, are served in our spacious dining room, in the boma around the fire, in the lapa around the pool or in the bush.
Due to the seclusion of the chalets, they are not ideally suited to accommodate young children. However, children can be accommodated on the understanding that sleeping in bunk beds or cots in the chalets with parents is a compromise.
Mapesu Nature Reserve: Mopane Bush Lodge is situated on Mapesu Nature Reserve, a 6000-hectare game farm in the Limpopo Valley. Game on the property includes giraffe, eland, waterbuck, gemsbok, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, bushbuck, duiker and steenbok. Also home to many other species of game (no dangerous animals) and birds, and a variety of trees and shrubs.
It is a safe environment for walking, cycling, birding, game tracking and driving in the bush bush. Rates include all activities such as guided drives or walks on Mapesu Nature Reserve. Off site activities are not included.
Accommodation at Mopane Bush Lodge: Eight secluded twin-bedded thatched chalets with en-suite bathroom, each situated in its own kraal with a veranda and an additional outdoor shower. The views of the surrounding bushveld and beyond are unique to each chalet, with no view of any other building or development.
The spacious bedrooms provide a relaxing environment in luxurious comfort, with top quality mattresses and bedding, generous cupboard space, a safe in each room, hair dryer, good lighting over a large mirror at the dressing table and at the bedside tables. There is a tea/coffee station in every room. A laundry service is available. The bathrooms have spacious showers, large thirsty towels, good lighting over the basin with a large mirror above and shelf space on each side with an 110v/220v shaver plug.
One chalet is designed and equipped to be wheelchair friendly.
There are many activities and attractions in the area around Mopane Bush Lodge in the Mapungubwe area.
These include amongst others: - Mapungubwe National Park - with spectacular views of the Limpopo River, dramatic scenery, spectacular sandstone cliffs, riverine forests with elephants and other wildlife. - Also an elevated boardwalk through the forest to a hide overlooking the Limpopo River and decks offering an awesome experience viewing the confluence of the Limpopo & Shashe Rivers. - Enjoy seeing and have interpreted unique Limpopo San rock art. - Go birding with over 400 species to be seen, identified and enjoyed. - Mapungubwe World Heritage Site Mapungubwe Hill is the site of the first African Kingdom which reached its climax in the 13th Century, pre-dating Great Zimbabwe.
We arrange and take our guests to any of these attractions and activities as requested. Refreshments are included on all excursions.
Rooms and Units Available:
Thatched chalets, air conditioned, main bedroom with 2 twin beds/ 1 double
bed, 1 bathroom with shower, bar fridge & tea/coffee station, desk, large closet, private garden area with table and chairs with views of the bushveld,
and private outdoor shower
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults
Experience the African Bushveld like never before in these spacious Serengeti Tents. Each luxuriously appointed tent offers a great living space for those who want to camp in style.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults
Self Catering Units
Thatched chalets, air conditioned, main bedroom w/ 2 twin beds/ 1 double bed, 1 bathroom w/ shower, large closet, table and two chairs, & each equipped w/ BBQ, microwave, toaster, fridge & coffee/tea ,station, utensils & cutlery, Free Wifi
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults
Thatched chalets, air-conditioned, private splash pool; has large main bedroom w/ twin beds/1 double bed & extra 2 twin beds, 1 bathroom w/ shower & separate tub, bar fridge, tea/coffee station, desk, large closet, private garden area. Free Wifi
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 3 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 Elderly Disabled (wheelchair friendly) Honeymoon Couples Laundry Service Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request Conference facilities Bar on the Premises Dining room Cots available Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine Fireplace on the Premises Garden Library Internet Access Parking (off-street - covered)
Wi-Fi Afrikaans English Other Language Hiking / Walking Trails Swimming Pool
- A 10% administration fee of the full account will be levied on any cancellation - If the reservation is cancelled less than 7 days before visit, the entire deposit will be forfeited
- Travel on the N1 to Polokwane. Turn left at the 2nd traffic light and follow Nelson Mandela Drive round the town. At the 7th traffic light, turn right at the sign R521 DENDRON.
- The next traffic light turn left onto the R521 to Dendron Road. Travel for 140km to Alldays. At the stop sign in Alldays turn right onto the R521 to Pontdrif.Travel for 46km towards Pontdrif and turn right onto the R572 towards Mapungubwe & Musina.
- Mopane Bush Lodge is 29km along the R572 on right just past the cell phone mast. Turn into Mapesu Ranch and follow the signs to Mopane Bush Lodge. To open the gate, press the button on the pole on the right. The gate closes automatically behind you. Gravel road to lodge is about 3km.