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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodge and Other Accommodation
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Check-in: 12:00 AM Check-out: 12:00 AM
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Mutsami Private Bush Lodge is an ideal destination for the ultimate bush getaway, with access to game viewing areas, where you can be assured of a bush experience to be remembered. 

The lodge has our Buffalo (Nyarhi) room and Zebra (Mangwe) family suite.  The lodge is complemented by private swimming pool, indigenous garden.  The rate includes Dinner, bed and Breakfast, game drive and welcome drink.

Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and sunset views, watch animals at the waterhole which is approx 10m away or just lounge next to the pool or enjoy refreshments at our little pub The Olive Toad.

Terms And Conditions:

Children 12 and older are Welcome.  Maximum of 2 children per room. Children from 12 years and older, will be charged the full adult rate.

Transfers: from Eastgate (Hoedspruit) or Phalaborwa Airport can be arranged.  Ashton Tours Shuttle operates from OR Tambo Airport and drops Guest off at the Grietjie Gate (the lodge will pick guests up) and returns Guests to OR Tambo Airport -  Contact lodge for pricing.

Rates quoted include Dinner, bed and breakfast.

Rates exclude: Game Drives, Guided Walks, Alcohol, Beverages, Discretionary Gratuities and Laundry. 

Adult rates are quoted per person per day, sharing in twin queen-size accommodation.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
To secure your booking,a 50% deposit must be paid on receipt of invoice and the balance payable on arrival.You will be charged 50% of the total price if you cancel after reservation, and the total full price if you cancel in the 14 days before arrival.

Under no circumstances can the lodge refund or transfer unused bed-nights caused by cancellation due to flight or airport delays, sickness and any other unforeseen circumstances.

Area Info:

Situated in the Greater Kruger Park the lodge is 19km from the Kruger Park Phalaborwa gate. 


Big 5 Game Reserve, excellent Bird watching.  Daily game drives are available.

Clothing and Accessories:

We recommend that you note the following in order to maximise your comfort during your stay:
-  Sunglasses
-  sun hat
-  swimming costume
-  Good walking shoes (running / tennis shoes are suitable)
-  suntan lotion and sun block and insect repellent
-  Cameras
-  binoculars
-  Warm pullover for Winter months (June to September)

Health and Climate:

Dietary requirements
Please inform the reservations in advance should any special dietary needs be required.

Medical Conditions:
Prior to arrival, guests should notify the reservations office of any pre-existing medical conditions. this includes any allergies etc.

This is a malaria area and prophylactics are recommended.  Check with your doctor prior to arrival.


The following activities can be arranged by the lodge:

Flying safaris are offered to allow your guest to experience flying in a Bantam microlight.  Flights of 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes are available. Your have the option to sit and experience the flight and view the game or you can have hands on experience from the first flight.  Contact your host for additional information and prices.


The impressive rock features of Bourke’s Luck Potholes marks the start of the extraordinarily scenic Blyde River Canyon and is one of the tick-offs on the well-beaten path of the Panorama Route.


Home to Africaâ??s wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park.


Is a home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife.


Experience the bush in a different light, ballooning offers one-hour long flights from Hoedspruit over the scenic Blyde River.


The renowned course has a unique bushveld atmosphere and it is not uncommon for visitors to share their golf experience with resident giraffe, hippo, crocodile and other wildlife!


On the Olifants River - Game viewing and bird watching on the Olifants river.


Day trip into the Kruger National Park for a private tour - ask your host for details.

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

Facilities & Services available:
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Parking (off-street - open)
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Mutsami Private Bush Lodge is a Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodge and Other Accommodation in Phalaborwa Limpopo South Africa

Grietjie Private Nature Reserve is located in the northern section of the Balule Nature Reserve, on the R40, 30 kms south of Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province.  Enter at the Balule Grietjie gate sign, drive until you reach the Grietjie Gate 3.5km, Mutsami Bush lodge is located 1.5km from the Grietjie gate on the right - No 91.

Book Through Ashton Tours

Ashtons Phalaborwa Comfort shuttle service will stop at the R40 Grietjie turnoff at the following times (pre-arranged bookings only):

  • OR Tambo to R40 Grietjie turnoff: ETA @ 17h55.
  • R40 Grietjie turnoff to OR Tambo Shuttle: Departure @ 07h20.
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Children Policy

No under 12years Old

Rooms and Units Available at Mutsami Private Bush Lodge

Mangwe (Zebra) Room
The Mangwe suite boasts two separate bedrooms and separate bathroom perfect for a family of four. Bedroom 1 boasts a luxurious queen size bed decorated with percale linen, and air-conditioning. Bedroom 2 boasts two single beds decorated with linen.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Nyarhi (Buffalo) Room
The Nyahari room boasts a luxurious queen size bed decorated with soft percale linen an en-suite bathroom with a breathtaking view and your very own private balcony leading to the pool area.
Sleeps 2 Adults

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