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Nestled beneath the shady Karees in the heart of Mziki Private Game Reserve, just two hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Mziki Safari Lodge offers a natural, affordable haven for eco-travellers seeking an authentic, unaffected encounter with the African bush.

Set on 12 500 acres of prime malaria-free bushveld, Mziki Private Game Reserve is home to Four of the Big Five, and over 50 species of mammals and 372 species of birds, making it one of the best birding areas in South Africa.

Perfect for families with a range of engaging activities for children of all ages, Mziki Safari Lodge offers a genuine home-away-from-home, individualistic bush experience combined with charming South African hospitality.

Enjoy luxury accommodation, each room individually decorated to reflect the natural bushveld environment, excellent local and international cuisine and days spent admiring the great African outdoors from the comfort of the Outdoor Safari Lounge and crystal-clear swimming pool, as the squirrels scamper hurriedly past and children play contentedly on the jungle gym set within beautiful, lush indigenous gardens.

Watch as the eland compete with brazen guinea fowl for a space at the nearby waterhole or relax on a sundowner cruise on the mighty Hex river which weaves its way through the reserve and into the magnificent Vaalkop dam.

Mziki Safari Lodge is yours to enjoy at your pace, a relaxed environment for both young and old, extending the true hand of friendship to all those who visit it.

Accommodation at Mziki Safari Lodge:
Thatched Chalets:
Perfect for families, the three thatched twin- or king-size chalets are set within Mziki Safari Lodges beautiful indigenous gardens and can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children under the age of 12 years. Individually decorated and incorporating rustic natural elements, the chalets are unique in style and spacious, each incorporating a sleeper couch and large en-suite bathroom including separate shower and bathroom.

Spacious and quaint, Mziki Safari Lodges two thatched twin- or king-size bed rondavels each with their own veranda overlooking the quiet indigenous gardens and bushveld beyond. Italian linen bedding of the finest quality, spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower and creative natural finishings incorporating the African bushveld within, create a cosy space for couples and individual guests to enjoy.

Main Lodge Rooms:
Gaze out on to Mziki Safari Lodges crystal-clear swimming pool and the busy waterhole beyond from the comfort of one of four Main Lodge Rooms, uniquely decorated to reflect the surrounding bushveld and the animal species from which each room derives its name. Offering large king-size or two twin beds with delicate Italian linen, en-suite bathrooms and the convenience of pool-front access, these rooms are ideal for families with older children, couples or individual guests.

Facilities at Mziki Safari Lodge:
- Mziki Shop
- Ha Lolo Beauty Spa
- Private Conference Room
- Waterhole
- Kiddies Playground
- Outdoor safari lodge and swimming pool
- Reception and Lounge
- Open air bush boma
- Selous Boma

Activities at Mziki Safari Lodge:
- Birding - Mziki Safari Lodge is a bird lover`s paradise.
- Archery
- Fishing
- Barge Cruises
- Bush Walks
- Game Viewing
- Canoeing
- Mini ranger course 

Home to four of the Big Five Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino Mziki Safari Lodge offers a malaria-free environment in which families can enjoy safari viewing in a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment. Mziki Safari Lodge does not have an age restriction for game viewing with families catered for on their own game vehicles so as to ensure their comfort and that of other lodge guests. Explore the wonders of the African bush by day, or night, with your expert game ranger, from the areas prolific birdlife, to mammals, trees and even insects.

The reserves strategic location alongside the 2,000-hectare Vaalkop Dam ensures guests have access to one of the top three birding destinations in South Africa with several hundred species of bird in the area.

Area Info:

Mziki Safari Lodge, an owner-run private game lodge located only 2 hours from Johannesburg. Our game reserve has recently been extended and is now well over 6000ha, a natural & affordable haven for eco-travelers. Mziki Safari Lodge is situated in its own private reserve and is home to four of the Big 5. The Hex River bisects the reserve with an 8km riverfront and flows into the 2000 ha Vaalkop Dame just north of the property. A spectacular diversity of wildlife, birdlife, and combined with ever changing scenery along the river, awaits the visitor for a unique African safari experience guided by expert rangers.


- Birding - Mziki Safari Lodge is a bird lover`s paradise.
- Archery
- Pellet Shooting
- Fishing
- Barge Cruises
- Paddling
- Bush Walks
- Game Viewing
- Mini Ranger course (children 6 years and older based on a minimum 2-night stay)

Rooms and Units Available:

Family Suite 2 bedroom

Spacious 2-bedroom family chalet, with a view onto the Lodge’s waterhole offering accommodation for up to 4 persons. With separate entrances from the private deck and each with its own access to the joint bathroom.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 4 Adults

Garden Chalet

Individual Garden Chalets with patio.Bedroom with small lounge area and double sleeper couch for 2 small children.En-suite Bathroom with triangular-shaped bath tub (shower in the bath).Tea-coffee station, air-conditioning,fan,electric blanket,Wi-Fi, safe.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Main Lodge Standard King
Rooms in the main Lodge building, facing the pool. King size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate toilet. air conditioning, fan, electric blanket, safe, Wifi
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Rondavel with patio. Bedroom with semi open plan bath room. Double basin, open shower and separate bath tub. Tea-coffee station, aircon, fan, electric blanket, wifi, safe
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

The following policy will apply:
-  100% of the value of total stay if cancelled 14 to 0 days prior to arrival.

Terms and Conditions

A worry-free booking process is implemented
» All deposits will qualify for a postponement for up to 12 months should entry into South Africa be reasonably deemed disrupted
» Peak season bookings require a 30% non-refundable deposit
» Cancellation fees will be flexible up to 30 days before arrival and communicated with each booking


Directions from JHB Airport:
As you exit the airport turn onto the R21 towards Pretoria. Follow the highway until the N1 turnoff. Turn onto the N1 north, towards Pietersburg, Bela Bela. Follow the N1 to the N4, do not turn towards Witbank, take the second N4 offramp towards Rustenburg.

Go through 2 tollgates, about 10 Rand each. Take the R511, Brits turnoff. Turn right onto the R511 Drive through Brits, do not turn. After the last traffic lights follow the road for approx. 36 Km until you see the Mziki Safari Lodge signs.

At the gate please call the Lodge to open the Gate.

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Children Policy

- Children of all ages are allowed on game drives.
- Bush walk age 16+ years

» Children under 4 years stay free of charge in parent’s room
» Children 4-11 years rate R1 580 per night (max 2)
» Mini-Ranger course included for 6+ years and min. 2 nights stay

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  • Guests Rating: (1)
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Private Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM