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Mabula Game Lodge

Family friendly lodge in the Waterberg, Limpopo.


Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo
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Located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free-roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience.

Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof accommodation with luxury finishings. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African wildlife indoors, guests will experience unprecedented relaxation while enjoying the sights and sounds that Mabula Game Lodge has to offer. Watch the warthogs nibble their way through the gardens and hear the incessant chatter of happy birds as you relax on your patio, or escape the African heat in your cosy lounge. Soothe your weary muscles in the shower for a quick wake-up dip before boarding your morning safari.

The varied habitats on Mabula Private Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your safari at Mabula Game Lodge.

Safaris are offered to lodge guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season.
For panoramic views of the beautiful Mabula Private Game Reserve, there’s nothing more special than heading up Dicks Hill.
See Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Eland, and Ostrich all graze together on the vast open grassland plains; the herd of elephant crashing through thick bush to get to the succulent leaves and a shy hippo pair hiding everything but their protruding nostrils under the water.
Admire the resident lion pride lazing under an African thorn tree after a tiring hunt or watch silently as the beautiful, yet terrifying, Golden Orb spider spins her thick web across two Silver Cluster Leaf trees.

Mabula Game Lodge serves up a staggering array of appetizing dishes. You’ll never walk away hungry at Mabula Game Lodge! Enjoy a light lunch amidst the call of Grey Loeries on the terrace, retire to the lodge’s main restaurant or savour a scrumptious dinner under the stars in Mabula Game Lodge’s traditional Boma dining venue accompanied by the rhythmic beat of traditional African dancers. For special occasions, there’s nothing more magical than dining under the stars at one of Mabula’s legendary bush dinners; the flickering lights, the sounds of the African wilderness, traditional South African cuisine with great company creating a unique dining experience.

You could spend two weeks at Mabula Game Lodge and not experience the vast array of activities on offer for both young and old. From quad biking to bird walks, stargazing safaris to dam picnics, horseback safaris to guided bush walks to fill your days and nights with all that the Mabula bushveld as to offer. During peak periods such as South African school holidays, Mabula Game Lodge offers its Cubz Club children’s program, which teaches kids all about the magic of the wilderness and wildlife. If you are looking for some time to fully relax, indulge in an exotic menu of time-honoured spa treatments under the skilful hands of the Mabula Spa therapists. Calm your mind, while absorbing the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings and then escape to a world without stress.

Special SADC Midweek Rate - Superior Room


pp sharing per night in a Superior Room. Book within 7 days of travel. Valid until 31 May 2024.

Special SADC Weekend Rate - Superior Room


per person sharing per night in a Superior Room. Book within 7 days of travel. Valid until 31 May 2024.

Special SADC Rate

Midweek - R2,421
Weekend - R2,824

per person sharing per midweek night in a Superior Room. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid until 31 May 2024.

Standard Rate - Superior Room


per person sharing per night.


Accommodation in a Superior room
3 meals per day
2 safaris daily


• A family-friendly safari lodge with organised children's activities
• Indulge in an exotic menu of time-honoured Mabula Spa Treatments under the skillful hands of therapists
• Big 5 game viewing


Activities such as Big 5 Safaris, Bird Watching, Bush Walks, Horse-back Safaris, Quad Biking, Tennis Court & Team Building can be arranged on request.

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