Mabula Game Lodge

View of Mabula game reserve from lodge deck
  • 4 star
  • All Children
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • 47
  • Includes 2
  • All Meals
  • Yes
  • Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa's finest private game reserves.

  • Two hours North of Johannesburg, this 12 000 ha reserve is home to an abundance of wild life, including the 'Big-5'.

  • - 212km from Johannesburg (Approximately 2 hours)
    - 190km from OR Tambo International Airport and 150km from Pretoria
    - 47km from Bela Bela

About Mabula Game Lodge

Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishings. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African wildlife indoors, guests will experience unprecedented comfort 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 cozy lounge. Soothe your weary muscles in the large stone bath or hop in to the shower for a quick wake-up dip before boarding your morning safari drive

Staying at Mabula Game Lodge

The varied habitats on Mabula 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 game drive at Mabula Game Lodge.

Safari drives 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 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 juiciest 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.

300 bird species
60 mammals
Big Five
Numerous plants, reptile and insect species

Room Types

Bushtime room at Mabula Game Lodge

Bushtime Room

Max: 2 adults

The decor is contemporary with an African flavour. Natural, bold colours stand confident and proud, along with crisp withe linen duvets. Rooms have either twin or double beds with en-suite bathrooms. Bathrooms have either a bath or shower.
Standard facilities include air-conditioning, LCD flat-screen television, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facility.

Superior Room at Mabula Game Lodge

Superior Room With sleeper couch

Max: 2 adults + 2 Children u12

French doors allow the light to flow in. Tea and coffee making stations. Luxury 300 thread count linen and fluffy allergy proof duvets dress every bed. A frameless walk in shower complete with an active shower console offers multiple spray shower experience is state of the art. The shower floor is highlighted with a mixed glass, marble and chrome mosaic finish.
Standard facilities include air-conditioning, LCD flat-screen television, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facility

Suite at Mabula Game Lodge

Suite With sleeper couch

Max: 2 adults + 2 Children u12

The suites are more spacious then the standard rooms, but still have the same look and feel to them. They are situated on an upper level, access by stairs only. The bathroom has a shower, highlighted with a mixed glass, marble and chrome mosaic finish and the wall tiles in the shower show off with a ceramic designer texture. Roller blinds across the windows have been added above the stylish freestanding couple’s bath with a polished chrome waterfall sill.
Standard facilities include air-conditioning, LCD flat-screen television, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facility.


Mabula Rates

Last Minute Rates Weekends | Book within 14 days of stay || 1 April 2022 - 31 August 2022

    Bushtime Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 1 708 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 854 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 2 567 per night
    Superior Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 2 138 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 1 069 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 3 190 per night
    Suite
    Max: 2 adults and 2 children u12
  • Per adult sharing from: R 3 549 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 1 774 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 5 324 per night
Notes
  • Includes: Accommodation, Three meals per day, Two game drives per day
  • Childrens meals charged on consumption
  • A minimum of 2 nights required for special rates, 1 night bookings may incur a surcharge.
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's

    Bushtime Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 1 557 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 778 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 2 331 per night
    Superior Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 1 878 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 939 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 2 817 per night
    Suite
    Max: 2 adults and 2 children u12
  • Per adult sharing from: R 3 370 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 1 685 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 5 616 per night
Notes
  • Includes: Accommodation, Three meals per day, Two game drives per day
  • Childrens meals charged on consumption
  • A minimum of 2 nights required for special rates, 1 night bookings may incur a surcharge.
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's

    Bushtime Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 1 650 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 825 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 2 470 per night
    Superior Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 1 990 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 995 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 2 985 per night
    Suite
    Max: 2 adults and 2 children u12
  • Per adult sharing from: R 3 570 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 1 785 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 5 950 per night
Notes
  • Midweek rates are valid Sunday to Thursday nights.
  • Includes accommodation, 3 meals and 2 game drives per night
  • Excludes drinks not mentioned
  • Only Valid for SADC residents
  • A minimum of 2 nights required for special rates, 1 night bookings may incur a surcharge.
  • Excludes peak periods, 3 night minimum stay required for peak periods.
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's

    Bushtime Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 1 650 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 905 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 2 720 per night
    Superior Room
    Max: 2 adults (plus 2 children u12 on sleeper couch)
  • Per adult sharing from: R 2 265 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 1 133 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 3 380 per night
    Suite
    Max: 2 adults and 2 children u12
  • Per adult sharing from: R 3 760 per night
  • Per child 6-12 from: R 1 880 per night
  • Per child under 6 from: Complimentary
  • Single occupancy from: R 5 640 per night
Notes
  • Includes: Accommodation, Three meals per day, Two game drives per day
  • Childrens meals charged on consumption
  • A minimum of 2 nights required for special rates, 1 night bookings may incur a surcharge.
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's
  • 3 night minimum stay required for peak periods.

Children

Notes
  • Children under 5 years
    Stay free of charge when sharing with 2 paying adults ( Meals charged on Consumption )
  • Children 6 - 11 years
    Pay 50% of the rate when sharing with 2 adults
  • Maximum 2 children under 12yrs allowed to share with adults in a family room
  • Baby sitting available on request at R80.00 per hour for maximum two kids and R160.00 if more than two
  • Please note children under the age of 6 years may not be permitted on game drive.
  • Children 12yrs and older are accommodated in their own room and will be charged the full adult rate per night.
  • Children’s programme involving activities to cater for all ages during school holidays, children’s games room as well as baby-sitting facilities.

There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for all single accommodation

A Gate entry Fee: per vehicle is payable directly to the Lodge, subject to change

Two night minimum stay may be required. Long weekends, Public Holidays & peak periods may require a 3 night minimum stay

Specials listed above may be valid for SA Residents only. Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request.

Rates and Specials displayed may be for SADEC ( Southern Africa ) Passport holders only. Please enquire with us for the best available rates for other passport holders.

Two night minimum stay except over long weekends, Public Holidays and the peak periods where the min stay is 3 nights.

Rates Include
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Two Game drives daily
  • Breakfast and dinner daily

Mabula Balloon Safari

Rates for 4 – 5 pax

Max Guests:
5 persons
from Please enquireper person sharing

Includes 2 nights accommodation at Mabula, all meals, two afternoon game drives, one morning game drive and one Hot Air Balloon Safari

Rates for 6 – 11 pax

Max Guests:
11 persons
from Please enquire per person sharing

Includes 2 nights accommodation at Mabula game Lodge, all meals, two afternoon game drives, one morning game drive and one Hot Air Balloon Safari

Day 1:

Arrival at Mabula Game Lodge in time to enjoy lunch, check in and relax before your afternoon safari. Dinner followed by a briefing by the Balloon Crew.

Day 2:

Early morning wake-up call and depart with your ranger to the launch site.
The flight will last about 45 minutes, starting in the reserve to fly over game, but may land outside the reserve, depending on the flight direction and meteorological conditions. Traditionally, champagne will be served either “in-flight” or on landing.

Certificates of bravery will be awarded with due ceremony.
The rest of the day can be enjoyed relaxing at the pool or pamper yourself at the Mabula Spa. Lunch is served and tea / coffee is available at the reception area prior to departing for your afternoon safari. Boma dinner, weather permitting.

Day 3:

Morning safari, breakfast and check-out

Important Information for the flight:

Clothing:
Wear warm but layered clothing, shoes fit for the country (no high heels) and a hat

Bring:
Your camera, video camera, binoculars and spare film, or batteries.

Physical Fitness:
Participants should be nimble enough to climb in and out of the basket, be able to stand for the duration of the flight and jump unassisted for a height of 60cm.

Terms and conditions:
Children and single rates are available on request.
Children under the age of 8 years permitted on the Balloon Safari at management discretion.
Rates exclude transfers, gate entry fees, beverages and items of a personal nature.
Minimum of 4 guests are required for a flight departure, the Balloon Safari package is subject to the availability of flights and all flights are conducted within the relevant terms and conditions as published by Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris and Mabula Game Lodge.
The above package is governed by specific terms and conditions, including deposit and cancellation terms that need to be adhered to irrespective of any agreements with Mabula Game Lodge.