Safari Plains - Mabula

About Safari Plains

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo Province, Safari Plains started welcoming guests from December, 2018. The exquisite beauty of its wide-open savannahs, rich wildlife heritage and spectacular vistas is an idyllic melting pot for a majestic wilderness destination.

Close to Gauteng, only a couple of hours drive from the city, the extravagant haven that is Safari Plains will draw everyone who has experienced it to always return. Safari Plains redefines luxury in the bush, with a magnificent high–ceiling dining room, elegant lounge, impressive bar, and relaxing spa.

Safari Plains combines the elements of a great safari with the magic of great hospitality. Creating a luxurious setting with a sophisticated ambiance. Like little jewels placed along winding sand pathways, each of the gorgeous tented suites commands a private space within the natural indigenous bushveld. These safari style tents offer great comfort and a luxurious ambiance with private timber wrap around decks. A romantic swing or authentic safari seating offers a great space to sit outdoors and enjoy the views over the waterhole.

The six luxury tents offer a slightly larger main area and come complete with a private sala which is perfect for whiling away a lazy bushveld afternoon. All tented suites are perfectly appointed with sunken baths, separate showers and private facilities. The hospitality armoire offers a fully stocked mini bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Air conditioning throughout ensures guests can enjoy year-round temperature controlled tented accommodation. Proudly family friendly, the family style safari and luxury tents consist of a second bedroom with two twin beds.

The wildlife experience will not disappoint with our open vehicle safaris exploring the one hundred and twenty square kilometres of big five private game reserve. A wide array of activities are available such as hot air balloon safaris, horseback safaris, quad biking adventures and guided bush walks among others.

Dining and wining at Safari Plains is a chic affair in the sophisticated dining rooms or experiencing a candle lit bush dinner accompanied by spectacular African entertainment. A safari for the palate as much as for the wildlife our culinary team aim for the stars with new and exciting dishes presented to our guests every day. Exploring the African skies in the bush is an extraordinary event and we encourage guests to join the after- dinner stargazing activity. An extraordinary destination for all who seek the true tranquility fused with excitement of an African Safari.

FACILITIES AND NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

  • Spa
  • Curio Shop
  • Wireless Internet available at an additional charge
  • Credit cards accepted VISA and MasterCard
  • Swimming pool
  • Safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles
  • Horseback safaris
  • Star Gazing
  • Team Building Activities
  • Eco adventure safaris (Quad bike safaris), must be pre-booked
  • Guided bush walks and bird walk available on request, must be pre-booked
  • Ground Hornbill Project
  • Hot air balloon safaris, must be pre-booked

Suite Types

Set along the winding sand pathways, each of our breath-taking tented suites commands a stunning space within the natural, indigenous bushveld. These safari-style tents offer utmost comfort and an opulent ambiance with private timber wrap–around decks. The six luxury tents offer a larger main area and come complete with a private sala, which is perfect for lounging on a lazy afternoon. All tented suites are tastefully appointed with sunken baths, separate showers, and private facilities.
The hospitality armoire offers a fully–stocked mini bar fridge, with tea and coffee facilities. Air conditioning throughout the space ensures that guests can enjoy year-round temperature controlled tented accommodation. Proudly family-friendly, the ‘family style’ luxury tents offer a second bedroom with two twin beds

Bed in Safari Plains Suite

Safari Suites

Max Guests:
2 persons

Enjoy game viewing from your private timber wrap around decks. All tented suites come with sunken bath, separate showers and toilet. The hospitality armoire offers a fully stocked mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Air conditioning throughout ensure guests can enjoy year-round temperature controlled tented accommodation. Can be made up as 2 three quarter beds or as king bed.

Sala joined onto the Luxury Suite

Luxury Safari Suites

Max Guests:
2 persons

The six luxury tents offer all of the luxury of the Safari Tents but with a slightly larger main area and come complete with a private sala which is perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon.

Tented Suite at safari Plains

Family Suites

Max Guests:
4 persons

Family Tents consists of 2 rooms, the second bedroom consists of 2 three quarter beds.


Rates

Last Minute Rates: Book within 7 days of stay

01 October - 19 December 2019 / 07 January - 15 January 2020

Safari Tent

from R 2 570 per person sharing per night

Luxury Tent

from R 2 825 per person sharing per night


16 January - 10 December 2020

Safari Tent

from R 2 750 per person sharing per night

Luxury Tent

from R 3 025 per person sharing per night


Please note:
  • Rate valid for SADC residents only.
  • Booking can only be made and confirmed 7 days before stay.
  • a 2 night stay will be required over weekends. 1 night stay may incur a surcharge.
  • Rates are subject to availability.

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01 October - 19 December 2019 / 07 January - 15 January 2020

Safari Tent

from R 2 825 per person sharing per night

Luxury Tent

from R 3 110 per person sharing per night


16 January - 10 December 2020

Safari Tent

from R 3 025 per person sharing per night

Luxury Tent

from R 3 325 per person sharing per night

2 night stay will be required over weekends. 1 night stay may incur a surcharge.

01 October - 19 December 2019 / 07 January - 15 January 2020

Safari Tent

from R 2 570 per person sharing per night

Luxury Tent

from R 2 825 per person sharing per night


16 January - 10 December 2020

Safari Tent

from R 2 750 per person sharing per night

Luxury Tent

from R 3 025 per person sharing per night

Rate valid for SADC residents only.
Long Stay Rates require a 3 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to availability

Rates Include
  • Accommodation as booked
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Selected beverages
  • Morning and Evening drives and
  • VAT at 15%

Rates Exclude
  • Transfers
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Conservation levies which are currently R 202.00 per vehicle

0 - 5 years of age

Complimentary when sharing with two full paying adults in a family room.
Not permitted on the standard safari. A kiddies bumble is offered in the morning after breakfast

6 - 18 years of age

Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults in a family room.
Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult.
Young children are Permitted on safaris at management discretion and subject to availability of seats on the vehicles

Rates Notes
  • Some special rates quoted are only applicable to SADEC Residents.
    Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
  • 3rd & 4th Person Sharing - Applicable only to the Family Tents, charged at the applicable rates.

Childrens Safari Program

On Arrival

On arrival the children will each receive a milkshake in summer or hot chocolate in winter as a welcome drink.
Each child will receive an activity book.
Their wash cloths on arrival at check-in and after safari’s will have children themes on.

Entertainment Program

Click here to download a pdf of of the Entertainment Program. (some details below)

  • All the nature walks will be done by one of the Field Guides as well as the Bumble Safari.
  • During tea time there will be a special treat for the children.
  • The Kiddies Yoga on the lawn will be presented by the Spa Therapist.
  • The arts and crafts will be presented by one of the trained service employees of housekeeping staff.
  • The Early dinner will be served in the conference room at the designated area and small children’s tables and chairs will be set up. The Kiddies Menu are below.
  • Movie times will also have popcorn served and will be held in the conference room with a service staff member popping in from time to time and a babysitter can be arranged if the parents want full time supervision at R100 per hour.
  • Kiddies safari’s will be available after Breakfast as per the attached entertainment program for children under 12 – parents are welcome to join if space is available and these drives are done on Safari Plains only – the drive is for one to one and a half hours depending on the ages of the children

Kiddies Menu

Chicken Goujons
Kiddies Beef / Chicken Burger
Kiddies Fish-Fingers / Fish Cakes
Kiddies Pasta with Cheese Sauce
French Toast Fingers with Honey / Syrup / Tomato Sauce
All above served with fries, salad or vegetables.

Kiddies Room in Tents

The following items will be placed in the children’s rooms during turn down service:

  • Warm water bottle in cover inside the bed.
  • Children’s blanket on each bed.
  • Fruit lollie and children’s bedtime story on each pillow.
  • A small fan heater is available for the children’s rooms on request.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available on request at R100 per hour and needs to be arranged at least 12 hours in advance.

Camp Cots and Chairs

One camp cot and one high chair is available on request.

Kids Shopping

Soft toys are available for sale at the curio shop at Reception.