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Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest malaria-free private game reserves. Only two hours North of Johannesburg, this 12000-hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the ‘Big-5′.


  • Mabula Game Lodge is located just two hours drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria free Waterberg region
  • Comfortable thatch-roof accommodation with luxury finishings
  • Mabula Game Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a Big 5 safari experience

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.
  • Children under 12 years stay for free when sharing with two adults inclusive of accommodation, meals and safaris
  • 12 years and older:  Considered as adults and will be accommodated in their own rooms. The applicable adult rate will apply.
  • All children are permitted on game drives at management discretion, however, children under 6 years are not permitted to view the big cats (ie. Lion and Leopard).

The detail

Exuding elegance and understated luxury, an Extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits, located just two hours drive from Joantshannesburg in the malaria-free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Diverse landscapes, including grassland plains and rocky outcrops, create the ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five.

Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable suites with luxury finishings. The soft neutral bushveld colours are complemented by large windows which allow the African Bushveld indoors.

World class cuisine in a variety of dining venues, combines the enjoyment of rich tantalizing menus with the tranquillity of the bushveld. Numerous activities such as open vehicle safaris, bush walks and horse trails ensure that Mabula is a place where memories are made.

During peak periods such as South African school vacations, Mabula Game Lodge offers a Cubz Club children’s program, that teaches kids all about the African bush and the wildlife.

Game viewing is at its best against a backdrop of rivers, streams and stretches of open vistas. Mammal species include big game such as eleph, lion, white rhino, hippos, leopards and buffalo. African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident in the reserve, as well as 300 bird species.

Price includes

  • Luxury accommodation; all meals and snacks; teas/coffees and soft drinks; two game activities per day.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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$ 190 USD
$ 190 USD
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Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
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We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

3-Day BIG 5 Mabula Game Reserve 2hr Self-Drive Safari
2 nights at Mabula Game Lodge
Car hire from/to Johannesburg
Luxury Accommodation with large windows offering stunning views of the bush
All meals
2x safari activites, daily
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$ 280 USD
Per person per night
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Hennie van Niekerk
Excellent. We enjoyed it very much.
Hennie van Niekerk
Everything was excellent. We enjoyed it very much.
Stacey Kasimatis
Everything was perfect. Game drives were spectacular as game ranger assigned to us took us to see the animals we were interested in. Accommodation was spacious and comfortable. Staff were helpful and polite. Food was good and catered for different tastes.
Spent the weekend at the lodge at a wedding. Fantastic setting, rooms well appointed and comfortable.The outstanding service and friendliness of the staff has to be experienced to believe.One of those places you hear about but never get there - make an effort - it is worth every bit!!
We spend a weekend at Mabula game lodge and really enjoyed the fantastic , food , great service as well as the great game drives. It is a very upmarket venue , but also informal enough just to relax and enjoy. The staff are very keen to serve. I would really recommend it.
The Place is very well made, the ambiance is lovely, we loved the rooms and the decor. The manager Mr. Abhishek was a nice guy and was helpful. The game drive was very nice with our Driver Mr. Okie made it more wonderful. Spotting animals was easy and we found Elephants, Rhino's, Giraffe's, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Pigs, Crocodile, Ostrich etc etc...
Being only an hour and a half's drive from Pretoria, this was an easy weekend getaway for family and friends. A week would have been better as we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in our timeshare unit, where we saw giraffe, bush pigs, warthogs, nyala, impala, baboons and plenty of birdlife around our chalet. The animals were obviously used to human interaction and came very close. Although they have the big 5 in the reserve, the lions are kept separate and a separate game drive needs to be booked to see them. Game drives are included in your accommodation price, which is great and we had a knowledgable guide who made our game drive worthwhile. (You are not allowed to drive around the reserve in your own vehicle.) Accommodation was comfortable, however the verandah was rather small. Your own private boma made up for this though! We enjoyed the Spa and my daughters went game viewing passed rhino's, zebras, hippo's etc. on horseback. We enjoyed it but would give constructive criticism regarding management, which seemed to not communicate properly between departments. Could be even better if management was not quite so lax. Overall though, we enjoyed it and would return.
Mabula is a private Game reserve only 2 hours drive from Gauteng in the Waterberg Mountains. During our stay we spotted 4 of the big five, everything except the Leopards. At least we did come across some cheetah's, Dinner in the Boma was a real African experience with the fires, "Sangoma", and African dancers. Excellent food. The rooms are well equipped with everything needed, Comfortable and big with a big Bath tab and shower. The best of all is the price, excellent value for money The Reptile park and show is worth the visit
We spent 4 days at the lodge and did 6 game drives. The lodge is very pretty, the grounds are great and we had small antelope and baboons right in the back yard of our private hut. The hut had African décor and was very comfortable. The food was average but the calamari and salad bar were very good and my husband enjoyed the wild game on the menu. We spent 6 hours looking for the lions and I was a little surprised that when we finally found them they had on radio collars. I wondered why we didn't just "ping" them. We say 4 of the big five as leopards are always the hardest to find. Our game driver-Josh- was terrific and our night drive was fun. I am still conflicted on how I feel about these private reserves but we had a nice time.
From arrival to departure we felt a warm welcome from all staff. The food was excellent and plentiful as was the game spotting. Definitely worth a visit.
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Feb 19, 2024
Smooth booking process
Smooth booking process. Looking forward to the trip.
Koen Cardon
Feb 17, 2024
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about…
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about my wife and me. Communication has been good via email, especially with the difference of eight hours of time zones.
Lee Easter
Feb 16, 2024
High quality, excellent service, Lisa is fantastic !
Kim Brink
Feb 7, 2024
Excellent trip planning
Sara did such an outstanding job coordinating our trip! I couldn’t have done it without her!!!
Feb 6, 2024
The communication provides…
The communication provides is second to none. Their response rate is amazing, and they had our entire trip planned in just a few days!
Hannah Westbrook
Feb 4, 2024
Dolan was incredible!
Dolan was incredible!
Michael O
Feb 2, 2024
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Jan 31, 2024
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