THE LODGE

Early morning breakfast is followed by you pick up and road transfer to the lodge. Driving time is approximately 1.5 hours

Located within the greater (malaria free) Mabalingwe Nature Reserve and in the Limpopo Province, and home to the 'Big 5'. The lodge is nestled in the shadows of the Waterberg Mountains, near a town called Bela-Bela.

With traversing rights over more than 12,000 hectares of good game country - home to Elephant, Lion (separate enclosure), Leopard, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hyena, Warthog, a wide variety of antelope, plains game and bountiful bird life. Guests can enjoy an early morning or afternoon game drive with an experienced ranger in open 4 x 4 game vehicles, with individually contoured bucket seats for the comfort of each passenger.

Like many other Private Game Reserves, the lions in the reserve are contained in a separate high security, fenced area of the reserve. Visits to the lion enclosure should be  pre-booked after arrival.

The Lodge is an exclusive but affordable luxury lodging establishment offering eight unique and tastefully appointed with climate controlled air-conditioning for maximum comfort in warm summers or cool winters, African themed chalets. 

The thatched central complex has a romantically appointed dining area; an intimate lounge with feature fireplace; a cocktail bar with viewing deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole.

The elevated 'upper deck' offers stunning views across the plains and the quiet solitude of this private location makes it the perfect place to witness sensational sunsets, whilst savoring the moment with a sundowner cocktail.

For the safety of our guests (and the protection of our Marula trees from mischievous elephant), the area surrounding the camp is encircled by an electrified game fence.

Activities for everyone! In addition to twice daily game drives, the following activities are also available to you: night game drives, walking safaris, swim with the Elephants (seasonal and dependent on rain levels), Elephant back rides and elephant interactions, quad bike rides in nearby Mabalingwe reserve and Horse back safari.

The rooms have private pergola covered patios with comfortable waterproof outdoor furniture, perfect for lazy afternoons. Guests have a heated en-suite with a choice of either shower and bath, or shower only. Most rooms also feature a screened outdoor 'bush shower' for that exhilarating 'Out of Africa' experience! All rooms are equipped with electric hairdryers and power sockets.