Mabula Game Lodge
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Game Viewing

Mabula Game Lodge

Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest 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’.


South Africa


Exuding elegance and understated luxury, Mabula Game Lodge is one of the finest Malaria free Big Five Private Game Reserves in the Waterberg.

A wide selection of activities offer guests of all ages and interests, a unique and unforgettable experiences. World class cuisine in a variety of unusual dining venues, combine the enjoyment of rich and tantalizing menu's with the tranquility of the bushveld.

Need to Know

Forty seven bedrooms boast a look that is clean, simple, and elegant, and follows an African flavour.
Natural, bold colours stand confident and proud, enhancing an ethnic feel throughout the lodge.
Furnishings and mirrors are a deep Imbuia wood, complimented by rich textures ion the fabrics and blinds, whilst ethnic are dramatically showcases the walls of the bedroom.


Morning and afternoon safaris daily in open 4 x 4 vehicles During the winter months the morning safaris depart at 06h30 and afternoon safaris depart at 15h30.
In summer the times change to 05h30 for the morning safari and 16h15 for the afternoon safaris.
Tea and coffee is served before the commencement of morning and afternoon safari.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Waterberg mountain range snugly cradles the renowned Mabula Private Game Reserve, which is home to a mosaic of exceptional scenic landscapes as well as an abundance of wildlife species.
Game viewing is at its best against a backdrop of rivers, streams and stretches of open vistas.Mammal species include big game such as elephant, lion, white rhino, hippo, leopard, buffalo and cheetah.
African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident in the reserve which is a birdwatchers’ paradise as well.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Day and night open 4 X 4 Safaris, Guided Bush Walks, Unique Horse Safaris, Mabula Eco Adventure Trails (Quad Bike Safaris), Paint Ball, Crocodile Feeding Demonstrations, Snake Demonstrations, Volley Ball, Swimming, Team Building Activities, Star Gazing, Archery, Spa Treatments, Tennis, Table Tennis, Games Room with Wii, Sony Play Station, Board Games etc
Hot Air Balloon Safaris – outsourced at an additional charge


Curio Shop, Games Room, Health and Beauty Centre – Mabula Spa, Indoor and Outdoor Cocktail Bar, Mvubu Restaurant, Bojelong Restaurant, Ndlovu Boma and The Fig Tree (group dining experience), Reptile Centre, Children’s programme involving activities to cater for all ages during school holidays, children’s games room as well as baby-sitting facilities, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Whiskey Lounge


47 rooms, sleeps 120 people, 02 family rooms, 02 double rooms, 03 suites


Standing Ovations Entertainment commented on February 5, 2013: "The coolest game reserve in the Southern Hemisphere" - Margaret Punshon


We do not have defined seasons, as our rates are suitable year round.
Summers (November to March) are quite warm, reaching temperatures as high as 32 °c. There is summer rainfall, normally in the form of thunder storms.
Autumn (April to May) has warm days with cool evenings.
Winter (June to August) the days are warm with temperatures in the mid-twenties, however early mornings and evenings are very cold.
Spring (September, October) the days warm up but early mornings and evenings are still quite chilly.

Average StayAverage Stay

Two to three nights
A minimum two night stay is recommended.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Quoted per person per night
Standard Single: R2 810.00
Standard Double: R1 875.00
Children 6 – 11 years: R935.00
Suite Single: R3 735.00
Suite Double: R2 490.00
Children 6 – 11 years: R1 245.00

Children PolicyChild Policy

0 to 5 years of age complimentary when sharing with full paying adults
6 to 11 years of age pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults
Full adult rate is applicable if occupying their own room or sharing with one full paying adult
12 years and older are considered as adults and are accommodated in their own rooms

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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