This is exactly what animal lovers crave for! As short as a 2 hour drive from North Johannesburg, right at the foothills of Waterberg Mountains you reach the vast Mabula Private Game Reserve, spread across 12,000 hectares. From guided bush walks to game viewing from horseback, the place has everything to cross the limits of your expectations.
A stay at Mabula is sure to leave you rejuvenated and carry precious memories to look back at with your family and friends. The wonderful activities are planned to awaken your numbed senses and add a whole new experience of adventure in your life.
Wonders of nature
Home for abundant wildlife which includes the Big 5 and the Small 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard tortoise, elephant shrew, rhino beetle, and ant lion – this is an exquisite place to add that tick in your life. Mabula Private Game Reserve is home to about 60 mammals and more than 300 recorded bird species. African wild is definitely an adrenaline stirring venture for the lovers of wild life. Bush rides and game viewing on horseback is something that you can’t get over with.
A stay for your memories
The lodging spaces are arranged in four separate unit camps and each of it has a unique setting to suit your mood. The Sunset Hill has mesmeric views of the sunsets that only Africa can offer. The Modjadji offers vast views of the wide open plains and the bush. While the Bush and Game Lodge offer brilliant views over the plains and the distant hills. For a more private stay, there are chalets which have been spaced a bit to augment the feeling of being in the wild. These vary from one-bedroom chalets to six bedroom bush camps. So it’s perfect to spend some quality time with your partner.
Tantalising the taste buds is not an effort at Mabula as they offer outstanding cuisine and high range of exotic dining venues. For the culinary enthusiasts, the lodge restaurant vaunts varied menu in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If you are on the romantic front, a candle lit Boma dinner under the clear African sky filled with stars is an experience of a lifetime. In addition, the soothing performances from traditional African dancers is what your heart yearns to please your beloved. That’s exactly what Mabula offers you! For the lovers of wild bush, bush-barbecues are best to combine the tranquillity of African bush and the mouth-watering food. Attentive service and a flair for creative dining is the best part of Mabula lodge. For the lovers of outdoor dinners, the guest’s safari includes a dinner under the glorious spread of an ancient fig tree.
Experience the exclusive
With the extensive backdrop of streams, rivers and exceptional scenic vistas, game viewing is the best of any experience for your well-deserved holiday. horseback safari such as lions, elephants, hippos, white rhinos, buffaloes and leopards are a part of the big game. For the birdwatchers paradise, nothing can be better than an African python and the Nile crocodile which are residents in the reserve.
Adding to the relaxing and enjoying mode are some fabulous facilities which cater to your urge to be pampered. Entertainment program for young and old, golf course, children’s dedicated play grounds, pool bar and indoor bar, 3 tennis courts, reptile centre, health and beauty centre and a curio shop nearby are some of the facilities.
Combine the thrill of viewing the African wild and the charm of sharing these lovely experiences with your loved ones. You get highly qualified game rangers with years of experience and love for the adventure just like you to live the moments that matter the most. Some of the highlights are rugged bush braai game drive, breakfast picnic game drive, horse riding, morning and evening game, safaris in land rovers, unique horseback safari trails viewing big game, private airstrip and guided bush walks.
What to carry
If you are visiting Mabula during the months of October to March, it’s better you throw some warm clothes along with the summer clothes. The mornings and evenings are cooler and the days are real hot. Winter clothes are recommended for the months of April to September. Bush walks being the highlight of your stay at Mabula, a pair of comfortable walking shoes, track shoes or boots are highly recommended. For walking around the lodge, sandals or slippers come handy. Middays generally being warm, it is better to carry t-shirts and shorts. Add a sun hat, sun block, swimming costume, moisturisers and sunglasses to your baggage and you are all set to go!
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