Mabula Game Lodge

Mabula Game Lodge

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Accommodation Category: Bushveld, Conference Venue, Horse Safaris, Limpopo, Malaria Free, and Team buildingAccommodation Tags: bela-bela, Big-5, Conference, family friendly, Functions, horse riding, mabula, malaria free, quad bikes, and Team building

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  • MABULA GAME LODGE

    A Distinctly African Safari Destination

    An Extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits you at Mabula Game Lodge, located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province.

    Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you’ll never forget.

    MABULA GAME LODGE ROOMS

    Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishings. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African wildlife indoors, guests will experience unprecedented comfort while enjoying the sights and sounds that Mabula Game Lodge has to offer. Watch the warthogs nibble their way through the gardens and hear the incessant chatter of happy birds as you relax on your patio, or escape the African heat in your cosy lounge. Soothe your weary muscles in the large stone bath or hop into the shower for a quick wake-up dip before boarding your morning safari drive. It’s your home away from home in the African wilderness.

    MABULA DINING

    Menus are designed to suit all palates, try local dishes like Impala casserole or enjoy the exotic flavors of India with options like taste vegetable biryani

    Open daily for:
    Breakfast: 07h30 to 09h00  /   Lunch: 12h30 to 14h00  /  Terrace menu: 14h00 to 16h00  /  Dinner: 19h30 to 21h00

    Ko Bojelong Restaurant:  Offering buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or a set menu during the low season, Mabula Game Lodge’s main restaurant, Ko Bojelong seats 200 guests.

    The Terrace: Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner al fresco in tranquil surroundings with nothing but the sounds of Grey loeries and the tranquil sound of the trickling of water to keep you company on Mabula’s Lodge Terrace.

    Boma:  Dine under the stars in Mabula Game Lodge’s Boma, for dinners (weather permitting) usually every second or third night. The Boma offers to seat up to 180 guests for gala dinners and theme evenings. Enjoy traditional Tswana dancing and a breathtakingly brilliant starry sky while you tuck into tasty South African and Indian cuisine.  Dinner: 19h30 to 21h00

    Pool Cocktail Bar:  Relax at Mabula Lodge Pool and enjoy a pub lunch on your lounger while soaking up the sun. Mabula’s fully equipped Pool Cocktail Bar seats up to 60 people and is also available for finger lunches, cocktail receptions and cheese and wine evenings.  Open: 08h00 to 17h00

    Fig Tree:  It’s bushveld dining at its best. Set deep within the Mabula bush is the spectacular Fig Tree dinner venue; a 100-year-old Wild Fig tree adorned with flickering lanterns providing a magnificent backdrop for your special dinner. Fig Tree is available for gala dinners and theme evenings during which you can enjoy Mabula’s traditional dancers and marimba band or even brave a fire walk over red-hot coals. The venue seats over 180 guests and entertainment can be arranged until 22h00 by special request. Fig Tree is an electricity-free venue.     Dinner: 19h00 to 21h00

    Shaya Moya:  There are few venues that offer the tranquility and romance of Mabula’s Shaya Moya, situated in the middle of a grassy plain against a lovely Wild Fig Tree. Dubbed Shaya Moya for the cool, refreshing breeze guests will enjoy here, this open-air venue is ideal for champagne breakfasts and weddings, as well as gala dinners and theme evenings, seating over 180 guests.  Entertainment can be arranged until 22h00 by special request.  Shaya Moya is an electricity-free venue.

    Mvubu Deck:  Ideal for smaller groups, Mvubu Deck overlooks a small dam and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as gala dinners, theme evenings and weddings. Seating up to 60 guests and within walking distance from the main lodge, Mvubu offers buffet meals as well as on-site entertainment until 23h00

     

    Activities:

    Classic Safaris:  Big 5 Safari drives are offered to lodge guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique.

    Horseback Safaris/Trail:   Horseback Safaris offer a different perspective for wildlife viewing.  Benefit from the height and mobility offered from being mounted that sets this opportunity aside from other activities.

    Experienced Guides ensure that riders are aware of the necessary safety precautions.  Long trousers and closed shoes are recommended.
    • Departure Times Summer: 06h00 – 09h00 – 16h00
    • Departure Times Winter: 07h00 – 10h00 – 15h00
    • Length of the trail: 2 hours (1.5 hours on the trail, and a half an hour for induction)
    • Cost: R275.00 per adult
    • Rate: R165.00 per child below 16 years
    • Age restrictions: Below 3 years not permitted

    Eco Adventure Trails (quad bike safaris)   Participate in an adventure over interesting trails on a Quad Bike.  With the emphasis on safety, guides ensure that participants are wearing the necessary safety gear before exploring the reserve.  The safari is undertaken on 250cc Suzuki Quad bikes that can be driven in manual or automatic.

    • Departure Times Summer: 07h00 – 10h00 – 15h00 – 17h00
    • Departure Times Winter: 08h00 – 11h00 – 14h00 – 15h00
    • Length of the trail:
    • Frequency: 2 hours (1.5 hours on the trail, and a half an hour for induction), daily
    • Cost: R275.00 per adult
    • Rate: R165.00 per child below 16 years
    • Age restrictions: Below 3 years not permitted

    GOLF COURSES  

    • Rooiberg Gold Course – 35km away (014) 734 1752
    • Warmbaths Golf Course – 45km away (014) 734 3602
    • Zebula Country Club – 7km away (014) 734 7700
    BALLOON SAFARIS    The Balloon Crew, consisting of the pilot and two crew members, will arrive at the Lodge the evening before the flight, meet the passengers and brief them on the following morning’s balloon safari.  The flight lasts approximately one hour, starting at 06h00 at a suitable area selected on the reserve – the latter depending on the flight direction and meteorological conditions of the day.  Our Rangers will transfer you back to the Lodge in time for breakfast.
    The above includes your flight, champagne served during the flight and a certificate for “bravery”.

    MABULA WELLNESS    Indulge in an exotic menu of time-honoured spa treatments under the skillful hands of our therapists. Calm your mind, while absorbing the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings and then escape to a world without stress.

    Mabula Spa welcomes you.
    Indulge in an experience you won’t forget. Escape into a world of total comfort, and rejuvenation. Whilst being surrounded by the African bush let us create an unforgettable experience.

    CONFERENCING: Meeting in the bush couldn’t be more pleasant than at Mabula Game Lodge, with three fully equipped conferencing venues on offer.

    The newly refurbished Marula Conference Venue seats up to 60 delegates Cinema-style, 30 U-Shape and 50 in a Boardroom configuration. Offering a fixed projector and AV facilities, Marula is 7.16m x 12.6m in size.
    The largest conferencing venue on offer at Mabula Game Lodge is Kingfisher Conference Centre measuring 22.5m x 10.95m in size and accommodating up to 160 delegates Cinema-style, 70 in a U-shape and 100 in a Boardroom configuration. Kingfisher has its own bathroom facilities.

    Baobab Conference Centre is the smallest of the three venues measuring 1.66m x 10m in size and accommodating up to 40 delegates Cinema-style, 30 in a U-shape and 30 in a Boardroom configuration.

    As part of their bush conferencing experience, delegates can choose from an interesting array of themed tea and coffee breaks, from Wild at Chocolate, guaranteed to get any chocoholics heart racing, to Mabula Ice Age, offering differently flavoured ice-creams with an astounding array of toppings from chocolate sprinkles to Amarula cream.

    TEAM BUILDING   Test your limits, race up a storm or solve a murder mystery with Mabula Game Lodge’s myriad of teambuilding activities designed to help your team redefine itself, work together and grow and succeed in business.

    Mabula has teamed up with MOVERS and SHAKERS, an international one-stop shop creating motivational activities and teambuilding.

    Combine a stay at Mabula with an authentic experience at Kwafubesi tented camp and get the best of both worlds

  • We have a fantastic range of regularly updated promotions to make your luxury holiday that much more affordable.

    TWO NIGHTS BALLOON SAFARI EXPERIENCE
    R 8,803.00 per person sharing inclusive of 2 nights’ accommodation; meals; two afternoon game drives; one morning game drive and one Hot Air Balloon Safari. Valid for travel in 2016.
    DAY 1:
    Arrival at Mabula Game Lodge in time to enjoy lunch, check in and relax before your afternoon safari.
    Dinner followed by a briefing by the Balloon Crew.
    DAY 2:
    Early morning wake-up call and depart with your ranger to the launch site. The flight will last about 45 minutes, starting in the reserve to fly over game, but may land outside the reserve, depending on the flight direction and meteorological conditions. Traditionally, champagne will be served either “in-flight” or on landing. Certificates of bravery will be awarded with due ceremony. The rest of the day can be enjoyed relaxing at the pool or pamper yourself at the Mabula Spa. Lunch is served and tea / coffee is available at the reception area prior to departing for your afternoon safari. Boma dinner, weather permitting.
    DAY 3:
    Morning safari, breakfast and check-out
    Important Information for the flight: Clothing: Wear warm but layered clothing, shoes fit for the country (no high heels) and a hat. Bring: Your camera, video camera, binoculars and spare film, or batteries. Physical Fitness: Participants should be nimble enough to climb in and out of the basket, be able to stand for the duration of the flight and jump unassisted for a height of 60cm.

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  • Address: Mabula game Reserve
    Bela-Bela
    Limpopo
    0480
    South Africa
  • Facilities:

    ACTIVITIES
    Ranging from Guided game drives to adventure activities such as horse riding & quad biking.
    SWIMMING POOL
    Cool off in Mabula Game Lodge’s crystal clear swimming pool, relax on the pool loungers while reading a book or sipping a refreshing cocktail from the Poolside Cocktail Bar.
    WHISKY BAR
    Retire to the Whisky Bar for a night cap, this sophisticated setting is ideal spot to wind down at the end of a busy bush day.
    TENNIS COURTS
    Game for some tennis? There are two tennis courts at Mabula Game Lodge and tennis equipment (racquets and balls) is freely available from reception.
    CUBZ CLUB
    During peak periods such as South African school holidays Mabula Game Lodge offers their Cubz Club children’s program, that teaches kids all about the magic of the wilderness and wildlife.
     Curio Shop; Mabula Spa; Wireless Internet available at an additional charge
     Mvubu and Bojelong Restaurant, Ndlovu Boma, The Fig Tree (group dining experience), Outdoor cocktail bar, The Whiskey Bar
     Swimming pools and tennis court
     Children’s programme involving activities to cater for all ages during school holidays, children’s games room as well as baby-sitting facilities
     Safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles, Horseback safaris, Archery, Paint Ball, Star Gazing and Team Building Activities
     Eco adventure safaris (Quad bike safaris), guided bush walks and bird walk available on request, must be pre-booked
     Crocodile Feeding Demonstrations, Snake Demonstrations (set days and times), Ground Hornbill Project & Reptile Centre
     Hot air balloon safaris can be pre-booked with the lodge

    Conference Information:
    Conference rooms and seating capacity – school room & cinema style: Kingfisher Room – 130 pax & 160 pax; Marula Room – 70 pax & 80 pax; Baobab Room – 35 pax & 50 pax. Mabula can assist with: Informal breakaway venues; private dining venues and team building activities. Conference equipment available includes: Colour TV, White Board, Slide Projectors, Overhead Projectors, PA System, Video Recorder, Flip Charts, Fixed Screens, Portable Screens, Lectern, Portable Projector, Photostat Machine and Data Projectors at an additional surcharge.

  • Child Policy:

    Children 0 – 5 years stay complimentary when sharing with parents; 6 – 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. 12 years and older pay full adult rate and occupy their own rooms

    During peak periods such as South African school holidays Mabula Game Lodge offers their Cubz Club children’s program, that teaches kids all about the magic of the wilderness and wildlife.
    Kid-friendly stargazing drives and safari drives to learn about the Big Five, the Small Five, the Ugly Five and Mabula Game Lodge’s other wildlife species are offered, as well as a range of afternoon activities including Bingo, tug of war, pool competitions, sack races, egg and spoon races and coin diving.
    Kids also have access to a supervised Games Room fully equipped with Lego sets, hula hoops, colouring-in books, a Wii and Playstation.
    Mabula Game Lodge offers their children’s program under strict supervision keeping your little ones delighted and engaged. Mabula Cubz Club members receive a backpack, activity book with checklist, sticker sheets, certificates, badges for each successfully completed module and a Little Ranger Epaulette upon completion of the educational program.
    Please be advised that Mabula’s Cubz Club program is subject to occupancy levels

  • Rooms:

    All 47 rooms are air-conditioned; contain LCD flat-screen television, en-suite bathroom, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facility.
    MABULA LODGE ROOMS
    Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishings. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African wildlife indoors, guests will experience unprecedented comfort while enjoying the sights and sounds that Mabula Game Lodge has to offer. Watch the warthogs nibble their way through the gardens and hear the incessant chatter of happy birds as you relax on your patio, or escape the African heat in your cozy lounge. Soothe your weary muscles in the large stone bath or hop in to the shower for a quick wake-up dip before boarding your morning safari drive. It’s your home away from home in the African wilderness.

    FAMILY ROOMS are available to accommodate parents and children with two bedrooms, one double and the second with two three-quarter beds.

    MABULA VILLAS
    Enjoy your very own private safari experience at the stunning Mabula Villa, ideal for small and intimate groups of close friends or family seeking an exclusive lodge experience on their terms.
    Design your own safari break consulting with your safari host to determine your daily schedule of dining times, safari drives and additional activities. You have the freedom to tailor-make your bush experience.
    Accommodating up to 10 guests, Mabula Villa comprises six well-appointed, light and airy en-suite bedrooms – one double and two twins that can be converted in to doubles – each with its access to an outside deck offering spectacular views of the bush.

  • Terms:

    50% DEPOSIT to confirm a booking.
    Balance payable at least 6 weeks prior to arrival.
    Minimum night stays may be applicable at all properties over long weekends and the Christmas / New Year period.

  • Normal Rates:

    up to December 2016
    STANDARD Room
    Single R 3 535,00 Sharing R 2 365,00 Child 6 to 11 years R 1 180,00
    SUITE
    Single R 4 700,00 Sharing R 3 135,00 Child 6 to 11 years R 1 565,00

    1/1/2017 - 31/12/2017
    Standard Room
    Single R 4 065,00 Sharing R 2 720,00 Child 6 to 11 years R 1 360,00
    Suite
    Single R 5 405,00 Sharing R 3 605,00 Child 6 to 11 years R 1 800,00

    Rate Inclusions:
    Accommodation, three meals, two game drives and VAT at 14%
    Rate Exclusions:
    Transfers, beverages and gate entry fees of R 170,00 per vehicle and R 325,00 per coach per stay. Subject to change.