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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Great experience and very knowledgable ranger (nameSam ......lalala). This was the 8 time goming to Mabula and I felt a little bit disappointed that the request of staying a view hours more in the room was not granted. We left Mabula on december 3, 2016, at 16.00 hours and the check out was at 10.00 hours. However, the stay was...

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Ventnor City, NJ
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go to Mabula Game Reserve. You won't be sorry. The place is beautiful . It could have been designed by Ralph Lauren. The food is delicious and plentiful. The game drives are exciting. Lots of animals to see and photograph.

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Mabula Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Iris N - Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay at Mabula Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Mabula experience, and honoured that you would recommend Mabula to future travelers.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mabula eight years ago and returned last week. From the moment we arrived the staff were helpful and friendly. Our room was lovely, typically African and very spacious with a huge bed. After arriving we did our first safari with Tristan Lee-Isaacs who turned out to be the most marvellous guide imaginable. His knowledge of the bush, whether...

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Dear kevinandruthspeed - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of Mabula Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and especially the game drive experience. We're honoured that you would recommend Mabula to future travelers.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Mabula was much more than we had anticipated, the large guest room was absolutely beautiful, with thatched ceiling, comfortable sofa and chairs, big screen TV and a wonderful bathroom. Our4 game drives were 3 hours each and our guide Taheer located a wide variety of animals in a modern 6 passenger land rover, everything from elephants and...

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Dear j7paige Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Mabula Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your Mabula experience, and we very much hope you will visit again soon!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mabula Timeshare and Hotel combination Game Lodge experience has been top class for years. A mix of junior rangers mentored by very experienced rangers like Louw and Solly make for perfect Game drives among the Big 5 and probably over 100 species of other animals, about 300 bird types and 100's of tree types. Mabula is malaria free and close...

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Dear Z1224WWdavep - Thank you for posting your review of your latest Mabula Timeshare experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed this stay as much as your previous ones, and we appreciate all the details you've shared with fellow travellers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mabula again soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place and from when you arrive until you depart you are surrounded by extremely friendly & helpful staff members. The room was very well kept. Best of all was the very informative & knowledgeable game driver Tahir who we learnt a lot from. I would highly recommend Mabula Lodge to anyone.

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Dear ashtarrynpollen - Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Mabula Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and honoured that you would recommend Mabula to future travellers.

Waterberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every moment. The grounds need a little more gardening and maintenance, but I understand that the venue is old. Everything was great and inviting!! Perfect for a sales conference on a budget!! Thank you for inviting us. :)

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Dear 305guesta - Thank you for sharing your Mabula Game Lodge experience. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate your constructive comments on your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect to go. Great experience to repeat. Our guide was the best...specially when finding the elephant. Ill come back soon. Good food, and very good coffee. I loved the coffee in the open air. Thanks

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Dear 794500guest - Thank you for sharing your Mabula Game Lodge experience - we're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and even happier to learn that you're planning to return again soon. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mabula.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Memorable trip with kids. Exemplary service, attention to detail and all staff eager to please. This is the reason we keep coming back. The bathrooms were spotless and plumbing was efficient. Rooms were large, airy and very well decorated. Beds and linen were very comfortable.

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Dear mrsbabbars - Thank you for sharing your Mabula Game Lodge family experience. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Mabula and that the team took such good care of you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights and three days at this animal reserve. We had the privilege of seeing hippos, a pride of lions, a cheetah, herd of elephants, a dazzle and a dazzling of zebras, A tower and journey of giraffes. An incredible experience with a great ranger, Taheer.

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Dear Landis5 - Thank you for letting us know about your great wildlife experience at Mabula Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it and we very much hope you will visit again soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 12000ha reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the "Big 5." All 47 rooms are air-conditioned, contain LCD flat-screen television, en-suite bathroom, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Dining venues, outdoor cocktail and whiskey bar, swimming pools, tennis court, children's programme, safaris in open 4x4 vehicles, horseback safaris, archery, paintball, star gazing, eco adventure safaris, guided bush walks, crocodile feeding demonstrations, snake demonstrations and the Ground Hornbill Project and reptile centre. Mabula can assist with all conference requirements, including venues, informal breakaway rooms, private dining facilities and team building activities. Children 0-5 stay complimentary when sharing with parent; 6-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. 12 years and older pay full adult rate and occupy their own rooms. The lodge is situated in a malaria-free area. Gate entry fees are applicable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mabula Game Lodge

Address: Rhenosterhoek Spruit Road, Mabula Private Game Reserve 0480, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Mabula Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $308 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mabula Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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