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Dining at the Mabula Game Lodge

This Lodge is renowned for its world-class cuisine and variety of beautiful and unusual dining venues. The lodge restaurant boasts a varied menu, attentive service and a relaxed and friendl

Mabula offers a candle lit Boma dinner, under a clear star-filled African sky, accompanied by the musical repertoire of traditional African dancers, while for special occasions, bush barbecues have proven even more suitable for combining the enjoyment of superb food with the tranquillity and captivating scenic beauty of the African bushveld.y atmosphere.


Spa Facilities

Mabula Lodge has a spa on the property that offers massages and other treatments in the health and beauty centre.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Wildlife activities

The Waterberg mountain cradles the Mabula Private Game Reserve. The reserve is home to exceptional scenic landscapes as well as an abundance of wildlife species. Big game such as elephant, lion, white rhino, hippo, leopard, and buffalo can be seen as well as the African python, the Nile crocodile, over 300 bird species, numerous plants, reptiles and insect species.

Mabula Game Lodge offers game drives, bush walks, horse safaris, night drives, quad bike safaris, crocodile feeding demonstrations, snake demonstrations, hot air balloon safaris and visits to the cheetah breeding project.


Some sporting activities are on offer at Mabula Game Reserve. Facilities include tennis courts, a squash court, a volleyball court, table tennis, a games room, archery facilities, swimming pools and paintball.

Spa treatments

Mabula Game Lodge has a spa on the property that offers massages and other treatments in the health and beauty center.

Conferences & Events

Mabula Conferencing

Mabula Game Lodge offers no less than seven conference venues including an open-air boardroom. The lodge also offers tailor-made activities for groups.

Conference venues include:

    Kingfisher Room - seats 160 people cinema style, 130 schoolroom style and 70 pax in U-Shape seating
    Marula Room - seats 80 pax in cinema seating, 70 people schoolroom style and 45 people in U-Shape seating
    Baobab Room - seats 50 pax in cinema style seating, 35 people in schoolroom seating and 30 people in a U-Shape

Conference equipment includes:

  •     Air-Conditioning
  •     Colour TV
  •     Whiteboards
  •     Slide projectors
  •     Overhead projectors
  •     PA system
  •     Video recorder
  •     Flip charts
  •     Fixed screens
  •     Portable screens
  •     Lectern
  •     Photostat machine
  •     Data projectors


Baby Facility

Babysitting services are available upon request and prior arrangement. Baby cots can be requested when the booking is made.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Safari drives
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • All children are welcome at the Lodge, however; age restrictions do apply when participating in the guided game drives.

    The Family Rooms at the Mabula Game Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and two children under the age of 12, and an additional nightly charge is applicable per child per night as the game drives, and meals are included in the rates when staying at the Mabula Game Lodge.

Available Rooms

Standard Room


# Rooms:

The main lodge at Mabula has three luxurious suites.

All rooms feature:

  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephones
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Most rooms have a view of the bush
Single Room R6410
Double Room R8560

Superior Room

# Rooms:

Forty-seven bedrooms are decorated in an elegant style with an African flavor. Natural, bold colors enhance the ethnic feeling throughout the lodge. The furnishings and mirrors are a deep Imbuia wood, complemented by rich textures in the fabrics and blinds while traditional art dramatically showcase the walls of the bedroom.

All rooms feature:

  •     Flat screen TV
  •     Telephones
  •     Air-conditioning
  •     En-suite bathrooms
  •     Most rooms have a view of the bush
Single Room R4820
Double Room R6460

Superior Room with Sleeper Couch

Bushtime Room


GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.738989

Longitude: 27.925899


Directions to the Mabula Game Lodge from Johannesburg:

1. Take N1 freeway towards Pretoria
2. Turn off onto Pietersburg highway. Follow the road to Bela bela
3. Take the Bela Bela settlers Codrington off ramp.
4. Turn left at yield sign and proceed for 5kms to t-junction turn right
5. Go over bridge and turn left at the garage. follow Thabazimbi road
6. Follow the road past the Forever Resorts Aventura down to the traffic circle. At circle turn left on the Thabazimbi Rooiberg Road and proceeded along for 34kms. Look out for the Mabula Trading Store
7. 500m past the store turn right on rooiberg road
8. Follow Mabula signs for 11kms to Mabula gate.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Extraordinary