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The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is situated 11 kilometres north of Hoedspruit in the Lowveld area of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The lodge forms part of the Balule Nature Reserve, a 50 000-hectare conservation area bordered by the Olifants River to the North, Klaserie Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park to the east and the R40 public road to the west.
Balule is incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park Management Area. This lodge has exclusive traversing rights over some 2 500 hectares and has joint traversing over a further 5 000 hectares. The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is in the 55 000 hectares Balule Nature Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park. Animals can be observed in their natural surroundings, in a pristine ecosystem. The Lodge conducts game drives and foot safaris with competent and enthusiastic guides. The camps are unfenced and allow for a wonderful bush experience.
The Safari Lodge features six twin or double-bedded thatched rondavels, all of which are en-suite. The Mohlabetsi Lodge provides 2 Family Chalets, which are the interleading twin and double rooms, each with their private facilities.
The rooms at the Lodge are comfortably appointed and are of a 4-star TGCSA ( Tourism Grading Council of South Africa ) standard. The lodge features a large trophy room and lounge, with many interesting artefacts and wood carvings, an outdoor bar and lounge with excellent views of the bushveld and a well-frequented waterhole, an indoor dining room and a boma, where campfire dinners are served.
The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers its guests access to its swimming pool. Guests may also enjoy massages in the "Tranquility Lapa" with an incredible bush ambience. The lodge offers star gazing experiences in the evenings, using knowledgeable guides and powerful laser pointers as well as an 8'' telescope.
Safaris & Game Drives
Game drives depart the lodge in the late afternoon, carrying on into the evening. Guests are taken in open Land Rovers, and a sundowner stop is enjoyed before the flashlights are used. Animals are plentiful and are well accustomed to vehicles, so sightings of the game are an exciting adventure and often include the "Big 5".
The guests are returned to the lodge for dinner about an hour after sunset. Meals are innovative and served around the campfire of the reed boma. The lodge took guests for safari drives and guided bush walks in the morning at sunrise, and return for breakfast after about three to four hours.
The Tranquility Lapa is situated in a quiet area of the Lodge and offers relaxing massages during the day. Guests are invited to enjoy an Aromatherapy Massage, with only the sounds of nature to provide background music.
- Balule Nature Reserve
- Greater Kruger Park, Hoedspruit Region, Limpopo (Northern) Province
- South Africa
Access to the Lodge
- Nearest airport - Eastgate (Hoedspruit HDS) distance to airport - 25 km
- Closest major town - Hoedspruit distance to town - 17 km.
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- Ceiling Fan
- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- Outside Shower
Dining at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
The lodge at Mohlabetsi features a large trophy room and lounge, with many interesting artifacts and wood carving. An outdoor bar and lounge offer beautiful views over the bushveld and a well-frequented waterhole while an indoor dining room and a boma, where campfire dinners are served, are also on offer.
The Tranquility Lapa is in a quiet area of the Lodge. Here relaxing massages are offered during the day while the sounds of nature provide the background music.
Game Drives or Walking Safaris
Mohlabetsi is in the heart of the Balule Nature Reserve, which is incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park. The area is home to an abundance of animal, bird and reptile life including the Big Five. Game drives are conducted in specially modified Landrovers, renowned for their comfort and reliability. Bush walks are led by an experienced ranger and allow guests to feel the exhilaration of stalking animals, finding new birds or learning the ways of the Baboon Spider and other insects.
Mohlabetsi is blessed with dark skies and a bewildering assortment of stars. The rangers point out constellations and laser pointers and a large telescope are on offer for guests to stargaze.
The Tranquility Lapa at Mohlabetsi is situated in a secluded area of the Lodge. Guests can enjoy relaxing massages during the day while the sounds of nature provide the background music to a treatment.
- Curio Shop
- Hotel Bar
- Swimming Pool
- Viewing deck
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Airport transfers
- Concierge services
- Game drive safaris
- Housekeeping service
- Wake-up call
- Walking safaris
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- # Rooms:
The Safari Lodge features six twin or double-bedded thatched rondavels, all of which are en-suite. The Lodge also provides 2 Family Chalets, which are an inter-leading twin and double rooms, each with their own facilities.
The standard chalets have an ethnic theme. Each rondavel features a marvelous outside shower, bathroom amenities, a hairdryer, and private safes. The windows and entrance are insect-proofed, and there is a ceiling fan. It is possible to place a small sleeper bed in the room for a young child.
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge Specials
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Enjoy a three night stay at the Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, and only pay for two nights. Receive one free night.
This offer is valid 1 May - 30 June 2018 and 1 May - 30 June 2019 and 1 - 14 December 2019.
Included in the rate:
- Two daily safari activities
Excluded from the rate:
- Items of a personal nature
Terms and Conditions:
- Valid 1 May - 30 June 2018 and 1 May - 30 June 2019 and 1 - 14 December 2019
- Subject to availability
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The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is easy to find, just 7km off the tarred R40, slightly north of Hoedspruit.
1. Join the N12 towards eMalahleni (Witbank)
2. N12 joins the N4 at eMalahleni (Witbank) and continue to Belfast
3. At Belfast take the R540 to Dullstroom & Mashishing (Lydenburg)
4. Continue through Mashishing (Lydenburg) and towards Ohrigstad along the R36
5. Pass through the Abel Erasmus Pass and the JG Strydom Tunnel towards Hoedspruit along the R527
6. At Hoedspruit, the R527 will intersect with the R40
7. Turn left signposted to Phalaborwa and travel along the R40 for 10kms and turn right at the Mohlabetsi signboard
8. Enter the manned security gates and travel 7kms and drive straight into the camp, where a warm welcome awaits you.
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.