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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.
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Pilansberg Airport144 km
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The cottage was clean but some of the lights were not working. Cleaning lady was very nice, changed our 2 twin beds into a double one after we had pushed the beds together. The game drives were the highlight of our stay, really good rangers...More

Thank Femke D
Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Mabula Game LodgeResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Femke D - Thnak you for sharing your impressions of Mabula - this page is specifically for Mabula Game Lodge, rather than the Bushtime accommodation, but we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Mabula moments.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to have a relaxing weekend away in the bush. Saturday our neighbouring chalet was filled with residents playing loud music playing games cheering and shouting and making the peacefulness evaporate for at least two hours. I called the management with little effect eventually...More

3  Thank RosemaryS1519
Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Mabula Game LodgeResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Rosemary S - Thank you for your review. We have looked into the issues you experienced but as this TripAdvsior page is specifically for Mabula Game Lodge - not Bushtime, where you were staying - we can only pass on your feedback to Bushtime...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

When ordering a few coffees and one tea my tea arrived without any milk, the cup filled with warm water and a tea bag with the tag securely fastened around the cup’s ear. I suppose this was to save me from accidentally chocking on the...More

2  Thank Cilliers
Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Mabula Game LodgeResponded 9 August 2018

Dear Cilliers - Thank you for your review. We're naturally very disappointed to hear that you didn't at all enjoy your Mabula dining experiences. The experiences you describe are not at all what we aim to deliver, and we will be urgently addressing all the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Unit is very nice for family, or sharing. as each room has own bathroom. Kitchen is fully equipped. Spacious and private. Maintenance was slow to fix overflowing toilet. I would go back again. Can see animals from chalet. Got lost to unit, game rangers helped...More

Thank deswoest
Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Mabula Game LodgeResponded 8 August 2018

Dear deswoest - THank you for sharing your impressions of Mabula Game Lodge - both what you enjoyed, and where you felt we could improve. We very much look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a beautiful 3 days at the Mabula Game Lodge. Managed to see all the Big 5 (sadly minus a leopard) and then zebras, giraffes and hippos. The staff are all extremely friendly and the rooms are gorgeous. Dinner at the fig tree was insane...More

Thank Ciara K
Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Mabula Game LodgeResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Ciara K - THank you for posting your very positive review of Mabula Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and honoured that you would recommend Mabula to future travellers. We very much look forward to your...More

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22 September 2018|
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Response from inkbos737 | Property representative |
Hi Ashish75 - Thanks for your interest in visiting Mabula Game Lodge! To answer your specific points: Yes! Any time is a great time to visit Mabula. December can be hot with the chance of summer rain. At least two nights... More
4 September 2018|
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Hi lsneary2017 - Thanks for your message and your interest in visiting Mabula Game Lodge. Yes, we do have hair dryers in the rooms. Hope this helps.
Jeremy R
22 March 2018|
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Response from inkbos737 | Property representative |
Hi Jeremy R - Thanks for your message and we look forward to welcoming you and your girlfriend to Mabula Game Lodge next month. Yes, we do cater for guests with severe allergies. Each meal the chef will walk with you and... More
Room Tips
"I stayed in Room 249. Was very quiet and close to the main lobby."
18 Sep. 2018
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"Suits are spacious and have private balcony with great views"
28 Jul. 2018
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"This is a bush lodge. No views from your campsite - just trees filled with birds and squirrels."
12 Jul. 2018
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"Room 121 was close to the main lodge."
25 Jun. 2018
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USD 384 - USD 591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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