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Tel: +27 (0) 11 516 4367
Fax: +27 (0) 11 516 4367
Email: res@extraordinary.co.za

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Mabula Game Lodge
Tel: +27 (0) 14 734 7000
Fax: +27 (0) 14 734 0001
Email: reservations@lodge.mabula.co.za

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Two lions cubs of Mabula Game Lodge.

Set within an impressive 12 000 hectares of malaria-free Limpopo bushveld, Mabula Game Lodge is located just two-and-a-half-hours’ drive from Johannesburg and a short drive from Bela Bela. 

PLEASE FOLLOW THE WRITTEN DIRECTIONS AS THE GPS DIRECTIONS CAN BE MISLEADING

By Car
From O.R. Tambo International Airport
(Estimated Driving Time: 2 – 2.5 Hours)

  • Head northeast on Marco Polo Rd towards Kenmarc St | 350m
  • Turn left onto Louis Botha Rd | 650m
  • Turn Right onto Tempelhof South St | 300m
  • Turn left onto Atlas Rd / M43 | 1.5km
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 41, follow signs for Kempton Park /
  • R21 / Pretoria and merge onto R21 | 1.7km
  • Merge onto R21 | 31.3km
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 134 for N1 North towards Polokwane | 1.6km
  • Merge onto N1 | 70.2km
  • Take Exit 238 to Bela Bela
  • Head northwest on R516 toward Khota St | 2.8km
  • Turn right onto Marx St / R101 | 550m
  • Turn left onto Potgieter Rd | 160m
  • Turn right onto Richie Rd | 220m
  • Turn left onto Voortrekker Rd | 800m
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Rooiberg Rd | 230m
  • Continue onto R516 | 33km
  • Take the D2533 | 4.1km
  • Turn right onto D1000 | 7.4km
  • Mabula Game Lodge will be on your left

By Car
From Johannesburg
(Estimated Driving Time: 2 – 2.5 Hours)

  • Get on N1 Western Bypass | 8 min (4.8 km)
  • Continue on N1 Western Bypass. Drive from N1 to Limpopo. Take exit 224 from N1 | 1 h 21 min (146 km)
  • Merge onto N1 Western Bypass, Toll road | 16.7 km
  • Keep right to stay on N1 Western Bypass, Toll road | 8.5 km
  • At the interchange Buccleuch, Use the left 2 lanes to follow signs for N1 toward Pretoria/Polokwane/N4/Witbank, Toll road | 20.0 km
  • Use the left 3 lanes to take exit 124 to merge onto N1 toward Pretoria/Polokwane, Partial toll road | 100 km
  • Take Exit 238 to Bela Bela
  • Head northwest on R516 toward Khota St | 2.8km
  • Turn right onto Marx St / R101 | 550m
  • Turn left onto Potgieter Rd | 160m
  • Turn right onto Richie Rd | 220m
  • Turn left onto Voortrekker Rd | 800m
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Rooiberg Rd | 230m
  • Continue onto R516 | 33km
  • Take the D2533 | 4.1km
  • Turn right onto D1000 | 7.4km
  • Mabula Game Lodge will be on your left

By Air

  • Mabula landing strip coordinates:
  • Latitude: 24° / 44 min / 94 sec – South
  • Longitude: 27° / 55 min / 46 sec – East
  • Runway: 32 / 14
  • Length: 1 300 meters
  • Surface: Dirt and grass surface
  • Elevation: 4285 feet above sea level

Distance

  • 47km from Bela Bela
  • 150km from Pretoria
  • 190km from Sun City
  • 200km from Johannesburg International
  • 212km from Johannesburg approx 2 ½ hours

Conservation Fees:
Conservations fee of R202 per vehicle or R383 per coach per stay.
Guest arriving at the lodge with a transfer vehicle will be charged at reception.

Speed Limit:
Whilst driving within Mabula Game Lodge, please adhere to the legal speed limit of 30km per hour.

Safety Precautions:
Please adhere to the Mabula Game Lodge safety precautions, and do not disembark from your vehicle unless you are in a designated area.

Cellular Phone Coverage:
Cellular phone signal is available throughout the property

Contact:
In case of any queries, please contact us on +27 14 734 7000

Emergency Contact Numbers:
Lodge +27 14 734 7000
Reservations +27 11 576 4367/6/5 / +27 82 587 3529

Child Policy:

  • Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room. The lodge has a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.
  • 0 – 5 years of age Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults
    Permitted on game drives at managers discretion, however they are not permitted to view the big cats (i.e. Lion and Leopard)
  • 6 – 11 years of age Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult Permitted on game drives at manager’s discretion
  • A maximum of two children under 12 years can share with parents in a family room Permitted on game drives
  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.
  • Triple sharing Not applicable, family rooms can be only accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Seasons:
Mabula Game Lodge normally receives about 481mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring during summer. The chart below (lower left) shows the average rainfall values for Mabula Game Lodge per month. It receives the lowest rainfall (0mm) in June and the highest (95mm) in January. The monthly distribution of average daily maximum temperatures (centre chart below) shows that the average midday temperatures for Mabula Game Lodge range from 19.9°C in June to 28.8°C in January. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 2.7°C on average during the night. Consult the chart below (lower right) for an indication of the monthly variation of average minimum daily temperatures.

Perfect safari packing:

  • Tight fitting sun hat, cap or beanie in Winter (it gets quite windy on an open safari vehicle)
  • Light jacket (and fleece in Winter)
  • Lightweight cotton or linen shirts and shorts
  • Tracksuit or warm longs
  • Closed shoes and socks
  • Comfortable open sandals
  • Camera, spare batteries and memory card
  • Binoculars
  • Mosquito repellent

Spa Treatment:
Should you wish to pre-book your spa treatment prior to your arrival, please contact reservations on +27 14 734 7000 or spa@lodge.mabula.co.za