03 Mar Welcome Home
The genuine smiles of the reception team and the rich African colours of the décor in the main area combine to create the warmest of welcomes at Mabula Game Lodge. The stylish lounge works equally well as a cool, relaxing space between activities, and then a cosy spot for the evening, and with free WiFi soon to be launched in our main areas, Mabula has all you could ask for. The latest refurbishments have seen wooden tiles replace the screed floors – another connection with the unspoilt wilderness of the Mabula Private Game Reserve.
Eco-friendly timber is used on the outside decks – a low-maintenance composite wood that is ideally suited to Mabula’s climate – whether warm sunshine or summer rainstorms. Its light colour, and the shade from the surrounding wild fig trees, means that it stays comfortably cool all day.
Paved walkways allow easy access for guests to all the main areas and guide you back to your suite. These pathways are clearly marked, making it easy to navigate the lodge. As the sun sets, these pathways light up and incredible stars above you lead you back to your bed for a peaceful sleep.
“A roaring fire and flickering lanterns light the boma as drum beats and enchanting African voices fill the night air”
Wildlife viewing on safari continues to be excellent, with frequent sightings of leopard, lion and cheetah. Knowledgeable, friendly guides have answers to hand for every question, enlightening and educating guests while on a game walk or safari drive. The morning begins with the traditional cup of tea or coffee and a delicious homemade rusk before you board your safari vehicle and head out into the bushveld for the first game drive of the day.
Another Mabula tradition which has become a ‘must-do’ for guests is the drive up to Christmas Hill for a sundowner and the phenomenal views after a hot day in the bush. Watching the sun go down as you share safari tales with your friends, family and fellow guests is the perfect way to say goodbye to another day of extraordinary moments.
It’s not, of course, the end of the experience. Dinner time at Mabula is always an event. A roaring fire and flickering lanterns light the boma as drum beats and enchanting African voices fill the night air. Get to know your fellow guests and your guide as you toast your own bread over an open flame, then indulge in the delicious dishes prepared by our talented chefs. Watching the traditional Tswana dance routines of the Mabula Dancers as they twist and jump around the fire is the perfect accompaniment to your meal.