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Welcome to an African Wildlife Experience you will never forget

SAFARI-STYLE TENTED ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at Mavela Game Lodge is in five luxury, en suite safari-style tents. Each room has a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld.

ALL INCLUSIVE MEALS & DRINKS

Early morning coffee and rusks (pre-drive), full English and continental breakfast, Light lunch (pre afternoon drive) and a 3-course dinner. All drinks including good quality South African wines are included.

LOCATION

We are located in the 23,000 hectare Manyoni Private Game Reserve, in the Mkuze Valley Lowveld in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.

BIG 5 & WILDLIFE

The Reserve is home to over 70 mammal species including Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Giraffe, Kudu, Nyala, Wildebeest, Zebra and the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant & Rhino).

BIRD WATCHING

The game reserve is renowned for its exceptional birding opportunities with over 400 species recorded on the property.

LODGE

The Lodge comprises of an open-plan, two story thatched welcome area that has a lounge, bar and dining facilities leading out to the pool and wooden veranda.

Safari-Style Tented Accommodation

Get closer to the outdoors in style

Accommodation is in five luxury, safari-style tents with en suite shower facilities, a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. With comfortable deck chairs and a birdbath in front of each tent, birding enthusiasts can enjoy the bird life with ease from their rooms. Crisp white linen is used on either king or single beds, the tents have been tastefully decorated complete with ceiling fans and luxurious Charlotte Rhys amenities. The camp is unfenced and guests are escorted back to their rooms after dinner. Mavela Game Lodge offers an intimate safari lodge experience in a unique part of the African bush.

Guest Experiences

      Having been on many safaris this was undoubtedly the most exciting one ever ! If you want the real experience then Mavela is the place for you. The intimate hospitality of the owners and staff was a joy to behold, The game drives and encounters...More

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    6/24/2019

      We had an excellent time at Mavela ,saw Lion and Black Rhino close up. Company,food,accommodation and rides were excellent. Well recommended ,can't wait to go back soon. 200 words why waste my time it was simply fantastic.

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    6/23/2019

      This is a great little lodge. It is small and unfenced which is nice and you get escorted to your room at night (we saw a rhino on the back lawn at night!) All food and drinks are included but the service on this front...More

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    6/21/2019

      From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was superb. The lodge is well designed, beautifully maintained and is a feast for the senses. The game drives were amazing- we saw an abundance of lions, buffalo, white and black rhinos, elephants and...More

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    5/31/2019

Latest News

Whats been happening at Mavela

BIG 5 ASSET – THE LEOPARD PROJECT

Sighting the elusive Big 5 members is never guaranteed;  however, the new  leopard project has been a wonderful initiative to increase sightings.   Around September 2018, the Manyoni Private Game Reserve started a leopard project in an effort to habituate them.  Since...

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