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.
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).
The game reserve is renowned for its exceptional birding opportunities with over 400 species recorded on the property.
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.
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
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
Stayed with family in high end tents with running water and nice showers. Watched beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Saw many zebras, baby lions, water buffaloes and impalas! Nice rustic lodge. Very open!! Clean
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Mavela Lodge. My friend Rachael and I were lucky enough to be there at the same time as the owners Sam and Dave and they were absolutely wonderful! The nicest people. Theo, our guide was so knowledgeable...More
Whats been happening at Mavela
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...read more
Theo joins the Mavela team alongside head ranger, Nico Bestbier. He is a very knowledgeable guide with many years of bush and wildlife experience. Besides being a nature guide he has also completed his Diploma in nature conservation, majoring in ecology, plant...read more