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.
Stumbled across this game reserve with the help of #Affordable Africa Safaris. Mavela game lodge is beautiful, setting is idyllic, staff are fantastic and very helpful. Theo our guide was highly knowledgeable and a true gent. All food and drink included in price as well...More
It is a small but very cozy lodge where everything is arranged for you. You dine together with the other guests, together with the guide. This gives an extra dimension to the game drives. We were lucky to see three kills in two days. Highly...More
During our stay in South Africa, we visited 7 camps/game drives. By far Mavela Game Lodge was the best of all! The guide was superb and provided the best sightings of all reserves visited. Food was great, accommodations were very nice, and all staff members...More
We had a very nice stay at Mavela. Having arrived at the Lodge, we instantly were served with a tasty lunch and started our first game drive at Mavela through the reserve afterwards. Theo, who would be our guide for the time of our stay,...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