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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

      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

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    4/10/2019

      We stayed 4 nights and it was definitely worth it. After a few night you really come down and get once with the nature since the lodge is literally directly located in the middle of the bush. Due to the luxury tents we heard lions...More

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    4/05/2019

      We had an incredible time at Mavela Game Lodge! A perfect spot to go and relax and see some of Africa's wildlife. The food was great and the game drives were incredible. Our guides were impressively knowledgeable with a good sense of humour and really...More

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    3/03/2019

      A great place, not zoo like! Game drive in open vehicle, stop for drinks and snack just marvelous. All big 5 available, you must be lucky... Pool, great glamping lodge close to the animals with super facilities, lovely staff.

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    2/18/2019

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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