Mavela Game Lodge focuses on displaying the diverse beauty of the African bush. Game drives are in the early morning and late afternoon into the evening, in search of personal encounters with a range of abundant bird and wildlife.
Mavela welcomes guests between 14:00 and 15:00 (late arrival could result in missing the afternoon game drive). Farewell is at 11:00.
The morning departure is usually half an hour before sunrise. with a tea/coffee break affording guests the opportunity to stretch legs and absorb the beauty of the natural surroundings, They return to the lodge for a hearty continental and full, English breakfast, followed by relaxing at the pool or simply day dreaming on their private decks.
The evening game drive departs mid- to late afternoon. The field guide customises each route, depending on what was seen previously and according to the group’s specific interest. The stop at dusk offers guests traditional, South African “sundowners” and a variety of typical South African snacks. It is a special moment to pause and listen to the night sounds with the African sun setting over the pristine bushveld, after which it is time to search for the more elusive, nocturnal creatures of the reserve.
Back at the Lodge
Guests return to the lodge to enjoy excellent South African cuisine, prepared by our own chef, using fresh local ingredients and paired with carefully selected South African wines.
We will gladly accommodate any dietary requests and your seating preferences. Please mention any special occasion and we will gladly endeavour to make your stay at Mavela memorable and magic.
* The additional activities can be organised by the lodge, but are private activities which guests are encouraged to drive to themselves.
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