Photos of the Month - August

September 5, 2021

A Little Bee-eater preening his feathers in the morning sun. Photo: Dan Stevens

A yawning lioness lying with her two cubs. Photo: Everseen Africa

A river of mist flows through the valley below Mavela lodge. Photo: Calvin Davie

A young Cheetah cub poses nicely for photos after finishing the remains of his mothers Kill. Photo: Michael Waller

A Yellow-billed Hornbill giving us a look before flying off. Photo: Dan Stevens

The icy Stare of a lioness. Photo: Dan Stevens

A Black Rhino approaches out of the thick bush. Photo: Calvin Davie

An incredible scene of a Giraffe at sunset. Photo: Everseen Africa

The full moon seen through the trees at night. Photo: Dan Stevens

A massive Crowned Eagle watches for it prey.

Photo: Dan Stevens

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Photos of the Month - August

Photos of the Month - August

September 5, 2021

Manyoni Private Game Reserve, One of the Jewels of the Elephant Coast

Nestled in the foothills of the Lebombo Mountain Range, covering an area of 23000ha the Manyoni Private Game Reserve forms one of the largest privately owned Big 5 areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

June 24, 2021

Meet the Mavela Guiding Team

Our Mavela Guiding team is made up of carefully selected individuals who are certain to give our guests a world class guided experience. In this article, we explain what it takes to become a great guide and introduce you to our team of guides at Mavela.

December 1, 2020

Mavela's Birding Big Day

Some members of the Mavela team got together to participate in the annual birding big day. An event that sets out to identify the most amount of bird species within a 24 hour day. The guides at Mavela couldn't miss out on the fun.

December 1, 2020

Photos Of The Month - November

The best photos captured at Mavela during November

December 1, 2020

Rain Comes to Zululand

The month of October brought with it much needed rainfall, the low hanging clouds signified the close of a long and dry winter period and the landscape has undergone a rapid change from arid savannah to a veritable garden of Eden.

November 30, 2020

Free Flying, Once Again

On 24 June 2020 three critically White-backed Vultures were released back into the wild on Manyoni Private Game Reserve (MPGR) after being saved from mass poisonings last year.

July 27, 2020

Wild Dogs of Manyoni

We recently received some incredible news that our Wild Dog pack had given birth to 6 pups! This particular pack has an incredible story to share about their journey to building a strong and cohesive family unit.

July 27, 2020

New Contenders

As one of the most beautifully captivating animals to find on safari, the cheetah is a massive asset to any game reserve. Their sleek elegance and unique characteristics make it a truly remarkable animal to encounter.

July 27, 2020

Mavela Walking Safaris

We are excited to announce that walking safaris are now an option at Mavela! Join our experienced trails guide

March 14, 2020

GOLDEN MONTHS FOR MAVELA!

Excitement on the 31 December 2018, when Brad Smith identified a very rare bird at the lodge, the Golden Pipit!

April 19, 2019

Mavela Welcomes Nico Bestbier

Nico and El-Mari Kloppers have joined the Mavela team. Nico is working alongside our very experienced and professional ranger Brad Smith

November 5, 2018