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Who We Are
We pride ourselves on giving our guests an authentic African bush experience
About Us
Mavela Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of the magnificent Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve, near Mkuze, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A unique all-inclusive luxury, safari-style tented bush lodge that affords both local and international travellers intimate encounters with the African bush. Committed to conservation and preserving wildlife for future generations, the owners – the Stevens’ family – recognise this region as a prime birding spot with exceptional game viewing opportunities. Mavela has become a wonderful destination for guests seeking an authentic wildlife and “Big 5” experience (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino).
The Lodge
The lodge comprises an open-plan, two-story thatched welcome area with a lounge, bar and dining facilities leading out to the pool and a wooden veranda. The thatched roof depicts a diving raptor in flight and presents a regal architectural feature. Meals are served either in the dining area or outside on the deck under the starry African sky.
Safaris
The primary focus of Mavela Game Lodge is to allow guests to experience the diverse beauty of the African bush. Game drives in open land cruisers are twice daily in search of personal encounters with a range of abundant bird and wildlife.
Manyoni Private Game Reserve
The Reserve has a large traversing area with varied habitats and healthy wildlife populations and is the ideal destination for a memorable African safari. Our specialised guides will endeavor to show you the very best of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve.

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