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About Mahala View

Nestled in Welgedacht adjoining the Dinokeng Big 5 reserve in Dinokeng, Mahala View Lion Game lodge is all about the lions. Meet Leon van Biljon, The Lion Man, a man with a passion for these creatures and a remarkable insight into their nature, habits and behaviour.

Guests can stay overnight and enjoy being close to these majestic animals. This lion lodge offers a variety of accommodation within the lion camp. This lodge is surrounded by electric fencing to protect the occupants from the lions. The lions can also be moved to another camp on guest’s request. The Kings View chalets are located a short distance from the camp for privacy or Lion's Den chalets near the camp where you can enjoy the roar at close range. All units are fully equipped for self catering.

The Lion’s Deck is a multi-purpose area where conferences or meetings can be held, meals can be prepared and served or the adjoining lounge can be used for watching dstv television, listening to music or reading. It’s ideal for open-air group functions. For guest enjoyment, Leon van Biljon presents a short lecture on his animals before taking visitors down to the lion camp to meet them up close and watch the lion feeding . Watch him walk with them and learn as he talks about them in great detail Then retire to your accommodation and wait for the lions to make themselves heard. This is a perfect additional activity to any conference or team building outing. Guests can also arrange game drives on request.

Safari: Game drives, and viewing of 27 more lions including white lions, Brown and spotted Hyenas and leopards

Wedding Venues: Small private weddings in our cave cove with a lion theme photo back ground session.

Conference Venues: Natural cave cove which can accommodate up to 20 delegates. Team building activities; Bow and arrow shooting, lion presentation and feed -demonstration of these majestic animals.

Family friendly: Lion presentation and feeding supported with video educational movies, game drives, and a swimming pool to be enjoyed.

Romantic: Kings view honeymoon suite with private breakfast and dinner facilities.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 47
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 43 Reviews

Facilities

  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Romantic
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • King's View Chalets Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 An open view of nature and its king overlooking the valley below. Kings view can only be reached by 2x4, 4x4 or front... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering see more Double beds, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Fan
    from R900 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Lion"s Den 2 Double Story Bush Hut Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Upper level has one double bed, one single bed with an en-suit shower and toilet. Lovely veranda overlooking the lower... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe
        from R900 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Lion's Den 1 Double Story Bush Hut Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 As the name of one of our lions, you will hear and see the king of Africa in all his glory. Upper level has one double... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities
            from R900 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Lions Den 5 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only A lovely spacious open plan chalet with an en-suit shower and toilet, one double bed. Lovely veranda overlooking the... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Swimming pool views
                from R900 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Mahala View

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                  Robbie Corbett
                  27 May 2018

                  We were welcomed with the utmost humbelness and Daan and Leon were fantastic. The chalets are very neat and have everything you need to feel at home. We were mesmirised with a singing choir of lions, heyenas and jackals right around us from sunset to sunrise. We enjoyed the lecture presented by Leon van Biljon about the lions wereafter we were taken on a game drive and viewed all sorts of game and had a sundowner on the trip. I will defenitely come back to enjoy this all over again and will recommend this experience to all nature lovers. Thank you Daan and Leon for a fantastic weekend.

                  Sue Wood
                  14 May 2018

                  We loved our stay; loved having the lions so close. We also heard Jackals and Hyenas. We had a bush baby in our roof outside on the balcony which was very special. Great place for kids. Leons knowledge on lions is amazing. All the staff were wonderful.

                  Laura Campbell
                  02 May 2018

                  The manager at Mahala view, Daan and other staff were very accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed the lion reading - Leon is very knowledgeable. The sounds in the evening from the wildlife were amazing. The game drive was disappointing as we just drove along the fence of the reserve

                  Sarah-Leigh Brown
                  25 April 2018

                  From the staff to accommodation to the most Beautiful view.. Everything was just amazing! Friendly staff :) Accommodation was beautiful and neat. Would recommend that any one wanting to go on a relaxing holiday to Please check into Mahala view!!!

                  Karin Erasmus
                  16 April 2018

                  Friendly service and a special thank you to Ronald for accomodating us in every way we requested. Pleasantly surprised.

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                  Mahala View Map

                  Mahala View is 15.3km from the centre of Dinokeng Game Reserve , the nearest airport 45.1km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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