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About Mavela Game Lodge

Mavela Game Lodge is an intimate tented bush camp offering authentic safaris to birding enthusiasts, nature lovers and game watchers alike. Our experienced guides will share their love of nature with you during the morning and afternoon/evening game drives. Drives, are tailored to guests’ interests and cover the full extent of the Zululand Rhino Reserve.

Mavela Game Lodge is located within the 22 000 ha Zululand Rhino Reserve in the north of KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve is home to the big five as well as healthy general wildlife populations. It also offers superb birding opportunities due to the wide variety of habitats and birdlife within the reserve. Mavela recently received the birder friendly accreditation by Birdlife South Africa, a sign of our commitment to offering exceptional birding safaris.

The lodge has five comfortable guest tents each with a private deck offering beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. The en-suite guest tents are tastefully decorated, complete with ceiling fans and in-room tea & coffee facilities. The expansive dining room and lounge areas offer ample space to sit and relax while the upstairs bar enjoys stunning views over the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Outside, the open air boma is the ideal place to enjoy a clear African night’s sky and the swimming pool offers much needed respite on a warm Zululand day.

Safari: Our experienced and highly trained guides, will share their love of nature with you during the morning and afternoon game drives. Each drive is customized according to the requests from our guests, ensuring that every drive is unique and exciting.

Romantic: Accommodation at Mavela Game Lodge is in five luxury safari style tents with en suite bathroom facilities. Each room has a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. Private dinners are arranged for a romantic experience.

Covid Safety Approved: Our establishment will operate according to the guidelines set in the Tourism Industry Protocols for COVID-19 Operations, compiled by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:30 AM

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • All inclusive
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Full board
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Massage
  • Patio
  • Printer
  • Single rooms
  • Wake-Up service
  • Year of construction after 2000
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A pro forma invoice will be sent out once guests have advised of their firm intention to make a reservation, their dates and number of guests.
Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit within 72 hours after submission of the pro forma invoice.
Final payment to be made 72 hours prior to arrival.
Last minute bookings...
A pro forma invoice will be sent out once guests have advised of their firm intention to make a reservation, their dates and number of guests.
Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit within 72 hours after submission of the pro forma invoice.
Final payment to be made 72 hours prior to arrival.
Last minute bookings need full payment to confirm a reservation. Specials may apply for a 2 night consecutive stay. Rates are subject to change at the
discretion of the Mavela management.
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Specials

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Stay between 26 Jun 2020 and 01 Oct 2020 and get 30% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 26 Jun 2020 and 01 Oct 2020)

Availability and pricing

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  • Luxury Tent 1 Luxury Tent 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Luxury, traditional, safari style tents with en suite facilities. There will be the added attraction of a swimming pool... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
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      • Luxury Tent 2 Luxury Tent 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Luxury, traditional, safari style tents with en suite facilities. There will be the added attraction of a swimming pool... see more
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          • Luxury Tent 3 Luxury Tent 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Luxury, traditional, safari style tents with en suite facilities. There will be the added attraction of a swimming pool... see more
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              • Luxury Tent 4 Luxury Tent 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Luxury, traditional, safari style tents with en suite facilities. There will be the added attraction of a swimming pool... see more
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                  • Luxury Tent 5 Luxury Tent 5 Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Luxury, traditional, safari style tents with en suite facilities. There will be the added attraction of a swimming pool... see more
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                      Mavela Game Lodge is 8.9km from the centre of Manyoni Private Game Reserve , the nearest airport 96.8km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling