Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge Safari Lodge
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is situated in the Balule Game Reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park. The lodge is affordable, warm and intimate and offers comfortable accommodation in African-style thatched rondavels and family units. The lodge has beautiful lawns and huge trees, and overlooks the bush and a distant waterhole.
* Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge Highlights
- ∞ Situated in Balule Private Game Reserve
- ∞ Part of the Greater Kruger National Park
- ∞ Good game viewing including the Big 5
- ∞ Family-friendly lodge
- ∞ Guided morning and evening game drives
- ∞ Guided bushwalks
- ∞ Cosmic safari: stargazing with laser pointers and powerful telescopes
- ∞ Swimming pool
- ∞ Large curio shop with locally-made curios and souvenirs
- ∞ Aromatherapy massages
More about this accommodation
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is a newly-renovated, 4-star lodge which offers comfortable accommodation to a maximum of 20 guests. The Balule Reserve consists largely of wooded savannah and the wildlife is diverse and plentiful. It boasts 30 mammal species and around 220 different kinds of birds. The reserve is in the western part of the Greater Kruger National Park and spans 35 000 ha with the perennial Olifants River flowing for about 20km through the centre of the reserve.
Shaded by Ancient Trees
The lodge is positioned in a cool glade of trees, near the fence with Tshukudu Game Lodge. You can relax in the thatched lapa or at the bar, looking out onto wide open plains and the distant waterhole, with the impressive Drakensberg escarpment as a backdrop.
The individual rondavels are attractively decorated with an ethnic theme. Each has an en-suite bathroom with both an inside and outside shower. There is a designated wheelchair-friendly room available. The rooms all have insect-screens on the windows and electric ceiling fans (no air-conditioning). Family units have interleading doors, and are always in demand.
Meals at Mohlabetsi are excellent with the lodge having won the Good Food Accolade by the Portfolio Retreats collection. Meals are served in the boma (reeded enclosure) under a wide African starry sky or out on the cool lawns under the trees.
Game Viewing and Star Gazing
Guests enjoy an early morning and late afternoon/evening game drive in open off-road vehicles, led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides and trackers. Not only with they gladly share their knowledge of the African bush and its creatures with you, they'll show you the wonders of the sky with the help of laser pointers and large telescopes, a star-gazing treat!
The lodge can easily be reached by road from Johannesburg (5 hour trip, no 4x4 needed) or by air to Hoedspruit airport, followed by a ½ hour road transfer.
Our Take on Mohlabetsi
Mohlabetsi is a great choice for safari enthusiasts looking for a reasonably-priced, intimate lodge. The staff are friendly and welcoming and will go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. It's an excellent option for families.
- ∞Three delicious meals daily
- ∞Morning and evening game drive with armed guides and trackers
- ∞Daily guided bushwalk with armed tracker/guide
- ∞En-suite accommodation
- xTelephone calls and personal expenses
- xFlights / transfers to and from Mohlabetsi
- xAll drinks
- xCurio shop purchases
- xGratuities (optional)
ø Pay 2, Stay 3 Nights Winter Special in the Balule
Winter special: Stay 3, Pay 2 during May & June 2018
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.