Children of any age are welcome. Children under 6 are not allowed on game drives into the lion/leopard enclosure.
All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with either a bath or shower in standard rooms, LCD flat-screen television, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
The suites are more spacious with bath and separate shower and are situated on an upper level with access by stairs only.
The rooms can also be adapted to fit in 2 children under the age of 12 on sleeper couches. There are also a number of inter-leading rooms where children can share a room with 2 three-quarter beds.
The Mabula Villa comprises of 6 well appointed en-suite bedrooms each with access to an outside deck. It comes fully equipped with its own chef, butler, housekeeper, villa manager, guide and vehicle including fully stocked bar, barbecue and full satellite TV bouquet. Guest at the Villa also have full access to the main lodge facilities.
For culinary connoisseurs, Mabula has much to offer and the lodge is renowned for its variety of beautiful and unusual dining venues. The main restaurant boasts a varied menu and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For the romantic at heart, Mabula offers a candle-lit boma dinner in the thatched boma, under a clear star-filled African sky, accompanied by the rhythmic repertoire of traditional African dancers. Boma dinners are weather permitting and are every 2nd or 3rd nights only.
The lodge has 24-hour security, secure parking, kiddies club, pool, spa, outdoor cocktail bar and Whiskey bar. There are 2 tennis courts and tennis equipment (racquets and balls) is freely available from reception.
Laundry and babysitting services are available at an additional cost.
Credit cards are accepted.
Other activities include horse riding and quad bike safaris (additional cost and bookable at Reception). Horseback safaris offer a different perspective for wildlife viewing. Experienced guides ensure that riders are aware of the necessary safety precautions. Long trousers and closed shoes are recommended. For the quad biking, guides ensure that participants are wearing the necessary safety gear before exploring the reserve. The safari is undertaken on 250cc Suzuki quad bikes that can be driven in manual or automatic. Please note that children below 5 years of age are not permitted on either activity.
If you are looking for a unique game viewing experience, then you will be sure not to pass up the opportunity of viewing the Big Five from a hot air balloon. Further details and rates available on request. The balloon crew, consisting of the pilot and 2 crew members, will arrive at the lodge the evening prior to the flight, and brief you on the following morning’s balloon safari. The flight lasts approximately 1 hour, starting at 06:00 at a suitable area selected on the reserve - the latter depending on the flight direction and meteorological conditions of the day. The rangers will transfer you back to the lodge in time for breakfast.