Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Balule Nature Reserve

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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Balule Nature Reserve


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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is situated in the vast Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This is truly Africa at its very best!

At this small, intimate lodge, guests are assured of comfort and unobtrusive attentiveness, combined with an intimacy with nature. The emphasis here is upon close-up encounters with Africa's spectacular wildlife, from the mighty elephant, the impressive lion or the miniscule termite. Evening game drives are conducted in specially modified open Land Rovers, giving guests excellent all-round visibility, as well as the excitement of meeting Africa's Big 5 close up. The rangers are well versed in ensuring that you have a thrilling and informative safari. Guided bush walks can also be arranged.

The main lodge is nestled under age-old trees with a panoramic view over the bush and onto a well-frequented waterhole. The shady lawns, with chaise lounges, create a wonderful scene of tranquility.  There is also a swimming pool to relax around as well.  The boma is a reeded enclosure with a crackling log fire, where sumptuous dinners are served. Dinners are also served on the lawn under the stars. 

The Tranquility Lapa is situated in a quiet area of the lodge and offers relaxing massages during the day. Indulge yourself with an Aromatherapy Massage, with only the sounds of nature to provide background music.

There are 6 African rondavels - each one is tastefully appointed in an ethnic theme and has a marvellous al fresco shower for a wonderful close-to-nature experience.

There are also 2 family units, which offer superb comfort for small parties. Each unit has 2 rooms with an interleading door for privacy. One room has a queensize bed and the other has 2 single beds - it is possible to add a sleeper bed too, thereby accommodating up to 5 guests.

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Our standard rates for a African Rondavel
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP 209 USD 253 ZAR 3,810 EUR 228 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP 209 USD 253 ZAR 3,810 EUR 228 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 December 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP 209 USD 253 ZAR 3,810 EUR 228 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
15 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 209 USD 253 ZAR 3,810 EUR 228 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 July 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2020 to 14 December 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 December 2020 to 14 December 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
15 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 241 USD 292 ZAR 4,398 EUR 263 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Breakfast, lunch and dinner; twice daily shared game drives; and a morning foot safari are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R150 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change).


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children of any age are allowed on game drives.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Bush walks with your ranger are available on request. Only children of certain ages are allowed to participate in a bush walk - to be agreed with the lodge manager on arrival.

Regardless of any age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

Two Centre Self-Drive In Kruger And The Lowveld

Featured Accommodation

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
Balule Nature Reserve
Hazyview
Hippo Hollow

Destination: South Africa.

This 7 night itinerary is perfect for anyone who wants to combine a stay in one of the leading budget safari lodges in the Kruger area with a few days exploring the spectacular scenery of the lowveld area that adjoins the park.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Balule Nature Reserve and Hazyview.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
  • 3 Nights at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Price Per Person From

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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 22 ratings




Start TestimonialWe are back! And had the most amazing time. Thank you so much for organising mine and Jodie's honeymoon, we couldn't have had a better time. The lodges each had their own characteristics, each making our stay there memorable, from sleeping in the tree house, romantic dinners in the bush, group dinners on the drive and breakfast in the wild. We were overwhelmed by whole experience and the welcome we received at Mohlabetsi, Africa on Foot and Ngala. Each reserve offered a different mix of wildlife and we spotted the big five on more than one occasion and a lot more. We would just like to thank you for organising our adventure, we really enjoyed our time in South Africa and cannot wait to go back. End Testimonial

J LEONARD

Start TestimonialStaff proved to be every bit accommodating as they have been in the past. A thoroughly good time was had by both of us. End Testimonial

A GRANT

Start TestimonialMohlabetsi - fantastically enthusiastic ranger/trackers, great African cooking, great family atmosphere, fabulous curio shop.End Testimonial

A WARE

Start TestimonialExcellent customer service/food/room/game drives at the lodge. Very welcoming and all the staff worked to make it an exceptional experience - which it was.End Testimonial

E VICKERS

Start TestimonialWe really enjoyed our stay at Mohlabetsi. Everything about it was fantastic. We're very picky eaters unfortunately but we still managed to find something to eat. That of course is our problem and not a fault of Mohlabetsi. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and Solly our guide is the most fantastic guide ever. He was superb. He even found us a leopard on our last night. The drive from where we were to where the leopard was will live in my memory forever. We would certainly consider going back in the future. No that's not true, we wouldn't consider it, we would definitely go back. It may not be for a while but the next time we're here in South Africa, and there will be a next time, we will definitely go back to Mohlabetsi.End Testimonial

J LOWERY

Start TestimonialThe Mohlabetsi Lodge is an intimate lodge...simple but very comfortable with a fantastic team. The owner Tony is a very nice person and the team was always smiling and caring for us. They love that place and the wildlife. We had a wonderful time !End Testimonial

D SILVA


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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie and Hoedspruit. After approximately 10 km from Hoedspruit, turn right at the Mohlabetsi signboard. Enter the manned security gates. For self-drive visitors, there is a R100 per person and a R50 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Travel 7 km and drive straight to the lodge.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: From the airport, turn right out of the airport and then turn right onto the R40 towards Hoedspruit, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.

Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn left onto the R40 Phalaborwa/Mica road, and continue along this road until you see the Mohlabetsi signboard. Follow the directions as above.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and follow the directions as above.

PLEASE NOTE: On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.



General Information For Guests

All rondavels have a thatched roof, an al fresco shower, an international multi-plug, a personal safe, an overhead fan, and air conditioning.

The Family Rooms have 2 bedrooms separated by an interleading door - each room has it's own bathroom facilities including an al fresco shower.

The lodge offers free/unlimited Wi-Fi access.

There is a curio shop stocking an array of trinkets, clothing and objects d'art.

The bar lounge is furnished with comfortable chairs and offers beautiful views over the lawn and bush, making it the perfect place to meet after safaris to regale your exciting animal stories. The garden also has hammocks for an afternoon siesta. There is also a boma for dining under the stars.

The swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers and provides the perfect place of relaxation during the warm midday hours.

Your rate includes an evening game drive as well as an early morning safari too. The lodge uses specially modified Toyota Land Cruisers for the game drives. Renowned for their comfort and reliability, they are able to conquer even the most difficult terrain. The 10 seater vehicles are completely open to allow for unrestricted views of animals, birds, trees and the stunning stars at night.

Your guide will keep up a commentary during the drive, interpreting and informing you of the sightings. Their knowledge and unique relationship with the bush will ensure that your game drive is both a sensory and educational experience. They are also in radio contact with a number of other vehicles to maximize game-viewing opportunities.

For true lovers of wildlife, nothing beats the adventure of getting close to nature on foot. Your guide will lead you through pristine African bushveld, stopping for anything of interest. Animal encounters take on a completely different feeling, once you come down to their level. And the silence allows you to listen to bird calls, appreciate the vegetation and be overwhelmed by the ways of the termite.

Credit cards are accepted.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Bush walks with your ranger are available on request. Only children of certain ages are allowed to participate in a bush walk - to be agreed with the lodge manager on arrival.

Regardless of any age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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