Mavela Game Lodge

Code: Mavela Game Lodge
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Luxury Safari-Style Tented Camp

Escape back to nature; experience tranquility and adventure.

The Property 

Mavela Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of the magnificent Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve, near Mkuze, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A unique all-inclusive luxury, safari-style tented bush lodge that affords both local and international travelers intimate encounters with the African wildlife. Committed to conservation and preserving wildlife for future generations, the owners – the Stevens’ family – recognise this region as a prime birding spot with exceptional game viewing opportunities. The lodge is managed and run by the Stevens family who will ensure that you are greeted with friendly hospitality and the highest standards of service.

Accommodation – Safari-Style Tented Accommodation

Accommodation is in seven, luxury, safari-style tents with en suite shower facilities and a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. With comfortable deck chairs and a birdbath in front of each tent, birding enthusiasts can enjoy the bird life with ease from their rooms. Crisp white linen is used on either king or single beds, the tents are tastefully decorated complete with aircons, standing fans and luxurious Charlotte Rhys amenities. The camp is unfenced and guests are escorted back to their rooms after dinner.

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All inclusive meals and drinks

Early morning coffee and rusks (pre-drive), full English and continental breakfast, Light lunch (pre afternoon drive) and a 3-course dinner. All drinks including good quality wines.

The Main Lodge building

The lodge comprises an open-plan, two-story thatched welcome area with a lounge, bar and dining facilities leading out to the pool and a wooden veranda. The thatched roof depicts a diving raptor in flight and presents a regal architectural feature. Meals are served either in the dining area or outside on the deck under the starry African sky.

Enjoy your space as if it was the comfort of your own home. The lodge is fully-inclusive to all guests, meaning you can help yourself to anything you wish. The stunning upstairs bar with beautiful views of the rolling hills is open for self-service should you wish. Warm days are spent by the pool and cold nights are spent by the fireplace upstairs. Watch the captivating sunsets at the bar while enjoying your favorite wine.

The authentic Safari Experience

The primary focus of Mavela Game Lodge is to allow guests to experience the diverse beauty of the African bush. Game drives in customized open-top land cruisers are twice daily in search of personal encounters with a range of abundant bird and wildlife.

Your safari experience will be led by a highly trained, FGASA qualified guide with years of experience in finding animals and explaining their behavior. If you have any specific interests such as birding, botany, geology, photography and star gazing – You name it, our guide will have some knowledge on the subject. Feel free to make any special requests, we will do our absolute best to provide you with the fascinating details of each subject .

Walking safaris will take you closer to nature for an immersive wilderness experience. Your guide will teach you about the finer details of the bush – learn about the art of tracking or the various medicinal and cultural uses of the plant life found in our area. You may even encounter one of the big 5 on foot!

Night drives can also be arranged to search for the rarely seen nocturnal animals. Head out after the sun has set, and wonder through the darkness under the starry night sky while the ranger searches the bush with his spotlight. Star gazing is a magical experience as we are situated far from any light pollution.


Please view the detailed Map to the lodge:   Mavela Game Lodge Map 2022

Address: Within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve:

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