Everything about Mabula is pretty much 3 star. The food at the breakfast buffet and at the evening bomba is pretty average.
We stayed at the Sunset Hill timeshare unit which was nice enough but getting pretty dated now. the rustic atmosphere of the place is good as well.
The most disappointing part is that there are insufficient game drives during the midweek period. Couple this with the fact that you cannot either drive or walk around the reserve on your own, means that all that is left to do is to swim. If you don't enjoy swimming (or during foul weather) you are pretty much a prisoner in your own chalet with nothing to do...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa's finest private game reserves. Only two hours north of Johannesburg, this 12000ha reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the "Big 5." All 47 rooms are air-conditioned, contain LCD flat-screen television, en-suite bathroom, telephone, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Dining venues, outdoor cocktail and whiskey bar, swimming pools, tennis court, children's programme, safaris in open 4x4 vehicles, horseback safaris, archery, paintball, star gazing, eco adventure safaris, guided bush walks, crocodile feeding demonstrations, snake demonstrations and the Ground Hornbill Project and reptile centre. Mabula can assist with all conference requirements, including venues, informal breakaway rooms, private dining facilities and team building activities. Children 0-5 stay complimentary when sharing with parent; 6-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. 12 years and older pay full adult rate and occupy their own rooms. The lodge is situated in a malaria-free area. Gate entry fees are applicable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mabula Game Hotel Mabula Private Game Reserve