A luxury, all inclusive tented lodge in the heart of the Big 5

Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal

About Mavela Game Lodge

Mavela Game Lodge is the only tented-safari lodge located inside the very diverse 23 000 hectare Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Experience the scents of the African bush and big night sounds.

Big 5 Safari

Mavela offers, early morning and late afternoon/evening, game drives through this Big 5 reserve facilitated by our highly qualified guides.

Specialised Birding Safaris

We are birder friendly accredited by BirdLife South Africa and are proud to offer specialised birding safaris within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve.

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The above rates include the Manyoni Private Game Reserve’s conservation levy up until and including the 31st December 2017, whereby after this will be an additional charge of R120 per day per adult and R60 per day per child under 12 years of age – VAT inclusive


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Latest Blog

Read our latest blog posts to find out more about the unique safari experiences on offer at Mavela Game Lodge. Our managers and guides post regular updates for our followers to enjoy.


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Guest Comments

Dear Mavela Lodge, This is certainly a highlight in our South African tour. We expected a lot and all our hopes of spotting wildlife were more than fulfilled. Thanks to Sam’s professional and dedicated guidance, we didn’t miss a thing. We enjoyed the luxury and hospitality to the utmost and will be back!
Dione & family - Belgium
January 2017
Dear Brad and Chantelle, Another incredible experience. Fighting lions, charging elephants!! Incredible African thunderstorm! Wonderful food and exceptional hospitality. Brad your knowledge, experience and deep love of the bush make all the difference! We really hope to see you guys again. Lots of love and unforgettable memories.
Ian, Debbie, Samantha, Aimee & Dean
December 2016
No words can describe the love I have for Mavela. Thank you so much for always letting us have a FANTASTIC time. Every minute is unforgettable. I can’t wait for next trip.
Jenna Lubbe
December 2016
Dear Mavela team, We enjoyed a marvellous 5-night stay here in this absolutely magical place. We will definitely be back. Many greetings and regards until then.
Ellen & Hurst, Germany
November 2016

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