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Mabula Game Lodge

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Rhenosterhoek Spruit Road, Private Bag X1665 | Waterberg, Bela Bela, Mabula Private Game Reserve 0480, South Africa
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Waterberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are timeshare holders at Mabula for 27yrs. We have stayed at the Lodge 3 times and this last time was much improved. The staff remember us as previous visitors and therefore make the welcome more pleasant all round. We had overseas visitors, their first safari, they were very impressed.

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Waterberg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The standard room was tiny and uncomfortable with no patio or outside area to sit and relax. The food is not great either. Great game drives and fantastic guides and ranger. If you can, ask for Solly as guide. He has amazing knowledge about the animals and is passionate about conservation. He cares deeply and has been at Mabula for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent three nights at this resort and enjoyed it immensely. About two to three hours north of Johannesburg via a small but interesting high-veldt town of Bella Bella, Mabula offers an all-inclusive stay and as such offers three excellent and variety laden meals a day and two game park outings each day, early morning and late in the afternoon. The... More 

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Waterberg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place but I was underwhelmed, the staff is not very hospitable, I sat at the pool for 2 hours with no one attending to us. Food good mostly, and the game drives were enjoyable. Will probably not go back.

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Waterberg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once in a lifetime. Never to be repeated experience. Website wasadvertising accommodation facilities that don't even exists, eg Main bedroom suite with an interleading door to a second bedroom. No clear smoking policy with guests smoking on game drives, in rooms, on the terrace at the pool all next to children. Not cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited mabula with family and I must say it was a great experience. The restaurant has INCREDIBLE food and the game drive was such a treat! We had a relaxing time in the bushveld!!! We will definitelt return for more...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good value for money - especially the game drives and the buffet meals. The Indian section of the buffet was delicious. Got to see Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos, Crocs, Hippos, Giraffes and a variety of antelopes. Our ranger, Damien, was knowledgeable and patient. Very good location - 2 hour drive from Johannesburg

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Waterberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we checked in the staff were very friendly. The room very clean. The baths could use a paint as its peeling. Specially the black staff were polite. The food was great. Swimming pool umbrellas needs replacing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my wife thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mabula, seeing the lions and cheetah were among the highlights! More commercial than some game reserves we've visited but we feel this is a more sustainable approach for the welfare of the animals and also helps spotting the large groups of elephant and rhino - which sometimes elude you in a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. The curios shop is far too limited. Need much more goods especially for the international market looking for African article or artifacts. 2. The spa seems to be not adequate or might be under staff at times.

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